Famous Norwegian Women

Norwegian women enjoyed the privileges of equal rights for men and women much before any country. And for years, they were known to be self-sufficient, running the house on their own as Norwegian men were known to be fishermen. That explains why the Norwegian women of this generation are perceived to be a total badass, strong, and completely independent. Isn't that just inspiring? Not just that, Norwegian women are known to be the classic examples for 'beauty with brains'. Their flawless skin and deep blue eyes sure make it feel like their features are just surreal!

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 1 
Aurora
(Singer-songwriter)

Aurora
21
Birthdate: June 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway

Aurora is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, and dancer. Gifted from a young age, she began writing songs at the age of six! She began her career self-releasing her works. She received a favorable response from the audience and was soon able to establish herself as a popular singer. Her music encompasses electro-pop, folk, and art-pop elements. 

 2 
Sigrid Raabe
(Singer, Songwriter, Dancer)

Sigrid Raabe
19
Birthdate: September 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ålesund

Sigrid Raabe is a Norwegian singer-songwriter who won the BBC Music Sound of 2018. Sigrid's debut studio album Sucker Punch, which released in 2019, debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart. Over the years, Sigrid has won several prestigious awards, such as the MTV Europe Music Award.

 3 
Girl in Red
(Singer)

Girl in Red
19
Birthdate: February 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Horten, Norway

Girl in Red is an indie-pop music project by Norwegian singer-songwriter Marie Ulven Ringheim. She became interested in music and songwriting as a teenager. With her family’s encouragement, she began releasing Norwegian music and soon earned a decent following. She has also appeared in a TV program. She is openly queer and is considered a queer icon. 

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Kristine Froseth
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Birthdate: September 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

Kristine Froseth is a Norwegian and American model and actress. She is known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as The Society and Looking for Alaska. Froseth was discovered at Ski Storsenter where she was taking part in a catwalk audition. She then went on to model for brands like Armani before establishing herself as an actress.

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Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
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Birthdate: March 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Levanger Municipality, Norway

Norwegian actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal is best known for her role in the  Norwegian slasher film Cold Prey, for which she won the Amanda Award (the Norwegian Film Award) for Best Actress. She is a versatile actress and has appeared in horror, thriller, drama, and romantic comedy genres. Besides films and TV shows, she also often acts in theater productions.

 6 
Liv Ullmann
(Actress)

Liv Ullmann
4
Birthdate: December 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo,Japan

Princess Märtha of Sweden
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Birthdate: March 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 5, 1954
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 8 
Lene Nystrøm
(Singer-songwriter and Female Lead Vocalist of the Danish-Norwegian Eurodance Group 'Aqua')

Lene Nystrøm
4
Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tønsberg Municipality, Norway

The 1990s’ superhit dance track Barbie Girl made both the Danish-Norwegian band Aqua and its lead singer, Lene Nystrøm, international sensations. While Lene dated fellow band member René, she later married another band member, Søren. She later appeared in the Varg Veum film franchise and also reunited with her band.

 9 
Sonja Henie
(Figure Skater)

Sonja Henie
3
Birthdate: April 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: October 12, 1969
Sonja Henie wasn’t just a 3-time Olympic champion in figure skating but also proved to be a Hollywood superstar, with hits such as Thin Ice and My Lucky Star. She debuted at the Olympics at age 11 and also won 10 World Championships consecutively. She was also proficient in tennis, swimming, and skiing.

 10 
Queen Sonja of Norway
(wife of King Harald V)

Queen Sonja of Norway
2
Birthdate: July 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oslo

 11 
Angelina Jordan
(Singer best known as the winner of Norway's Got Talent in 2014, at the age of nine)

Angelina Jordan
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Birthdate: January 10, 2006
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 12 
Maud of Wales
(Queen of Norway (1950-1938))

Maud of Wales
3
Birthdate: November 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marlborough House, London, England
Died: November 20, 1938

Daughter of King Edward VII of Norway, Maud of Wales, was known for being a tomboy and had even been nicknamed Harry, after a valiant admiral. She married Prince Carl of Denmark. After Carl took over as King Haakon VII of Norway, Maud became the queen of Norway, too.

 13 
Erna Solberg
(35th prime minister of Norway from 2013 to 2021)

Erna Solberg
3
Birthdate: February 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway

 14 
Anni-Frid Lyngstad
(One of the Founding Members and Lead Singers of the Swedish Pop Band ABBA)

Anni-Frid Lyngstad
35
Birthdate: November 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bjørkåsen, Ballangen, Norway

Anni-Frid Lyngstad is a Norwegian-Swedish environmentalist, singer, and songwriter. She is credited with co-founding the popular Swedish pop band ABBA and popularizing the band by serving as its lead singer. In 2010, Anni-Frid Lyngstad was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2014, she received the Eskilstuna Music Prize for her contribution as an "icon."

 15 
Astrid S
(Norwegian Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Singles 'Shattered' and '2AM')

Astrid S
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Birthdate: October 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkåk, Norway
Astrid S came into the limelight with the show Pop Idol at 16. The Norwegian singer, known for songs such as Hurts So Good and 2AM, ditched a promising soccer career for music. Her track Relevant was entirely made out of lyrics contributed by her fans through social media.

 16 
Veronica Ngo
(Actress and singer who won the award for Best Actress at the 2007 Vietnam Film Festival for her appearance in the film Haunted Manor.)

Veronica Ngo
5
Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cầu Kè District, Vietnam
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Shield-maiden
(Warrior)

Shield-maiden
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: not known

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Thea Sofie Loch Naess
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Birthdate: November 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway

Margaret I of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 15, 1353
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 28, 1412

Margaret, Maid of Norway
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Birthdate: April 9, 1283
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tønsberg, Norway
Died: September 26, 1290

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Amrita Acharia
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Birthdate: July 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal

ALRA alumna Amrita Acharia is best known as Dothraki handmaiden Iri from the series Game of Thrones. The Nepalese-Ukrainian actor is also known as Dr. Ruby Walker from The Good Karma Hospital and has appeared in films such as I Am Yours. She also works to rehabilitate trafficked Nepalese children.

 22 
Natassia Malthe
(Norwegian Model and Actress Known for Her Role in the Movie 'Elektra' and 'DOA:Dead or Alive')

Natassia Malthe
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Norwegian actor-model Natassia Malthe is known for playing strong female characters, such as assassins. She played a bounty hunter in Knights of Bloodsteel. Featured on Maxim Hot 100, Malthe is half-Malaysian through her mother. She was one of countless women who had accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

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Marianne Ihlen
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Birthdate: May 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Larkollen, Østfold, Norway
Died: July 28, 2016

Marianne Ihlen was a Norwegian woman best remembered as the girlfriend and muse of popular Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. Cohen dedicated many of his poems to Ihlen and their relationship, along with Marianne Ihlen's life and career, inspired the 2019 documentary movie Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love. 

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Sissel Kyrkjebø
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Birthdate: June 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway

 25 
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
(Only daughter and elder child of King Harald V and Queen Sonja)

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
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Birthdate: September 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 26 
Ingvild Deila
(Actress)

Ingvild Deila
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Birthdate: January 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norway

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Cecilia Braekhus
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Birthdate: September 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia

Tagged by the media as Boxing’s First Lady, Norwegian boxer/kickboxer Cecilia Braekhu scripted history by becoming the first female boxer to hold the WBA, IBF, WBC, and WBO titles at the same time. Colombian-born Braekhu was adopted by a Norwegian couple as a 2-year-old and began boxing as a teenager.

 28 
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
(Elder child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit)

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
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Birthdate: January 21, 2004
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 29 
Silje Torp
(Actress)

Silje Torp
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Birthdate: October 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 30 

Emma Ellingsen
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Birthdate: September 9, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tønsberg, Norway

 31 
Alexandra Andresen
(Youngest Billionaire)

Alexandra Andresen
1
Birthdate: July 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Alexandra Andresen is a Norwegian heiress who made headlines in 2016 when she became the youngest billionaire in the world at the age of 19! She was named the world's youngest billionaire by Forbes for three consecutive years. Alexandra Andresen has also modeled for the equestrian clothing company KingsLand and has won several honors and awards in horse dressage competitions.

 32 
Afua Hirsch
(Writer)

Afua Hirsch
1
Birthdate: June 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway

 33 

Susanne Sundfør
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Birthdate: March 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haugesund, Norway

 34 

Lisa Loven Kongsli
0
Birthdate: September 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 35 

Maria Bonnevie
0
Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Västerås, Sweden

 36 
Lagertha
(Ruler)

Lagertha
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Norway

Josefine Frida Pettersen
0
Birthdate: May 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sigdal, Viken, Norway

 38 
Deeyah Khan
(Director)

Deeyah Khan
0
Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 39 

Synnove Macody Lund
1
Birthdate: May 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stord, Norway

 40 
Linn Ullmann
(Writer)

Linn Ullmann
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Birthdate: August 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Linn Ullmann is a Norwegian journalist, author, and literary critic. Apart from writing popular novels, Ullmann also writes columns for leading Norwegian newspapers. Linn Ullmann is the recipient of prestigious awards such as the Gold Pen, Amalie Skram Prize, and Norwegian Readers' Prize.  

 41 
Lene Marlin
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Pianist)

Lene Marlin
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Birthdate: August 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tromsø

Lene Marlin is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, and musician. Marlin made an impressive debut when she released her single Unforgivable Sinner (1998) which became the fastest selling single in the history of Norwegian music. In 1999, she received the MTV Europe award for her stage performance in Dublin, Ireland. Marlin has also been nominated for prestigious awards including BRIT Awards.

 42 
Sigrid Undset
(Novelist)

Sigrid Undset
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Birthdate: May 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kalundborg, Denmark
Died: June 10, 1949

Sigrid Undset was a Norwegian novelist best remembered for her trilogy of historical novels, Kristin Lavransdatter. In 1928, she was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize for literature, which she donated on 25 January 1940 in order to support the Finnish war effort during the Second World War. A crater on Venus is named in her honor.

 43 
Belle Gunness
(Serial Killer)

Belle Gunness
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Birthdate: November 11, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Selbu
Died: April 28, 1908
Also known as the Mistress of Murder Farms, Norwegian-born American immigrant Brynhild Paulsdatter Storset later changed her name to Belle. The brutal murderer is believed to have seduced and then butchered her countless suitors. A headless body found recovered from her burnt house was thought to be hers.

 44 
Lisa Teige
(Actress)

Lisa Teige
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Birthdate: January 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway

 45 
Iman Meskini
(Actress notable for her starring role as Sanna Bakkoush on the hit series Skam)

Iman Meskini
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Birthdate: March 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ski Municipality, Norway

Iman Meskini is a Norwegian actress best known for her portrayal of Sana Bakkoush in the popular teen drama streaming TV series, Skam. A practicing Muslim in real life, Meskini's representation of Muslim youth in Skam at a time when there was a rise in Islamophobia across the world was viewed as a fitting reply to those who spread Islamophobia. 

 46 
Liv Kristine
(Singer who has performed and composed songs mostly for various subgenres of heavy metal music)

Liv Kristine
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Birthdate: February 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway

Liv Kristine is a Norwegian singer best known as an exponent of numerous subgenres of heavy metal music. Kristine is credited with pioneering gothic metal, which has since found many representatives across Europe. Over the years, Liv Kristine has contributed to the success of many bands like Theatre of Tragedy, Leaves' Eyes, and Atrocity

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Suzann Pettersen
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Birthdate: April 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Leading former golfer Suzann Pettersen, also known as Tutta, was 6 when she participated in her first tournament. Initially also interested in skiing, Pettersen later focused on golf. Her illustrious career saw her win 22 titles, 15 of them on the LPGA Tour and 6 on the LET.

 48 
Ane Brun
(Musician, Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)

Ane Brun
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Birthdate: March 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Molde

Ane Brun is a Norwegian guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. She is credited with founding her own record label, Balloon Ranger Recordings. Many of her works like A Temporary Dive and It All Starts with One have become chartbusters and multi-platinum albums.

 49 
Katharina Andresen
(Billionaire heiress)

Katharina Andresen
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Birthdate: May 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 50 
Liv Lindeland
(Model, Actress)

Liv Lindeland
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Birthdate: December 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norway

Women hold quite the significant role in the Norwegian society. Some of the women who are esteemed for their role in the progress of the country are Eva Kolstad, president of women's rights association, Camilla Collett, author and feminist and even major literature figures like Hanna Winsnes. So now you know a brief of what the Norwegian women are like. They sure are quite the inspiration! Read on to find out more about such Norwegian shining stars.