Famous People From Norway

List of famous people from Norway, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Norway, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Norway you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Norway, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

A factual list, featuring people like Elin Lerum Boasson and Art Jorgens.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Norway?" or "Which celebrities were born in Norway?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
    John Fredriksen (born 10 May 1944) is a Norwegian-born oil tanker and shipping magnate, who owns the world's largest oil tanker fleet. He also has major interests in the offshore driller Seadrill, ...more
    • Birthplace: Tønsberg, Norway
    Monica Hansen is a Norwegian model and the 1997 Miss Norway.
    • Birthplace: Skaugum, Norway
    Harald V (Norwegian: [ˈhɑrɑl]; born 21 February 1937) is the King of Norway, having ascended to the throne upon the death of his father King Olav V on 17 January 1991. Harald was the third child and ...more
    • Birthplace: Rikshospitalet, Norway
    Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈhoːkʊn]; Haakon Magnus; born 20 July 1973) is the only son of King Harald V and Queen Sonja and heir apparent to the throne of Norway. In ...more
    • Birthplace: Kongsberg, Norway
    Silje Norendal is a professional snowboarder.
  • Kristoffer Throndsen
    Dec. at 65 (1500-1565)
    • Birthplace: Kvinnherad, Norway
    Kristoffer Throndsen (c. 1500–1565), posthumously also with the family name Rustung, was a squire, admiral, feudal overlord in Norway and Denmark, privateer captain and pirate. Kristoffer served ...more