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List of famous film actors and actresses from Sweden, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Sweden 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 Swedish screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Sweden and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Film actors include everything from Andy McCoy to Bengt Andersson.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Swedish actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Sweden?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Sweden in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Swedish film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Max von Sydow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
The Exorcist, Shutter Island, Rush Hour Carl Adolf "Max" von Sydow is a Swedish actor. He has starred in many films and had supporting roles in dozens more in many languages, including Swedish, Norwegian, English, Italian, ...more

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Stellan Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
The Avengers, Thor, Good Will Hunting Stellan John Skarsgård, is a Swedish actor. He is known for his roles as Jan Nyman in Breaking the Waves, Prof. Gerald Lambeau in Good Will Hunting, Bootstrap Bill in Pirates of the ...more

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Ann-Margret is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Any Given Sunday, The Break-Up, Grumpy Old Men Ann-Margret is a Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, The Cincinnati Kid, Carnal Knowledge, and Tommy. ...more

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Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Casablanca, Notorious, Cinema Paradiso Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best ...more

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Peter Stormare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Armageddon Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm, known professionally as Peter Stormare, is a Swedish actor, voice actor, theatre director, playwright, and musician. He is probably best known in the United States for ...more

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Greta Garbo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Annie, Cinema Paradiso, Grand Hotel Greta Garbo was a Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress ...more

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Dolph Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Rocky IV, The Expendables, The Expendables 2 Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, ...more

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Malin Åkerman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Watchmen, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, The Proposal Malin Maria Åkerman is a Swedish Canadian actress, model and singer. She is best known as an actress, first making appearances in several Canadian productions. In the early 2000s, she had ...more

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Alf Kjellin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Ice Station Zebra, Ship of Fools, Torment Alf Kjellin was a Swedish film actor and director, who also appeared on some television shows. Kjellin was well established as a film actor when he occasionally took on roles in television ...more

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Bo Svenson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill Volume 2, Heartbreak Ridge Bo Svenson is a Swedish-born American actor, known for his roles in American genre films of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Britt Ekland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
The Wicker Man, Get Carter, The Man with the Golden Gun Britt-Marie Eklund, better known as Britt Ekland, is a Swedish actress and singer, and a long-time resident of the United Kingdom. She appeared as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun, and ...more

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Alexander Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Zoolander, Battleship, Melancholia Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert. He is the ...more

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Ingmar Bergman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Cries and Whispers, Scenes from a Marriage, The Passion of Anna Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer and producer who worked in film, television, and theatre. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential auteurs of all time ...more

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Mauritz Hugo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Marooned, Alvarez Kelly, The Old Man and the Sea Mauritz Hugo was an actor.

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Ernst Günther is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
The Man from Majorca, House of Angels, The Journey to Melonia Ernst Harry Ingemar Günther was a Swedish actor. He appeared in 66 films and television shows between 1962 and 1999. He starred in the 1974 film Gangsterfilmen, which was entered into the ...more

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Lena Olin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Chocolat, The Reader, Fanny and Alexander Lena Maria Jonna Olin is a Swedish actress. She has been nominated for several acting awards, including a Golden Globe for The Unbearable Lightness of Being and an Academy Award for Enemies, A ...more

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Arash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Rhino Season, Chartbreak Hotel Arash Labaf is an actor.

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Paulina Porizkova is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Arizona Dream, Thursday, Her Alibi Paulina Porizkova is a Czech-born model and actress, who holds dual U.S. and Swedish citizenship. At 18 years old, in 1984, she became the first woman from Central Europe to be on the cover of ...more

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Anders Jansson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Music For One Apartment And Six Drummers, Sound of Noise Lars Anders Jansson, born 9 October 1967 in Staffanstorp, is a Swedish comedian known for such TV-shows as Hipp Hipp and the Swedish version of QI. Jansson, as well as his close companion Johan ...more

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Astrid Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Emil i Lönneberga, Madicken på Junibacken, Emil & Ida i Lönneberga Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for children's book series featuring Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby ...more

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Stig Ossian Ericson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Göta kanal eller Vem drog ur proppen?, The Women on the Roof, Stubby Stig Ossian Ericson was a Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter. Ericson was born in 1923 in Härnösand, but grew up in Nyköping. Graduating at the University of Uppsala where ...more

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Victoria Kahn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Victoria Kahn Ön Victoria Kahn is an actress.

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Warner Oland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
The Jazz Singer, Werewolf of London, The Covered Wagon Warner Oland was a Swedish American actor most remembered for his screen role as the detective Charlie Chan. He moved to the United States when he was 13 and pursued a film career that would ...more

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Åke Grönberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Sawdust and Tinsel, Summer with Monika, A Lesson in Love Karl Åke Edvard Grönberg was a Swedish film actor who appeared in nearly 100 films. Gronberg was a versatile stage personality of his day, performing as a singer, variety artist, ...more

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Allan Corduner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Gladiator, Yentl, Topsy Turvy Allan Corduner is a British actor. He has worked extensively on stage, TV, and film, both in the UK and in the USA. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Sir Arthur Sullivan in Mike ...more

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Weiron Holmberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Sällskapsresan, Göta kanal eller Vem drog ur proppen?, Jönssonligan och den svarta diamanten Weiron Holmberg is an actor and engineer.

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Rolf Lassgård is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
After the Wedding, The Hunters, Under the Sun Rolf Lassgård is a Swedish actor.

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Douglas Leon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Douglas Leon Gnomes and Trolls: The Secret Chamber, Kidz in da Hood, Ego Douglas León, known by his stage name Dogge Doggelito is a Swedish rapper, lecturer, author and artist. He is one of the founders Sweden's most successful rap group The Latin Kings. ...more

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Bibi Andersson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
The Seventh Seal, Persona, Babette's Feast Bibi Andersson is a Swedish actress.

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Lasse Strömstedt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Lasse Strömstedt G Lasse Strömstedt was an actor.

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Irma Schultz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Irma Schultz At Point Blank Irma Schultz Keller is a Swedish actress and pop singer who has appeared in many movies and television series in Sweden. She has acted in American productions such as the horror movie The ...more

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Julia Cæsar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
It Rains on Our Love, Pensionat Paradiset, Ingeborg Holm Julia Maria Vilhelmina Cæsar was a Swedish film actress. She appeared in 144 films between 1913 and 1968.

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Erland Josephson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Fanny and Alexander, Cries and Whispers, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Erland Josephson was a Swedish actor and author. He was best known by international audiences for his work in films directed by Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky and Theodoros Angelopoulos.

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Jesper Salén is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Evil, The Slingshot, Drowning Ghost Jesper Salén is an actor.

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Öllegård Wellton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
I Am Curious (Yellow), Pippi Longstocking, Pippi in the South Seas Ingeborg Viola Öllegård Wellton-Hell was a Swedish actress. She was sister to Ernst Wellton, granddaughter to Gustaf Uddgren and Anna Hoffman-Uddgren, niece to Alice Eklund and cousin ...more

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Pernilla August is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Fanny and Alexander Pernilla August is a Swedish actress, director and screenwriter. Being one of Sweden's leading actresses and a longtime collaborator with director Ingmar Bergman, she won the Best Actress Award ...more

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Viveca Lindfors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Creepshow, The Sure Thing, Stargate Elsa Viveca Torstensdotter Lindfors, better known under her professional name of Viveca Lindfors, was a Swedish stage and film actress.

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Babben Larsson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Babben Larsson Peter och Petra, Nattbuss 807, Lithivm Barbro 'Babben' Larsson is a Swedish actress and comedian. Larsson was born in Gotland and is recognised by her pronounced dialect. Now living in Solna with her daughter, she attended the ...more

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Fares Fares is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Zero Dark Thirty, Safe House, Jalla! Jalla! Fares Fares is a Lebanese-Swedish actor.

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Mini Anden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Tropic Thunder, The Proposal, Ocean's Twelve Mimi Anden, born as Susanna Andén on June 7, 1978 in Stockholm. She began modeling at the age of ten and joined the Elite Model Management at the age of fifteen. She has been on the cover ...more

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Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Dear Mr. Fantasy: A Celebration for Jim Capaldi, Allo, Melsbroek! Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. His 1967 debut album reached ...more

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Bertil Norström is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Bertil Norström Scenes from a Marriage, I Am Curious (Yellow), The Brothers Lionheart Per Bertil Norström was a Swedish actor. He was married to the actress Margreth Weivers from 1947 until his death.

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Karin Park is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Karin Park Hidden 3D Karin Park is a Swedish-Norwegian singer, songwriter, and model currently living in Bergen, Norway. She is best known for composing Norway's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 "I ...more

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Tord Stål is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Tord Stål Blood and Fire, Hugo and Josephine, Miss April Tord Stål was a Swedish film actor. He appeared in 55 films between 1938 and 1969. He starred in the film Leva på 'Hoppet', which won the Silver Bear award at the 1st Berlin ...more

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Monica Dominique is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Repmånad, Linus Monica Dominique is a Swedish pianist, composer, and actress. As a student Monica Dominique attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm. She was educated at the Royal College of ...more

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Björn Gedda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Björn Gedda Beck – Monstret, The Rabbit Man, Killing Heat Björn Roger Gedda is a Swedish actor. He was stepfather to Johanna Sällström.

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Helena Mattsson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Iron Man 2, Seven Psychopaths, Surrogates Helena Mattsson is a Swedish actress living and working in Hollywood. Mattsson was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, had roles early on in Wild Side Story and other cabarets there, and moved ...more

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Mikael Persbrandt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, In a Better World, The Kautokeino Rebellion Mikael Åke Persbrandt is a Swedish actor. In Swedish films he usually has lead roles and “tough guy” parts. He is known for his recurring role as the no-nonsense police officer Gunvald ...more

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Jens Bergensten is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
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Harriet Andersson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Fanny and Alexander, Dogville, Cries and Whispers Harriet Andersson is a Swedish actress, best known outside Sweden for being part of director Ingmar Bergman's stock company. She often played impulsive working class characters and quickly ...more