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.How do you celebrate the multi-cultural aspects of your heritage? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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.
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Profession: Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor
Credits: The Hunger Games, San Andreas, Valentine's Day, Hannah Montana: The Movie
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George W. Bush is of English, German, Dutch, Welsh, Irish, French, Swedish, and Scottish descent.
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Profession: Pilot, Public speaker, Businessperson, Politician, Author, + more
Credits: Journeys with George, Being W, Pursuit of Equality, CBS News Special Report: Joint News Conference
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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.
Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: Notting Hill, Closer, Erin Brockovich, My Best Friend's Wedding
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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.
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Profession: Spokesperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
Credits: The Bourne Identity, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting, The Departed
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