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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.
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  • John Fredriksen (born 10 May 1944) is a Norwegian-born oil tanker and shipping magnate, who...  more
  • Monica Hansen is a Norwegian model and the 1997 Miss Norway....  more
  • Harald V (Norwegian: [ˈhɑrɑl]; born 21 February 1937) is the King of Norway, having ascended...  more
  • Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈhoːkʊn]; Haakon Magnus; born 20...  more
  • Silje Norendal is a professional snowboarder....  more
  • Kristoffer Throndsen

    Dec. at 65 (1500-1565)
    Kristoffer Throndsen (c. 1500–1565), posthumously also with the family name Rustung, was a...  more
  • Lene Alexandra Øien (born 29 October 1981 in Trøgstad, Norway) is a Norwegian singer,...  more
  • Dina Jewel

    Age: 42
  • Ole Evinrude

    Dec. at 57 (1877-1934)
    Ole Evinrude, born Ole Andreassen Aaslundeie (April 19, 1877 – July 12, 1934) was a...  more
  • Ewa Da Cruz (born Ewa Benedicte Övre Skulstad; July 9, 1976) also known as Ewa Skulstad or Ewa...  more
  • Kathrine Sørland (born 25 March 1980) is a Norwegian fashion model, TV presenter and beauty...  more
  • Eli Landa

    Age: 36
    Eli Landa, born 21 March 1984 in Sandnes, Norway, but now living in Stavanger, is a Norwegian...  more
  • Anne-Cath. Vestly

    Dec. at 88 (1920-2008)
    Anne-Cath. Vestly (15 February 1920 – 15 December 2008) was a Norwegian author of children’s...  more
  • Lisbeth Nypan

    Dec. at 60 (1610-1670)
    Lisbet Nypan (née Elisabeth Pedersdotter Kulgrandstad) (circa 1610 – September 1670) was an...  more
  • Johann Olav Koss, (born 29 October 1968) is a former speed skater from Norway. He won four...  more
  • Rolf Bae

    Dec. at 33 (1975-2008)
    Rolf Bae (9 January 1975 – 1 August 2008) was a Norwegian Arctic adventurer and mountaineer....  more
  • Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer (born March 24, 1942) served as a colonel in the Washington...  more
  • Gro Hammerseng-Edin (born 10 April 1980 in Gjøvik as Gro Hammerseng) is a Norwegian former...  more
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen (born 17 May 1987) is a Norwegian professional road racing cyclist, who...  more
  • Morten Harket (born 14 September 1959) is a Norwegian vocalist and musician, best known as the...  more

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  • Mariella Frostrup

    Age: 57
    Mariella Frostrup (born 12 November 1962) is a Norwegian-Scottish journalist and presenter,...  more
  • Kristin Clotilde Darnell (born as Kristin Clotilde Holby; November 9, 1951 in Oslo, Norway) is...  more
  • Diesel Dahl

    Age: 61
    Morten "Diesel" Dahl is the drummer and co-founder of the Norwegian hard rock band TNT. He...  more
  • Ragnhild Kåta

    Dec. at 74 (1873-1947)
    Ragnhild Tollefsen Kåta (23 May 1873 – 12 February 1947) was the first deafblind person in...  more
  • Jan Stenerud (, Norwegian: [ˈsteːnərʉːd]; born November 26, 1942) is a Norwegian-born former...  more