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by adamstalhandske | created - 26 Jun 2017 | updated - 28 Nov 2017 | Public

1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. Eva Henning

Actress | Elvira Madigan

Eva was born in New York, USA, with a Norwegian father and a Swedish mother, Ragni. They divorced when Eva was 6 years old and Ragni remarried the actor Uno Henning.

Eva was accepted to the Royal Dramatic Theater's acting school in 1938. She had some minor roles both on the stage and in a few movies...

4. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Viskningar och rop

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 ...

5. Gösta Ekman

Actor | Mannen som slutade röka

His career began with a bit part at Skansenteatern in Hjalmar Bergman's play 'Markurells i Wadköping' in 1955. The following year he debuted in the movie Swing it, fröken (1956) playing against Alice Babs. He got speech lessons from actress Sif Ruud and worked behind the camera in his father's...

6. Simon J. Berger

Actor | Jönssonligan - Den perfekta stöten

Simon J. Berger was born on June 1, 1979 in Sweden. He is known for his work on The Master Plan (2015), How Soon Is Now? (2007) and Modus (2015).

7. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. Lennart Jähkel

Actor | Jägarna

Lennart Jähkel was born on September 27, 1956 in Piteå, Norrbottens län, Sweden as Carl Gustav Lennart Jähkel. He is known for his work on The Hunters (1996), As It Is in Heaven (2004) and Goda grannar (1987).

10. Sven Wollter

Actor | The 13th Warrior

Sven Wollter was born on January 11, 1934 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. He is an actor and writer, known for The 13th Warrior (1999), The Man from Majorca (1984) and Man on the Roof (1976). He has been married to Lisa Wede since May 1, 2003. He was previously married to Viveka Seldahl...

11. Adam Pålsson

Actor | Innan vi dör

Adam Pålsson was born on March 25, 1988 as Adam Gustav Justus Pålsson. He is an actor, known for Before We Die (2017), Bron/Broen (2011) and Moscow Noir (2018).

12. 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 ...

13. 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).

14. 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 ...

15. 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).

16. Rikard Wolff

Actor | Änglagård

Rikard Wolff was born on April 8, 1958 in Farsta, Stockholms län, Sweden as Jan Rikard Wolff. He was an actor, known for House of Angels (1992), Änglagård - Tredje gången gillt (2010) and Änglagård - Andra sommaren (1994). He died on November 17, 2017 in Sweden.

17. 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 ...

18. 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...

19. 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 ...

20. 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 ...

21. 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).

22. Lena Nyman

Actress | Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult

Lena Nyman was born on May 23, 1944 in Stockholm, Sweden as Anna Lena Elisabet Nyman. She was an actress, known for I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967), I Am Curious (Blue) (1968) and Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984). She was married to Jan Lundström. She died on February 4, 2011 in Stockholm.

23. Christoffer Nordenrot

Actor | En man som heter Ove

Christoffer Nordenrot is a Swedish actor and scriptwriter. He was born 1986, studied at Teaterhögskolan i Malmö 2009-2012. Together with the production company Crazy Pictures he created one of Swedens first truly big viral successes "Poesi för fiskar". Christoffer has starred in several films and ...

24. Magnus Sundberg

Actor | En man som heter Ove

Magnus Sundberg was born on February 23, 1981 in Sweden as Magnus Lenart Fredrik Sundberg. He is known for his work on A Man Called Ove (2015), The Unthinkable (2018) and The Command (2018).

25. Adam Lundgren

Actor | Blå ögon

Adam Lundgren is an actor, known for Blue Eyes (2014), My Name Is Love (2008) and Storm (2005).

26. Krister Henriksson

Actor | Kyss mig

Krister Henriksson was born on November 12, 1946 in Häverö, Stockholms län, Sweden as Jan Krister Allan Henriksson. He is an actor and director, known for Kiss Me (2011), Sex hopp & kärlek (2005) and Waiting for the Tenor (1998). He has been married to Cecilia Nilsson since 1988. They have...

27. Robert Gustafsson

Actor | Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann

Robert Gustafsson was born on December 20, 1964 in Katrineholm, Södermanlands län, Sweden as Carl Robert Olof Gustafsson. He is an actor and writer, known for The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013), Four Shades of Brown (2004) and Rolandz: The Movie (2009). He has ...

28. Johan Rheborg

Actor | En komikers uppväxt

Johan Rheborg was born on June 5, 1963 in Täby, Stockholms län, Sweden as Carl Johan Rheborg. He is an actor and writer, known for En komikers uppväxt (2019), Morran och Tobias (2014) and Solsidan (2010). He has been married to Kristina since 1989. They have two children.

29. Hans Alfredson

Actor | Den enfaldige mördaren

During 1956-60 Hans Alfredson worked at Sveriges Radio together with Tage Danielsson. They wrote, directed and starred in several revues 1962-1982. As a director and scriptwriter for the screen Alfredson tried many different genres. He had his greatest critical successes with Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled...

30. Tage Danielsson

Director | Ronja Rövardotter

Tage Danielsson was born in 1928, in a working class home in Linköping, Sweden. He went to Uppsala University, and graduated as a Master of Arts in English, French and the history of literature. In 1956 he met Hans Alfredson at the Swedish Radio company. They worked together for almost thirty years...

31. Monica Zetterlund

Actress | Äppelkriget

Monica Zetterlund was born on September 20, 1937 in Hagfors, Värmlands län, Sweden as Eva Monica Nilsson. She was an actress, known for The Apple War (1971), The New Land (1972) and Nisse och Greta (1975). She was married to Magnus Roger, Sture Åkerberg, Göran Pettersson and Torbjörn Zetterlund. ...

32. Allan Edwall

Actor | Emil och griseknoen

Allan Edwall was born in a working class home in Jämtland, Sweden in 1924. His father was a trade-union man and a communist. 1949-52 he attended Stockholm's Royal Daramatic Theatre School. Through the years he made more than 400 parts in theater, film, television and radio. He was also a director, ...

33. Peter Haber

Actor | Män som hatar kvinnor

Peter Haber was born on December 12, 1952 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor and producer, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Sunes sommar (1993) and White Lies (1995). He has been married to Lena T. Hansson since 1990. They have one child.

34. Stina Ekblad

Actress | Fanny och Alexander

Stina Ekblad was born on February 26, 1954 in Solf, Finland. She is an actress, known for Fanny and Alexander (1982), The Serpent's Way (1986) and Wallander (2005).

35. 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...

36. 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).

37. 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 ...

38. Suzanne Reuter

Actress | Yrrol - En kolossalt genomtänkt film

Suzanne Reuter grew up in Gothenburg and studied at the Acting School there 1976-1979. After a few years at the city theatre of Norrköping she made her film debut in Kjell Sundvall's Lyckans ost (1983). During the 1980s the TV audience could see her in comedy sketches in shows such as 'Razzel'. In ...

39. Gustaf Hammarsten

Actor | Brüno

Gustaf Hammarsten was born on September 2, 1967 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Brüno (2009), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Together (2000).

40. 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. ...

41. Lia Boysen

Actress | Sök

Lia Boysen was born on April 6, 1966 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Lia Marika Boysen. She is known for her work on Search (2006), The Last King (2016) and Livet i Fagervik (2008).

42. Michalis Koutsogiannakis

Actor | Flickan som lekte med elden

Michalis Koutsogiannakis was born on November 22, 1959 in Crete, Greece. He is an actor, known for The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009).

43. Shanti Roney

Actor | Vägen ut

Shanti Roney was born on November 24, 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden as Shanti Grau Roney. He is known for his work on Breaking Out (1999), Häxdansen (2008) and Beck (1997).

44. 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 ...

45. Erik Johansson

Actor | Himlen är oskyldigt blå

Erik Johansson was born in the Stockholm suburb of Enskede on February 23, 1979 as Nils Erik Åkerblom. His father is George Johansson, the Swedish author of the books "Freddy Fixer Builds a Car" and "Chessman".

Erik trained at the "Malmö Theatre Academy" from 2001 to 2005.

He is married to costume ...

46. Gunnar Björnstrand

Actor | Det sjunde inseglet

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 ...

47. Margaretha Krook

Actress | Persona

Margaretha Krook was born on October 15, 1925 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Margaretha Knutsdotter Krook. She was an actress, known for Persona (1966), Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975) and Medea (1963). She was married to Stig Hammar. She died on May 7, 2001 in Stockholm.

48. 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 ...



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