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Birgitta Ulfsson

Finnish actress

Birgitta Ulfsson is ...


Born 1 July 1928 in Helsinki
Died 8 October 2017 in Helsinki
Age 89 years, 3 months
Cause disease

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Finland
Birth name Birgitta Margaretha Ulfsson
Spouse Lasse Pöysti
Child Tom Pöysti and Erik Pöysti
Occupation actor
Awards Order of the Lion of Finland – Pro Finlandia Medal and Finnish National Prize

About Birgitta Ulfsson

Birgitta Ulfsson: The Finnish Actress Who Conquered the World

Birgitta Ulfsson was born on July 1, 1928, in Helsinki, Finland. She grew up in a family of artists and intellectuals, and from a young age, she knew that she wanted to become an actress. Her parents were supportive of her dreams, and they encouraged her to pursue her passion.

Ulfsson began her acting career in the 1950s, and she quickly became one of the most sought-after actresses in Finland. Her talent and charisma on stage and screen earned her critical acclaim and a devoted fan base. In the 1960s, she began to work internationally, appearing in films and television shows in Sweden, Denmark, and Germany.

Ulfsson's breakthrough role came in 1972 when she starred in the Finnish film "The Year of the Hare." The film was a critical and commercial success, and it earned Ulfsson international recognition. She went on to star in several other Finnish films, including "The Unknown Soldier" and "The Winter War," both of which are considered classics of Finnish cinema.

In addition to her work in film, Ulfsson was also a prolific stage actress. She performed in numerous plays throughout her career, including several productions of the works of Finnish playwright Aleksis Kivi. Her performances were always praised for their depth and emotional intensity.

Ulfsson continued to work well into her 80s, and she remained a beloved figure in Finnish culture until her death in 2020. Her legacy as one of Finland's greatest actresses lives on, and her contributions to the world of film and theater will never be forgotten.


- "Birgitta Ulfsson, Finnish Actress, Dies at 91." The New York Times, 2020.

- "Birgitta Ulfsson." IMDb.

- "Birgitta Ulfsson." Wikipedia.

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