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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. Malin Akerman Malin Akerman Actress, Watchmen Malin was born in Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her father is an insurance-broker and her mother is a model. 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. At age 17, she won the Canadian title of Ford Supermodel...
3. Dolph Lundgren Dolph Lundgren Actor, The Expendables 2 Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm and lived there 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, Dolph decided to follow in his father's footsteps and pursue an Engineering degree. After having completed his military service, he enrolled at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm...
4. Gustaf Skarsgård Gustaf Skarsgård Actor, Evil
5. Joel Kinnaman Joel Kinnaman Actor, Pilot
6. 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...
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. Ingrid Bergman Ingrid Bergman Actress, Casablanca Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 29, 1915. The woman who would be one of the top stars in Hollywood in the 1940s had decided to become an actress after finishing her formal schooling. She had had a taste of acting at age 17 when she played an uncredited role of a girl standing in line in the Swedish film Landskamp in 1932...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Mini Anden Mini Anden Actress, Ocean's Twelve
12. Greta Garbo Greta Garbo Actress, Ninotchka Greta Lovisa Gustafsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden on September 18, 1905. She was 14 when her father died, leaving the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and go to work in a department store. The store used her for her modeling abilities for newspaper ads. She had no film aspirations...
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. Ella Wahlestedt Ella Wahlestedt Actress, Our Middle School Adventure Ella Linnea Wahlestedt was born in Stockholm, Sweden and lived there for 6 years before moving to the United States. She was a USAG level 7 gymnast by the age of ten. Her love for acting began one day when her coach did not show up for practice and she went next door and dropped in on an acting class...
16. Lasse Hallström Lasse Hallström Director, What's Eating Gilbert Grape
17. Inger Stevens Inger Stevens Actress, Hang 'Em High This enigmatic Stockholm-born beauty had everything going for her, including a rapidly rising film and TV career. Yet on April 30, 1970, at only 35, Inger Stevens would become another tragic Hollywood statistic -- added proof that fame and fortune do not always lead to happiness. Over time, a curious fascination...
18. Tuva Novotny Tuva Novotny Actress, Jalla! Jalla!
19. Alexandra Rapaport Alexandra Rapaport Actress, The Hunt
20. 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...
21. Jonas Åkerlund Jonas Åkerlund Director, Spun
22. Malin Crépin Malin Crépin Actress, Nobel's Last Will
23. 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...
24. Anne Bergstedt Jordanova Anne Bergstedt Jordanova Miscellaneous Crew, Snow White and the Huntsman Anne 'Anya' Bergstedt was born into a creative and cinematic family - her grandmother was film actress Jean Carlin. Splitting time between Sweden, Norway, Texas, and Los Angeles - she graduated high school early and began a successful modeling career that took her all over the world, living in Paris for sometime...
25. Matias Varela Matias Varela Actor, Easy Money
26. 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...
27. Josephine Bornebusch Josephine Bornebusch Actress, The Dog Trick
28. Tag Eriksson Tag Eriksson Actor, The Hole
29. 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...
30. 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...
31. David Hoflin David Hoflin Actor, A Cry in the Dark
32. Camilla Sparv Camilla Sparv Actress, Mackenna's Gold
33. Emma Wiklund Emma Wiklund Actress, Taxi
34. Benny Andersson Benny Andersson Soundtrack, The Hangover Part II Benny Andersson was born in 1946 outside of Stockholm, Sweden. His father and grandfather both being musicians, Benny was introduced to the accordion at an early age. With little patience for conventional music lessons, Benny is known to pick up just about any instrument and play it with ease. After he left high school...
35. Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen Self, The Eurovision Song Contest 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...
36. Andreas Wilson Andreas Wilson Actor, Evil
37. Amanda Renberg Amanda Renberg Actress, The Ketchup Effect
38. Amelia Curtis Amelia Curtis Actress, Feardotcom
39. 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...
40. Avicii Avicii Soundtrack, The Bling Ring Tim Bergling (a.k.a Avicii) is a Swedish DJ, Producer who worked on Live Concerts. In 2011 the single ''Levels'' was on the 100 billboard chart. He also became famous for ''Hey Brother''. He sometimes appears on Radio 1's Pete Tong show.
41. 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...
42. Gustaf Hammarsten Gustaf Hammarsten Actor, Brüno
43. Liv Mjönes Liv Mjönes Actress, Kiss Me
44. Claudia Galli Claudia Galli Actress, The Hidden Child
45. 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...
46. Linus Wahlgren Linus Wahlgren Actor, The Dog Trick
47. Frida Hallgren Frida Hallgren Actress, As It Is in Heaven
48. Felix Herngren Felix Herngren Actor, Vuxna människor Born in 1967. Herngren is a TV, film and commercials director, writer, producer and actor. His breakthrough came in the hit television-series Smash, and his on screen characters Papi Raul, Dan Bäckman and Tim Hibbins have all become cult icons. Herngren runs his own production company FLX 2.0, established in early 2007...
49. Harriet Andersson Harriet Andersson Actress, Dogville Harriet Andersson came to Malmä stadsteater and met Ingmar Bergman in 1953. Her career is strongly tied to Bergman. Especially her film career in which she often appeared as strong, independent women, not rarely from the working class, with an erotic charisma. Andersson got her breakthrough with the title role in Summer with Monika...
50. Daniel Alfredson Daniel Alfredson Director, The Girl Who Played with Fire
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