Harriet Andersson (born 14 February 1932) is a Swedish actress, best known for being one of Ingmar Bergman's regular actresses. She met Bergman at MalmÃ¶ stadsteater in the early 1950s. They had a romantic relationship and it was during this time he helped launch her film career. Her big breakthrough on the big screen was Summer with Monika (1953). Although the romantic relationship with Bergman did not last long, they continued to work together and she appeared in several of his best known films. Like a number of other Bergman regulars, she also had a brief international career. She appeared in Sidney Lumet's The Deadly Affair (1966).
She has won several awards for her acting, including the Swedish Guldbagge Award, the Norwegian Amanda and best actress awards on the Venice Film Festival (1964) and the Moscow International Film Festival (1975).