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1. Alexander Skarsgård Alexander Skarsgård Actor, You'll Be the Death of Me Sweden may not have a large population but it has gifted the world with bounty of astonishing directors and actors. Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman, Max von Sydow and Ingrid Bergman are just the tip of the iceberg of Nordic actors and filmmakers who have enchanted and engaged cinemaphiles across the globe: Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is poised to join their ranks...
2. Joel Kinnaman Joel Kinnaman Actor, Pilot Charles Joel Nordström, known professionally as Joel Kinnaman, is a Swedish actor. He is best known for playing the lead role in the Swedish film Easy Money a role that earned him a Guldbagge Award in the "Best Actor" category - and for his role as Frank Wagner in the Johan Falk film series. He starred...
3. Malin Akerman Malin Akerman Actress, Watchmen Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her mother, Pia (Sundström), is a model and aerobics instructor, and her father, Magnus Åkerman, is an insurance broker. They moved to Toronto when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced when she was 6 and her father returned to Sweden...
4. Dolph Lundgren Dolph Lundgren Actor, The Expendables Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved to his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. Despite an early interest in music and the fine arts...
5. Ingrid Bergman Ingrid Bergman Actress, Casablanca Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, second only to Katharine Hepburn...
6. Gustaf Skarsgård Gustaf Skarsgård Actor, The Way Back
7. Lena Olin Lena Olin Actress, The Ninth Gate Swedish-born Lena Olin already had a successful career as an actress before she came to Hollywood. She acted at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm and was directed by Ingmar Bergman. Her father, Stig Olin, was also an actor and played in six of Bergman's films. Lena also belongs to the Bergman "family"...
8. Helena Mattsson Helena Mattsson Actress, Seven Psychopaths Helena Mattsson was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, with her two sisters. In her early teens she was discovered by one of the biggest modeling agencies in Sweden. After graduating from her Performing Arts High School in Stockholm, Helena traveled to London and New York to continue to study acting...
9. Hanna Alström Hanna Alström Actress, Kingsman: The Secret Service
10. Michael Nyqvist Michael Nyqvist Actor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Born Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist in Stockholm, Sweden, it wasn't until he was over a year old when he was finally adopted from the orphanage he had been given to. His father was a lawyer and his mother a writer. It wasn't until he had his first child that he decided to seek out his biological parents. After a long journey...
11. Britt Ekland Britt Ekland Actress, The Man with the Golden Gun Britt Ekland was born in Sweden and grew up to be the poster girl for beautiful, big-eyed Scandinavian blondes. She attended a drama school and then joined a traveling theater group. With her looks as her passport, Britt entered films and became a star in Italy. When Peter Sellers met her in a hotel...
12. Julia Winter Julia Winter Actress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Julia Winter is the envy of tween-age girls everywhere, having being plucked from obscurity to play Veruca Salt in the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, alongside Johnny Depp. It was the London schoolgirl's first professional role, although she studies drama weekly at a part-time theatre school...
13. Katia Winter Katia Winter Actress, Banshee Chapter Swedish born actress Katia Winter moved to London at an early age, where she studied acting and film editing. She has appeared in British Television and Films including the UK drama "Unmade Beds" (2009), directed by award-winning Alexis Dos Santos and "Everywhere and Nowhere" (2011) directed by Mejhad Huda...
14. Mini Anden Mini Anden Actress, Ocean's Twelve
15. Ella Wahlestedt Ella Wahlestedt Actress, Earth to Echo Ella Linnea Wahlestedt was born in Stockholm, Sweden and lived there for 6 years, before moving to the United States. She is the daughter of Lisa, a doctor, and Claes Wahlestedt, M.D. and Ph.D., a drug researcher. Her father is Swedish and her mother is an American of German and Swedish/Norwegian ancestry...
16. Greta Garbo Greta Garbo Actress, Ninotchka Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and go to work in a department store...
17. Lasse Hallström Lasse Hallström Director, Chocolat
18. Inger Stevens Inger Stevens Actress, Hang 'Em High As a child she moved to Manhattan, Kansas, where she lived all the way through high school. When her father moved away, she moved in with a friend and stayed. She took dance classes at Kansas State University, then moved to Kansas City, where she taught dance and first got into modeling.
19. Josephine Bornebusch Josephine Bornebusch Actress, The Dog Trick
20. Alexandra Rapaport Alexandra Rapaport Actress, The Hunt
21. Pernilla August Pernilla August Actress, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Pernilla August started acting as a child, performing in plays at Vår teater and at school. In 1979 she was accepted at the Statens scenskola to study acting professionally. Director Ingmar Bergman took note of her early and cast her as a nanny in his Fanny and Alexander. In 1982 she got married to author Klas Östergren and started work at the Folkteatern in Gävle...
22. Tuva Novotny Tuva Novotny Actress, Jalla! Jalla!
23. Bibi Andersson Bibi Andersson Actress, Persona Her artistic dreams came early in life and were further supported by her older sister Gerd Andersson who became a ballet dancer at the Royal Opera and made her acting debut in 1951. Bibi, on the other side, had to make do with bit parts and commercials. She debuted in Dum-Bom, playing against Nils Poppe...
24. David Hoflin David Hoflin Actor, A Cry in the Dark
25. Lars Amble Lars Amble Actor, The Simple-Minded Murderer
26. Allan Corduner Allan Corduner Actor, Gladiator Born in Stockholm, Sweden to a German mother and Russo-Finnish father, Allan Corduner moved to England with his parents at the age of one year old, growing up in London. His parents were artistic and encouraged his early ambition to become a concert pianist - he is still extremely accomplished on the piano...
27. Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen Actress, Batman & Robin Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen was born in Stockholm on January 12th, 1967. She was first discovered at a restaurant in Sweden at the age of 13 by Eileen Ford. Within 3 to 4 months, of arriving in the US, she was negociating a contract with 'Elizabeth Arden'. When her contract with Arden ended she started working with Almay as their spokesperson...
28. Matias Varela Matias Varela Actor, Easy Money
29. Märta Torén Märta Torén Actress, Sirocco From an early age her dream was to become an actress. Her first application for acting studies at The Royal Dramatic Theater in 1944 was unsuccessful. After additional dramatic coaching she was finally accepted in 1947. But screenwriter Edwin Blum arranged a screen test for RKO which eventually led to her being offered a contract with Universal Studios...
30. Camilla Sparv Camilla Sparv Actress, Mackenna's Gold
31. Kåre Hedebrant Kåre Hedebrant Actor, Let the Right One In Kare lives with his mother, father and sister in the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden. He attends Adolf Fredrik's School of Music, the oldest specialized elementary school in Sweden. In 2008 Kare starred in his first feature film "Let the Right One In". Before that he played the title role in a theatrical production of one of Astrid Lindgren's children's books...
32. Lia Boysen Lia Boysen Actress, The New Country
33. Eva Röse Eva Röse Actress, Kopps After making the children's TV show 'Disneyklubben' she began to study acting at Teaterhögskolan in Stockholm. She graduated with a performance in Lars Norén's play 'Munich-Aten'. She has done a lot of roles for both radio and television. She is currently under contract with The Royal Dramatic Theatre...
34. Malin Crépin Malin Crépin Actress, Oslo, August 31st
35. Harriet Andersson Harriet Andersson Actress, Dogville Discovered at age 20 by celebrated director Ingmar Bergman, she became part of Bergman's regular stable of performers; in fact, he wrote Summer with Monika especially for her breakthrough. Extraordinary and versatile as an actress, her roles have ranged from the naive young wife in Sawdust and Tinsel to the mad visionary in Through a glass darkly (1962)...
36. Amelia Curtis Amelia Curtis Actress, Feardotcom
37. Puma Swede Puma Swede Actress, The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It Sweden's contribution to the adult entertainment industry came in the form of the blond-haired, shapely Puma Swede. Born Johanna Jussinniemi on September 13, in Stockholm, to parents originally from Finland, Puma found work as a computer sales representative before moving on to being a feature dancer and glamor model...
38. Peter Haber Peter Haber Actor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
39. Frida Hallgren Frida Hallgren Actress, As It Is in Heaven
40. Claudia Galli Claudia Galli Actress, The Hidden Child
41. Jonas Åkerlund Jonas Åkerlund Director, Spun
42. Andreas Wilson Andreas Wilson Actor, Evil
43. Daniel Alfredson Daniel Alfredson Director, The Girl Who Played with Fire
44. Johanna Sällström Johanna Sällström Actress, Beneath the Surface Johanna Sällström was born on December 30, 1974 in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1997 she won the award Guldbaggen for best female leading role in the movie Beneath the Surface, which became her big breakthrough. Getting tired off all the interest around herself she moved to Denmark where she worked at a café shop...
45. Fredrik Eklund Fredrik Eklund Self, Two Hotheads and a Hurricane
46. Amanda Renberg Amanda Renberg Actress, The Ketchup Effect Amanda started out as a 6-year-old in the Swedish short film "Happy Birthday", which she was scouted for during a ballet class. Coming from a family of academics the choice of a life on stage and in front of the camera was far from obvious, still she knew at a very early age that this was her desire...
47. Alexandra Isles Alexandra Isles Actress, Episode #1.18 Alexandra Moltke Isles grew up in New York where her father was a permanent member of the Danish Mission to the United Nations and her mother was an editor at VOGUE. As a child she hated school but always had her nose in a book. Growing up as a U.N. brat honed her sensitivity to injustice and a theme running through all her work is social justice and dignity for the outsider...
48. Shanti Roney Shanti Roney Actor, Together
49. Liv Mjönes Liv Mjönes Actress, Kiss Me
50. Gunnar Björnstrand Gunnar Björnstrand Actor, The Seventh Seal Being the son of an acting father, Oscar Johanson, it isn't surprising that he wanted to be an actor already as a child. However, he first worked as a baker's apprentice, in a barber shop or in the docks. After the conscription he got his first role, a bit part on the theater Lilla Teatern in Stockholm...
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