SWEDEHEARTS

by Vivvi-Marie | created - 25 Jun 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

International Swedish actresses, directors and actors not listed in popular rank except ladies first followed by directors and actors. I am proud of all of them.

R.I.P Michael Nyqvist. November 1960 - June 2017

1. 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 ...

Alicia won OSCAR 2016 Best Supporting Actress for Gerda in "THE DANISH GIRL"

2. 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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. Ann-Margret

Actress | Bye Bye Birdie

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 ...

5. 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 ...

This famous actress is married to filmmaker Lasse Hallström

6. 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 ...

7. 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...

8. 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 ...

9. 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 teen idol. She ...

10. 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 ...

Anita Ekberg was Miss Sweden in 1951 (yes, that´s the year)

11. 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...

12. 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 ...

13. Kristina Wayborn

Actress | Octopussy

Kristina Wayborn was born Britt-Inger Johansson in Nybro, Sweden. After being elected Miss Sweden in 1970 she was a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe pageant. The same year she was also elected Miss Scandinavia.

Wayborn portrayed screen legend Greta Garbo in The Silent Lovers (1980) which brought ...

14. 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 ...

15. 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 ...

16. 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 ...

17. Ewa Aulin

Actress | Candy

When Gunnar Fischer made a short in 1965 he needed a young girl, and he chose a young neighbor of his, Ewa Aulin. After winning a beauty contest she quickly got an Italian film contract which led to a string of quickly forgotten films. She got good reviews for Candy (1968) but at the age of 23, she...

18. Christina Schollin

Actress | Käre John

Christina Schollin was born on December 26, 1937 in Stockholm, Sweden as Christina Alma Elisabet Schollin. She is an actress, known for Dear John (1964), Fanny and Alexander (1982) and Ormen (1966). She has been married to Hans Wahlgren since December 22, 1962. They have four children.

19. Josefin Asplund

Actress | Vikings

Josefin Asplund is a Swedish actress, born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. She is of Swedish and Polish descent. Asplund is mostly known for playing Astrid on the History Channel series Vikings and Pernilla Blomkvist in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). She plays one of the lead roles in the...

You can see her in Vikings

20. Tuva Novotny

Actress | Eat Pray Love

Tuva Novotny was born on December 21, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden as Tuva Moa Matilda Karolina Novotny. She is an actress and director, known for Eat Pray Love (2010), Annihilation (2018) and Blind Spot (2018).

21. Lena Endre

Actress | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Lena Endre was born on July 8, 1955 in Härnösand, Västernorrlands län, Sweden. She is an actress and producer, known for Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), The Master (2012) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009). She was previously married to Richard Hobert, Thomas Hanzon, Vjeko Benzon and ...

22. Ingmar Bergman

Writer | Smultronstället

Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) 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 (1996) is the ...

23. Jan Troell

Director | Här har du ditt liv

Jan Troell was born on July 23, 1931 in Limhamn, Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Here Is Your Life (1966), Il capitano (1991) and The Emigrants (1971). He is married to Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell.

Director of "THE EMIGRANTS" & "THE NEW LAND" that tells the story of a Swedish group emigrating from Sweden to Minnesota US in beginning of the 19th.

Nominated Academy Awards Best Foreign Language film 1971 and four more Oscars following year

24. Lasse Hallström

Director | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Lasse Hallström was born on June 2, 1946 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Lars Hallström. He is a director and writer, known for What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Chocolat (2000) and The Cider House Rules (1999). He has been married to Lena Olin since March 18, 1994. They have one child. ...

This famous filmmaker Lasse Hallström is married to actress Lena Olin

25. Roy Andersson

Director | Sånger från andra våningen

Roy Andersson was born on March 31, 1943 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Roy Arne Lennart Andersson. He is a director and writer, known for Songs from the Second Floor (2000), A Swedish Love Story (1970) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014).

26. Malik Bendjelloul

Director | Searching for Sugar Man

Malik Bendjelloul, born in Sweden, performed in Swedish TV-series "Ebba och Didrik" as a child in the nineties and later in life studied Journalism and media-production at the Linnaeus University of Kalmar. He has produced several musical documentaries for Swedish Television (SVT) where he also ...

Oscar winner 2013 in the category best documentary film "SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN”

Born: September 14, 1977 in Ystad, Sweden Died: May 13, 2014 (age 36) in Stockholm, Sweden

27. Mikael Håfström

Writer | Ondskan

Mikael Håfström was born on July 1, 1960 in Lund, Skåne län, Sweden as Jan Mikael Håfström. He is a writer and director, known for Evil (2003), 1408 (2007) and The Rite (2011).

Director of “EVIL” (in Swedish “Ondskan”) The film was ranked among 5 Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards 2004

28. Ruben Östlund

Director | The Square

Ruben Östlund was born on April 13, 1974 in Styrsö, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Claes Olle Ruben Östlund. He is a director and writer, known for The Square (2017), Force Majeure (2014) and Involuntary (2008). He was previously married to Andrea Östlund.

Director of “THE SQUARE” winner of PALME D'OR 2017. The film was ranked among 5 Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards 2018

29. Tomas Alfredson

Director | Låt den rätte komma in

Tomas Alfredson was born on April 1, 1965 in Lidingö, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is known for his work on Let the Right One In (2008), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and The Snowman (2017). He was previously married to Cissi Elwin.

30. Max von Sydow

Actor | Flash Gordon

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

31. 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 (1968). Between the years 1972-88 he was employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where...

32. Alexander Skarsgård

Actor | True Blood

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the eldest son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Among his siblings are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård. For most of his formative years, his father was an acclaimed actor in Europe but had not yet ...

GOLDEN GLOBE and EMMY winner 2018 for his role as Perry Wright in "Big Little Lies" (WOW!)

Alexander is son of Stellan Skarsgård and brother to all Skarsgårds on this list.

33. Gustaf Skarsgård

Actor | Vikings

Gustaf Skarsgård was born on November 12, 1980 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgård. He is an actor and director, known for Vikings (2013), Westworld (2016) and The Way Back (2010).

“FLOKI" in VIKINGS.

Gustaf is son of Stellan Skarsgård and brother to all Skarsgårds on this list.

34. Bill Skarsgård

Actor | It

Bill Skarsgård was born on August 9, 1990 in Vällingby, Sweden as Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård. He is an actor and producer, known for It (2017), It: Chapter Two (2019) and Deadpool 2 (2018).

Bill plays “PENNYWISE” in “IT” (2017).

Bill is son of Stellan Skarsgård and brother to all Skarsgårds on this list.

35. Valter Skarsgård

Actor | Arn

Valter Skarsgård was born in 1995 in Sweden. He is an actor, known for Arn (2010), Prey and Don't Click (2020).

Valter is son of Stellan Skarsgård and brother to all Skarsgårds on this list.

36. Peter Stormare

Actor | Fargo

Peter Stormare was born in Arbrå, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, to Gunhild (Holm) and Karl Ingvar Storm. He 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 ...

Plays Gaear Grimsrud in "FARGO"

37. Michael Nyqvist

Actor | Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

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. ...

Born: November 8, 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden Died: June 27, 2017 (age 56) in Stockholm, Sweden

A very good actor left us to early. We will miss you a lot.

38. Joel Kinnaman

Actor | RoboCop

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 ...

39. Rolf Lassgård

Actor | En man som heter Ove

He started acting school in Malmö and went from there to the Skånska Teatern in Landskrona, performing in plays by Shakespeare or Brecht. He made a breakthrough as Puck in William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer's Night Dream'. He also met his wife Birgitta there. The 1990s meant a lot of work in front ...

Rolf plays Ove in "A MAN CALLED OVE". The film was ranked among 5 Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards 2017

40. Mikael Persbrandt

Actor | Hævnen

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 ...

41. Matias Varela

Actor | Narcos

Matias Varela was born on June 23, 1980 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Louis Matias Karl Padin Varela. He is an actor, known for Narcos (2015), Point Break (2015) and Assassin's Creed (2016).

42. David Dencik

Actor | McMafia

David Dencik was born on October 31, 1974 in Sweden as Karl David Sebastian Dencik. He is an actor, known for McMafia (2018), Top of the Lake (2013) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

43. Dolph Lundgren

Actor | Rocky IV

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 in with his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. ...

44. Fares Fares

Actor | Kvinden i buret

Began his acting career in Sweden 2000 with the movie "Jalla! Jalla!". He has been acting in both comedies as well as action movies. He has been acting in theater as well as some TV productions.

In 2012, Mr. Fares started his Hollywood career co-starring with Denzel Washington in the movie "Safe ...

45. Ola Rapace

Actor | Skyfall

Born Pär Ola Norell on 3 December, 1971 in Tyresö, Sweden, he is a Swedish actor, best known for his roles in European movies. He grew up in the suburbs of Stockholm, raised by his father, who divorced his mother when Rapace was one year old. He studied philosophy at University of Montpellier in ...

46. Sven-Bertil Taube

Actor | Män som hatar kvinnor

Sven-Bertil Taube was born on November 24, 1934 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Sven-Bertil Gunnar Evert Taube. He is an actor and composer, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Händerna (1994) and Arn: The Knight Templar (2007). He has been married to Mikaela Ryden since ...

47. Peter Andersson

Actor | Män som hatar kvinnor

Peter Andersson was born on February 12, 1953 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Ulf Harry Peter Andersson. He is an actor, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014).

48. Alexander Karim

Actor | Dying of the Light

Alexander Karim was born on May 26, 1976 in Helsingborg, Skåne län, Sweden as Alexander Ally Karim. He is an actor and writer, known for Dying of the Light (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Tyrant (2014).

49. David Hoflin

Actor | Z: The Beginning of Everything

David Hoflin was born on February 25, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015), Crossbones (2014) and Bosch (2014). He has been married to Natalie Hoflin since January 4, 2013.

50. Martin Wallström

Actor | Mr. Robot

Martin Wallström was born on July 7, 1983 in Uddevalla, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Carl Martin Gunnar Wallström Milkéwitz. He is an actor, known for Mr. Robot (2015), Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser (2009) and Arn (2010). He is married to Lisa Linnertorp.

51. Jonas Karlsson

Actor | The Snowman

Jonas Karlsson was born on March 11, 1971 in Salem, Stockholms län, Sweden as Sven Bert Jonas Karlsson. He is an actor and writer, known for The Snowman (2017), Details (2003) and Offside (2006).

52. Jan Malmsjö

Actor | Fanny och Alexander

Jan Malmsjö studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school 1950-1953. He made a memorable performance in 'Två åsnor' at Göteborgs stadsteater in 1958, in Åke Falck's TV-show 'Kaskad' in 1962 and in the musicals 'Stoppa världen - jag vill stiga av' at Scalateatern in 1963 and in 'La Cage aux ...

53. Björn Skifs

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Björn Skifs was born on April 20, 1947 in Vansbro, Dalarnas län, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Reservoir Dogs (1992) and The Snowman (2017).

54. David Lindström

Actor | Vikings

David Lindström is an actor, known for Vikings (2013), Blue Eyes (2014) and Beck (1997).

You can see him in Vikings

55. Edvin Endre

Actor | Eddie the Eagle

Edvin Endre is an actor, known for Eddie the Eagle (2015), Vikings (2013) and Fortitude (2015).

Edvin is son of Lena Endre on this list.

You can see him in Vikings

56. Daniel Lundh

Actor | Midnight in Paris

Henri Victor Daniel Lundh was born in Malmö, Sweden. He is the son of late actor and old master paintings expert Lennart Lundh, and of French shop owner Hélène. He is of Swedish, Finnish, Russian and German ancestry on his father's side, while his mother is Jewish Sephardic. Daniel spent his early ...



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