Discovered at age 20 by celebrated director Ingmar Bergman, she became part of Bergman’s regular stable of performers; in fact, he wrote Summer with Monika (1953) especially for her breakthrough. Extraordinary and versatile as an actress, her roles have ranged from the naive young wife in Sawdust and Tinsel (1953) to the mad visionary in Såsom i en spegel (1961). Andersson also appeared in Fanny and Alexander (1982), Bergman’s last film. After that she has appeared in a number of feature films and TV series in Sweden. Her autobiography was published in 2005.