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Noomi Rapace

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace is the daughter of fellow Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when Rapace was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for three years. When she was eight, she was cast in a small role in the Icelandic film, 'Í ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Music video The Rolling Stones: "Doom and Gloom" See more »

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Noomi Noren | Noomi Norén


5' 4¼" (1.63 m)

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[on doing fight scenes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)] I tried to do as much as they allowed me to do. You get bruised, and your body aches, and you hurt yourself, but that's kind of part of it. I am very self-critical, and I don't like to pretend. See more »


Spoke very little English at the time she finished the Lisbeth Salander trilogy. In a determined attempt to master English as quickly as possible, Noomi watched numerous English language movies with native language subtitles disabled, along with hours of television channels such as BBC, CNN, and miscellaneous TV talk shows. See more »


Often plays emotionally and physically abused or scarred women.

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