Katja Medbøe

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Katja Medbøe
Born Katja Maria Riosianu Medbøe
(1945-03-12)12 March 1945
Died 13 November 1996(1996-11-13) (aged 51)
Nordmarka, Oslo
Occupation Actress
Years active 1968–1996

Katja Maria Riosianu Medbøe (3 December 1945 – c. 13 November 1996) was a Norwegian actress.

She graduated from the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre in 1968, and acted both at Den Nationale Scene and at the National Theatre. Medbøe was best known for her role in the Hustruer-trilogy (Wives), along with Frøydis Armand and Anne Marie Ottersen.[1] She also released records with poetry readings set to music.[2]

In December 1996 Medbøe's sister, Wenche Elena Medbøe, announced that Katja had been missing for three weeks, and made a public appeal for tips. As a result of a head injury she had experienced pain from the stage lighting. On 12 November she had left the hospital and not been seen since.[3] On 3 May 1997 she was found dead in Nordmarka – a forest area north of Oslo.[1] Medbøe had two children.[3] The cause of death was, according to her daughter, Eline Medbøe, suicide[4]

Select filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1971 Voldtekt Karen
1975 Fru Inger til Østråt Maid
1975 Hustruer Kaja Qvist
1980 Den som henger i en tråd Karen Anna Hustad
1982 "Jenny" (TV) Franziska
1985 Hustruer - ti år etter Kaja
1986 Nattseilere Andrea
1996 Hustruer III Kaja
1997 Brent av frost Mother


  1. ^ a b "Medbøe funnet død". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 1997-06-06. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  2. ^ Karen Kristine Blågestad (1997-07-15). "Katja Medbøe på plate". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  3. ^ a b Ottar Jakobsen (1996-12-04). "Vær så snill, gi livstegn!". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  4. ^ http://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/--Jeg-folte-meg-forlatt-6617566.html

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