Bente Børsum

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Bente Børsum in 1959
Bente Børsum with actor Knut Risan in 1958

Bente Børsum (born 21 June 1934) is a Norwegian actress, probably best known for her roles in the movies "Mors hus" (1974) and "Reisen til julestjernen" (1976). Børsum had her debut in the movie "Jakten" in 1959, and worked at Oslo Nye Teater from 1979. She retired from regular performance in 2005, with her performance in the play The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca.[1] Since then she has continued to perform, however, and has toured the country with her monologue about her mother, "Min forestilling om mor".[2] Børsum's mother, Lise Børsum, was involved in the Norwegian resistance movement in World War II and spent time in Ravensbrück concentration camp. When she returned, she abandoned her husband and child.[2]

Select filmography[edit]

  • The Chasers (1959)
  • Liv (1967)
  • Et Dukkehjem (1973)
  • Mors hus (1974)
  • Bobby's War (1974)
  • Reisen til julestjernen (1976)
  • Belønningen (1980)
  • Gåten Knut Hamsun (1996)
  • Suffløsen (1999)
  • Sensommer (2016)


  1. ^ Hilde Bjørhovde (3 April 2005). "Tar avskjed som grusom tyrann" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Archived from the original on 10 November 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2008.
  2. ^ a b Elisabeth Rygg (3 November 2006). "Om savnet etter mor" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2008.

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