Birgitte Federspiel

Birgitte Federspiel (6 September 1925 – 2 February 2005) was a Danish film, theater and TV actress. She won two Bodil Awards for best actress in 1955 (Ordet) and 1959 (En fremmed banker på).[1]

Born Karen Birgitte Federspiel in Copenhagen, she was the daughter of actor Ejner Federspiel and Gunver Fönss. She had a notable film roles as Inger in Ordet (1955)[2] and, in later life, as Martine in Babette's Feast (1987),[3] while on TV she played Baroness von Rydtger in three episodes of Matador. She died in Odense in 2005, aged 79.[4]

Personal life

She was married to Danish actors Freddy Koch and Jens Østerholm.[4]



  1. Birgitte Federspiel Awards,; accessed 8 May 2015.
  2. David Bordwell (January 1981). The Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer. University of California Press. pp. 224–. ISBN 978-0-520-04450-0.
  3. Adele Reinhartz (2013). Bible and Cinema: Fifty Key Films. Routledge. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-0-415-67720-2.
  4. 1 2 Birgitte Federspiel at the Internet Movie Database

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