Famous People Born In Gothenburg

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Björn Ulvaeus
(Composer, Pop Singer and a Member of the Musical Group 'Abba')
Björn Ulvaeus
20
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus

Singer and songwriter Björn Ulvaeus is perhaps best known as a member of the ABBA, one of the most successful musical groups of all time. Equally famous as a co-composer and co-producer of several films and musicals, he is currently serving as the President of CISAC, trying to ensure that creators are fairly compensated and properly credited for their works.

 2 
Alicia Vikander
(Swedish Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Gerda Wegener’ in the Film ‘The Danish Girl’)
Alicia Vikander
87
Birthdate: October 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Alicia Vikander is one of the most successful and popular actresses from Sweden. A trained ballet dancer, she has won prestigious awards, such as the Academy Award. Vikander, who identifies as a feminist, fights against sexual harassment, rape, and assault suffered by women in the Swedish film and theatre industries.
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Stellan Skarsgård
(One of the Most Versatile and Influential Actors of His Generation)
Stellan Skarsgård
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Birthdate: June 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini

One of the most decorated and popular Swedish actors of all time, Stellan Skarsgård has made quite an impact in Hollywood. Skarsgård is also known for his interesting take on religion. A non-religious artist, he condemns the Bible and the Quran as violent. In 2009, he joined other non-religious personalities in writing an article explaining the importance of secularity.

 4 
PewDiePie
(Swedish YouTube Star Known for His 'Let's Play' Videos)
PewDiePie
92
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: October 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
PewDiePie is the ubiquitous pseudonym for ‘Let’s Play’ pioneer and Youtube superstar, Felix Kjellberg. The controversial Swede, named in the Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world, became the first solo Youtuber to reach 100 million subscribers soon after his much-publicized tussle for top honours in terms of Youtube subscriptions against Indian corporate rival T-Series.
 5 
Henrik Stenson
(Swedish Professional Golfer)
Henrik Stenson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson is the first major champion from the Nordic region. Starting his stint with golf at 12, he appeared in his first international match at 18. Winner of multiple PGA and European tours, he also owns stakes in a golf course in Sweden.
 6 
Kelly Gale
(Model)
Kelly Gale
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus

Kelly Gale is a Swedish-Australian model best known for her association with Playboy, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and Victoria's Secret. In September 2016, she was chosen as the Playboy Playmate of the Month. One of the most popular Swedish models of her generation, Kelly Gale has walked runways for famous designers like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Jean Paul Gaultier.

 7 
Mikkey Dee
(Drummer for the heavy metal and rock bands Scorpions and Motörhead)
Mikkey Dee
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 8 
Linn Berggren
(Swedish Pop Singer Best Known as the Founder of 1990s Pop Band 'Ace of Base')
Linn Berggren
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio

A founding member of the the pop band Ace is Base, Linn Berggren as a child wanted to sing, but did not want to become a singer. Yet, she went on to become the principal lead vocalist for the majority of their singles and was generally the focus in the video. She quit her stellar career suddenly in 2007 to lead a quiet life.

 9 
Joel Berghult
(Swedish YouTuber)
Joel Berghult
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: April 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
After breaking the internet with his content on his YouTube channel, RoomieOfficial, Swedish singer Joel Berghult, also known as Roomie, or Lil Pitchy, teamed up with internet stars such as PewDiePie, the highest-subscribed YouTuber. True to a social-media celebrity, he has also often tweeted phiotos with his ex-girlfriend, Bethany Connor.
 10 
Gunilla Hutton
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role as ‘Billie Jo Bradley’ in the TV Series ‘Petticoat Junction’)
Gunilla Hutton
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Birthdate: May 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus

Swedish-American actor Gunilla Hutton is best known for the series Petticoat Junction and Hee Haw. She was also in the news for her long-term extramarital relationship with singer Nat King Cole, which ended after Cole was diagnosed with cancer, but not before Hutton called up his wife to confront her.

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Jenny Berggren
(Soprano singer)
Jenny Berggren
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Karin Dreijer
(Singer-Songwriter)
Karin Dreijer
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
 13 
Amine Gülşe Özil
(Actress, Beauty pageant Winner)
Amine Gülşe Özil
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Amine Gülşe Özil is a Turkish model, actress, and beauty queen. She earned national prominence in 2014 when she was crowned Miss Turkey. She then went on to represent Turkey at the Miss World 2014 pageant where she failed to place in the finals. Amine Gülşe is also known as the wife of popular German football player Mesut Özil.
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Yukimi Nagano
(Singer, Songwriter)
Yukimi Nagano
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 15 
Anna Bergman
(Actress)
Anna Bergman
1
Birthdate: May 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
 16 
Jonas Berggren
(Composer, Songwriter, Musician)
Jonas Berggren
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
 17 
José González
(Singer)
José González
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
 18 
Daniel Alfredsson
(Swedish-Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Player)
Daniel Alfredsson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 19 
Bo Svenson
(Actor Known for His Roles in American Genre Films of the 1970s and 1980s)
Bo Svenson
2
Birthdate: February 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Bo Svenson is a Swedish–American actor best known for his roles in films like The Inglorious Bastards (1978) and Choke Canyon (1986). Before establishing himself as an actor, Svenson practiced martial arts and holds a fourth-degree black belt in judo. In 1961, he won the Far East Judo Championship title in the Heavyweight Division.

 20 
Loui Eriksson
(Swedish Professional Ice Hockey Forward)
Loui Eriksson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer

Swedish ice hockey player Loui Eriksson has been part of the Boston Bruins and the Dallas Stars in the past and now plays for the Vancouver Canucks. His first NHL goal was in a match against the Colorado Avalanche. He was the Iowa Stars' 2005-06 Rookie of the Year.

 21 
Marina Hedman
(Adult Film Star)
Marina Hedman
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
 22 
Kjell Nilsson
(Swedish Olympic-Class Weight Lifter and Actor)
Kjell Nilsson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
Ulf Ekberg
(Singer)
Ulf Ekberg
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Cécilia Rodhe
(Sculptor, Model)
Cécilia Rodhe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo

Cécilia Rodhe is a Swedish sculptor and former model who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She achieved popularity in 1978 when she won the Miss Sweden pageant. She went on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant the same year where she finished fifth.

 25 
Ulla Jacobsson
(Swedish Actress )
Ulla Jacobsson
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Birthdate: May 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 20, 1982
 26 
Björn Gustafsson
(Comedian, Actor known for best for his work in the satirical game show Parlamentet)
Björn Gustafsson
2
Birthdate: February 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
Ingemar Johansson
(Swedish Professional Boxer)
Ingemar Johansson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 30, 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Lisa Fonssagrives
(Model)
Lisa Fonssagrives
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 4, 1992
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Samuel Armenteros
(Swedish Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Samuel Armenteros
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 30 
Roy Andersson
(Film director)
Roy Andersson
1
Birthdate: March 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
 31 
Joel Mumbongo
(Swedish Professional Footballer Who Played Most Recently as a Striker)
Joel Mumbongo
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Christina Lindberg
(Journalist known internationally for her work as an actress and glamour model in the late 1960s and early 1970s)
Christina Lindberg
1
Birthdate: December 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 33 
Helen Alfredsson
(Swedish Professional Golfer)
Helen Alfredsson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Anders Fridén
(Singer-songwriter)
Anders Fridén
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
 35 
Isak Danielson
(Singer, Songwriter)
Isak Danielson
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo

Isak Danielson is a Swedish singer-songwriter best known for his 2018 song Always which is part of his debut studio album Yours. The album peaked at number 27 on Sverigetopplistan. Apart from recording songs, Isak Danielson has also appeared on popular TV shows like X Factor.

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Leila K
(Singer)
Leila K
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
 37 
Mikael Stanne
(Vocalist)
Mikael Stanne
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
 38 
Gunhild Carling
(Musician)
Gunhild Carling
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
 39 
Miriam Bryant
(Pop Singer-Songwriter)
Miriam Bryant
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces

Popular Finnish-Swedish singer and songwriter Miriam Bryant rose to fame with her debut single Finders, Keepers and her debut album Raised in Rain. Her later single Black Car won the Song of the Year award in Sweden (2016). Additionally, she has also sung the lead track, Find You, from the Hollywood movie Divergent in collaboration with Zedd and Matthew Kom.

 40 
Thomas W. Gabrielsson
(Actor)
Thomas W. Gabrielsson
1
Birthdate: June 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 41 
Peter Andersson
(Actor)
Peter Andersson
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Birthdate: February 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 42 
Hans Rausing
(Swedish Industrialist and Philanthropist)
Hans Rausing
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 30, 2019

Hans Rausing was a Swedish philanthropist and industrialist best remembered for co-inheriting the popular multinational food packaging company, Tetra Pak. Along with his brother Gad Rausing, Hans is credited with steering the company towards success during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Tomas Lindberg
(Singer, Musician)
Tomas Lindberg
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
 44 
Örjan Ramberg
(Actor)
Örjan Ramberg
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Birthdate: February 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
Magdalena Tjernberg
(Swedish Former Paralympic Swimmer)
Magdalena Tjernberg
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
 46 
Jan Eliasson
(Swedish Diplomat and Politician Who Served as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations from 2012 to 2016)
Jan Eliasson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jan Eliasson is a Swedish diplomat and politician. He is best known for his service as the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Sweden in 2006. Jan Eliasson also served as Swedish Ambassador to the United States from 2000 to 2005.

 47 
Magnus Petersson
(Swedish Archer)
Magnus Petersson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 48 
Sven Wollter
(Actor)
Sven Wollter
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Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 10, 2020

 Hailed as one of the most celebrated Swedish actors, Sven Wollter was also an influential political activist, working for the Swedish communist party since his youth. Beginning his career on the stage, he debuted on screen as Gusten in Hemsöborna, gaining instant fame for it, continuing with his activism as well as acting till the very end.

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Mats Levén
(Musician)
Mats Levén
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
 50 
Gunnar Jervill
(Swedish Archer)
Gunnar Jervill
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius