Swedish Women Film & Theater Personalities

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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 1 Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Ferguson
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 2 Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman
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Famous As: Actresses
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.

 3 Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 4 Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 5 Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 6 Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 7 Noomi Rapace

Noomi Rapace
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Famous As: Actress
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.

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 8 Britt Ekland

Britt Ekland
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Famous As: Actress whose major films include 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun and 1967's The Double Man
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.

 9 Paulina Porizkova

Paulina Porizkova
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Famous As: Model
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.

 10 Hanna Alström

Hanna Alström
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 11 Inger Stevens

Inger Stevens
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 12 Neneh Cherry

Neneh Cherry
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

Neneh Cherry is a Swedish rapper, singer, songwriter, occasional DJ, and broadcaster. After starting her musical career in the early 1980s in London, Cherry went on to become one of the most decorated Swedish musicians of her generation. Over the years, Neneh Cherry has received many prestigious awards such as Brit Awards, MTV Europe Music Award, and NME Award.

 13 MyAnna Buring

MyAnna Buring
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sundsvall, Sweden

 14 Ulrika Jonsson

Ulrika Jonsson
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Famous As: Television personality who has hosted Gladiators and Shooting Stars
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.

 15 Izabella Scorupco

Izabella Scorupco
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 16 Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 17 Alida Morberg

Alida Morberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lilla Edet, Sweden

 18 Emily Baldoni

Emily Baldoni
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden

 19 May Britt

May Britt
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 20 Maud Adams

Maud Adams
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Famous As: Actress and model, known for her roles as two different Bond girls
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.

 21 Mercedes Mason

Mercedes Mason
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Famous As: Actress
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. 

 22 Sofia Helin

Sofia Helin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hovsta, Sweden

 23 Gunilla Hutton

Gunilla Hutton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

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.

 24 Simone Giertz

Simone Giertz
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Famous As: Inventor, YouTuber
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.

 25 Pia Lindström

Pia Lindström
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 26 Linda Ulvaeus

Linda Ulvaeus
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Famous As: Singer, Actress
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.

 27 Erika Linder

Erika Linder
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sundbyberg parish, 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.

 28 Victoria Silvstedt

Victoria Silvstedt
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Famous As: Model
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.

 29 Helena Mattsson

Helena Mattsson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 30 Bibi Andersson

Bibi Andersson
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Famous As: Former Actress best known for her frequent collaborations with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman
Birthdate: November 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 14, 2019

 31 Viveca Lindfors

Viveca Lindfors
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: October 25, 1995

 32 Melinda Kinnaman

Melinda Kinnaman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 33 Tuva Novotny

Tuva Novotny
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 34 Erika Lust

Erika Lust
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Famous As: writer, film director, film producer, screenwriter, director
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Stockholm

 35 Amine Gülşe Özil

Amine Gülşe Özil
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Famous As: Actress, Beauty pageant Winner
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.

 36 Pernilla August

Pernilla August
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 37 Mai Zetterling

Mai Zetterling
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Famous As: Actress
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. 

 38 Kristina Wayborn

Kristina Wayborn
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 39 Katia Winter

Katia Winter
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Famous As: Actress best known for her roles as Nadia on the Showtime series Dexter (2012), Katrina Crane on the Fox series Sleepy Hollow (2013–15)
Birthdate: October 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 40 Anki Liden

Anki Liden
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mölltorp, Sweden

 41 Molly Sandén

Molly Sandén
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 42 Josefin Asplund

Josefin Asplund
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 43 Frida Gustavsson

Frida Gustavsson
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 44 Ulla Jones

Ulla Jones
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Famous As: Photographer, Actress, Singer-songwriter
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.

 45 Johanna Sällström

Johanna Sällström
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Famous As: Former Actress best known for her portrayal of Linda Wallander in Wallander
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 13, 2007

 46 Petra Mede

Petra Mede
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: March 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 47 Anna Bergman

Anna Bergman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

 48 Maria Bonnevie

Maria Bonnevie
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Västerås, Sweden

 49 Anna Anka

Anna Anka
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Poland

 50 Ingrid Thulin

Ingrid Thulin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sollefteå, Sweden
Died: January 7, 2004