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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
Age 86, Credits: The Exorcist, Shutter Island & Rush Hour

Birthplace: Lund, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden, France

Height: 6'4"

Parents: Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, Baroness Maria Margareta Rappe

Children: Cedric 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. He has appeared in many European and American films in several languages, and he received the Royal ...more

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Stellan Skarsgård ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 67, Credits: The Avengers, Thor & Good Will Hunting

Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Height: 6'3"

Parents: Gudrun Larsson, Jan Skarsgård

Children: Alexander Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård, Eija Skarsgård, Valter Skarsgård, + more

Stellan John Skarsgård (; born 13 June 1951) is a Swedish actor. He is known for his roles as Jan Nyman in Breaking the Waves (1996), Captain Tupolev in The Hunt for Red October (1990), ...more

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Ann-Margret is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 77, Credits: Any Given Sunday, The Break-Up & Grumpy Old Men

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden, United States of America

Height: 5'4"

Parents: Anna Aronsson Olsson, Gustav Olsson

Ann-Margret Olsson (born April 28, 1941), known simply as Ann-Margret, is a Swedish-born, American actress, singer, and dancer. As an actress, Ann-Margret is best known for her roles in Bye Bye ...more

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Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Dec. at 67 (1915-1982), Credits: Casablanca, Notorious & Cinema Paradiso

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Height: 1.75

Parents: Justus Samuel Bergman, Friedel Bergman

Children: Ingrid 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 variety of European and American films, television movies and plays. She won many accolades, including ...more

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Peter Stormare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 65, Credits: The Big Lebowski, Fargo & Armageddon

Birthplace: Kumla, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Height: 1.89

Parents: Gunhild Storm, Karl Ingvar Storm

Children: Kaiya Bella Luna Stormare, Kelly Stormare

Peter Rolf Ingvar Storm (born 27 August 1953), known professionally as Peter Stormare (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈpeːtɛr ²stɔrːˌmarɛ] (listen)), is a Swedish actor, voice actor, theatre ...more

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Greta Garbo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Dec. at 85 (1905-1990), Credits: Annie, Cinema Paradiso & Grand Hotel

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden, United States of America

Height: 1.7

Parents: Anna Lovisa, Karl Alfred Gustafsson

Greta Garbo (born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson; 18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990) was a Swedish-American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy ...more

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Dolph Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 61, Credits: Rocky IV, The Expendables & The Expendables 2

Birthplace: Spånga, Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Height: 6'5"

Parents: Brigitta Lundgren, Karl Lundgren

Children: Ida Lundgren, Greta Lundgren

Hans Lundgren (; Swedish: [ˈdɔlːf ˈlɵnːdgreːn] (listen); born 3 November 1957), better known as Dolph Lundgren, is a Swedish actor, filmmaker, and martial artist. Lundgren's breakthrough came in ...more

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Malin Åkerman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 40, Credits: Watchmen, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle & The Proposal

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Canada, Sweden

Height: 5'7"

Parents: Magnus Åkerman, Pia Sundström

Children: Sebastian Zincone

Malin Maria Åkerman (born 12 May 1978) is a Swedish-American actress, model and singer. Born in Stockholm to Swedish parents, she was raised in Ontario, Canada, where the family relocated ...more

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Alf Kjellin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Dec. at 68 (1920-1988), Credits: Ice Station Zebra, Ship of Fools & Torment

Birthplace: Sweden, Lund

Nationality: Sweden

Alf Kjellin (Swedish pronunciation: [alf.̍ɕɛllɪn]; 28 February 1920 – 5 April 1988) was a Swedish film actor and director, who also appeared on some television shows.
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Bo Svenson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 78, Credits: Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill Volume 2 & Heartbreak Ridge

Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden, United States of America

Height: 1.97

Parents: Iris Viola Hertzberg, Birger Ragnar Svenson

Children: Maja Svenson, Pia Svenson, Mia Svenson

Bo Svenson (born 13 February 1941) is a Swedish-American actor, known for his roles in American genre films of the 1970s and 1980s. He is a naturalized United States citizen.
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Britt Ekland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 76, Credits: The Wicker Man, Get Carter & The Man with the Golden Gun

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Height: 1.65

Children: Nikolaj Adler, T.J. Mcdonnell, Victoria Sellers

Britt Ekland (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbrɪtː ˈeːkland] (listen); born Britt-Marie Eklund; 6 October 1942) is a Swedish actress and singer. She appeared in numerous films in her heyday throughout ...more

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Alexander Skarsgår... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 42, Credits: Zoolander, Battleship & Melancholia

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Height: 6'4"

Parents: Stellan Skarsgård, My Skarsgård

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (born 25 August 1976) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander, the ...more

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Ingmar Bergman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Dec. at 89 (1918-2007), Credits: Cries and Whispers, Scenes from a Marriage & The Passion of Anna

Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Height: 5'10"

Parents: Karin Bergman, Erik Bergman

Children: Anna Bergman, Linn Ullmann, Mats Bergman, Eva Bergman, Daniel Bergman, + more

Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio. Considered to be among the most accomplished ...more

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Mauritz Hugo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Dec. at 65 (1909-1974), Credits: Marooned, Alvarez Kelly & The Old Man and the Sea

Birthplace: Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Mauritz Hugo was an actor.
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Ernst Günther is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Dec. at 66 (1933-1999), Credits: The Man from Majorca, House of Angels & The Journey to Melonia

Birthplace: Karlskrona, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Parents: Harry Günther, Majken Günther

Children: Rickard Günther, Savva Ernst Günther

Ernst Harry Ingemar Günther (3 June 1933 – 8 December 1999) was a Swedish actor. He appeared in 66 films and television shows between 1962 and 1999. He starred in the 1974 film ...more
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Lena Olin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 63, Credits: Chocolat, The Reader & Fanny and Alexander

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Height: 1.8

Parents: Stig Olin, Britta Holmberg

Children: Auguste Rahmberg, Tora Hallstrom

Lena Maria Jonna Olin (Swedish pronunciation: [²leːna ʊˈliːn] (listen); born 22 March 1955) is a Swedish actress. She has been nominated for several acting awards, including a Golden Globe ...more
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Arash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 41, Credits: Rhino Season and Chartbreak Hotel

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Nationality: Iran, Sweden

Arash Labaf (Persian: آرش لباف‎, pronounced [ʔɒːˈɾæʃ læˈbɒːf]; born 23 April 1977) is an Iranian-Swedish singer, entertainer and producer. He represented Azerbaijan along with Aysel ...more
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Paulina Porizkova is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 53, Credits: Arizona Dream, Thursday & Her Alibi

Birthplace: Prostějov, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Height: 5'10"

Parents: Anna Pořízková

Children: Oliver Orion Ocasek, Jonathan Raven Ocasek

Paulina Porizkova (born Pavlína Pořízková; Czech pronunciation: [ˈpavliːna ˈpor̝iːskovaː]; 9 April 1965) is a model, actress and author. Born in Czechoslovakia, she now ...more

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Anders Jansson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Age 51, Credits: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Music For One Apartment And Six Drummers & Sound of Noise

Birthplace: Staffanstorp, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

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
Dec. at 95 (1907-2002), Credits: Emil i Lönneberga, Madicken på Junibacken & Emil & Ida i Lönneberga

Birthplace: Vimmerby, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Parents: Samuel August Ericsson, Hanna Johnsson

Children: Karin Lindgren, Lars Lindgren

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (Swedish: [ˈasːtrɪd ˈlɪŋːɡreːn] (listen); née Ericsson; 14 November 1907 – 28 January 2002) was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known ...more
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Stig Ossian Ericson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Dec. at 89 (1923-2012), Credits: Göta kanal eller Vem drog ur proppen?, The Women on the Roof & Stubby

Birthplace: Sweden, Härnösand

Nationality: Sweden

Parents: Ebba Ericson, Ossian Ericson

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 Age 65, Credits: Ön

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Victoria Kahn is an actress.
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Warner Oland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Dec. at 59 (1879-1938), Credits: The Jazz Singer, Werewolf of London & The Covered Wagon

Birthplace: Sweden, Bjurholm Municipality

Nationality: Sweden, United States of America

Parents: Jonas Öhlund, Maria Johanna Öhlund

Warner Oland (born Johan Verner Ölund, October 3, 1879 – August 6, 1938) was a Swedish-American actor most remembered for playing several Chinese and Chinese-American characters: the ...more
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Åke Grönberg ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Sweden
Dec. at 55 (1914-1969), Credits: Sawdust and Tinsel, Summer with Monika & A Lesson in Love

Birthplace: Sweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

Nationality: Sweden

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
Age 68, Credits: Gladiator, Yentl & Topsy Turvy

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: United Kingdom

Allan Corduner (born 2 April 1950) is an English actor born in Stockholm to a German mother and a Russo-Finnish father. He grew up in a secular Jewish home in London. After earning a BA (Hons) ...more