Inger Nilsson

Karin Inger Monica Nilsson (born 4 May 1959) is a Swedish actress and singer.[1] She is a former child actress. She is primarily known for her portrayal of Pippi Longstocking in the Swedish-produced TV series of the same name during 1969[2] which was compiled, re-dubbed into German and later also in English and many other languages, and released as two feature films in 1969. In 1970, she reprised her role of Pippi in two subsequent feature films. She currently works as a secretary in Stockholm, occasionally taking small stage roles.

Inger Nilsson
Inger Nilsson during the Stockholm International Film Festival in November 2015.
Karin Inger Monica Nilsson

(1959-05-04) 4 May 1959 (age 62)
Kisa, Sweden
OccupationActress, singer, medical secretary
Years active1969–present
Known forPippi Longstocking


Young Inger during her visit to Helsinki, Finland in 1970; she is here seen with the Finnish clown Onni Gideon in Helsinki Ice Hall.

Nilsson was eight years old when she was cast as Pippi Longstocking. First, she did a TV series and then three feature films. After Pippi Longstocking she trained as a medical secretary, but chose to pursue a career as an actress. Nilsson was, among other things, property master at Östgötateatern and acted in several plays.[3]

In 2000, the Swiss director Xavier Koller convinced her to take a role in his film Gripsholm, based on a novel by Kurt Tucholsky.[citation needed]

Since 2007 she has been appearing on the German TV-channel ZDF as the forensic pathologist Ewa in the TV-series Der Kommissar und das Meer (English: The Inspector and the Sea).

In 2009, Nilsson was a celebrity contestant on Kändisdjungeln.[citation needed]


In 1975 Nilsson received a TP de Oro award in the "Most Popular Personage" category[4] for her role in Pippi Longstocking TV series.



  1. "Inger Nilsson". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2015. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01.
  2. "Inger Nilsson" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Institute. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  3. Kingdahl, Thomas (23 December 2013). "Inger Nilsson: "Inte fått vara i fred på 45 år"". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  4. Received in 1975 but referred to 1974