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List of famous film actors and actresses from Iceland, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Iceland has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Icelander screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Iceland and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Dancer in the Dark, Glastonbury, Prêt-à-Porter Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress. She initially became known as ...more

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Steindór Andersen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Steindór Andersen Beowulf & Grendel, Screaming Masterpiece Steindór Andersen is an Icelandic musician. Steindór is noted for his Rímur chanting and is most widely known for his collaborations with the band Sigur Rós. Other ...more

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Bobby Fischer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Me and Bobby Fischer Robert James "Bobby" Fischer was an American chess prodigy, grandmaster, and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him the greatest chess player of all time. At age 13 ...more

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Gunnar Hansen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Swarm of the Snakehead Gunnar Hansen is an Icelandic-born American actor and author best known for playing the mentally impaired cannibal Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

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Friðrik Þór Friðriksson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Boss of It All, Investigation into the Invisible World Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, sometimes credited as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, is an Icelandic film director. He started his film making career with experimental films and ...more

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Anita Briem is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Journey to the Center of the Earth, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, The Nun Anita Briem is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsson in Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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Þorsteinn Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Jitters, Eleven Men Out, Volcano Þorsteinn Bachmann is an Icelandic actor.

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Baltasar Kormákur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
101 Reykjavík, Reykjavík-Rotterdam, Angels of the Universe Baltasar Kormákur Samper is an Icelandic actor, theater and film director, and film producer. He is known professionally as Baltasar Kormákur. He is best known for directing the ...more

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Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
K-19: The Widowmaker, Beowulf & Grendel, Reykjavík-Rotterdam Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson is an Icelandic actor who has worked extensively in Icelandic cinema. He is perhaps best known for his roles in Friðrik Þór Friðriksson's Angels ...more

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Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Noi the Albino, 101 Reykjavík, Black's Game Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, born 23 April 1961 in Reykjavík, Iceland, is an Icelandic stage, film and television actor.

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Hilmir Snær Guðnason is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
101 Reykjavík, The Sea, Blueprint Hilmir Snær Guðnason is an Icelandic actor and voice actor. He is famous in his native country and has appeared in both film and on stage. In 2000 he was named as one of European films ...more

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Steven Adler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Dead Pool, Dahmer vs. Gacy, Bob and the Monster Steven Adler is an American musician. He is best known as the former drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s. ...more

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Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Contraband, 101 Reykjavík Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is an actor, film producer and radio personality.

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Gísli Örn Gardarsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Undercurrent, Jitters Gísli Örn Gardarsson is an actor.

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Guðmundur Auðunsson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Boat That Rocked, Burke & Hare, Perrier's Bounty Guðmundur Auðunsson is an actor.

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Berglind Icey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Hot Chick, The Master of Disguise, The Animal Berglind Icey is an Icelandic model, actress and former competitive swimmer. Icey was the St. Pauli Girl for 2004.

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Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
As in Heaven Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson is an Icelandic solo artist, and a lead singer of the bands GusGus, Nýdönsk and Esja. Daníel Ágúst has been part of ...more

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Guðmundur Ólafsson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Noi the Albino, Devil's Island, Anima Guðmundur Ólafsson is an actor.

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Þórhallur Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Black's Game, Stormland Laddi, born Þórhallur Sigurðsson, is a famous Icelandic comedian and entertainer. He is known for comedy music and comedy acting. Laddi has dubbed many characters into ...more

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Darri Ingólfsson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean Darri Ingólfsson is an actor.

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Elva Osk Olafsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Sea, Love Story, Poison Elva Osk Olafsdóttir is an actress.

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Tómas Lemarquis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Noi the Albino, Snowpiercer, 3 Days to Kill Tómas Lemarquis is an French-Icelandic film actor. He is possibly best recalled for his appearance in the 2003 Icelandic film Nói Albínói.

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Magnús Scheving is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Spy Next Door, Robbie's Greatest Misses, Latibaer en LazyTown Magnús Örn Eyjólfsson Scheving is an Icelandic writer, actor, producer, entrepreneur, and athlete. He is the creator and co-star of the children's television show LazyTown, in ...more

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Sjón is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Anna and the Moods Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson, known as Sjón, is an Icelandic poet, novelist, and lyricist. His pen name is an abbreviation of his given name. Sjón frequently collaborates ...more

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Theódór Júlíusson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Reykjavík-Rotterdam, Jar City, The Sea Theódór Júlíusson is an actor.

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Helgi Skulason is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
When the Raven Flies, In the Shadow of the Raven, As in Heaven Helgi Skulason was an actor.

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Benedikt Erlingsson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Benedikt Erlingsson The Boss of It All, Volcano, The Seagull's Laughter Benedikt Erlingsson is an actor and a screenwriter.

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Bjarni Gautur is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Undercurrent, The Deep, Knight of the Living Dead Bjarni Gautur is a film producer, cinematographer, film editor,screen writer, film director, actor, and voice actor,musician and artist.

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Marteinn Thorsson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
As in Heaven Marteinn Thorsson is a film director, film producer, film editor, screenwriter and an actor.

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Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Black's Game, Country Wedding, King's Road Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir is an actress and a film producer.

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Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
In the Shadow of the Raven, As in Heaven, The White Viking Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir is an Icelandic actress. She has appeared in twelve films since 1981. She starred in As in Heaven, which was screened out of competition at the 1992 Cannes Film ...more

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Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Screaming Masterpiece Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, also known as HÖH, is a musician, an art director, and allsherjargoði of Ásatrúarfélagið. Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson was a pioneer ...more

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Andri Snær Magnason is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Dreamland Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer. He has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and CDs. His work has been published or performed in more than 16 countries. His ...more

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Peter Ronson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Journey to the Center of the Earth Peter Ronson, born Pétur Rögnvaldsson, was an Icelandic-born athlete and actor. He competed in 110 metres hurdles at the 1960 Summer Olympics. As an actor he played "Hans" ...more

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Paul Oscar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
As in Heaven Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson, known internationally as Páll Óskar and Paul Oscar, is an Icelandic pop singer, songwriter and disc jockey. He had a musical ...more

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Gunnar Sommerfeldt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Kærlighed og Mobilisering, Sons of the Soil Gunnar Sommerfeldt was a Danish actor and film maker. In 1919 he directed Saga Borgarættarinnar, the first feature film shot in Iceland. Sommerfeldt also wrote the script, based on Gunnar ...more

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María Ellingsen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
D2: The Mighty Ducks, No Such Thing, Agnes María Ellingsen is an Icelandic actress starring in movies such as The Mighty Ducks 2. She can speak English, German, Danish and Faroese. She had a contract role on NBC's daytime drama ...more

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Björn Hlynur Haraldsson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Jar City, Undercurrent, Eleven Men Out Björn Hlynur Haraldsson is an actor.

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Petur Einarsson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Petur Einarsson Noi the Albino, Mamma Gógó, Rattlesnakes Petur Einarsson is an actor.

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Erlendur Eiriksson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Black's Game, Jar City, Eleven Men Out Erlendur Eiriksson is an actor.

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Fríða Aradóttir is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Mistress Fríða Aradóttir is a hair stylist.

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Baldvin Halldórsson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Baldvin Halldórsson No Such Thing, Children of Nature Baldvin Halldórsson is an actor.

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Eyþór Guðjónsson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Hostel Eyþór Guðjónsson, often anglicized as Eythor Gudjonsson, is an Icelandic actor. He stands 6'3" tall. He got his first big role in the 2005 horror movie Hostel, where ...more

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Jón Gnarr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
A Man Like Me, The Icelandic Dream, Bjarnfreðarson Jón Gnarr Kristinsson is an Icelandic actor, comedian, and politician who served as the Mayor of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, from 2010 to 2014. Born Jón Gunnar ...more

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Rúnar Freyr Gíslason is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Black's Game, Country Wedding, King's Road Rúnar Freyr Gíslason is an Icelandic actor and voice actor, who he was married to Icelandic singer and actress Selma Björnsdóttir. He was the original voice for Stingy ...more

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Stefán Karl Stefánsson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Anna and the Moods, Polite People Stefán Karl Stefánsson is an Icelandic film and stage actor who is best known for playing the character Robbie Rotten on the television show LazyTown. After studying at the Iceland ...more

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Anna Bjorn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
More American Graffiti Anna Bjorn is an Icelandic model and actress, and was Miss Iceland 1974.

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Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Jar City, Country Wedding, Epic Fail Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir is an Icelandic singer and actress. She was a member of the band Ske, and in 2005 began her solo career. She is best known for her portrayal of the ...more

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Gubbi Sigurdsson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Gubbi Sigurdsson Charlie Wilson's War, Eagle Eye Gubbi Sigurdsson is an Icelandic actor.

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Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Black's Game, Metalhead Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir is an actress.