Marie-Louise Ekman

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Marie-Louise Ekman
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Marie-Louise Ekman in 2015.
BornMarie-Louise Ester Maude Fuchs
(1944-11-05) 5 November 1944 (age 74)
Stockholm, Sweden
Other namesMarie-Louise De Geer
Marie Louise De Geer Bergenstråhle
OccupationPainter, film director
Spouse(s)Carl Johan De Geer (m. 1966–1971)
Johan Bergenstråhle (m. 1971–1980)
Gösta Ekman (m. 1989–2017)

Marie-Louise Ester Maude Ekman, née Fuchs, and known during her first marriage under the surname De Geer, and during and after her second as De Geer Bergenstråhle (born 5 November 1944) is a Swedish painter and film director. She is a professor of Art and former rector at the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm.

In 1991 at the 26th Guldbagge Awards she won the Creative Achievement award[1] and in 2007 was awarded the prestigious Prince Eugen Medal.

Since 2009 Ekman has been Managing Director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Sweden's national stage.[2]

She was married 1966–1971 to the artist Carl Johan De Geer, 1971–1980 to the director and writer Johan Bergenstråhle, and to actor and stage director Gösta Ekman from 1989 until his death in 2017.



  1. ^ "Marie-Louise De Geer Bergenstråhle". Swedish Film Institute. 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ Peter Pyk, "Marie-Louise Ekman utsedd till ny teaterchef för Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern Archived 2009-03-12 at the Wayback Machine.", press release from the Royal Dramatic Theatre, 6 March 2008.

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