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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 Sydow1

    Max von Sydow

    The Exorcist, Shutter Island

    BirthplaceLund, Sweden

    NationalitySweden, France

    Height6'4"

    ParentsCarl Wilhelm von Sydow, Baroness Maria Margareta Rappe

    ChildrenCedric von Sydow, Henrik von Sydow, Yvan von Sydow, Clas S. von Sydow

    Max von Sydow (born Carl Adolf von Sydow, April 10, 1929 - March 8, 2020) is a Swedish actor.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stellan Skarsgård2

    Stellan Skarsgård

    The Avengers, Thor

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Height1.9

    ParentsGudrun Larsson, Jan Skarsgård

    ChildrenGustaf Skarsgård, Kolbjörn Skarsgård, Eija Skarsgård, Sam Skarsgård, Alexander Skarsgård

    Stellan John Skarsgård (; born 13 June 1951) is a Swedish actor. He is known for his roles as... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ann-Margret3

    Ann-Margret

    Any Given Sunday, The Break-Up

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden, United States of America

    Height5'4"

    ParentsAnna Aronsson Olsson, Gustav Olsson

    Ann-Margret Olsson (born April 28, 1941), known simply as Ann-Margret, is a Swedish-born,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ingrid Bergman4

    Ingrid Bergman

    Casablanca, Notorious

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Height1.75

    ParentsJustus Samuel Bergman, Friedel Bergman

    ChildrenIngrid Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini, Renato Roberto Giusto Giuseppe Rossellini, Pia Lindström

    Ingrid Bergman (29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Peter Stormare5

    Peter Stormare

    The Big Lebowski, Fargo

    BirthplaceKumla, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Height1.89

    ParentsGunhild Storm, Karl Ingvar Storm

    ChildrenKaiya Bella Luna Stormare, Kelly Stormare

    Peter Rolf Ingvar Storm (born 27 August 1953), known professionally as Peter Stormare (Swedish... more on Wikipedia

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  • Greta Garbo6

    Greta Garbo

    Annie, Cinema Paradiso

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden, United States of America

    Height1.7

    ParentsAnna Lovisa, Karl Alfred Gustafsson

    Greta Garbo (born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson; 18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Dolph Lundgren7

    Dolph Lundgren

    Rocky IV, The Expendables

    BirthplaceSpånga, Stockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Height6'5"

    ParentsBrigitta Lundgren, Karl Lundgren

    ChildrenIda Lundgren, Greta Lundgren

    Hans Lundgren (; Swedish: [ˈdɔlːf ˈlɵnːdgreːn] (listen); born 3 November 1957), better known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Malin Åkerman8

    Malin Åkerman

    Watchmen, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalityCanada, Sweden

    Height1.71

    ParentsMagnus Åkerman, Pia Sundström

    ChildrenSebastian Zincone

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  • 9

    Alf Kjellin

    Ice Station Zebra, Ship of Fools

    BirthplaceSweden, Lund

    NationalitySweden

    Alf Kjellin (Swedish pronunciation: [alf.̍ɕɛllɪn]; 28 February 1920 – 5 April 1988) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Bo Svenson10

    Bo Svenson

    Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill Volume 2

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    NationalitySweden, United States of America

    Height1.97

    ParentsIris Viola Hertzberg, Birger Ragnar Svenson

    ChildrenMaja Svenson, Pia Svenson, Mia Svenson

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  • Britt Ekland11

    Britt Ekland

    The Wicker Man, Get Carter

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Height1.65

    ChildrenNikolaj Adler, T.J. Mcdonnell, Victoria Sellers

    Britt Ekland (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbrɪtː ˈeːkland] (listen); born Britt-Marie Eklund; 6... more on Wikipedia

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  • Alexander Skarsgård12

    Alexander Skarsgård

    Zoolander, Battleship

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Height1.94

    ParentsStellan Skarsgård, My Skarsgård

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  • Ingmar Bergman13

    Ingmar Bergman

    Cries and Whispers, Scenes from a Marriage

    BirthplaceUppsala, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Height5'10"

    ParentsKarin Bergman, Erik Bergman

    ChildrenAnna Bergman, Linn Ullmann, Mats Bergman, Eva Bergman, Daniel Bergman

    Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Mauritz Hugo

    Marooned, Alvarez Kelly

    BirthplaceSweden

    NationalitySweden

    Mauritz Hugo was an actor.
  • Ernst Günther15

    Ernst Günther

    The Man from Majorca, House of Angels

    BirthplaceKarlskrona, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    ParentsHarry Günther, Majken Günther

    ChildrenRickard Günther, Savva Ernst Günther

    Ernst Harry Ingemar Günther (3 June 1933 – 8 December 1999) was a Swedish actor. He appeared... more on Wikipedia
  • Lena Olin16

    Lena Olin

    Chocolat, The Reader

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Height1.8

    ParentsStig Olin, Britta Holmberg

    ChildrenAuguste Rahmberg, Tora Hallstrom

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  • Arash17

    Arash

    Rhino Season, Chartbreak Hotel

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    NationalityIran, Sweden

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  • Paulina Porizkova18

    Paulina Porizkova

    Arizona Dream, Thursday

    BirthplaceProstějov, Czech Republic

    NationalitySweden, Czech Republic, United States of America

    Height5'10"

    ParentsAnna Pořízková

    ChildrenOliver Orion Ocasek, Jonathan Raven Ocasek

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    Anders Jansson

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Music For One Apartment And Six Drummers

    BirthplaceStaffanstorp, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

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  • Astrid Lindgren20

    Astrid Lindgren

    Emil i Lönneberga, Madicken på Junibacken

    BirthplaceVimmerby, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    ParentsSamuel August Ericsson, Hanna Johnsson

    ChildrenKarin Lindgren, Lars Lindgren

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  • 21

    Stig Ossian Ericson

    Göta kanal eller Vem drog ur proppen?, The Women on the Roof

    BirthplaceSweden, Härnösand

    NationalitySweden

    ParentsEbba Ericson, Ossian Ericson

    Stig Ossian Ericson was a Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter. Ericson was born in 1923... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Victoria Kahn

    Ön

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Victoria Kahn is an actress.
  • Warner Oland23

    Warner Oland

    The Jazz Singer, Werewolf of London

    BirthplaceSweden, Bjurholm Municipality

    NationalitySweden, United States of America

    ParentsJonas Öhlund, Maria Johanna Öhlund

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  • Åke Grönberg24

    Åke Grönberg

    Sawdust and Tinsel, Summer with Monika

    BirthplaceSweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

    NationalitySweden

    Karl Åke Edvard Grönberg was a Swedish film actor who appeared in nearly 100 films. Gronberg... more on Wikipedia
  • Allan Corduner25

    Allan Corduner

    Gladiator, Yentl

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden, United Kingdom

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