Swedish actors in Hollywood

by rupert11-601-296472 | created - 14 Jan 2011 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

In no special order.

1. Greta Garbo

Actress | Ninotchka

Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and ...

2. Ingrid Bergman

Actress | Notorious

Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with ...

3. Max von Sydow

Actor | Flash Gordon

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

4. Lena Olin

Actress | Alias

Swedish-born Lena Olin already had a successful career as an actress before she came to Hollywood. She acted at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm and was directed by Ingmar Bergman. She was born in Stockholm, to actors Britta Holmberg and Stig Olin, who appeared in six of Bergman's films. Lena also ...

5. Stellan Skarsgård

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Stellan Skarsgård was born in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Gudrun (Larsson) and Jan Skarsgård. He became a star in his teens through the title role in the TV-series Bombi Bitt och jag (1968). Between the years 1972-88 he was employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where...

6. Peter Stormare

Actor | Fargo

Peter Stormare was born in Arbrå, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, to Gunhild (Holm) and Karl Ingvar Storm. He began his acting career at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden, performing for eleven years. In 1990 he became the Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre and directed productions ...

7. Ann-Margret

Actress | Bye Bye Birdie

Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century.

Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and ...

8. Dolph Lundgren

Actor | Rocky IV

Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. ...

9. Alexander Skarsgård

Actor | True Blood

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the eldest son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Among his siblings are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård. For most of his formative years, his father was an acclaimed actor in Europe but had not yet ...

10. Maud Adams

Actress | Octopussy

Stunning Swedish born ex-model who broke into film in 1970, and quickly appeared in several high profile films including playing the ex-wife of James Caan in the futuristic Rollerball (1975) and the ill-fated lover of super-assassin Francisco Scaramanga played by Christopher Lee in The Man with the...

11. Pernilla August

Actress | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Pernilla August started acting as a child, performing in plays at Vår teater and at school. In 1979 she was accepted at the Statens scenskola to study acting professionally. Director Ingmar Bergman took note of her early and cast her as a nanny in his Fanny and Alexander (1982).

In 1982 she got ...

12. Anita Ekberg

Actress | La dolce vita

Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born on September 29, 1931 in Malmo, Sweden. Growing up with seven brothers and sisters was not an adventure, but Anita's adventure began when she was elected Miss Sweden in 1950. She did not win the Miss Universe contest but she got a modeling contract in the ...

13. Izabella Scorupco

Actress | GoldenEye

Born in the northern Polish town of Bialystok, Izabella Scorupco moved to Sweden with her mother as a young child. She studied drama and music and, at 17, was discovered by a Swedish film director who cast her in the movie Ingen kan älska som vi (1988), which made her a local teen idol. She ...

14. Britt Ekland

Actress | The Man with the Golden Gun

Britt Ekland was born in Sweden and grew up to be the poster girl for beautiful, big-eyed Scandinavian blondes. She attended a drama school and then joined a traveling theater group. With her looks as her passport, Britt entered films and became a star in Italy. When Peter Sellers met her in a ...

15. Malin Akerman

Actress | Watchmen

Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her mother, Pia (Sundström), is a model and aerobics instructor, and her father, Magnus Åkerman, is an insurance broker. They moved to Toronto when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced...

16. Bibi Andersson

Actress | Persona

Her artistic dreams came early in life and were further supported by her older sister Gerd Andersson who became a ballet dancer at the Royal Opera and made her acting debut in 1951. Bibi, on the other side, had to make do with bit parts and commercials. She debuted in Dum-Bom (1953), playing ...

17. Helena Mattsson

Actress | Surrogates

Helena Mattsson was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, with her two sisters. In her early teens she was discovered by one of the biggest modeling agencies in Sweden. After graduating from her Performing Arts High School in Stockholm, Helena traveled to London and New York to continue to study ...

18. Noomi Rapace

Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, the daughter of Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when Rapace was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for ...

19. Joel Kinnaman

Actor | RoboCop

Charles Joel Nordström, known professionally as Joel Kinnaman, is a Swedish actor. He is best known for playing the lead role in the Swedish film Easy Money a role that earned him a Guldbagge Award in the "Best Actor" category - and for his role as Frank Wagner in the Johan Falk film series. He ...

20. Bo Svenson

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

An award-winning writer, actor, producer and director, Bo Svenson has worked with over one hundred Academy Award winners and/or nominees, including Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino.

He is a prolific writer in addition to being an accomplished actor. His first novel, "A Dream of America", was ...

21. Mikael Persbrandt

Actor | Hævnen

Mikael Persbrandt is internationally known for his starring role in the Academy Award winning foreign feature, "In A Better World," directed by Susanne Bier. His performance earned him a 2011 European Film Award nomination for Best Actor.

His interest in acting started when working as an extra in ...

22. Jan Malmsjö

Actor | Fanny och Alexander

Jan Malmsjö studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school 1950-1953. He made a memorable performance in 'Två åsnor' at Göteborgs stadsteater in 1958, in Åke Falck's TV-show 'Kaskad' in 1962 and in the musicals 'Stoppa världen - jag vill stiga av' at Scalateatern in 1963 and in 'La Cage aux ...

23. Mercedes Mason

Actress | 666 Park Avenue

Mercedes Mason immigrated to the United States at the age of 12. At age 13, she was discovered by FORD modeling agency launching her into an international modeling career while attending high school. While studying psychology in college, she booked her first audition opposite Vince Vaughn in 2006's,...

24. Lena Endre

Actress | The Master

Lena Endre was born on July 8, 1955 in Härnösand, Västernorrlands län, Sweden. She is an actress and producer, known for The Master (2012), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009). She was previously married to Richard Hobert, Thomas Hanzon, Vjeko Benzon and ...

25. Michael Nyqvist

Actor | Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Born Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist in Stockholm, Sweden, it wasn't until he was over a year old when he was finally adopted from the orphanage he had been given to. His father was a lawyer and his mother a writer. It wasn't until he had his first child that he decided to seek out his biological parents. ...

26. Alicia Vikander

Actress | Ex Machina

Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress, dancer and producer. She was born and raised in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Maria Fahl-Vikander, an actress of stage and screen, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. She is of Swedish and one quarter Finnish descent. Alicia began acting as a ...

27. Mini Anden

Actress | The Mechanic

Mini Anden was born on June 7, 1978 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Susanna Clara Elisabeth Andén. She is an actress and producer, known for The Mechanic (2011), My Best Friend's Girl (2008) and Tropic Thunder (2008). She has been married to Taber Schroeder since August 25, 2001. They have ...

28. Emma Wiklund

Actress | Taxi

Emma Wiklund was born on September 13, 1968 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress, known for Taxi (1998), Taxi 3 (2003) and Taxi 2 (2000). She has been married to Hans Wiklund since February 12, 2003. They have two children.

29. Victoria Silvstedt

Actress | Out Cold

Just shy of six feet tall with crystal blue eyes and flaxen blonde hair, this ambitious glamazon from a quiet town in the north of Sweden has dreams of acting after a few more years of modeling. Victoria has graced the pages of Playboy magazine as Miss December 1996, and has just been named the ...

30. Gustaf Hammarsten

Actor | Brüno

Gustaf Hammarsten was born on September 2, 1967 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Brüno (2009), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Together (2000).

31. Gustaf Skarsgård

Actor | Vikings

Gustaf Skarsgård was born on November 12, 1980 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgård. He is an actor and director, known for Vikings (2013), Westworld (2016) and The Way Back (2010).

32. Sven-Bertil Taube

Actor | Män som hatar kvinnor

Sven-Bertil Taube was born on November 24, 1934 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Sven-Bertil Gunnar Evert Taube. He is an actor and composer, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Händerna (1994) and Arn: The Knight Templar (2007). He has been married to Mikaela Ryden since ...

33. Fares Fares

Actor | Zero Dark Thirty

Began his acting career in Sweden 2000 with the movie "Jalla! Jalla!". He has been acting in both comedies as well as action movies. He has been acting in theater as well as some TV productions.

In 2012, Mr. Fares started his Hollywood career co-starring with Denzel Washington in the movie "Safe ...

34. Anna Anka

Actress | Dumb and Dumber

Anna Anka was born on April 28, 1971 in Poland as Danuta Anna Kolodziejska. She is an actress, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Superstars (1975) and Fångarna på fortet (1990).

35. David Dencik

Actor | McMafia

David Dencik was born on October 31, 1974 in Sweden as Karl David Sebastian Dencik. He is an actor, known for McMafia (2018), Top of the Lake (2013) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

36. Lisa Werlinder

Actress | Munich

Lisa Werlinder was born on March 12, 1972 in Vaksala, Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden as Lisa Helena Werlinder. She is an actress, known for Munich (2005), The Inheritance (2003) and Tatort (1970).

37. Casper Andreas

Actor | Hawaii Five-0

Casper is an actor, writer, director and film producer. Originally from Sweden he has worked extensively in the US after moving to New York to study acting and directing at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.

As an actor, he has guest-starred on "Hawaii Five-0" and "Swedish Dicks" and "...

38. Marie Richardson

Actress | Eyes Wide Shut

Marie Richardson was born on June 6, 1959 in Ljusdal, Gävleborgs län, Sweden. She is an actress, known for Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Daybreak (2003) and The Third Wave (2003). She has been married to Jakob Eklund since August 12, 2008. They have two children.

39. Johan Widerberg

Actor | Ocean's Twelve

Johan Widerberg was born on March 16, 1974 in Stockholm, Sweden as Johan Olof Widerberg. He is an actor and writer, known for Ocean's Twelve (2004), A Man Called Ove (2015) and All Things Fair (1995).

40. Signe Hasso

Actress | Heaven Can Wait

Young Signe Larsson was only 12 when she started to work as a child extra at The Royal Dramatic Theater and was the youngest ever enrolled for acting studies there at 16. She quickly got leading roles in movies and always received very good reviews. In 1940 she went to Hollywood and signed a ...

41. Viveca Lindfors

Actress | Stargate

Ms. Lindfors was a Swedish-born actress whose stage and screen career in the U.S. and Sweden spanned more than half a century. She was brought to Hollywood in 1946 by Warner Brothers in the hope that she would be a new Greta Garbo or Ingrid Bergman. She appeared with Ronald Reagan in her first ...

42. Anna Q. Nilsson

Actress | Sunset Blvd.

Anna Quirentia Nilsson, popularly known as "Anna Q", who was born on March 30th, 1888, in Ystad, Sweden, emigrated to the United States in 1905. The 5'7" Nilsson used her blonde beauty to become a famous model for well-known fashion photographers and fine artists. In 1907 she was chosen the most ...

43. Lars Hanson

Actor | Gösta Berlings saga

Lars Hanson was born on July 26, 1886 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. He was an actor, known for The Saga of Gösta Berling (1924), Captain Salvation (1927) and Homecoming (1928). He was married to Karin Molander. He died on April 8, 1965 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.

44. Alf Kjellin

Actor | Ice Station Zebra

Although trained for the stage in his native Sweden, Alf Kjellin appeared in only a few stage productions before entering films. His work in Torment (1944) resulted in his being noticed by Hollywood, and he made his American film debut in 1949 under the name Christopher Kent. He soon went back to ...

45. Ola Rapace

Actor | Skyfall

Ola Rapace was born on December 3, 1971 in Tyresö, Stockholms län, Sweden as Pär Ola Norell. He is an actor and producer, known for Skyfall (2012), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) and Sjätte dagen (1999). He was previously married to Noomi Rapace.

46. Siri Svegler

Actress | Troy

The mysterious, gorgeous singer, dancer and actress Siri Svegler was born on 15 April 1980 in Goteborg, Sweden. She started dancing and taking acting lessons in her childhood. In 2000, Siri moved to England to study performing arts at The Arts Education School, London. After graduating in 2003 with...

47. Gunilla Hutton

Actress | Fantasy Island

Gunilla Hutton was born on May 15, 1944 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Gunilla Freeman. She is an actress, known for Fantasy Island (1977), Petticoat Junction (1963) and Hee Haw (1969).

48. Inger Stevens

Actress | Hang 'Em High

This enigmatic Stockholm-born beauty had everything going for her, including a rapidly rising film and TV career. Yet on April 30, 1970, at only 35, Inger Stevens would become another tragic Hollywood statistic -- added proof that fame and fortune do not always lead to happiness. Over time, a ...

49. May Britt

Actress | The Hunters

She was only 18 years old and working as a photographer's assistant in Stockholm when two Italians showed up. Producer Carlo Ponti and director Mario Soldati were there to see pictures of beautiful models, searching for a blonde girl for a movie. They picked her instead and soon she found herself ...

50. Warner Oland

Actor | Charlie Chan's Secret

Warner Oland was born Johan Verner Olund in the small village of Nyby in Bjurholm parish in the county of Vasterbotten, Sweden, on October 3, 1879. Bjurholm is situated about 60 kilometers outside the town of Umea. His family emigrated to the US on October 15, 1892. His father Jonas was a ...

51. Camilla Sparv

Actress | Murderers' Row

Camilla Sparv was born on June 3, 1943 in Stockholm, Sweden as Camilla Margareta Sparv. She is an actress, known for Murderers' Row (1966), Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966) and The Naked Truth (1992). She has been married to Fredric Kolber since May 28, 1994. They have one child. She was ...

52. Julia Winter

Actress | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Julia Winter is the envy of tween-age girls everywhere, having being plucked from obscurity to play Veruca Salt in the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, alongside Johnny Depp. It was the London schoolgirl's first professional role, although she studies drama weekly at a part-time theatre...

53. Katia Winter

Actress | The Catch

Katia Winter is best known for her portrayal of Katrina Crane in FOX's hit series "Sleepy Hollow" and as Nadia in Showtime's award-winning series "Dexter." She has also recently appeared in Greg Berlanti's DC's "Legends of Tomorrow" for The CW. In 2019, she will star in CBS' action-adventure series...

54. Amelia Curtis

Actress | Understanding Jane

Amelia Curtis was born on August 28, 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress, known for Understanding Jane (2001), P.O.W. (2003) and Love Soup (2005). She has been married to Vincent Regan since 2001. They have one child.

55. Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen

Actress | Batman & Robin

Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen was born in Stockholm on January 12th, 1967. She was first discovered at a restaurant in Sweden at the age of 13 by Eileen Ford. Within 3 to 4 months, of arriving in the US, she was negotiating a contract with Elizabeth Arden. When her contract with Arden ended she ...

56. Anne Bergstedt

Snow White and the Huntsman

Anne Bergstedt grew up in Scandinavia, Texas & California and had a passion for cinema, movement, and performance from an early age.

As an actress, Anne has appeared on screen in TV's Boardwalk Empire and Dag, and the Darren Aronofsky films Black Swan + Noah. She got her start on a film set as the ...

57. Dominique Jennings

Actress | Se7en

Dominique Jennings was born on October 30, 1965 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress and producer, known for Se7en (1995), Sunset Beach (1997) and Die Hard 2 (1990). She has been married to Lonnie Brandon since August 8, 2008.

58. Johan Matton

Actor | Till We Meet Again

Johan Patrik Fredrik Matton, born in Stockholm, Sweden, has contributed to the independent film community in New York with many diverse roles, winning several best-acting awards for his performance in dramatic films and series. He has produced several feature-length independent films for which he ...

59. Elke Jeinsen

Actress | Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding

Luscious and lissome blonde knockout, Elke Erika Weintraub Jeinsen, was born on July 25, 1966 in Stockholm, Sweden. Her family moved to Hannover, Germany when Elke was just one-year-old. She grew up with her brother, Thomas, in Hannover. In 1986, Jeinsen placed second in the Miss Germany contest ...

60. Fredrik Hiller

Actor | Beowulf

Fredrik Hiller was born on August 20, 1970 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor and director, known for Beowulf (2007), Operation Ragnarok (2018) and Psalm 21 (2009).

61. Ida Lundgren

Actress | Command Performance

Ida Lundgren was born on April 29, 1996 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. She is an actress, known for Command Performance (2009), Gumball 3000 med Erik och Mackan (2010) and Berg flyttar in (2008).

62. Bo Corre

Actress | Mulberry St

Bo Corre was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress, known for Mulberry St (2006), Harrow Island (2010) and Eldorado (1992).

63. Dan Pettersson

Actor | Titanic

Dan Pettersson was born on January 23, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Titanic (1997) and Eldsjälen (2000).

64. Peter Bourne

Actor | Med fara för livet

Peter Bourne was born on July 9, 1923 in Stockholm, Sweden as Åke Björnefeldt. He was an actor and writer, known for 48 Hours to Live (1959), Blonde in Bondage (1957) and Meteor (1979). He died on June 24, 2001 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

65. Gunnar Winbergh

Actor | Flyboys

Was born in Stockholm but spent his first 12 years in Switzerland, Zurich. After which he went to boarding school (Lundsberg) in Sweden. He joined the Swedish Royal Navy at the age of nineteen and spent two years serving. Shortly after he went to Los Angeles California to study Theatre Arts. ...

66. MyAnna Buring

Actress | Kill List

MyAnna Buring was born 22 September 1979, in Sundsvall, Sweden, as MyAnna Margaretha Buring Rantapää, but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to Great Britain. She attended secondary school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, and graduated from the London Academy ...

67. Agnes-Nicole Winter

Actress | The Gold & the Beautiful

Agnes-Nicole Winter was raised in Sweden, graduated Stockholm School of Optometry. She started her career in the entertainment industry as a model and actress. After she co-produced her first movie she was appointed Vice President in charge of production at Hux Enterprises, in Beverly Hills, where ...

68. Anna Karin

Actress | Searching for FOY

Anna Karin was born in Sweden as Agneta Karin Kellerman and is the eldest of three siblings. Her mother was a medical nurse, and her father was a prominent criminal investigator. She is a descendant of Nordic royal "King Oscar II", who was the king of Sweden and Norway. Based upon her unique ...

69. Viveca Paulin

Actress | Money Talks

Viveca Paulin was born on April 24, 1969 in Askim, Göteborg och Bohus län, Sweden as Viveca Birgitta Paulin. She is an actress and producer, known for Money Talks (1997), A Night at the Roxbury (1998) and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). She has been married to Will Ferrell since August 12, 2000. ...

70. Kristina Wayborn

Actress | Octopussy

Kristina Wayborn was born Britt-Inger Johansson in Nybro, Sweden. After being elected Miss Sweden in 1970 she was a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe pageant. The same year she was also elected Miss Scandinavia.

Wayborn portrayed screen legend Greta Garbo in The Silent Lovers (1980) which brought ...

71. Emily Baldoni

Actress | Coherence

Emily Baldoni (born August 3, 1984) is a Swedish actress who lives in Los Angeles. Before her marriage, she was credited under the name Emily Foxler, a shortened, variant spelling of her birth name, Emily Malou Fuxler. She is best known for her leading role in the film Coherence (2013). She is ...

72. David Hoflin

Actor | Z: The Beginning of Everything

David Hoflin was born on February 25, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015), Crossbones (2014) and Bosch (2014). He has been married to Natalie Hoflin since January 4, 2013.

73. Alexander Karim

Actor | Dying of the Light

Alexander Karim was born on May 26, 1976 in Helsingborg, Skåne län, Sweden as Alexander Ally Karim. He is an actor and writer, known for Dying of the Light (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Tyrant (2014).

74. Allan Corduner

Actor | Defiance

Born in Stockholm, Sweden to a German mother and Russo-Finnish father, Allan Corduner moved to England with his parents at the age of one year old, growing up in London. His parents were artistic and encouraged his early ambition to become a concert pianist - he is still extremely accomplished on ...

75. Amanda Ooms

Actress | The Expendables 2

Amanda Ooms was born on September 5, 1964 in Kalmar, Kalmar län, Sweden. She is an actress and casting director, known for The Expendables 2 (2012), Karachi (1989) and Search (2006).

76. Mary Stavin

Actress | A View to a Kill

Lovely and slender blonde model and actress Mary Ann Catrin Stavin was born on August 20, 1957 in Orebro, Sweden. The blue-eyed beauty was crowned Miss World in 1977. Stavin released the disco single "Feeling Good, Being Bad/Headline News" on the Ariola label in 1979. She's featured in the music ...

77. Caroline Maria Winberg

Actress | Limitless

Caroline Winberg is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model and as an international fashion model. She appeared in seven Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2005 through 2011. Winberg has appeared on the catwalk and in campaigns for several notable Ready to Wear and Haute ...

78. Charles Maquignon

Actor | Hannibal Rising

Charles Maquignon was born on December 29, 1965 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was an actor and producer, known for Hannibal Rising (2007), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and Colombiana (2011). He died on December 5, 2012 in London, England.

79. Yan Birch

Actor | The People Under the Stairs

The son of a Swedish Actor-Comedian, Producer, Director and Musician; music and the arts were a natural part of Yan Birch's life, surrounding him throughout his early childhood. He learned to play the flute and trumpet at a tender age, and his passion for acting led him to the stage as a young ...

80. Madeleine Falk

Actress | I'm Gabrielle

Madeleine Falk. Started out at the Ballet Academy of Gothenburg and thanks to a grant from Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson pursued a career in dancing and acting, eventually ending up in Los Angeles. Here she continued her dance training and started studying acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre ...

81. Zoltan Barabas

Producer | Thend

Zoltán Barabás is a Canadian and EU (Hungarian) citizen, born in Sweden. His father, originally from Hungary (by way of Australia), is a Mechanical Design Engineer. His Swedish mother trained as a nurse. Zoltán has one 'leftover' brother, an artist and poet living in Calgary, Canada. Two younger ...

82. Emanuele Ancorini

Actor | Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Emanuele Ancorini was born on November 18, 1968 in Lidingö, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is known for his work on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Lola (2007) and A Four Letter Word (2007).

83. Sofia Eng

Actress | Wild Wild West

Sofia Eng was born on March 30, 1972 in Södersjukhuset, Södermalm, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. She is a casting director and actress, known for Wild Wild West (1999), The Fountain of Death (1996) and Ivansxtc (2000).

84. Philip Ahlm

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

Philip Ahlm was born on July 15, 1905 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is known for his work on The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951), Five Graves to Cairo (1943) and Joan of Arc (1948). He died on July 5, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA.

85. Gustaf Unger

Producer | Invasion of the Animal People

Gustaf Unger was born on November 8, 1920 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was an actor and producer, known for Invasion of the Animal People (1959), 13 Demon Street (1959) and Face of Fire (1959). He died on July 28, 1995 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

86. Bertil Unger

Actor | The Doll Squad

Bertil Unger was born on November 8, 1920 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was an actor, known for The Doll Squad (1973), Holiday Rhythm (1950) and Knight Rider (1982). He died on April 22, 1990 in Hollywood, California, USA.

87. Sonja Kolthoff

Actress | Topaz

Sonja Kolthoff was born on October 7, 1923 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Topaz (1969), Sju vackra flickor (1956) and Eurydike (1961). She died on September 17, 1970 in Malmö, Sweden.

88. Rebecca Ferguson

Actress | Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Rebecca Ferguson was born Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström in Stockholm, Sweden, and grew up in its Vasastaden district. Her father is Swedish. Her mother, Rosemary Ferguson, is British, of Scottish and Northern Irish descent, and moved to Sweden at the age of 25. Rebecca attended an ...

89. Reine Brynolfsson

Actor | Les Misérables

Reine Brynolfsson was born on January 15, 1953 in Annedal, Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Reine Claes-Göran Brynolfsson. He is an actor, known for Les Misérables (1998), The Bomber (2001) and Ofelia kommer til byen (1985).

90. Joy Somers

Actress | Reno 911!

Joy Somers was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is an actress and producer, known for Reno 911! (2003), Hookers Inc. (2006) and Extra Butter, Please (2011).

91. Keve Hjelm

Director | Godnatt, jord

Keve Hjelm was born on June 23, 1922 in Gnesta, Södermanlands län, Sweden as Karl-Erik Hjelm. He was an actor and director, known for Godnatt, jord (1979), Raven's End (1963) and Roseanna (1967). He was married to Ingrid Håkansson. He died on February 3, 2004 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.

92. Tor Johnson

Actor | Plan 9 from Outer Space

Tor was a big guy, with a big heart. Tor Johnson was born October 19, 1903, in Sweden. Most of his adult life, he was a professional wrestler. Tor started appearing (uncredited, or bit parts) in movies as early as 1934. He was in 31 movies, usually as "Weightlifter" or "Strongman." Later, he got ...

93. Elsie Albiin

Actress | Brott och straff

Elsie Albiin was born on December 17, 1921 in Helsingborg, Skåne län, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Crime and Punishment (1945), The Bells in Old Town (1946) and Harald Handfaste (1946). She died on April 3, 2009 in Virum, Denmark.

94. Ernst-Hugo Järegård

Actor | Riget

One of Swedish theatre's most well known actors. Järegård is appreciated for his extrovert and at the same time controlled style of acting, of which he gladly characterized comic or morbid characters. He played the title role in 'Moliére''s "Tartuffe" as well as Orgon (The Royal Dramatic Theatre, ...

95. Sven Hugo Borg

Actor | Fortunes of Captain Blood

Sven Hugo Borg was born on July 26, 1896 in Vinslöv, Skåne län, Sweden. He is known for his work on Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950), Death Rides the Range (1939) and The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942). He was married to Maxine. He died on February 19, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

96. Magnus Lindgren

Actor | The Beach

Magnus Lindgren is an actor, known for The Beach (2000), Saving Grace (2000) and Äntligen - Sommarturné (2000).

97. Staffan Kihlbom Thor

Actor | The Beach

Staffan Kihlbom Thor was born on January 23, 1964. He is an actor and director, known for The Beach (2000), En liten tjänst (2018) and Every Other Week (2006).

98. Gunilla Karlson

Actress | The Beach

Gunilla Karlson is an actress, known for The Beach (2000), Club Le Monde (2002) and Happiness (2001).

99. Nils Asther

Actor | The Man in Half Moon Street

Nils Asther was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1897 and raised in Malmö, Sweden, by his wealthy Swedish parents. After attending the Royal Dramatic Theater School in Stockholm, he began his stage career in Copenhagen. His film debut came in 1916 when the director Mauritz Stiller cast him in the ...

100. Bill Skarsgård

Actor | It

Bill Skarsgård was born on August 9, 1990 in Vällingby, Sweden as Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård. He is an actor and producer, known for It (2017), Allegiant (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018).



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