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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.

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Vicky Vette is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 52 Vicky Vette is a Norwegian pornographic actress, webcam model and webmaster. She has been named the most Followed Norwegian on Twitter by the Norwegian newspaper, Verdens Gang. She also shot a ...more

John Fredriksen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 73 John Fredriksen 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, the fish farming ...more

Monica Hansen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 35 Norwegian-born 5'11" tall and graced with an exotic genetic combination of Brazilian and Norwegian, she started her modeling career at 14 yrs old. Monica got signed and contracted by the ...more

Triana Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 36 Triana Iglesias Holten is a Norwegian model and burlesque artist, born in 1982, of Norwegian and Spanish descent. She has been a cover girl of FHM and Slitz and she has also appeared in ...more

Harald V of Norway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Norway

Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 44 Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, with the full name Haakon Magnus, is the heir apparent to the Throne of Norway and the son of the reigning King, Harald V. He is also a member of the House of ...more

Silje Norendal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 24 Silje Norendal is a professional snowboarder.

Kristoffer Throndsen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 65 (1500-1565) Kristoffer Throndsen, posthumously also with the family name Rustung, was a squire, admiral, feudal overlord in Norway and Denmark, privateer captain and pirate. Kristoffer served Archbishop ...more

Lene Alexandra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 36 Lene Alexandra Øien is a Norwegian singer, television personality and model. Alexandra speaks Norwegian as well as English and Swedish and has done promotion in both Norwegian and English ...more

Dina Jewel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 37 Dina Jewel is a Norwegian former pornographic actress. Also known as Nanna Gibson, Valerie, and Nanà Elliot, she appeared in adult movies between 1996 and 1999. She was the February 1998 ...more

Ole Evinrude is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 57 (1877-1934) Ole Evinrude, born Ole Andreassen Aaslundeie was a Norwegian-American inventor, known for the invention of the first outboard motor with practical commercial application.

Ewa Da Cruz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 39 Ewa Da Cruz also known as Ewa Skulstad or Ewa Benedicte Övre Skulstad, is a television, soap opera and film actress. Da Cruz is best known for her portrayal of the high-roller heiress ...more

Kathrine Sørland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 38 Kathrine Sørland is a Norwegian fashion model, TV presenter and beauty queen who has competed in the Miss World and Miss Universe beauty pageants.

Eli Landa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 34 Eli Landa, born 21 March 1984 in Sandnes, Norway, but now living in Stavanger, is a Norwegian model, bank employee and teacher student at the University of Stavanger who was crowned ...more

Anne-Cath. Vestly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 88 (1920-2008) Anne-Cath. Vestly was an actress, author, writer and a radio personality.

Lisbeth Nypan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 60 (1610-1670) Lisbet Nypan was an alleged Norwegian witch. As one of the most famous victims of the witch-hunts in her country, she was also the penultimate defendant to be executed for witchcraft in Norway. ...more

Johann Olav Koss is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 49 Johann Olav Koss is a former speed skater from Norway, and current assistant coach of Norway's speed skating team. Koss is currently ranked as number 16 on the all time speed skating world cup ...more

Rolf Bae is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 33 (1975-2008) Rolf Bae was a Norwegian Arctic adventurer and mountaineer. Bae operated an adventure company called Fram, specializing in Arctic and Antarctic travel and survival courses. He was married to ...more

Margarethe Cammermeyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 76 Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer served as a colonel in the Washington National Guard and became a gay rights activist. Born in Oslo, Norway, she became a United States citizen in 1960. ...more

Gro Hammerseng is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 37 Gro Hammerseng-Edin is a Norwegian handballer playing for the Norwegian national team and Norwegian club Larvik HK. She has been the captain of the national team for several years, and in 2007 ...more

Edvald Boasson Hagen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 30 Edvald Boasson Hagen is a Norwegian professional road racing cyclist riding for the UCI Professional Continental team MTN-Qhubeka. He was ranked as no. 3 in the world by UCI as of 31 August ...more

Morten Harket is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 58 Morten Harket is a Norwegian musician, best known as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, which released nine studio albums and topped the charts internationally after their ...more

Mariella Frostrup is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 55 Mariella Frostrup is a British journalist and television presenter, well known on British TV and radio, mainly for arts programmes. Her 'gravelly' voice was once voted the sexiest female voice ...more

Kristin Darnell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 67 Kristin Holby is an actress.

Diesel Dahl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Norway
Diesel Dahl age 58 Morten "Diesel" Dahl is the drummer and co-founder of the Norwegian hard rock band TNT. He started playing the drums at the age of 15, and played in bands like Burn, Edge and Hotlips ...more

Ragnhild Kåta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 74 (1873-1947) Ragnhild Tollefsen Kåta was the first deafblind person in Norway who received proper schooling. Despite being deafblind, she learned to talk, inspiring Helen Keller to do the same.

Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 75 Jan Stenerud is a former professional football player for the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, and the NFL's Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings. He is currently the ...more

Fred Kavli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 86 (1927-2013) Fred Kavli was a Norwegian and naturalized American business leader, inventor, and philanthropist. He was born on a small farm in Eresfjord, Norway. He founded the Kavlico Corporation, located ...more

Geir Lundestad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 73 Geir Lundestad is a Norwegian historian, who until 2014 served as the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute when Olav Njølstad took over. In this capacity, he also served as the ...more

Annette Obrestad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Norway
Annette Obrestad age 29 Annette Obrestad is a Norwegian poker player. Obrestad is the youngest person to ever win a World Series of Poker bracelet, which she accomplished at the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe.

Kristen Nygaard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 76 (1926-2002) Kristen Nygaard was a Norwegian computer scientist, programming language pioneer and politician. He was born in Oslo and died of a heart attack in 2002.

Finn E. Kydland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 74 Finn Erling Kydland is a Norwegian economist. He is the Henley Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also holds the Richard P. Simmons Distinguished ...more

Tord Gustavsen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 47 Tord Gustavsen is a major jazz pianist and composer, raised in rural Hurdal, Akershus. Gustavsen tours extensively world-wide, and he has been a bandleader for a trio, ensemble and quartet at ...more

Bent Hamer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 61 Bent Hamer is a film director, writer and producer, born in Sandefjord, Norway in 1956.

Ole Einar Bjørndalen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 41 Ole Einar Bjoerndalen is a biathlete.

Nordahl Grieg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 41 (1902-1943) Johan Nordahl Brun Grieg, known as Nordahl Grieg, was a Norwegian poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist and political activist. He was a popular poet and a controversial public figure in his ...more

Torill Kove is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 59 Torill Kove is a Norwegian-born Canadian film director and animator. She won the 2007 Academy Award for Animated Short Film for the film The Danish Poet, co-produced by Norway's Mikrofilm AS and ...more

Jason is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 52 John Arne Sæterøy, better known by the pen name Jason, is a Norwegian cartoonist, known for his sparse drawing style and silent, anthropomorphic animal characters. He has been ...more

Arne Skouen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 90 (1913-2003) Arne Skouen was a Norwegian best known for his work as a film director and as a journalist. He was internationally famed for his 1957 film Ni Liv which also received an Academy Award nomination ...more

Geirmund Simonsen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 35 Geirmund Simonsen is a film score composer, musician and record producer.

Johan Halvorsen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 71 (1864-1935) Johan Halvorsen was a Norwegian composer, conductor and violinist.

Kurt Asle Arvesen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 43 Kurt Asle Arvesen is a former Norwegian professional road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 1998 and 2011. Arvesen is from Eresfjord, Nesset. After retiring as a rider, ...more

Ragnar Tørnquist is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 47 Ragnar Tørnquist is a Norwegian game designer and author. He has been working for Funcom in Oslo since 1994, and has founded his own studio Red Thread Games in November 2012.

Liv Arnesen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 64 Liv Ragnheim Arnesen is a Norwegian educator, cross-country skier, adventurer, guide, and motivational speaker. Arnesen led the first unsupported women’s crossing of the Greenland Ice Cap in ...more

Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 31 Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen is a Norwegian cross-country skier. She skis with the IL Heming club in Oslo, near Holmenkollen. Her greatest achievement is winning the gold medal in sprint at the ...more

Nephi Anderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 58 (1865-1923) Christian Nephi Anderson was a prolific LDS author and the most well-known from the "Home Literature" period of LDS fiction. His most successful work was his first novel, Added Upon, ...more

Lars Saabye Christensen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Norway
age 64 Lars Saabye Christensen, born 21 September 1953 in Oslo, is a Norwegian author. Saabye Christensen was raised in the Skillebekk neighbourhood of Oslo, but lived for many years in Sortland in ...more

Ole-Johan Dahl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 71 (1931-2002) Ole-Johan Dahl was a Norwegian computer scientist and is considered to be one of the fathers of Simula and object-oriented programming along with Kristen Nygaard.

Gunnar Heiberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 72 (1857-1929) Gunnar Edvard Rode Heiberg was a Norwegian poet, playwright, journalist and theatre critic.

Elise M. Boulding is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Norway
Died at 90 (1920-2010) Elise M. Boulding was a Quaker sociologist, and author credited as a major contributor to creating the academic discipline of Peace and Conflict Studies. Her holistic, multidimensional approach ...more