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% 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 “Shake It Off” 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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Kirsten Dunst is of German and Swedish descent. She has appeared in films such as The Virgin Suicides and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
James Franco is of Russian, Swedish, and Portuguese descent. He has appeared in films such as Pineapple Express and Spider-Man.
- Emma Stone is of Swedish, English, Scottish, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Irish descent. She has appeared in such films as Superbad and The Help.
- Jake Gyllenhaal is of Swedish and English descent. He has starred in films like Donnie Darko and Jarhead.