Actresses by Nationality - Swedish

by shell_eleven | created - 15 Jan 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

1. Ewa Aulin

Actress | Candy

When Gunnar Fischer made a short in 1965 he needed a young girl, and he chose a young neighbor of his, Ewa Aulin. After winning a beauty contest she quickly got an Italian film contract which led to a string of quickly forgotten films. She got good reviews for Candy (1968) but at the age of 23, she...

2. 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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. 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 ...

5. 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 ...

6. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Ansikte mot ansikte

Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar ...

7. Ingrid Thulin

Actress | Smultronstället

Ingrid trained as a ballet dancer and attended Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre. She came to fame thanks to Bergman's "Wild Strawberries". She acted in 9 Ingmar Bergman's films. Her fame allowed her to act in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned" in 1969. Ingrid Thulin lived in Rome since the 1960's. ...

8. Gunnel Lindblom

Actress | Det sjunde inseglet

After acting studies at the Gothenburg City Theater from 1950-52, she made her breakthrough debut in Gustaf Molander's Kärlek (1952). When Ingmar Bergman became head of the Malmö City Theater he asked her to join him there and with him as a director she played the role of Margareta in Goethe's...

9. Eva Dahlbeck

Actress | Sommarnattens leende

Eva Dahlbeck was born on March 8, 1920 in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Stockholms län, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Sommarnattens leende (1955), En lektion i kärlek (1954) and Op de drempel van het leven (1958). She was married to Sven Lampell. She died on February 8, 2008 in Hässelby, Stockholm, ...

10. 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 ...

11. 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 ...

12. 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 Trouble with Angels (1966). She has been married to Fredric Kolber since May 28, 1994. They have one child. She ...

13. Ann-Margret

Actress | Grumpy Old Men

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 ...

14. 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 ...

15. Mai Zetterling

Actress | The Witches

Mai Zetterling was born in Sweden in 1925, and lived briefly in Australia while still a child. She's known as a director and actor and trained on the Stockholm repertory stage, she began appearing in war-era films starting in her teens. Following her debut in Lasse-Maja (1941), she made quite an ...

16. Kristina Söderbaum

Actress | Kolberg

Kristina Söderbaum was born on 5 October 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was a professor's daughter from Djursholm, Stockholm, Sweden. After graduation she went to Paris to learn French and by chance got a role in the short film Hur behandlar du din hund? (1934). In 1935, she studied history of art ...

17. 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 ...

18. Anita Björk

Actress | Fröken Julie

Anita Björk is able to use simple means to give depth and character to a role. She has a way of expressing any emotion just by raising an eyebrow or twitching her lips. This was something she used to a large extent in her best movie, Alf Sjöberg's Fröken Julie (1951) where she played the young ...

19. Pia Degermark

Actress | Elvira Madigan

Director Bo Widerberg first spotted the teenage Pia Degermark in a newspaper photo, dancing at a party with the Swedish Crown Prince Carl Gustaf (later King Carl XVI Gustaf. Her career seemed assured after Widerberg cast her in the lead of Elvira Madigan (1967), which debuted at Cannes and garnered...

20. Märta Torén

Actress | Rogues' Regiment

From an early age her dream was to become an actress. Her first application for acting studies at The Royal Dramatic Theater in 1944 was unsuccessful. After additional dramatic coaching she was finally accepted in 1947. But screenwriter Edwin Blum arranged a screen test for RKO which eventually led...

21. 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 ...

22. Janet Agren

Actress | Red Sonja

Born in 1949 this Swedish actress had first been a model but when she came to Italy local producers grasped the opportunity to turn her into a film beauty. And they can be understood. Blond, tall, slender, shaped like a goddess she was bound to illuminate every frame of their movies. The trouble is...

23. Karin Kavli

Actress | En kvinnas ansikte

Karin Kavli was born on June 21, 1906 in Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. She was an actress, known for En kvinnas ansikte (1938), För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor (1964) and Valborgsmässoafton (1935). She died on March 8, 1990.

24. Inga Tidblad

Actress | Pistolen

Inga Tidblad was born on May 29, 1901 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Pistolen (1973), Det brinner en eld (1943) and Intermezzo (1936). She was married to Håkan Westergren and Ragnar Billberg. She died on September 12, 1975 in Stockholm.

25. Karin Mossberg

Actress | The Big Cube

Karin Mossberg was born on January 1, 1947 in Linkoping, Ostergotland, Sweden as Agneta Anna Karin Mossberg. She is an actress, known for The Big Cube (1969), Los pianos mecánicos (1965) and La vida nueva de Pedrito de Andía (1965).

26. Zarah Leander

Soundtrack | La Habanera

Beginning her acting-singing career in provincial Swedish theaters in 1929, she soon worked her way up to starring roles in Stockholm and Vienna. In 1936 she signed a contract with the Berlin film studio, UFA, despite her imperfect command of German. During World War II she became the highest-paid ...

27. Ulla Jacobsson

Actress | Zulu

Ulla Jacobsson was an International Swedish Actress and became world-famous with the film Hon dansade en sommar (1951) (English title: "One Summer of Happiness", German title: "Sie tanzte nur einen Sommer") and Sommarnattens leende (1955) ("Smiles of a Summer Night"), which Zarah Leander made as a ...

28. Irma Christenson

Actress | Flickan är ett fynd

Irma Christenson was born on January 14, 1915 in Hunnebostrand, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Irma Alexandra Christensson. She was an actress, known for Flickan är ett fynd (1943), Doktor Glas (1942) and Den osynliga muren (1944). She was married to Per Erik Rundquist. She died on February ...

29. Naima Wifstrand

Actress | Smultronstället

Raised by a single mother, she grew up in a poor home at Fleminggatan in Stockholm. She was working extra in a small shop for sewing materials and the owner encouraged her acting dreams. In 1905 she was accepted to accompany the Anna Lundberg travelling theatre company around Sweden. This led to ...

30. Inga Landgré

Actress | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Inga Landgré was born on August 6, 1927 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Det sjunde inseglet (1957) and Kris (1946). She was previously married to Nils Poppe.



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