Fav Swedish Actorsby cinenchile | created - 26 Mar 2021 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
1. 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 was 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 partial German ancestry.
2. 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-1950s 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 ...
3. Ingrid Bergman
Actress | Casablanca
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 ...
4. 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 ...
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. Michael Nyqvist
Actor | John Wick
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. ...
7. Noomi Rapace
Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden to Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio de Badajoz (Rogelio Durán). Her parents did not stay together, and when she was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for...
8. Ewa Fröling
Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor
Ewa Fröling was born on August 9, 1952 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Fanny and Alexander (1982) and Sally and Freedom (1981).
9. Börje Ahlstedt
Actor | Ronja Rövardotter
Börje Ahlstedt was born on February 21, 1939 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor and director, known for Ronia: The Robber's Daughter (1984), Fanny and Alexander (1982) and The Rabbit Man (1990). He has been married to Birgitta Hermann since 1965.
10. Bertil Guve
Actor | Fanny och Alexander
Bertil Guve was born on 9 September, 1970 in Sweden. The young actor is best remembered for his sensible and magic performance in Ingmar Bergman's award winning film "Fanny and Alexander", where Guve acts as Alexander. He also appeared in the miniseries (an extended version of the film and two TV ...
11. Lena Olin
Actress | The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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 ...
12. Magnus Härenstam
Actor | Två killar och en tjej
Magnus Härenstam was born on June 19, 1941 in Västervik, Kalmar län, Sweden. He was an actor and writer, known for Två killar och en tjej (1983), Sällskapsresan eller Finns det svenskt kaffe på grisfesten (1980) and The Adventures of Picasso (1978). He was previously married to ...
13. 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 ...
14. 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 ...
15. 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 ...
16. 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...
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. Bertil Norström
Actor | Profitörerna
Bertil Norström was born on September 9, 1923 in Sala, Västmanlands län, Sweden. He was an actor and writer, known for Profitörerna (1983), Älskling på vift (1964) and The Brothers Lionheart (1977). He was previously married to Margreth Weivers. He died on September 6, 2012 in ...
19. Inger Nilsson
Actress | Pippi Långstrump
Inger Nilsson was born on May 4, 1959 in Kisa, Östergötlands län, Sweden. She is an actress, known for Pippi Longstocking (1969), Pippi in the South Seas (1970) and Pippi on the Run (1970).
20. Gunn Wållgren
Actress | Fanny och Alexander
Constantly considered to be one of the greatest actresses in modern Swedish theater history, Gunn Wållgren is mostly known for her many roles in plays by Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov, and internationally; for her wonderful part as the grandmother in director Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander (...
21. 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...
22. Alva Bratt
Actress | Eagles
Alva Bratt is known for Eagles (2019), Barracuda Queens (2023) and The Crown Prince Who Disappeared (2022).
23. Matias Varela
Actor | Assassin's Creed
Matias Varela was born on June 23, 1980 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Assassin's Creed (2016), Point Break (2015) and Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013).
24. 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, an actress of stage and screen, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. Through her mother, she is one quarter Finnish, and had a maternal great aunt who moved...
25. Gustaf Skarsgård
Actor | Vikings
Gustaf Skarsgård was born on November 12, 1980 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor and director, known for Vikings (2013), Westworld (2016) and The Way Back (2010).
26. 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 Only We Can Love Like This (1988), which made her a local teen idol. She ...
27. Alexander Skarsgård
Actor | The Legend of Tarzan
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 ...
28. Ulf Brunnberg
Actor | Jönssonligan & den svarta diamanten
Ulf Brunnberg was born on April 7, 1947 in Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor and producer, known for Jönssonligan & den svarta diamanten (1992), Beware of the Jönsson Gang (1981) and Four Shades of Brown (2004).
29. Björn Gustafsson
Actor | Spy
Lars Björn Gustafsson was born in Romelanda, Sweden. He is a Swedish comedian and actor. He is known from TV-shows such as The Parliament (1999) and Stockholm Live (2004). Björn studied at the Calle Flygares Theater School in Stockholm to become an actor. He has among other things been in the ...
30. Uschi Digard
Actress | Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens
Uschi Digard was born in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, near Stockholm, Sweden. At 16 she left home, traveled to Paris and spent a year there and then in Italy before journeying further to England. She returned to her native Sweden but finally settled in the United States in 1967. Working as a translator for the ...
31. Martin Wallström
Actor | Mr. Robot
Martin Wallström was born on July 7, 1983 in Uddevalla, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Mr. Robot (2015), Parallel (2018) and Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser (2009). He was previously married to Lisa Linnertorp.
32. 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 ...
33. Margaretha Krook
Actress | Persona
Margaretha Krook was born on October 15, 1925 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Persona (1966), Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975) and The Adventures of Picasso (1978). She was previously married to Stig Hammar. She died on May 7, 2001 in Stockholm, Stockholms ...
34. 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 ...
35. 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 ...
36. Agnetha Fältskog
Soundtrack | Låt den rätte komma in
Agnetha Fältskog was born on April 5, 1950 in Jönköping, Jönköpings län, Sweden. She is an actress and writer, known for Let the Right One In (2008), Raskenstam (1983) and P & B (1983). She was previously married to Tomas Sonnenfeld and Björn Ulvaeus.
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