Rut Tellefsen

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Rut Tellefsen in 1962

Rut Tellefsen (born 23 August 1930) is a Norwegian actress. She was born in Malvik. She was married to actor Tom Tellefsen from 1955 to 1962, and to Kjell Bækkelund from 1966 to 1972. She made her stage debut at Det Norske Teatret in 1956. She worked for Fjernsynsteatret in its early days, during the 1960s, and she was assigned to Oslo Nye Teater 1969 to 1973. She was co-founder and later artistical director of Telemark Teater, and was assigned to Nationaltheatret from 1981 to 2001. She received the Amanda Award in 1996 for her role in the film Kristin Lavransdatter.[1][2]


  1. ^ Johnsen, Lillian Fjæren. "Rut Tellefsen". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Rut Tellefsen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 22 March 2012.

Further reading[edit]

  • Mæhle, L, ed. (1988). Det Norske Teatret 75 år 1963–1988.
  • Ringdal, Nils J., ed. (2000). Nationaltheatrets historie 1899–1999.