Famous Swedish Media Personalities

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Stieg Larsson
(Journalist)
Stieg Larsson
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Birthdate: August 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skelleftehamn, Sweden
Died: November 9, 2004

Stieg Larsson was a Swedish writer and journalist. He is best remembered for his Millennium trilogy of novels, which were adapted as three films in Sweden. After his sudden death, due to a heart attack, Stieg Larsson was posthumously honored with several awards, such as the Glass Key award, Galaxy British Book Award, and Anthony Award.

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Ulrika Jonsson
(Television personality who has hosted Gladiators and Shooting Stars)
Ulrika Jonsson
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Birthdate: August 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sollentuna Municipality, Sweden

Currently based in Oxfordshire, England, Sweden-born television presenter Ulrika Jonsson moved to the United Kingdom as a child and began her career as a TV-am weather presenter, eventually climbing her way up, presenting many popular television series in England and Sweden. Equally successful as a model and as an actress, she has also authored an autobiography.

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Svante Thunberg
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Birthdate: June 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boo, Sweden

Svante Thunberg is a Swedish actor, producer, and writer. He is married to opera singer Malena Ernman and has two daughters, Greta and Beata. Greta is a prominent climate activist, who first rose to worldwide prominence when she initiated the school strike for climate. Svante accompanies his daughter on her sailing expeditions to UN climate summits. 

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Pia Lindström
(Journalist)
Pia Lindström
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Birthdate: September 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Måns Zelmerlöw
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Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lund, Scania, Sweden
Swedish pop sensation Måns Zelmerlöw soared to fame with his Eurovision Song Contest 2015 win. He has won Let’s Dance season 1 and has hosted the Swedish show Allsång på Skansen, too. He has also launched a charity for African children, the Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation.
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Fredrik Backman
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Birthdate: June 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brännkyrka, Stockholm, Sweden

The author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman has also been a columnist for the Swedish newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad and the men's magazine Moore Magazine. His book Things My Son Needs to Know about the World was based on his parenting experiences.

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David Lagercrantz
(Swedish Journalist and Author)
David Lagercrantz
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Birthdate: September 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden

David Lagercrantz is a Swedish author and journalist best known for writing internationally acclaimed books like I Am Zlatan Ibrahimović, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, and The Girl in the Spider’s Web. His biography of Zlatan Ibrahimović has been translated into over 30 languages and is widely regarded as the best footballer's autobiography of his generation.

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Petra Mede
(Television presenter)
Petra Mede
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Birthdate: March 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Toomas Hendrik Ilves
(Politician, Journalist, Diplomat)
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
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Birthdate: December 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm

Toomas Hendrik Ilves is an Estonian politician who served as the President of Estonia from 9 October 2006 to 10 October 2016. He also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs on two occasions; from 1996 to 1998 and again from 1999 to 2002. Toomas Hendrik Ilves also led the Social Democratic Party during the 1990s.

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Malik Bendjelloul
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Birthdate: September 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ystad, Skåne, Sweden
Died: May 13, 2014
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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
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Birthdate: December 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Jonas Jonasson
(Journalist, Writer)
Jonas Jonasson
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Birthdate: July 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Växjö, Sweden

Swedish author Jonas Jonasson is best known for his bestselling comic novel The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. He had a successful career as a journalist and even owned a media company, but later sold all his belongings and settled near Lake Lugano, focusing on his writing career.

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Petra Marklund
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Birthdate: September 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Älta, Nacka Municipality, Stockholm, Sweden

Petra Marklund is a Swedish singer-songwriter best known for her hit single Cry for You which peaked at number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart. The song is part of her third studio album In Orbit, which earned her a Grammi Award. Petra Marklund is also known for her hit single Mikrofonkåt, which was certified 8x Platinum in Sweden.      

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Sanna Lundell
(Journalist, Television presenter)
Sanna Lundell
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Birthdate: November 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Margot Wallstrom
(Politician)
Margot Wallstrom
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Birthdate: September 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Skellefteå, Västerbotten, Sweden

Margot Wallstrom is a Swedish politician best known for serving as the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden from 2014 to 2019. Over the course of her illustrious political career, Margot Wallstrom has also served as the Minister for Nordic Cooperation from 2016 to 2019 as well as the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2014 to 2019.

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Hans Rosenfeldt
(Screenwriter)
Hans Rosenfeldt
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Birthdate: July 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Borås, Sweden

Before venturing into a writing career, Hans Rosenfeldt had been a sea lion keeper, a teacher, a driver, and an actor. Now known for creating series such as The Bridge and Marcella, he has also co-written several crime novels, such as The Secret, with his friend and co-author Michael Hjorth.

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Kenza Zouiten
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Birthdate: April 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Alice Bah Kuhnke
(Politician)
Alice Bah Kuhnke
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Birthdate: December 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden

Alice Bah Kuhnke was appointed the Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy in October 2014 and continued in the office till January 2019. Thereafter, in 2019 she was elected as one of the 20 Members of the European Parliament in Sweden. The Swedish politician, who played a role in establishing the think tank Sektor3, was a television personality earlier.

Elizabeth Lejonhjärta
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Birthplace: Norrbotten, Sweden

Elizabeth Lejonhjärta is a Swedish model, writer, blogger, and social media personality. Elizabeth and her twin sister Victoria Lejonhjärta achieved international fame when they collaborated with popular Canadian rapper Drake for his 2016 album Views. Popularly known as the it girls in Sweden, Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhjärta have modeled for brands like Calvin Klein, Nike, Chanel, and Max Factor.

Victoria Lejonhjarta
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Birthdate: October 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norrbotten, Sweden
Victoria Lejonhjarta is a Swedish model, writer, blogger, and social media personality. Along with her twin sister Elizabeth Lejonhjärta, Victoria has achieved immense popularity and the duo is popularly known as the it girls in Sweden. Apart from modeling for brands like Calvin Klein, Nike, Chanel, and Max Factor, Victoria and Elizabeth have also collaborated with popular celebrities like Drake.
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Sanna Nielsen
(Swedish Singer and Television Presenter)
Sanna Nielsen
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Birthdate: November 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edenryd, Sweden

Sanna Nielsen is a Swedish television presenter and singer who represented Sweden at the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark where she finished third. In 2015, she hosted Melodifestivalen, a music competition that decides Sweden's representative at the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Rebecca de Ruvo
(Television Presenter)
Rebecca de Ruvo
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Birthdate: December 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Jan Guillou
(Writer, Investigative journalist, most notably in 1973 when he and co-reporter Peter Bratt exposed a secret and illegal intelligence organization in Sweden, Informationsbyrån (IB))
Jan Guillou
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Birthdate: January 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Södertälje, Sweden

A French citizen by birth, but born and raised in Sweden, it took Jan Guillou thirty years to gain Swedish citizenship. Expelled from school for bad behavior, he overcame his shortcomings to become an award-winning journalist and author, hugging limelight for exposing Swedish secret intelligence agency. Currently owner of a large publishing house, he remains active as a column writer.

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Hjalmar Branting
(Politician)
Hjalmar Branting
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Birthdate: November 23, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 24, 1925

One of the prominent names in the formation of the Social Democratic Party of Sweden and also its leader from 1907 to 1925, Karl Hjalmar Branting served thrice as the Prime Minister of Sweden between 1920 and 1925. In 1921, the father of socialism in Sweden was awarded Nobel Peace Prize together with Norwegian diplomat Christian Lous Lange.

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Jan Arnald
(Writer, Journalist)
Jan Arnald
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Birthdate: January 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sollentuna Municipality
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Anne Lundberg
(Television presenter)
Anne Lundberg
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Birthdate: March 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skurup, Sweden
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Sigge Eklund
(Writer)
Sigge Eklund
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Birthdate: April 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Peg Parnevik
(Singer)
Peg Parnevik
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Birthdate: September 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Peg Parnevik is a Swedish-American television personality, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for appearing on the popular reality TV show Parneviks, which follows the lives of Parnevik and her family members. Peg Parnevik is also known for her single Ain't No Saint, which peaked at number two on the Swedish national record chart, Sverigetopplistan

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Maj Sjowall
(Writer)
Maj Sjowall
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Birthdate: September 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 29, 2020
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Israel Shamir
(Journalist, Writer, known for promoting antisemitis and Holocaust denial)
Israel Shamir
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Birthdate: June 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Russia
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Liza Marklund
(Writer, Journalist)
Liza Marklund
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Birthdate: September 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Piteå
Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
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Birthdate: August 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kungsbacka Municipality, Sweden
Died: June 22, 1975
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Eva Rose
(Actress)
Eva Rose
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Birthdate: October 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vårberg, Sweden
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Per-Olov Enquist
(Swedish writer)
Per-Olov Enquist
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Birthdate: September 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hjoggböle, Sweden
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Clara Henry
(Actress)
Clara Henry
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Birthdate: April 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gökskulla, Landvetter, Sweden
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Stig Dagerman
(Journalist)
Stig Dagerman
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Birthdate: October 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alvkarleby, Sweden
Died: November 4, 1954
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Dawit Isaak
(Playwright, Journalist and Writer)
Dawit Isaak
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Birthdate: October 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea
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Carolina Gynning
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Birthdate: October 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden
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Ludvig Nordström
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Birthdate: February 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Härnösand, Sweden
Died: April 15, 1942
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Gina Dirawi
(Known for hosting the 2014 Swedish Grammy Awards and the 2012 and 2013 Melodifestivalen music contests)
Gina Dirawi
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Birthdate: December 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sundsvall, Sweden
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Hjalmar Söderberg
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Birthdate: July 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 14, 1941
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Janni Olsson
(TV Host)
Janni Olsson
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Birthdate: March 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Carina Berg
(TV Host)
Carina Berg
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Birthdate: November 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Österskär, Sweden
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Klas Pontus Arnoldson
(Politician, Journalist, Writer, Non-fiction writer)
Klas Pontus Arnoldson
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Birthdate: October 27, 1844
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gothenburg
Died: February 20, 1916

Klas Pontus Arnoldson was a Swedish politician, author, journalist, and pacifist. He is best remembered for winning the Nobel Peace Prize alongside Fredrik Bajer in 1908. He is credited with founding the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society, a non-governmental organization dedicated to peace, democratization, and disarmament.

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Kerstin Behrendtz
(Radio Presenter)
Kerstin Behrendtz
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Birthdate: August 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 28, 2020
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Viktor Rydberg
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Birthdate: December 18, 1828
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Died: September 21, 1895
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Kajsa Ekis Ekman
(Journalist)
Kajsa Ekis Ekman
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Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Kajsa Ekis Ekman is a Swedish freelance writer who writes for the anti-trans website Feminist Current and conspiracy theorist website Steigan.no. Her anti-transgender views have earned her notoriety and media attention. In 2010, she received the Robespierre Prize. In 2020, her critiques of capitalism earned her the prestigious Lenin Award.
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Alexandra Pascalidou
(Columnist, Television hostess, and Author)
Alexandra Pascalidou
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Birthdate: July 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Alexandra Pascalidou is a Greek-Swedish television hostess, columnist, and author. She is best known for hosting popular events like Melodifestivalen and Eurovision Song Contest. Over the course of her career, Alexandra Pascalidou has received several prestigious awards such as the Bellman Prize, St Eriks Medal, and Integration Award. 

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Farah Abadi
(Television Presenter)
Farah Abadi
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Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Västervik, Sweden
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Martin Adler
(Former Journalist known for his war reports and foreign coverage)
Martin Adler
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Birthdate: October 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 23, 2006