Maybe there's something in the air in Scandinavia, or perhaps it's the geography that encourages artists. Whatever the cause, there are a number of notable actresses, actors, and singers from this northern European region. Some famous Scandinavian people are actors while other celebrity Scandinavians are models. One of the most popular pop bands of all time even formed in Stockholm, Sweden.
Who will you find on this list of notable people from Scandinavia? Sixties icon Ann-Margret was born in Sweden, though her family moved to the Chicago area when she was five years old. She has starred in such films as Tommy, Bye Bye Birdie, and The Break-up. True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård was born in Stockholm. His father Stellan is also an actor. Other celebrities who are Scandinavian include Viggo Mortensen, Noomi Rapace, and Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – as well as all the members of the group ABBA.
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Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden to a Swedish father and a German mother. One of the most enduring stars of the silver screen, she has appeared in such legendary films as Casablanca, Spellbound, and Notorious.
Age: Dec. at 67 (1915-1982)
Birthplace: Stockholm, Swedensee more on Ingrid Bergman
True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden. The son of actor Stellan Skarsgård, he has appeared in such films as The Legend of Tarzan, The Giver, and Battleship.
Birthplace: Stockholm, Swedensee more on Alexander Skarsgård
Max von Sydow was born in Lund, Sweden. He has appeared in such films as Shutter Island and Needful Things.
Birthplace: Lund, Swedensee more on Max von Sydow