Scandinavian Actresses

by summerday96 | created - 17 Jun 2014 | updated - 13 Jun 2015 | Public

Including a few Scandinavian descandants & half-Swedes etc.

1. MyAnna Buring

Actress | Kill List

MyAnna Buring was born 22 September 1979, in Sundsvall, Sweden, as MyAnna Margaretha Buring Rantapää, but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to Great Britain. She attended secondary school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, and graduated from the London Academy ...

2. Amanda Renberg

Actress | Hip Hip Hora!

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 ...

3. 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 (1975) and the ill-fated lover of super-assassin Francisco Scaramanga played by Christopher Lee in The Man with the...

4. Natassia Malthe

Actress | Elektra

Natassia Malthe was born on January 19, 1974 in Oslo, Norway as Linn Natassia Malthe. She is an actress and producer, known for Elektra (2005), DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) and Chaos (2005).

5. Nini Bull Robsahm

Writer | Amnesia

Nini Bull Robsahm is a Director and screenwriter, known for Manhunt (2008), Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen (2011) and Amnesia (2014). Born in Arendal in the south of Norway. Went to NISS in Oslo Norway. She is currently based out of Oslo Norway. In 2014 she started a indie production company with Axel...

6. Sofia Helin

Actress | Bron/Broen

Sofia Helin was born on April 25, 1972 in Hovsta, Örebro län, Sweden as Sofia Margareta Helin. She is an actress and producer, known for Bron/Broen (2011), Arn: Tempelriddaren (2007) and The Snowman (2017). She is married to Daniel Götschenhjelm. They have two children.

7. Hanna Alström

Actress | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Hanna Alström was born on March 5, 1981 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Hanna Carolina Alström. She is known for her work on Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and Sameblod (2016). She was previously married to Gustaf Skarsgård.

8. Synnøve Macody Lund

Actress | Hodejegerne

Synnøve Macody Lund is an actress and director, known for Hodejegerne (2011), Frikjent (2015) and Askeladden - I Dovregubbens hall (2017).

9. Alicia Vikander

Actress | Ex Machina

Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress, dancer and producer. She was born and raised in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Maria Fahl-Vikander, an actress of stage and screen, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. She is of Swedish and one quarter Finnish descent. Alicia began acting as a ...

10. Anita Briem

Actress | Journey to the Center of the Earth

Anita Briem is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsson in Journey to the Center of the Earth. Briem was born in Reykjavík and is the daughter of drummer Gunnlaugur Briem of Mezzoforte and back-up vocalist Erna Þórarinsdóttir. ...

11. Nadia Bjorlin

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Nadia Bjorlin was born the fifth out of six children. Her parents were Ulf Björlin (a Swedish conductor and composer, known to be the world's most active opera composer during the 20th century) and Fary Bjorlin. Her siblings are Katja, Kaj, Kamilla, Ulf Jr and Jean Paul. (Each sibling have a ...

12. Jenny Lampa

Actress | Inbrottet

Jenny Lampa is a Swedish actress trained in the US and in London. Her work includes feature films, drama series and theatre productions. In 2015 she gained international acclaim for her performance in Marcus Ovnells feature "The Break-In". Jenny was nominated for best actress both at the Milano ...

13. 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...

14. 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 ...

15. Mathilda Paradeiser

Actress | Apflickorna

Born in Sweden, Mathilda Paradeiser is a Swedish actress from Gothenburg and had the main role in the 2011 film "Apflickorna" (She monkeys).

Mathilda started acting when she was 13 years and has since continued with it. She has been involved in several film festivals, such as in Gothenburg, Malmö ...

16. Anna Åström

Actress | Vikings

Anna Åström is an actress and writer, known for Vikings (2013), Till det som är vackert (2010) and Äkta människor (2012).

17. Rebecca Ferguson

Actress | Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Rebecca Ferguson was born Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström in Stockholm, Sweden, and grew up in its Vasastaden district. Her father is Swedish. Her mother, Rosemary Ferguson, is British, of Scottish and Northern Irish descent, and moved to Sweden at the age of 25. Rebecca attended an ...

18. Mini Anden

Actress | The Mechanic

Mini Anden was born on June 7, 1978 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Susanna Clara Elisabeth Andén. She is an actress and producer, known for The Mechanic (2011), My Best Friend's Girl (2008) and Tropic Thunder (2008). She has been married to Taber Schroeder since August 25, 2001. They have ...

19. Sandra Andreis

Actress | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Sandra Andreis is an actress and writer, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Morden i Sandhamn (2010) and Återträffen (2013).

20. Kirsten Dunst

Actress | Spider-Man

Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, ...

21. Emily Baldoni

Actress | Coherence

Emily Baldoni (born August 3, 1984) is a Swedish actress who lives in Los Angeles. Before her marriage, she was credited under the name Emily Foxler, a shortened, variant spelling of her birth name, Emily Malou Fuxler. She is best known for her leading role in the film Coherence (2013). She is ...

22. Ingrid Thulin

Actress | Smultronstället

Ingrid trained as a ballet dancer and attended Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre. She came to fame thanks to Bergman's "Wild Strawberries". She acted in 9 Ingmar Bergman's films. Her fame allowed her to act in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned" in 1969. Ingrid Thulin lived in Rome since the 1960's. ...

23. Silje Reinåmo

Actress | Thale

Actress, singer and musical performer. Silje was born in the North of Norway and was educated at Bårdar Institute of Dance in Oslo, and at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting in Surrey, England, where she graduated in 2007.

She has performed in several productions for television, film, musical...

24. Annika Hallin

Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor

Annika Hallin was born on February 16, 1968. She is an actress, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009).

25. Jenny Hutton

Actress | Bröderna Fluff

Jenny Hutton was born on February 24, 1986 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress, known for Bröderna Fluff (1996), 14 Days (2014) and Forgotten Kingdom: Genesis (2015).

26. Kathrine Fagerland

Actress | Skyggenes dal

Kathrine Fagerland was born on March 30, 1976 in Bergen, Norway. She is an actress, known for Skyggenes dal (2017).

27. Noomi Rapace

Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, the daughter of 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 ...

28. Izabella Scorupco

Actress | GoldenEye

Born in the northern Polish town of Bialystok, Izabella Scorupco moved to Sweden with her mother as a young child. She studied drama and music and, at 17, was discovered by a Swedish film director who cast her in the movie Ingen kan älska som vi (1988), which made her a local teenage idol. She...

29. Malin Crépin

Actress | Nobels testamente

Malin Crépin was born on August 22, 1978 in Stockholm, Sweden as Anna Malin Fredrika Thomasdotter Crépin. She is an actress, known for Nobels testamente (2012), I skuggan av värmen (2009) and Miffo (2003). She is married to Markus Sundström. They have two children.

30. Mia Jexen

Actress | Dvojina

Mia Jexen was born on March 9, 1984 in Hellerup, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Dvojina (2013) and Det andet liv (2013).

31. Tehilla Blad

Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor

Tehilla Blad is a Swedish actress, singer and ballet dancer. In June 2015 she graduated from The Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm after ten years of ballet studies. Tehilla is a multi talented hard working artist and she has combined her dance education with several film roles and stage ...

32. 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 ...

33. Trine Dyrholm

Actress | Hævnen

Trine Dyrholm was born on April 15, 1972 in Odense, Denmark. She is an actress and director, known for In a Better World (2010), Den skaldede frisør (2012) and A Royal Affair (2012).

34. 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 ...

35. Caroline Lagerfelt

Actress | The Blacklist

Though known to millions as Celia "CeCe" Rhodes on Gossip Girl (2007) and for her extensive film and TV credits, Caroline Lagerfelt has established a distinguished career in international theatre and Broadway. The recipient of Outer Critics Circle and Obie Awards, as well as a Drama Desk nomination...

36. Sara Askelöf

Actress | Odödliga

Sara Askelöf is a Swedish actress known for her work on the French TV-series Le hold-up (Bankrånet), the comedy show Welcome to Sweden as Will Ferrell's wife and the fantasy movie Onyx in the lead as Nova. Said about Sara by director's she has worked with; "one of Swedens finest actresses in her ...

37. 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 (1982).

In 1982 she got ...

38. Kristanna Loken

Actress | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Kristanna Sommer Loken was born in Ghent, New York, to Rande (Porath) and Merlin "Chris" Loken. She is of half Norwegian and half German descent. She began her modeling career at the early age of 15. Encouraged by her mother, who was a model prior to her daughter's birth, Kristanna's modeling ...

39. Victoria Silvstedt

Actress | Out Cold

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 ...

40. Ann-Margret

Actress | Grumpy Old Men

Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century.

Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and ...

41. Sofie Gråbøl

Actress | Forbrydelsen

Sofie Gråbøl was born on July 30, 1968 in Denmark as Anne Sofie Gråbøl. She is an actress, known for Forbrydelsen (2007), Blinkende lygter (2000) and Nikolaj og Julie (2002). She was previously married to Jacob Thuesen.

42. Helena Af Sandeberg

Actress | Tomten är far till alla barnen

Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Helena af Sandeberg is one of the most proliferate, versatile and acclaimed actresses of her generation. After studying drama at the Sodra Latin High School of Performing Arts, she went on to study at Lee Strasbergs Actors Studio in New York. Upon returning to ...

43. Caroline Maria Winberg

Actress | Limitless

Caroline Winberg is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model and as an international fashion model. She appeared in seven Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2005 through 2011. Winberg has appeared on the catwalk and in campaigns for several notable Ready to Wear and Haute ...

44. Helena Mattsson

Actress | Surrogates

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 ...

45. Sidse Babett Knudsen

Actress | Borgen

Sidse Babett Knudsen was born on November 22, 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Borgen (2010), Westworld (2016) and Inferno (2016).

46. Maria Bonnevie

Actress | I Am Dina

Maria Bonnevie was born on September 26, 1973 in Västerås, Västmanlands län, Sweden as Anna Maria Cecilia Bonnevie. She is an actress, known for I Am Dina (2002), The 13th Warrior (1999) and Reconstruction (2003).

47. Sara Hjort Ditlevsen

Actress | Undskyld jeg forstyrrer

Sara Hjort Ditlevsen is a Danish actress, writer and director. She grew up in Birkerød, Denmark, and partly in the US with her parents and siblings. Sara graduated from the Danish National School of Acting in 2016. She was part of a children's theatre in her hometown from the age of ten and began ...

48. Ingrid Bergman

Actress | Notorious

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, tied with ...

49. Frida Hallgren

Actress | Så som i himmelen

Frida Hallgren was born on December 16, 1974 in Stockholm, Sweden as Frida Sophia Hallgren. She is an actress, known for As It Is in Heaven (2004), 30:e november (1995) and (Sökarna) (1993).

50. Lena Endre

Actress | The Master

Lena Endre was born on July 8, 1955 in Härnösand, Västernorrlands län, Sweden. She is an actress and producer, known for The Master (2012), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and Kiss Me (2011). She was previously married to Richard Hobert, Thomas Hanzon, Vjeko Benzon and Malte Ekblom.

51. Mirja Turestedt

Actress | Luftslottet som sprängdes

Mirja Turestedt graduated from The National Academy of Music and Drama in Sweden in 2002. Since then she has played everything from contemporary drama to Shakespeare, Lagerlof and Strindberg. She's done major parts in television series, TV-theatre and TV-film and played in the largest Nordic film ...

52. Michelle Meadows

Actress | Darling

Michelle Meadows was born on August 29, 1981. She is an actress, known for Darling (2007), Stinger (2005) and Fröken Julie (2013).

53. Eva Röse

Actress | Äkta människor

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 ...

54. Sonja Richter

Actress | The Homesman

Sonja Richter was born on January 4, 1974 in Esbjerg, Denmark. She is an actress, known for The Homesman (2014), Cecilie (2007) and Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013).

55. Harriet Andersson

Actress | Viskningar och rop

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 (1953) especially for her breakthrough. Extraordinary and versatile as an actress, her roles have ranged from the naive young wife in Sawdust ...

56. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Ansikte mot ansikte

Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar ...

57. Julie R. Ølgaard

Actress | Hodejegerne

Julie R. Ølgaard was born on September 29, 1981 as Julie Rosenstand Ølgaard. She is an actress and writer, known for Hodejegerne (2011), Dig og mig (2008) and After the Wedding (2006).

58. Jannike Kruse

Actress | En ganske snill mann

Jannike Kruse was born in 1975 in Norway. She is an actress, known for En ganske snill mann (2010), Thygesen (1996) and Hjem (2012).

59. Alexandra Alegren

Actress | Gåsmamman

Alexandra Alegren was born on April 29, 1981 as Alexandra Caroline Alegren. She is an actress and producer, known for Gåsmamman (2015), HITGIRL (2017) and Euphoria (2017).

60. Josephine Bornebusch

Actress | Welcome to Sweden

Josephine Bornebusch was born on September 12, 1981 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Leyla Jerrie Josephine Bornebusch. She is an actress and writer, known for Welcome to Sweden (2014), Järngänget (2000) and Nya lögner (1999). She has been married to Erik Zetterberg since ...

61. Emilie Ullerup

Actress | Sanctuary

Emilie Ullerup-Petersen was born in Denmark, where her father Ove Ullerup-Petersen, a Jurist and Diplomat and a decorated Ambassador of Denmark in Vietnam, held the title of Lord Chamberlain for the Danish Royal Family.

It was always been her ambition to become an actress. When she graduated from ...

62. Julia Dufvenius

Actress | Arn: Tempelriddaren

Julia Dufvenius was born on October 8, 1975. She is an actress, known for Arn: Tempelriddaren (2007), Molanders (2013) and Psalm 21 (2009).

63. 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 ...

64. 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 (1953), playing ...

65. Laura Christensen

Actress | Dig og mig

Laura Christensen was born on January 26, 1984 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Laura Elisabeth Christensen. She is an actress and writer, known for Dig og mig (2008), Kandidaten (2008) and Midsommer (2003). She has been married to Thomas Levin since August 25, 2007.

66. Malin Levanon

Actress | Tjuvheder

Malin Levanon received the Guldbagge Award (Swedish Oscars) 2016 for Best Leading Actress for the role as Minna in Drifters (original title Tjuvheder). Loved and prized by the film critiques as well as the audience that made it a box office success. Malin also won a Special Honorable Mention for ...

67. Lena Olin

Actress | Alias

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. She was born in Stockholm, to actors Britta Holmberg and Stig Olin, who appeared in six of Bergman's films. Lena also ...

68. Nathalie Söderqvist

Actress | Fröken Julie

Nathalie Söderqvist is an actress and writer, known for Fröken Julie (2013), Morden i Sandhamn (2010) and Sommaren med Göran (2009).

69. Birgitte Hjort Sørensen

Actress | Autómata

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen was born on January 16, 1982 in Hillerød, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Automata (2014), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Marie Krøyer (2012).

70. Stephanie Leon

Actress | Bagland

Stephanie Leon was born on October 15, 1985 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Stephanie León. She is an actress, known for Bagland (2003), Se min kjole (2009) and Ud af mørket (2012).

71. Tanja Lorentzon

Actress | Flickan som lekte med elden

Tanja Lorentzon was born on September 25, 1971 as Tanja Mirjam Cecilia Svedjeström. She is an actress, known for The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009) and Maria Wern (2008).

73. Molly Nutley

Actress | Beck

Molly Nutley is an actress, known for Beck (1997), Tjockare än vatten (2014) and Alena (2015).

74. Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

Actress | Hercules

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal started studying music and singing in high school and after graduating she continued her music education at the University of Trondheim (NTNU), studying jazz singing and improvisation for two years. She moved to Oslo and was accepted at Oslo National Academy of Dramatic Arts (...

75. Birgitta Pettersson

Actress | Jungfrukällan

Birgitta Pettersson was born on January 7, 1939 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden. She is an actress, known for The Virgin Spring (1960), The Magician (1958) and Pojken i trädet (1961).



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