Inger Nilsson

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

(1959-05-04) 4 May 1959 (age 64)
Kisa, Sweden
Occupation(s)Actress, singer, medical secretary
Years active1969–present
Known forPippi Longstocking

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. As of 2005, she works as a secretary in Stockholm, occasionally taking small stage roles.


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 four 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 the East Gothland Theatre and acted in several plays.[3]

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.




Title Album details Peak chart positions
Här Kommer Pippi Långstrump
  • Released: April 1969
  • Label: Philips
3 10 5
Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven
  • Released: January 1970
  • Label: Decca
  • Formats: LP, MC, 8-track
På rymmen med Pippi Långstrump
  • Released: November 1970
  • Label: Philips
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


Title Year Peak chart positions
"Här kommer Pippi Långstrump" 1969 1
"Peppi Pitkätossu" (Finnish-language version) 1970 2
"Sjörövar-Fabbe" (Norway-only A-side)
"Kalle Teodor" (Denmark-only A-side) 5
"Keep On Dancing" 1977
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


  1. ^ "Inger Nilsson". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-07-08.
  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
  5. ^ "Pippi Långstrump (Lp) av Soundtrack". NostalgiListan (in Swedish). Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  6. ^ "På Rymmen Med Pippi Långstrump (Lp) av Soundtrack". NostalgiListan (in Swedish). Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  7. ^ "LP'er". Ekstra Bladet. 27 February 1970. p. 29.
  8. ^ " - Norwegian charts portal". Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  9. ^ "TV-shows giver top-hits". Ekstra Bladet. 15 January 1970. p. 31.
  10. ^ "Edison på hitlisten". Ekstra Bladet. 12 March 1970. p. 31.
  11. ^ "Sisältää hitin: Levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1960: Artistit NEW - NJO". Sisältää hitin. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 2022-01-14.

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