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This list of famous people of Swedish descent is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous people are of Swedish descent. Some of them have a mixed heritage while others are 100 percent Swedish. Celebrities of Swedish descent have had successful careers in film, television, and sports. Even several Academy Award winners are of Swedish ancestry.

Who is the most famous person of Swedish descent? Taylor Swift tops this list. The “Mean” singer is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, Swedish, Dutch, French, and Italian descent. Musician Grace Slick, of Jefferson Airplane, is of Norwegian, Swedish and English descent.

Many Oscar winners are also of Swedish ancestry. Matt Damon is of Scottish, English, Finnish, and Swedish descent. He won an Academy Award for co-writing the film Good Will Hunting with Ben Affleck. Read through the list below to find out which other Oscar winning actors and directors are Swedish.

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50+ Famous People of Swedish Descent
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Taylor Swift is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, Swedish, Dutch, French, and Italian descent. She grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania.

Age: 28

Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#4 on The Best Current Female Singers

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#73 on The Most Beautiful Women In Hollywood

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George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50+ Famous People of Swedish Descent
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George W. Bush is of English, German, Dutch, Welsh, Irish, French, Swedish, and Scottish descent.

Age: 71

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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#24 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

#5 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

#80 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50+ Famous People of Swedish Descent
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Julia Roberts is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. She has starred in films such as Pretty Woman and Eat, Pray, Love.

Age: 50

Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America

Also Ranked

#70 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#28 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#16 on The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role

#19 on The Best Actresses Working Today

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50+ Famous People of Swedish Descent
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Matt Damon is of Scottish, English, Finnish, and Swedish descent. He has appeared in films such as Good Will Hunting and The Bourne Identity.

Age: 47

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Also Ranked

#47 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#54 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#16 on The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

#46 on The Best Actors in Film History

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