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Kirsten Rolffes

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Name  Kirsten Rolffes

Role  Actress

Died  April 10, 2000, Copenhagen, Denmark
Spouse  Carl Viggo Becker (m. 1951–2000)
Children  Henriette Becker, Jakob Becker, Elisebeth Becker
Parents  Kamma Rolffes, Gustav Andersen
Movies  The Kingdom, Qivitoq, Otto Is a Rhino, Agnus Dei, Rubber Tarzan
Similar People  Morten Arnfred, Erik Balling, Caecilia Holbek Trier, Rumle Hammerich, Soren Kragh‑Jacobsen

Danish Voice Actresses: Kirsten Rolffes

Kirsten Rolffes (20 September 1928 – 10 April 2000 in Copenhagen) was a Danish actress, internationally mostly recognized for her role in The Kingdom and Matador. She also had a leading role in Denmark's first sitcom, Een stor familie (One big family), set in an early 1980s office building. She attended drama school at Frederiksberg Theater (1947-48) and at the National Theater (Kongelige teater; 1948-50).


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Her role in the country's first Landsbyen (The Village) helped cement her fame in her native country. She also worked in animation - having voiced Ursula in the Danish language version of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Maleficent in the Danish dub of Sleeping Beauty, and the Evil Queen in the Danish dub of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. She also acted on stage at the National Theater (Det kongelige teater) from 1950-63 and 1988-94.


She was knighted in 1990 by Queen Margrethe II for her services to the theatrical arts.


After fighting breast cancer and having multiple surgical operations, she conceded to the disease and halted treatment in 1995. She died in 2000 in Copenhagen, survived by her three children, and is interred in Garnisons Cemetery.

Selected filmography

  • We Who Go the Kitchen Route (1953)
  • References

    Kirsten Rolffes Wikipedia