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Popular Film Actors from Sweden

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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