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Madame Lillebil Ibsen (née Sofie Parelius Krohn) (1899-1989), Dancer and actress; wife of Tancred Ibsen

Sitter in 5 portraits
The Norwegian actress Sofie Parelius Krohn began her career as a dancer in 1911 at the Norwegian National Theatre. She trained with her mother, who was a choreographer and ballet teacher, and for a time with Michel Fokine. She took leading roles in Max Reinhardt's productions in Berlin, including Prima Ballerina and Sumurun. Married to Tancred Ibsen, film director and screenwriter and grandson of Henrik Ibsen, she later became one of Norway's most distinguished stage actresses, appearing in many works by Shaw, Wilde, Shakespeare and Ibsen.

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Madame Lillebil Ibsen (née Sofie Parelius Krohn)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 September 1920
NPG x101122

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Madame Lillebil Ibsen (née Sofie Parelius Krohn)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 September 1920
NPG x101123

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Madame Lillebil Ibsen (née Sofie Parelius Krohn)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 September 1920
NPG x101124

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Madame Lillebil Ibsen (née Sofie Parelius Krohn)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 September 1920
NPG x101125