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Famous People From Norway

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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.
  • John Fredriksen

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    John Fredriksen (born 10 May 1944) is a Norwegian-born oil tanker and shipping magnate, who... more on Wikipedia
  • Monica Hansen

    BirthplaceTønsberg, Norway

    Monica Hansen is a Norwegian model and the 1997 Miss Norway.
  • Harald V of Norway

    BirthplaceSkaugum, Norway

    Harald V (Norwegian: [ˈhɑrɑl]; born 21 February 1937) is the King of Norway, having ascended... more on Wikipedia
  • Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway

    BirthplaceRikshospitalet, Norway

    Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈhoːkʊn]; Haakon Magnus; born 20... more on Wikipedia
  • Silje Norendal

    BirthplaceKongsberg, Norway

    Silje Norendal is a professional snowboarder.

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  • Kristoffer Throndsen

    Kristoffer Throndsen

    Dec. at 65 (1500-1565)

    BirthplaceKvinnherad, Norway

    Kristoffer Throndsen (c. 1500–1565), posthumously also with the family name Rustung, was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Lene Alexandra

    BirthplaceTrøgstad, Norway

    Lene Alexandra Øien (born 29 October 1981 in Trøgstad, Norway) is a Norwegian singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Dina Jewel

    Dina Jewel

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceJessheim, Ullensaker, Norway

  • Ole Evinrude

    Ole Evinrude

    Dec. at 57 (1877-1934)

    BirthplaceGjøvik, Norway

    Ole Evinrude, born Ole Andreassen Aaslundeie (April 19, 1877 – July 12, 1934) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Ewa Da Cruz

    BirthplaceTromsø, Norway

    Ewa Da Cruz (born Ewa Benedicte Övre Skulstad; July 9, 1976) also known as Ewa Skulstad or Ewa... more on Wikipedia
  • Kathrine Sørland

    BirthplaceStavanger, Norway

    Kathrine Sørland (born 25 March 1980) is a Norwegian fashion model, TV presenter and beauty... more on Wikipedia
  • Eli Landa

    Eli Landa

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceSandnes, Norway

    Eli Landa, born 21 March 1984 in Sandnes, Norway, but now living in Stavanger, is a Norwegian... more on Wikipedia
  • Anne-Cath. Vestly

    Anne-Cath. Vestly

    Dec. at 88 (1920-2008)

    BirthplaceRena, Norway

    Anne-Cath. Vestly (15 February 1920 – 15 December 2008) was a Norwegian author of children’s... more on Wikipedia
  • Lisbeth Nypan

    Lisbeth Nypan

    Dec. at 60 (1610-1670)

    BirthplaceSør-Trøndelag, Norway

    Lisbet Nypan (née Elisabeth Pedersdotter Kulgrandstad) (circa 1610 – September 1670) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Johann Olav Koss

    BirthplaceDrammen, Norway

    Johann Olav Koss, (born 29 October 1968) is a former speed skater from Norway. He won four... more on Wikipedia
  • Rolf Bae

    Rolf Bae

    Dec. at 33 (1975-2008)

    BirthplaceTrondheim, Norway

    Rolf Bae (9 January 1975 – 1 August 2008) was a Norwegian Arctic adventurer and mountaineer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Margarethe Cammermeyer

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer (born March 24, 1942) served as a colonel in the Washington... more on Wikipedia
  • Gro Hammerseng

    BirthplaceGjøvik, Norway

    Gro Hammerseng-Edin (born 10 April 1980 in Gjøvik as Gro Hammerseng) is a Norwegian former... more on Wikipedia
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen

    BirthplaceLillehammer, Norway

    Edvald Boasson Hagen (born 17 May 1987) is a Norwegian professional road racing cyclist, who... more on Wikipedia
  • Morten Harket

    BirthplaceKongsberg, Norway

    Morten Harket (born 14 September 1959) is a Norwegian vocalist and musician, best known as the... more on Wikipedia
  • Mariella Frostrup

    Mariella Frostrup

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    Mariella Frostrup (born 12 November 1962) is a Norwegian-Scottish journalist and presenter,... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    Kristin Clotilde Darnell (born as Kristin Clotilde Holby; November 9, 1951 in Oslo, Norway) is... more on Wikipedia
  • Diesel Dahl

    Diesel Dahl

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceTrondheim, Norway

    Morten "Diesel" Dahl is the drummer and co-founder of the Norwegian hard rock band TNT. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Ragnhild Kåta

    Ragnhild Kåta

    Dec. at 74 (1873-1947)


    Ragnhild Tollefsen Kåta (23 May 1873 – 12 February 1947) was the first deafblind person in... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Stenerud

    BirthplaceFetsund, Norway

    Jan Stenerud (, Norwegian: [ˈsteːnərʉːd]; born November 26, 1942) is a Norwegian-born former... more on Wikipedia