Swedish Women Film & Theater Personalities

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Throughout history, there have been many Swedish women film & theater personalities who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Swedish female film & theater personalities such as Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Izabella Scorupco, Malin Akerman, Kristina Wayborn.
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Rebecca Ferguson
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Birthdate: October 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Rebecca Ferguson achieved international recognition after playing Elizabeth Woodville in the TV miniseries, The White Queen. Her performance in the miniseries was so impressive that Tom Cruise handpicked her to star in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation after watching her portray Elizabeth Woodville. Thanks to her impressive stunts, she was chosen to reprise her role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

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Ingrid Bergman
(One of the Most Influential Screen Figures in Cinematic History)
Ingrid Bergman
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Birthdate: August 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 29, 1982

One of the greatest Swedish actresses ever, Ingrid Bergman is the only Triple Crown winner with three Academy Awards under her belt. Such is her impact that her character Ilsa Lund, which she portrayed in Casablanca, inspired the character of Ilsa Faust in the Mission Impossible franchise. An actress with a deep sense of freedom, Bergman voiced her views against racial segregation.

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Alicia Vikander
(Swedish Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Gerda Wegener’ in the Film ‘The Danish Girl’)
Alicia Vikander
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Birthdate: October 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
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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Ann-Margret
(Actress & Singer)
Ann-Margret
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Birthdate: April 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valsjöbyn, Sweden

Swedish-American actress and singer Ann-Margret was initially described as a female version of Elvis Presley due to her vibrant contralto voice. The winner of five Golden Globe Awards, Ann-Margret had a major impact as an actress throughout the 1960s. Her affair with Elvis Presley was depicted in the 2005 miniseries Elvis in which she is portrayed by Rose McGowan.

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Greta Garbo
(One of the Greatest Female Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Greta Garbo
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Birthdate: September 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 15, 1990

Iconic Swedish-American movie star Greta Garbo is remembered for her melancholic characters. She soared to fame with silent movies such as A Woman of Affairs and talkies such as Mata Hari and Anna Karenina. The three-time Academy Award nominee quit films at 35 and lived a private life.

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Malin Akerman
(Actress & Model)
Malin Akerman
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Birthdate: May 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Malin Akerman is a Swedish-American model, actress, singer, and producer. She is known for playing important roles in such films like The Heartbreak Kid and Watchmen in which her nude scenes garnered much attention. She also works closely with a nonprofit organization called Opportunity International.

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Noomi Rapace
(Swedish Actress)
Noomi Rapace
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Birthdate: December 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hudiksvall, Sweden

Noomi Rapace is one of the Swedish actresses to have achieved international recognition, thanks to her performance in the film adaptations of the novel series Millennium. Her popularity increased when she played Simza Heron, her first English-speaking role, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. In 2014, she became the subject of a film titled A Portrait of Noomi Rapace.

 8 
Tove Lo
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Raw, Grunge-Influenced Take on Pop Music)
Tove Lo
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Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Viken, Sweden
Grammy-nominated Swedish singer Tove Lo is known for her autobiographical lyrics and her grunge-influenced pop tracks. She soared to fame with her Billboard-charting debut album, Queen of the Clouds. She has also released hits such as Glad He's Gone and co-written tracks such as Love Me like You Do
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Britt Ekland
(Actress whose major films include 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun and 1967's The Double Man)
Britt Ekland
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Birthdate: October 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Britt Ekland is a Swedish actress, singer, and model. One of the leading actresses in Sweden during the 1960s and 1970s, Ekland also established herself as a sex symbol and achieved international prominence when she appeared as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun. Britt Ekland was also one of the most photographed actresses during the 1970s.

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Paulina Porizkova
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Birthdate: April 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prostějov, Czechoslovakia

Model, actress, and author, Paulina Porizkova, became the first woman from Central Europe to be featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 1984. She began modeling as a teenager and became a top model in Paris during the early 1980s. She eventually began acting as well. Also a writer, she has written a few books.

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Hanna Alström
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Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm

Hanna Alström is a Swedish actress who achieved international prominence after playing Crown Princess Tilde of Sweden in the 2014 action spy comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Hanna Alström went on to reprise her role in the film's 2017 sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

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Inger Stevens
(Swedish-American Actress Best Known for Her TV Series ‘The Farmer's Daughter’)
Inger Stevens
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Birthdate: October 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 30, 1970

Inger Stevens was a Swedish-American actress whose promising career was cut short when she committed suicide at age 35. Stevens is remembered for her performance in TV series like The Farmer's Daughter, for which she received the Golden Globe for Best TV Star – Female in 1963. Her performance in the series also earned her an Emmy nomination in 1964.

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MyAnna Buring
(Actress)
MyAnna Buring
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Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sundsvall, Sweden
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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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Anita Ekberg
(Swedish Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Sylvia’ in the Film ‘La Dolce Vita’)
Anita Ekberg
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Birthdate: September 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden
Died: January 11, 2015

Swedish actress Anita Ekberg is best known for her role in the comedy-drama film La Dolce Vita. She worked primarily in Italy and later became a citizen of the country. She began modeling as a teenager and eventually entered films as well. Beautiful and voluptuous, she became a popular name within a few years.

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Emily Baldoni
(Actress)
Emily Baldoni
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Birthdate: August 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden
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Izabella Scorupco
(Best Known for Her Role as the Bond Girl 'Natalya Simonova' in the Film 'GoldenEye')
Izabella Scorupco
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Birthdate: June 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Białystok, Poland

Polish-Swedish actress, singer, and model, Izabella Scorupco, played Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the James Bond film GoldenEye, for which she gained international fame. She began her career as a model in the late 1980s and appeared on the cover of Vogue. She then started acting as well. A music lover, she also had a brief singing career.

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Alida Morberg
(Actress)
Alida Morberg
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Birthdate: January 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lilla Edet, Sweden
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Maud Adams
(Actress and model, known for her roles as two different Bond girls)
Maud Adams
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Birthdate: February 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Luleå, Sweden
Maud Adams is a Swedish model and actress best known for playing a Bond girl in two Bond films, namely The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy. While her appearance in The Man with the Golden Gun earned her international recognition, Maud Adams' portrayal of the eponymous character in the 1983 film Octopussy earned her accolades.
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May Britt
(Swedish Actress)
May Britt
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Birthdate: March 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lidingö, Lidingö, Sweden

May Britt is a Swedish retired actress who moved to the US in the late-1950s where she made headlines for marrying Sammy Davis Jr. at a time when interracial marriage was forbidden by law in the US. In the 1998 film, The Rat Pack, which narrates the circumstances surrounding May Britt's wedding to Davis, Britt was played by Megan Dodds.

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Mercedes Mason
(American Actress and Former Model Known for Her Role as ‘Zondra’ in the TV Series ‘Chuck’)
Mercedes Mason
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Birthdate: March 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Linköping, Sweden
Swedish-American actor/model Mercedes Mason is best known as Zondra from the series Chuck and as Isabel from The Finder. Fans also loved her in the films Sniper: Legacy and Quarantine 2: Terminal and the series Fear the Walking Dead. A polyglot, she speaks languages such as French and Persian. 
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Sofia Helin
(Actress)
Sofia Helin
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Birthdate: April 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hovsta, Sweden
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Erika Linder
(Swedish Model and Actress Known for Sporting and Modeling for Both Male and Female Clothing)
Erika Linder
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Birthdate: May 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sundbyberg, Sweden

Currently based in the United States, Erika Linder is an internationally-known androgynous model, active since 2011. Born in Sweden, she debuted as a model for the Candy magazine, portraying a young Leonardo DiCaprio in it. Since then she has been appearing in different masculine, feminine and unisex looks in numerous internationally-known magazines as well as fashion houses.

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Simone Giertz
(Inventor, YouTuber)
Simone Giertz
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Birthdate: November 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Simone Giertz is a Swedish TV host, YouTuber and robotics enthusiast. She is best known for creating mechanical robots to automate everyday tasks, the videos of which she posts on her YouTube channel. Simone Giertz displayed many of her robots on the popular TV show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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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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Helena Mattsson
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Birthdate: March 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Puma Swede
(Adult Film Star)
Puma Swede
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Birthdate: September 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Victoria Silvstedt
(Swedish Model, Actress, Singer, and Television Personality)
Victoria Silvstedt
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Birthdate: September 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skelleftehamn, Sweden

Victoria Silvstedt is a Swedish model, singer, actress, and television personality. She achieved national prominence in 1993 when she was selected to represent Sweden in the Miss World pageant in South Africa. She then worked for popular fashion houses like Chanel and Christian Dior before being featured on international magazines like Playboy, Glamour, and Maxim.

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Linda Ulvaeus
(Singer, Actress)
Linda Ulvaeus
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Birthdate: February 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vallentuna, Sweden

Linda Ulvaeus is a Swedish singer and actress. The daughter of popular singers Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus, Linda started her career as a singer before going on to establish herself as a prominent actress. She has played important roles in films like Meningen med alltihopa and Quick.

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Viveca Lindfors
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Birthdate: December 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: October 25, 1995
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Melinda Kinnaman
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Birthdate: November 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Bibi Andersson
(Former Actress best known for her frequent collaborations with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman)
Bibi Andersson
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Birthdate: November 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 14, 2019
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Tuva Novotny
(Actress)
Tuva Novotny
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Birthdate: December 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Erika Lust
(writer, film director, film producer, screenwriter, director)
Erika Lust
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Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Stockholm
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Katia Winter
(Actress best known for her roles as Nadia on the Showtime series Dexter (2012), Katrina Crane on the Fox series Sleepy Hollow (2013–15))
Katia Winter
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Birthdate: October 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Anki Liden
(Actress)
Anki Liden
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Birthdate: April 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mölltorp, Sweden
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Kristina Wayborn
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Birthdate: September 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nybro, Nybro, Sweden

Swedish actor Britt-Inger Johansson, better known as Kristina Wayborn, initially gained fame after being crowned Miss Sweden 1970. She then made it to the semi-finals of the Miss Universe pageant that year. He role in Octopussy established her as one of the few action heroines of her era.

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Mai Zetterling
(Swedish Actress, Novelist and Film Director.)
Mai Zetterling
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Birthdate: May 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Västerås, Sweden
Died: March 17, 1994

Mai Zetterling was a Swedish actress, film director, and novelist. She is best remembered for playing important roles in popular British films like Quartet, The Romantic Age, and Only Two Can Play. Mai Zetterling became known as a sex symbol and many of her films were noted for their sexual explicitness and nudity. 

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Molly Sandén
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Birthdate: July 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Molly Sandén is one of Sweden's biggest pop singers. She has released five studio albums so far and had also represented Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006.

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Uschi Digard
(Former softcore porn star and model mostly known for her roles in Russ Meyer films)
Uschi Digard
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Birthdate: August 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Switzerland
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Amine Gülşe Özil
(Actress, Beauty pageant Winner)
Amine Gülşe Özil
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Birthdate: April 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
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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Frida Gustavsson
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Birthdate: June 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Pernilla August
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Birthdate: February 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Camilla Sparv
(Actress)
Camilla Sparv
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Birthdate: June 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Johanna Sällström
(Former Actress best known for her portrayal of Linda Wallander in Wallander)
Johanna Sällström
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Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 13, 2007
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Josefin Asplund
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Birthdate: October 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Anna Bergman
(Actress)
Anna Bergman
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Birthdate: May 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Ulla Jones
(Swedish Model and Actress )
Ulla Jones
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Birthdate: June 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish model, makeup artist, and photographer Ulla Agneta Andersson, or Ulla Jones, is best known as the former wife of music legend Quincy Jones. She met Quincy at a party at age 19. Known for movies such as Luftburen, she has also written a memoir and released an album.

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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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Anna Anka
(Actress, Model)
Anna Anka
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Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Poland