Kine Bendixen

Kine Bendixen (born 1945) is an actress working for Trøndelag Theatre.

Kine Bendixen was first educated as a pianist, and next she studied at The National Academy of Theatre, before she came to Trondheim in 1975. Since then she has worked for Trøndelag Theatre, with some interruptions to work for Nordland Theatre and for the Cabaret company in Oslo.


(Objekt ID 6926)
Object type Person
Born May 1, 1945
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female

Kine Bendixen made her debut at Trøndelag Theatre as Jessica in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and has taken part in more than 70 productions since then - everything from musicals, revues and comedies to classics and modern drama.

Among her many roles are Ragnhild in Duun's Fellow Man, the duchess in Lulu and Madam Death in Mein Kampf/My Struggle. During recent years she has taken part in plays including Kasimir and Karoline, Iphigeneia, The Threepenny Opera, Rock'n Roll Wolf and A Palestinian Journey.

Kine Bendixen won The Hedda Award 2013 in the best supporting actress category for the role of Jackie Kennedy in Princess Plays by Elfriede Jelinek, directed by Hilde Brinchmann, Trøndelag Theatre.

The Hedda jury gave the following reason:

"The award winner presents a tragic lifespan with a mix of intelligent identification and cool distance. She finds the bizarre undertones of the play, its philosophical lectures and the clichés of popular culture. All of this she conveys with absurd humour and vulnerability. The writer's furious flow of words got through her an interpreter who was able to maintain the energy of the language, and the transformative, secretive in a text rich in associations. The award winner's interpretation of one of the icons of our time, a woman who made herself disappear in the role the media gave her, is a great achievement. The playwright says she wanted to create a daring response to the grand royal dramas. This year's award winner took the challenge; Jackie Kennedy, in Princess Plays, became in her interpretation a loved and betrayed, elevated and humiliated queen. This year's best supporting actress award goes to Kine Bendixen."


The Hedda Awards,, 10.06.2013,