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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
3. Dolph Lundgren Dolph Lundgren Actor, The Expendables 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. 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...
5. Stellan Skarsgård Stellan Skarsgård Actor, Good Will Hunting Stellan Skarsgård was born in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Gudrun (Larsson) and Jan Skarsgård. He became a star in his teens through the title role in the TV-series Bombi Bitt och jag. Between the years 1972-88 he was employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where he participated in "Vita rum" (1988)...
6. Noomi Rapace Noomi Rapace Actress, Prometheus 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...
7. Bill Skarsgård Bill Skarsgård Actor, Simple Simon
8. Peter Stormare Peter Stormare Actor, Fargo Peter Stormare began his acting career at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden, performing for eleven years. In 1990 he became the Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre and directed productions of many Shakespeare plays, including "Hamlet". In 1993 he moved to New York, where he appeared in English productions...
9. Ann-Margret Ann-Margret Actress, Tommy This Swedish-born actress and singer was one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades, into the 21st Century. Born in Sweden in 1941, she came to America at age 6. She studied at Northwestern University and left for Las Vegas to pursue a career as a singer...
10. Rebecca Ferguson Rebecca Ferguson Actress, Hercules Rebecca Ferguson grew up in the Vasastaden district in central Stockholm. Her mother, Rosemary, is British, and moved to Sweden from England at the age of 25. As a student, she attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm. She currently lives with her boyfriend and young child in the seaside town of Simrishamn...
11. 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"...
12. Gustaf Skarsgård Gustaf Skarsgård Actor, Evil
13. Max von Sydow Max von Sydow Actor, Minority Report Max von Sydow was born on April 10, 1929 in a middle-class family in Lund, Sweden, where his father was an ethnologist. When he was in high school, he and a few fellow students, including Yvonne Lombard, started a theatre club which encouraged his interest in acting. After conscription, he began to study at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school (1948-1951)...
14. 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...
15. Ingrid Bergman Ingrid Bergman Actress, Casablanca Born in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 29, 1915. Her mother died when she was only two and her father died when she was 12. She went to live with an elderly uncle. At 18, after school graduation, the lonely and shy girl decided to become an actress. In 1934 she debuted in the Swedish film Munkbrogreven...
16. Alicia Vikander Alicia Vikander Actress, A Royal Affair
17. 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...
18. MyAnna Buring MyAnna Buring Actress, The Descent
19. Lasse Hallström Lasse Hallström Director, Chocolat
20. Mercedes Mason Mercedes Mason Actress, Quarantine 2: Terminal Born into a multi-national family, Mercedes Mason moved to the United States from Sweden at the age of 12. At age 13, she was discovered by FORD modeling agency launching her into an international modeling career while attending high school. While studying psychology in college, she booked her first audition opposite Vince Vaughn in 2006's...
21. Mikael Persbrandt Mikael Persbrandt Actor, In a Better World Mikael Persbrandt is internationally known for his starring role in the Academy Award winning foreign feature, "In A Better World," directed by Susanne Bier. His performance earned him a 2011 European Film Award nomination for Best Actor. His interest in acting started when working as an extra in Ingmar Bergman's staging of William Shakespeare's "King Lear." In the early 1990s...
22. Mini Anden Mini Anden Actress, Ocean's Twelve
23. Josephine Bornebusch Josephine Bornebusch Actress, The Dog Trick
24. Sofia Helin Sofia Helin Actress, Arn: The Knight Templar
25. 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...
26. 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...
27. Ingmar Bergman Ingmar Bergman Writer, The Seventh Seal Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July fourteenth, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions is the trilogy closed. Here...
28. 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...
29. Emily Baldoni Emily Baldoni Actress, Coherence
30. Victoria Silvstedt Victoria Silvstedt Self, BASEketball Just shy of six feet tall with crystal blue eyes and flaxen blonde hair, this ambitious glamazon from a quiet town in the north of Sweden has dreams of acting after a few more years of modeling. Victoria has graced the pages of Playboy magazine as Miss December 1996, and has just been named the 1997 Playboy's Playmate of the Year...
31. 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.
32. 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...
33. 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 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...
34. Alexander Karim Alexander Karim Actor, Zero Dark Thirty
35. Ola Rapace Ola Rapace Actor, Skyfall
36. Lina Leandersson Lina Leandersson Actress, Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson was born in Falun, Sweden She took an interest in performing from an early age, acting in amateur theatre performances, attending drama courses, and performing street- and jazz dance. One of her first roles was in amateur theatre performance, playing the mother of a spoiled girl wanting new jeans...
37. Anita Ekberg Anita Ekberg Actress, La Dolce Vita Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born on September 29, 1931 in Malmo, Sweden. Growing up with seven brothers and sisters was not an adventure, but Anita's adventure began when she was elected Miss Sweden in 1950. She did not win the Miss Universe contest but she got a modeling contract in the United States...
38. Maud Adams Maud Adams Actress, Octopussy Stunning Swedish born ex-model who broke into film in 1970, and quickly appeared in several high profile films including playing the ex-wife of James Caan in the futuristic Rollerball and the ill-fated lover of super-assassin Francisco Scaramanga played by Christopher Lee in The Man with the Golden Gun. To date, the beautiful Maud Adams has appeared in three James Bond films...
39. Bo Svenson Bo Svenson Actor, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Born in Sweden, Bo Svenson emigrated to the US as a teenager. After six years of service in the United States Marine Corps, he was in Miami when he was spotted by James Hammerstein Jr. and cast in a revival of South Pacific at the Coconut Grove Playhouse and thereafter headed to New York City to become an actor...
40. Ruben Östlund Ruben Östlund Director, Involuntary
41. Mikael Håfström Mikael Håfström Writer, Evil
42. Tuva Novotny Tuva Novotny Actress, Jalla! Jalla!
43. Viveca Paulin Viveca Paulin Actress, A Night at the Roxbury
44. Tomas Alfredson Tomas Alfredson Director, Let the Right One In
45. Daniel Espinosa Daniel Espinosa Director, Safe House
46. Alexandra Rapaport Alexandra Rapaport Actress, The Hunt
47. Maria Bonnevie Maria Bonnevie Actress, I Am Dina
48. May Britt May Britt Actress, The Young Lions She was only 18 years old and working as a photographer's assistant in Stockholm when two Italians showed up. Producer Carlo Ponti and director Mario Soldati were there to see pictures of beautiful models, searching for a blonde girl for a movie. They picked her instead and soon she found herself in Rome...
49. Lena Endre Lena Endre Actress, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
50. David Hoflin David Hoflin Actor, A Cry in the Dark
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