Else Marie Laukvik was born in 1944 in Oslo, Norway. Together with Eugenio Barba, she was one of the founders of Odin Teatret. In 1966, Else Marie followed the group to Holstebro, Denmark. Her experiences as an actor are published in The Actor’s Way, edited by Erik Exe Christoffersen. At the same time as she was performing with Odin Teatret, Else Marie worked as director for Teatret Marquez (Denmark), Munin Teatret (Denmark), Teatro Actores Alidos (Italy), Rogo Teatro (Italy), Associazione Culturale Teatro dell’Albero (Italy), Kabaret Wagon (Denmark), Mia & Max (UK). As an actress Else Marie has also collaborated with Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo (Italy) in 1996.