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Dominika Peczynski (born September 20, 1970) is a Swedish singer, model and television host.
Dominika Maria Peczynski was born September 20, 1970 in Warsaw, Poland, to Russian Jewish mother Tina and Polish father. She lived in Poland until she was seven years old and moved to Stockholm. Dominika has a hippie-style way of life. She had traveled to several countries long before her famous Dominika's Planet. After coming to Stockholm she joined one of the model agencies. For a long time she lived in Prague.
She joined the Swedish pop music group Army of Lovers in 1992, making her debut with the group with Hasta Mañana, a cover of the ABBA song. Peczynski already knew the other members of Army of Lovers; Michaela Dornonville de la Cour and Camilla Henemark worked for the same modelling agency, she had been at school with Jean-Pierre Barda and had previously had a relationship with Alexander Bard.
Since the Army of Lovers split, she has worked as a TV presenter for a number of different Swedish and overseas shows, including the Swedish version of Temptation Island and her own programme, Dominika's Planet, which aired in the UK. In 1998 she posed for the adult magazine Playboy.
Paulina Porizkova (born Pavlína Pořízková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpavliːna ˈpor̝iːskovaː]) on 9 April 1965) is a Czech-American model and actress. At the age of eighteen years, she became the first woman from Central Europe to be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swim-suit issue. She was the second woman (after Christie Brinkley) to be featured on the swim-suit issue's front cover consecutive times (1984 and 1985).
Born in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia, Paulina Porizkova was still a toddler when her parents left Czechoslovakia, fleeing the Warsaw Pact invasion in 1968, and moved to Lund, Sweden, leaving young Paulina in the care of her grandmother in Czechoslovakia, believing that their daughter could be brought out later.
However, the Czechoslovakian authorities would not allow this, and the ensuing battle for Porizkova was widely publicized in the Swedish press, making her a cause célèbre. After a failed rescue attempt, in which her mother was detained by the national police, international political pressure led by Olof Palme caused the communist government to allow the Pořízek family to be reunited after seven years. Porizkova acquired Swedish citizenship. The reunion was soon
Anna Anka (born April 28, 1971) is a Swedish-American model, actress and author and was married to Canadian singer Paul Anka. Anka is featured in the Swedish reality show Svenska Hollywoodfruar (Swedish Hollywood Wives),.
Anka was born in Poland. Her mother died when she was very young. At the age of three Anka was adopted by a Swedish couple named Åberg living in Bjuv, Sweden. She moved to the United States in 1993 after placing eighth in the international Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageant.
Anka became a professional model and six years later she was hired as the personal trainer of musician Paul Anka.
In 2005 she had Anka's son Ethan. In 2008 they married and in 2010 they divorced.
Anka made a brief appearance in the American film Dumb and Dumber, credited as Anna Åberg. She had two lines, both in Swedish: Hej allihopa ("Hi everyone") and Hej då ("Bye"). She has also played minor roles in the films The Specialist and Drop Zone. Anka has released a workout/training book called The 30-minute pregnancy workout book.
In 2009, Anka became known to a wider public in the reality show Svenska Hollywoodfruar where she was one of three Swedish women who lives in Hollywood. The program, which
Hannah Rakel Serafia Graaf Karyd (born Graaf 31 August 1978 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish glamour model and singer. Graaf along with her model sister, Magdalena, formed a musical duo called The Graaf Sisters.
Graaf was born in Gothenburg, but grew up in Kungsängen, Stockholm County. Graaf grew up singing in the Swedish Pentecostal Church. Due to her tall stature, Graaf began modeling in her teens.
Graaf would regularly appear in men's magazine with her older sister Magdalena Graaf. The two courted controversy which created a great deal of publicity for the sisters. In 1998, the sisters stopped modeling to focus on their music career. After one record, the sisters quit and Magdalena focused her attentions on her family. In 2000, Graaf tried to reinvent herself by dying her hair brown and donning brown contacts, the exact opposite of her former blonde bombshell appearance. She appeared on the cover of Cafe with her new look. She kept this look well into 2001 until the birth of her son.
In 2004, The Graaf sisters were looking for a come back. The sisters flew to Los Angeles and did a pictorial for FHM magazine.
In 1998, Graaf gave up glamour modeling to pursue a music career. That same
Johanna Jussinniemi (born September 13, 1976), better known by her stage name Puma Swede, is a Swedish pornographic actress, and feature dancer. The first part of her stage name comes from the sports car, the Ford Puma. Since 2005, she has appeared in around 120 movies.
She is of Finnish descent, as both her parents were originally from Finland.; and she has resided in California since 2004
Swede worked as a computer sales representative in Sweden and later on as a glamour model before moving into adult films. She initially only performed in girl–girl scenes, but made her hardcore boy–girl debut in the 2005 video School of Hardcore by the studio AntiInnocence Video, with whom she was previously a contract performer.
She has received a 2009 AVN Award nomination for Web Starlet of the Year, and a 2009 XBiz Award nomination for Web Babe/Starlet of the Year. In 2010, she made her first mainstream film appearance, a cameo in the comedy The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It with comedian/actor Bryan Callen, formerly of MADtv fame.
Yllka Berisha (born 1990 in Pristina, Yugoslavia – in today's Kosovo) is a Swedish-Albanian model and singer.
Berisha won the title of Miss Kosovo on December 12, 2007. Berisha represented Kosovo at the Top Model of the World 2008 pageant in Egypt on January 18, 2008. She expressed hope of Kosovo becoming independent, so she could be the first woman to represent her country at the Miss Earth. Kosovo has since become an independent state. Before winning the Miss Kosovo title, Berisha was second runner up at the Miss Albania pageant and first runner up at the Miss Scandinavia pageant. At Miss Earth 2008 Berisha was unplaced on November 9, 2008.
Berisha moved permanently to Laholm in Sweden with her parents in 1992 and speaks fluent Swedish,English and Albanian. She is currently enrolled in the second year of Swedish high-school on the science programme. She sees modelling as a hobby and aspires to become a medical doctor or an engineer. Berisha lives with her father Avni Berisha and mother Burbuqe Berisha. She has a younger sister called Dorentina and two younger brothers called Dren and Ardian.
Berisha is also a singer and has recorded two songs and one music video in Sweden. Her
Charlotte Krona (born 1978 in Bringetofta, Nässjö Kommun, Sweden) is a Swedish model and violinist. She was discovered by the Armani label for an underwear advertisement campaign. She has graced the cover of Fox Magazine (Italy, May 2004) and of Maxim (June 2007).
As a violinist she toured Italy several times, and has published one CD entitled Maxim Tribut Compilation together with Nena Ristic, Patricia Regina and Natalia Dolgova. In Italian TV, she worked in a Sunday show for Canale 5, one of the Silvio Berlusconi's TV channels, and at Il malloppo for RAI.
On April 11, 2011 she was presented as an Easter egg surprise inside a gigantic egg for Mr. Silvio Berlusconi during an Easter party organized by the local The People of Freedom chapter of the region of Lombardy, with the presence of the Lombardy governor Roberto Formigoni and the then Milan mayor Letizia Moratti.(1)
Malin Maria Åkerman (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈmɑːlɪn ˈoːkərˌman]; born May 12, 1978) is a Swedish–Canadian actress, model and singer. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden and moved to Canada at the age of two. As a child, she appeared in several television commercials before going on to win a modelling contract at age sixteen. Åkerman's acting career began with her debut on the Canadian television series Earth: Final Conflict in 1997, after which she made appearances on several other Canadian productions. In the early 2000s, she had many television and film parts, including The Utopian Society (2003) and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). Following a supporting role on the short-lived comedy series The Comeback (2005), Åkerman gained her first starring roles in the feature films The Heartbreak Kid (2007) and 27 Dresses (2008).
Åkerman was cast as Silk Spectre II in the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, a role for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year, she had supporting and starring roles in both The Proposal and Couples Retreat, two commercial hits that garnered mixed to negative reviews. In 2010, she became part of the main cast on
Sandra Nilsson (born 17 February 1986 in Ystad, Sweden) is a Swedish model who was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for January 2008. At age 16, she was signed by Swedish agency Lua Models.
On February 29, 2008, Nilson hosted "The BANK" which is a nightclub at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.
Sandra Nilsson currently lives in New York City where she is focused on her modeling and acting careers. She spends a great deal of time doing charity work and is a vegetarian who likes to ride horses.
Carolina Gynning Nilsson (born 6 October 1978 in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden) is a Swedish model, actress and television presenter. Gynning became especially well-known to the public after winning Big Brother 2004, and has since become a television host for shows such as Dagens man, Idol 2007 and Förkväll.
Gynning was born in Malmö but grew up Falsterbo. She attended Spyken School where she studied art and began modeling. Her love of art comes from her mother Agneta Gynning, who is a painter.
Gynning began modeling at the age of 13. In later years she underwent breast augmentation which propelled her career into glamour modeling. Gynning was a Playmate for German Playboy, and has also appeared in the men's magazines Moore Magazine, Slitz, and Café.
Gynning was a relatively unknown model until her appearance in the Swedish version of Big Brother in 2004. She had sex in front of live tv cameras during the show. She was also intensely fingered by Olivier de Paris live on the show. She became a household name in Sweden in 2004 when she won the television game show Big Brother.
On 4 April it was revealed that Gynning along with Carina Berg would host the fourth season of Idol 2007 in Sweden.
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 of many fashion magazines and has been in fashion campaigns. She was a judge in the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 2001. She was the host of the Swedish section of Scandinavia's Next Top Model which premiered February 16, 2005.
Anden is a Swedish model, actress, occasional host, and producer.
Mats Söderlund (born 25 July 1969, Sweden) is a Swedish musician, best known under his stage name Günther, who began his career in 2004. In 2006, his song "Like Fire Tonight" was accepted into Melodifestivalen, a Swedish music competition. However, Günther and the Sunshine Girls finished sixth in the semi-final round and did not make the finals. Gunther's 2004 smash hit "Ding Dong Song" brought him world-wide recognition, with several tour dates across many ivy-league universities in the United States. His trademark mustache, pouting lips, hairless abdomen, and firm figure combined with his lifestyle of "Champagne, Glamour, Sex and Respect" has drawn the attention of several high profile celebrities and European royalty. Gunther has also performed several private non-charitable events.
Günther announced on his website that he is currently working on a new album with the working title Dirty Man Swedish Sex Beast. A teaser for a new song "Pussycat" was available on Günther's homepage. The first single was released and can also be found on his website.
Günther is heterosexual. He once said "I'm open minded. I'm straight, but have a lot of support in the gay community." He lives in
Izabella Scorupco (born Izabela Dorota Skorupko, June 4, 1970) is a Polish-Swedish actress and model, best known for her portrayal of Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye.
Scorupco was born to Lech and Magdalena Skorupko in Białystok, Poland, in 1970. When she was one year old, her parents separated, and she remained with her mother. In 1978, they moved to Bredäng in Stockholm, Sweden, where Scorupco learned to speak Swedish, English, French and Arabic.
In the late 1980s, Scorupco travelled Europe working as a model, and appeared on the cover of Vogue. In 1987, she was discovered by director Staffan Hildebrand and starred in the film Ingen kan älska som vi ("Nobody can love like us"). In the early 1990s, she had a brief but successful career as a pop singer, releasing the album IZA, which went gold in Sweden in 1991. In 1995, she played Natalya Simonova in the James Bond film GoldenEye, starring opposite Pierce Brosnan.
On December 25, 1996, Scorupco married Polish ice hockey player Mariusz Czerkawski, then a player for the Edmonton Oilers. They separated in 1998, having had one daughter together, Julia (born September 15, 1997). On January 30, 2003,
Marie Eleonor Serneholt (Swedish pronunciation: [maˈriː ˈsæːɳɛhɔlt]) (born 11 July 1983) is a Swedish singer and former member of the Swedish pop band A*Teens. She was born in Stockholm, daughter of musician Ronnie Serneholt.
In 1998, Serneholt signed a record deal with Stockholm Records (part of Universal Music) along with her then bandmates Sara, Dhani and Amit. Together they performed as the A*Teens. In 1999, they released their first single, a cover of ABBA's "Mamma Mia". The single topped the charts in Sweden for 8 consecutive weeks, and the success was similar around the world.
By 2000, the A*Teens' first album, "The ABBA Generation" had sold 4 million copies, and they became one of the most internationally successful Swedish pop bands.
After 6 years together and more than 5 million albums sold, the A*Teens disbanded following a Greatest Hits album and a final tour in Sweden.
With the A*Teens going their separate ways, it was rumored that Serneholt would be the first to pursue a solo career. This proved to be unfounded when fellow A*Teen Dhani Lennevald released his debut single in September 2004.
Serneholt wanted to live what she could not experience while she was in the
Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg (born 29 September 1931 in Malmö, Skåne) is a Swedish-American actress, model, and cult sex symbol. She is best known for her role as Sylvia in the 1960 Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita, which features the legendary scene of her cavorting in Trevi Fountain alongside Marcello Mastroianni.
Ekberg was born on September 29, 1931, the eldest girl and the sixth of eight children. In her teens, she worked as a fashion model. In 1950, Ekberg entered the Miss Malmö competition at her mother's urging leading to the Miss Sweden contest which she won. She consequently went to the United States to compete for the Miss Universe title despite not speaking English.
Although she did not win Miss Universe, as one of six finalists she did earn a starlet's contract with Universal Studios, as was the rule at the time. In America, Ekberg met Howard Hughes, who at the time was producing films and wanted her to change her nose, teeth and name (Hughes said "Ekberg" was too difficult to pronounce). She refused to change her name, saying that if she became famous people would learn to pronounce it, and if she did not become famous it would not matter.
As a starlet at
Maud Solveig Christina Wikström (born 12 February 1945), known professionally as Maud Adams, is a Swedish actress, known for her roles as two different Bond girls: in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), and as the title character in Octopussy (1983).
Adams was born Maud Solveig Christina Wikström in Luleå, Sweden, the daughter of Thyra, a government tax inspector, and Gustav Wikström, a comptroller. She had once wanted to work as an interpreter as she is fluent in five languages. She was discovered in 1963 in a shop by a photographer who asked to take her picture, a picture he submitted to the Miss Sweden contest arranged by the magazine Allers. Adams won this contest and from there her modelling career took off.
Adams moved to Paris and later to New York City to work for Eileen Ford. At this time she was one of the highest paid and most exposed models in the world. Her acting career started when she was asked to appear in the 1970 movie The Boys In The Band, in which she played a photo-shoot model in the opening credits. In the 1970s, she guest-starred in such American TV series as Hawaii Five-O and Kojak.
Adams was catapulted to international fame as the doomed mistress of the
Ingrid Goude (born 1937) is a model from Sandviken, in Gästrikland, Sweden.
She became an actress in B-movie and sci-fi motion pictures of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Edward K. Goude. Her father was the manager of a steel plant in Sandviken. Her mother's name was Valdy.
Goude won the 1956 Miss Sweden beauty pageant. As second runner-up in the 1956 Miss Universe, and 1st runner-up in Miss Europe contests, Goude signed a Universal Pictures film contract on July 25, 1956. The studio also offered contracts to the 1956 Miss Universe, Carol Morris, and Marina Orschel of Germany, the 1st runner-up. Universal picked up her option during Christmas 1956 and requested that she report back to the studio on January 8.
Goude won the right to manage all of the earnings from her Universal contract in September 1957. The contract was paying $250 per week at the time. It called for her to invest 20% of her earnings in government bonds. A superior court judge in Los Angeles waived this proviso. He noted that Goude would turn twenty-one on May 26, 1958. Also, he noted, the contract was signed thirteen months earlier, and she had lived within her means since then.
Maryam Zakaria (born in Iran) is an Iranian-Swedish actress and model. She has appeared as a model in various music videos and television advertisements, while also establishing the first Bollywood dance school in Sweden and working as a choreographer. By 2009, she moved to India and began appearing in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films, particularly performing item numbers.
Maryam Zakaria was born in Iran and grew up in Sweden. She worked as a choreographer and established a dance school in Sweden to teach Bollywood steps. According to Zakaria, the Indisk Dans Studio was the first dance school in Sweden to teach "jatkas and matkas of Bollywood cinema". She moved to Mumbai, India by 2009 to work in Bollywood and began working as a model, appearing in various television adverts, the most notable being the adverts of Set Wet and Coke.She also came in Coca Cola Advertisement with Imran Khan
Tamil film director Sundar C. signed her on to perform an item number in his directorial venture Nagaram (2010), after watching her dance number on YouTube. Her performance in the hit number "Diyalo Diyala" from the Telugu film 100% Love was her big breakthrough. She went on to play one of the female
Marzena Kamizela (born January 4, 1974) is a Polish-born Swedish model. She is best known for her work on Versace and for Martini.
Born in Poland, she grew up in Göteborg in Sweden and her career started when she won a beauty competition at the age of 16.
On May 12, 2006, she was arrested for causing a commotion on a plane, after an air rage incident during a British Airways flight because by her perscribed treatment against flying anxiety went wrong. The plane landed at Goose Bay in Labrador, Canada, where she eight days later pled guilty to all charges and was ordered to pay a Canadian $10,000 fine as well as the Canadian $18,491.73 charge that British Airways incurred for the emergency landing in Labrador. She was also sentenced to eight days in jail by the judge, which was the time she had already served.
She was ordered to remain in custody until the fines were paid. She paid $10,000 and $9,000 to British Airways in order to be released after a change in her probation order secured by her lawyer. She will have to pay the rest later. She also stated that she pleaded guilty because it would have taken her a month to be cleared of the charges, referring to the REM guitarist Peter
Ronnia Stephanie Fornstedt (December 25, 1990) is a Swedish fashion model and current Miss Universe Sweden titleholder.
Fornstedt was crowned Miss Universe Sweden 2011 in June, and represented Sweden at Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paolo, Brazil on September 12. The crowning was made by Starworld Entertainment.
Fornstedt has been signed with agencies such as Elite Stockholm and Zap Models. Fornstedt became the face of Transderma Skin Care after her crowning in June 2011.
She was personally invited by former Miss Sweden 1989 and first runner up at Miss Universe 1989, Louise Camuto (neé Drevenstam) to visit the Camuto Group showroom in New York where she received wardrobe for Miss Universe. Ronnia is also being outfitted by Maggie Norris Couture.
During the Miss Universe 2011 preliminaries Ronnia won the Miss Photogenic Award. This effectively gave Fornstedt the title of Miss Photogenic Universe 2011.
Ronnia's father left the family when she was just a one year old, her mother passed when she was twelve. Ronnia spent the rest of her childhood with her older sister and family in Södertälje. Ronnia currently resides in Södertälje, Sweden.
Mary Ann-Catrin Stävin (born 20 August 1957) is a Swedish actress, model, and a former Miss World. She was born in Örebro, Sweden. She returned to judge the Miss World contest in 1980 and 2010. and hosted it in 1986.
Amongst her most prominent acting roles are bit parts in two James Bond films. In Octopussy she plays an Octopussy girl and in A View to a Kill she plays agent Kimberley Jones. In addition to acting, Stävin released the exercise album Shape Up and Dance with George Best. She had a minor role as the character Tanya in the 1986 horror movie House which starred William Katt. Stävin plays the Icelandic businesswoman, "Heba", in "Twin Peaks" (Season 1, Ep. 6). She also appeared in two music videos for Adam Ant. These were Ant Rap (1981) and Strip (1983).
Stävin resides in Beverly Hills, California with husband, Nicholas Wilcockson, a British businessman. She has a daughter Liliana and eight nieces and nephews: Nathalie, Dominic, Emily, Alexander, Benjamin, George, Misha, and Luka.
Lisa Fonssagrives (May 17, 1911 – February 4, 1992), born Lisa Birgitta Bernstone was a Swedish fashion model widely credited as the first supermodel.
Fonssagrives was born in Sweden (variously reported as Gothenburg or Uddevalla) and raised in Uddevalla. As a child, she took up painting, sculpting and dancing. She went to Mary Wigman's school in Berlin and studied art and dance. After returning to Sweden, she opened a dance school. She moved from Sweden to Paris to train for ballet (after participating with choreographer Astrid Malmborg in an international competition) and worked as a private dance teacher with Fernand Fonssagrives, which then led to a modeling career, and she would say that modeling was "still dancing". While in Paris in 1936, photographer Willy Maywald discovered her in an elevator and asked her to model hats for him. Fonssagrives' photographs were then sent to Vogue, and Vogue photographer Horst took some test photographs of her. Before Fonssagrives came to the United States in 1939, she was already a top model. Her image appeared on the cover of many magazines during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, including Town & Country, Life, Time, Vogue, and the original
Filippa Palmstierna Hamilton, also known as Filippa Hamilton-Palmstierna, (born 3 December 1985), is a Swedish-French model.
Hamilton was born in Paris and raised in Biarritz, France. She was discovered age 15 on the streets of Paris by French photographer Marc Hispard. She secured her first major advertising campaign at age 16 with Ralph Lauren. On NBC's "Today show" with Meredith Vieira, Hamilton stated she had worked for Lauren since she was 17. She was the new face of Romance, Ralph Lauren’s fragrance, photographed by Bruce Weber. Hamilton has been photographed by Paolo Roversi, Mario Testino, Arthur Elgort, Inez van Lamsweerde, Terry Richardson and Gilles Bensimon.
In her free time, Hamilton enjoys painting and spending time with friends. She travels to fashion shows and photo shoots with her mother.
Hamilton is a French and Swedish national. Her father is Michaël Palmstierna Hamilton, an extramarital son of baroness Margaretha Palmstierna, and, according to a rule by the Supreme Court of Sweden in 1999, count Ulph Hamilton. Her mother, Beatrice Hamilton, is a clothing and jewelry designer.
In 2009 Hamilton appeared in a Ralph Lauren advertisement which had been used only in
Annette Walter-Lax (born May 10, 1955) is a Swedish former fashion model.
Annette Walter-Lax modeled in the 1970s and dated Keith Moon from 1974 until his death in 1978. The two met in the summer of 1974, after a photographer asked Annette if she wanted to meet a "real drummer". Keith forced Annette to give up her modeling career like he did with his ex-wife, Kim Kerrigan. In 1975 the couple moved to Los Angeles and bought a house in Malibu; they spent three years there before returning to England.
Once in London, Moon began renting Harry Nilsson's flat at 12 Curzon Place. Around this time he began telling everyone that he and Annette were going to be married, but there was never any official engagement. She appeared on the cover of Moon's Two Sides of the Moon. The couple were Paul McCartney's guests at a film preview of The Buddy Holly Story on the evening of 6 September 1978. After dining with Paul and Linda McCartney, Annette and Keith returned to their flat, where he died of an overdose of Clomethiazole (Heminevrin), a medication he was taking as part of a program to wean him off alcohol. She was distraught and inconsolable at his death, and was heavily sedated during the
Eleni "Elena" Paparizou (Greek: Έλενα Παπαρίζου, pronounced [ˈelena papaˈrizu]; born 31 January 1982), usually referred to abroad as Helena Paparizou, is a Greek singer and occasional songwriter and television personality. Born and raised in Sweden to Greek immigrant parents, she enrolled in various arts schools before launching a career there in 1999 as a member of the laïko and Eurodance duo Antique, whose rise to fame in Greece was preceded by its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001.
Antique disbanded in 2003 and Paparizou signed a solo recording contract with Sony Music, releasing the chart-topping debut single "Anapandites Kliseis" and album Protereotita (2004), with emphasis on laïko, pop, and dance sounds, but had modest sales, initially. She then represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, giving the country its only win in contest history with the song "My Number One", an achievement which significantly transformed her career. Her album was subsequently certified double platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry of Greece, while she also briefly attempted a career beyond Greece with English-language material, charting in
Marie Picasso (born Lilly Marie Pettersson on 24 April 1979) is a Swedish singer, host and model who first rose to fame as a housemate on the popular reality television show Big Brother, before going on to win the fourth series of the Swedish singing competition Idol.
In 2002, Picasso appeared as a housemate on the hugely popular reality television show Big Brother. During the show, she caused widespread controversy when she had sex on-camera with another housemate, Benjamin Sorani, who had become her boyfriend. After leaving the house, she went on to host several game shows on TV4, and also released a single titled Tell The World in Germany, which was used to promote a local soap opera.
In the summer of 2007, Picasso auditioned for the fourth series of popular Swedish singing competition Idol in Stockholm, singing "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera. The three judges were impressed by her emotion-filled voice and she passed through to the next stage of the contest with a unanimous "yes" vote. Several weeks later, Picasso made it into the top 11 contestants, and her powerful voice continued to wow the judges and the public. Despite landing in the bottom 3 twice, Picasso made it
Helena Noell Seger (born 25 August 1970) is a Swedish former model, actress, and also the girlfriend of footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Seger was born in Lindesberg, Sweden. Her mother Margareta Seger worked as a teacher and her father Ingemar Seger was a baker. Seger has always been interested in sport and in her youth she played football and also enjoyed dancing. In 1988, Seger's then boyfriend Johan Sälle was signed by Malmö Redhawks and after graduating from upper secondary school she and Johan moved to Malmö at the age of 17.
Seger appeared on national TV in the popular children's programme Solstollarna, and also the spin-off Cozmoz, where she played Annika. She has been working for TV Shop selling various products. Seger also worked as a bartender in Malmö at a place called Slakthuset for a couple of years. Later she became marketing manager and director of the board of the airline FlyMe. Seger has been brand manager at Swedish Match and Malaco.
Together with Zlatan Ibrahimović Seger has two boys, Maximilian, born 22 September 2006, and Vincent, born 6 March 2008.
Linda Susanna Lindorff (born February 9, 1972, in Vilhelmina, Västerbotten, Sweden) is a former Miss Sweden*(1990) and a TV personality, hostess, reporter and weather forecaster. She represented her country at Miss Universe 1990.
Natanael Henrik Hilarius, originally Jan Hilarius - pronounced hill-aw-ree-us - (born April 26, 1956 in Täby, Sweden) has been a high fashion and photo model of world repute, better known internationally as Jan Hilary.
He began a successful modeling career, which got him work in places like Milan, Paris, Germany, Japan, the United States and Australia by being the only Swedish tourist ever to grace the centerfold of Playgirl Magazine, photographed in Santa Monica, California.
Marina Hedman Bellis, also known as Marina Frajese, Marina Lotar and Marina Lothar (September 29, 1944 in Göteborg, Sweden) is a Swedish retired pornographic and mainstream actress.
Hedman, who previously was a well-known model, arrived in Italy as wife of an Italian journalist, Paolo Frajese, who in 1965 had gone to Sweden for a number of television reports. In 1976 she made her film debut with a small uncredited role in Lucio Fulci's sex comedy La pretora (My Sister In Law), starring Edwige Fenech. Later in 1976, she played a minor role in Emanuelle in America, appearing in her first hardcore scene. Then Hedman also appeared in the RAI show Carosello and posed for the Italian issue of Playboy Magazine. In 1979 she played a major role in Joe D'Amato's Immagini di un convento ("Images in a Convent"), an adaptation of La Religieuse.
Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hedman had supporting roles in mainstream films such as Primo Amore (1978) for Dino Risi and La città delle donne (City of Women) (1980) for Federico Fellini, as well as leading roles in pornographic cinema, in which she was considered one of the first Italian divas. 1984 and 1985 were prolific years for her,
Linda Caroline Sundblad (born 5 July 1981 in Lidköping) is a Swedish female singer, actress and model.
Dropping out of school at the age of 15 to join the pop-rock music band Lambretta, she experienced much success at a young age. After releasing three albums with Lambretta, she decided in Autumn 2005 to go solo.
Her first solo single, "Oh Father", was released in September 2006 and her debut album, Oh My God!, a couple of months later. "Oh Father" was nominated for the Grammys. Music wise it remained silent around Linda until the second part of 2009 when the new single 2 All My Girls was released and a second album announced for March 24, 2010.
She is also featured on the cover of the Reflections album by Apocalyptica, for which she sings the vocals to "Faraway Vol.2". Sundblad works currently with House music artist Rasmus Faber; she sang for him on the single "Everything Is Alright", which was released on 22 November 2008 and on his second single "Always", which was released on 6 April 2009. Sundblad also features on Rasmus Faber's debut album "Where We Belong".
Linda Sundblad participated in Melodifestivalen 2011, the Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. She
Natacha Peyre Requena (born 26 March 1985 in Ibiza, Spain) is a Swedish actress, singer, and former sex symbol and glamour model. Today she is one of Scandinavia's most successful glamour models. Born in Ibiza, Spain, she is half-Spanish on her mother's side and fluent in Spanish, Swedish, and English.
Natacha knew early on what she wanted to do. At age 10 she had her first modeling job, a commercial for H Several other commercials followed.
Although she got her first breast implants at 17, after insisting that her father permit it, she said in an interview that if she had a 17-year old daughter she would never allow her to get implants. She had craved implants to raise her self-esteem, as she had been so thin while "all her friends" had curves. She reports that her mother was not happy when she found out about her daughter's augmentation work.
Natacha has appeared in magazines including Moore, Slitz, and Playboy; she has also appeared in several commercials. In 2005 she participated in the Swedish reality show Paradise Hotel on Swedish TV4. In 2006 one of her breast implants burst while having sex with her boyfriend. Later she mentioned the possibility of selling them on eBay,
Engla Maria Magdalena Graaf (born 2 September 1975 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish model, singer, and author. In 1998, she and her sister Hannah Graaf joined together and formed the group The Graaf Sisters, who became popular with the song "You Got What I Want Baby". She was also the wife of soccer star Magnus Hedman and as a result has been voted the sexiest footballer's wife.
Graaf was born in Gothenburg, but she grew up in Kungsängen in Stockholm County, to Swedish Pentecostal parents.
In her late teens, Graaf became pregnant with her son Isak. Instead of burdening or embarrassing her religious parents, she married her Finnish gangster boyfriend Jorma whom she was already living with. During this time, she was physically and emotional abused.
After Graaf was shot in the leg, she left her husband despite threats against her and her family. She eventually reported him to the proper authorities. As a result, she was placed under protective custody and given new identities. Her and her son were moved throughout Sweden but eventually settled in Gothenburg and was given the new names of Michaela and Ville for her son.
Her husband was eventually released from prison and he put a 50 000 SEK
Tilde Maria Henny Märta Fröling (born 15 May 1980) is the daughter of the Swedish actors Ewa Fröling and Örjan Ramberg, and a Swedish actress, TV presenter and model.
She was the winning participant in the 2005 TV3 celebrity version of Expedition Robinson. Currently Froling can be seen on Swedish television channels TV6 and TV3, on the TV shows Rocky & Drago with Peter Siepen, and Lustgården respectively. She has figured in television advertisement with Pontus Gårdinger for the Swedish lager Norrlands Guld, manufactured by Spendrups.
Fröling was a contestant on the television show Let's Dance 2008, but has since been voted off the show.
Tim Bergling (born 8 September 1989), known professionally as Avicii, Tom Hangs, Ashwin, and Tim Berg, is a Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer. He established his name in electronic dance music with a string of hit singles including the 2010 single "Seek Bromance", his remix of Nadia Ali's dance music classic Rapture" and the 2011 single "Levels". The singles were commercial successes charting in several countries. Avicii ranked No. 6 on the Top 100 DJs list by DJ Magazine in 2011.
In 2012, Avicii was the main headliner Saturday night at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, FL, where he appeared onstage with Madonna. He is also scheduled to headline at EDC NY, Austin City Limits Music Festival and EDC Vegas this year.
Tim Bergling was born on 8 September 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Avicii emerged in the music industry in 2008, when he was 18 years old, compiling a remix of the theme song to the Commodore 64 video game Lazy Jones. This led to his first release on Strike Recordings, entitled "Lazy Lace."
In 2010, Avicii released a collaboration with fellow Swedish DJ John Dahlbäck, titled "Don't Hold Back." He additionally worked on projects with internationally-recognized DJs Tiësto
Farzan Athari (Persian: فرزان اطهری, born June 26, 1984) is an Iranian-Swedish fashion model, actor, TV host and TV personality. In just a few short years, Farzan has gone from notoriety from his hometown in Stockholm to global recognition. He is internationally known for his modeling. He has worked as a model in 23 different countries with over 100 brands. and he is the first internationally famous model to sign a modeling contract in his home country.
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Charles Jourdan & Guy Laroche (Runway)
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Mark Fairwhale (Campaign)
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Roco Baroco (Runway)
Diem Rocche (Catalog)
Lightnex Cream (Campaign)
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Hero Honda Main Guy / Actor & Stuntman Honda
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Agneta Marie-Anne Eckemyr (born 2 July 1950 in Karlsborg) is a Swedish actress and model turned clothing designer.
Initially a model, her looks took her into film and television roles. She was photographed by Life Magazine appearing opposite the five semi finalist actors for the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Shortly after appearing in the 1974 Disney family film production The Island at the Top of the World, Eckemyr appeared on the front cover and within the October 1975 edition of Playboy magazine, as a Playboy Playmate.
After retirement from being an actress, she turned her talents to clothing design. Her most recent designs are featured at Älskling (Swedish for Darling), on Columbus Avenue, New York City; a block from where she lives in an apartment overlooking Central Park.
Rebecca Ferguson (19 October 1983) is a Swedish actress and model of British descent. She is a blood relative Sarah, Duchess of York. She is best known for playing the lead role in the soap opera Nya tider. She played Chrissy in the short-lived American soap opera Ocean Ave. and had a role in the Swedish horror film Strandvaskaren.
Linda Thelenius (born Linda Maria Elisabeth Gedin and also known as "Linda Rosing" on 21 January 1974 in Västerås, Sweden) is a Swedish model and singer. She became famous after participating in the 2003 edition of the Swedish version of Big Brother.
In the Big Brother house, she and another participant, Micke, became involved in a relationship which was followed closely by the producers.
Thelenius released her debut single, "Summer Love", in 2004. In 2006, she released her autobiography, Den nakna sanningen ("The naked truth"), written together with journalist and television host Daniel Nyhlén.
Thelenius legally changed her name to her stage name, Bionda to avoid legal conflicts with the 70s band La Bionda. Rosing's first single as Bionda was "Forget me, Forget me not". During 2009, Linda had her own dating show on Kanal 5 called Den rätte för Rosing(the right one for Rosing) In the summer of 2006, Thelenius became the leader of a new political party, Unika Partiet, or the "Unique Party". This is a so-called non-registered party, meaning that there is no official record of the party. Thelenius was listed as the only candidate for the party. She received 222 votes out of more than
Britt Christina Marinette Lindberg (born 6 December 1950, in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish journalist known internationally for her work as an actress and glamour model in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Lindberg grew up in a working class home in Annedal, Gothenburg, together with her sister and three brothers. She studied Latin at school and planned to continue her studies in archeology.
During her high school years (she was around 18 years old) she started posing nude for men's magazines, such as FIB aktuellt and Lektyr, after having garnered some attention posing in bathing suits for newspapers. She later appeared in men's magazines such as Penthouse (UK), Playboy (U.S.), Lui (France) and Mayfair (UK). She was a Penthouse Pet in the June 1970 issue of Penthouse.
Lindberg has appeared or starred in 23 feature films, most of which are erotica, exploitation or softcore pictures. Her first movie was an American production (Maid in Sweden), filmed in Sweden with a Swedish cast. She got her second role in Jan Halldoff's comedy Rötmånad which was released in 1970. The film was seen by over 250,000 Swedes and went on to become a commercial success. Her third film, Exponerad, was
Malin Persson (born on April 26, 1979, in Osby, Skåne, Sweden) is a fashion model from Sweden. Today, Persson works as a fulltime model, mainly in Paris, New York and Milan. She lives in Rome with her husband Damiano Mazzarella and her son Tiago.
Persson has worked for designers such as Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld Dior, Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana. She has also been signed by agencies such as 1 Model Management, NEXT Models, and Mikas Stockholm.Persson ben seen in campaigns such as Chanel, ETRO, Paul Smith, Lagerfeld gallery, D, Shiseido, Malo, etc. She has worked on film projects such as Hot Dog, Puritan and Messages. Also she has functioned as a custom buyer, a custom assistant. She has opened a very successful bar "salotto42" in Rome where she now lives with her husband Damiano Mazzarella and 2 kids, Tiago (4) and Milo (2).
Persson is known from Scandinavia's Next Top Model, where she encourages Swedish girls to fulfil their modeling ambitions. Previously, Mini Anden was the host, but Persson replaced her due to criticism of Anden. She left and was replaced by Swedish model Vendela Kirsebom as a host for Cycle 4.
Anna Maria Carolina Sundstrand (born February 22, 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish singer and model. She was a member of the Swedish pop group Play from the group's formation in 2001 when she was 12 until their breakup in 2005. Sundstrand was the youngest member of the group until Janet Leon joined in 2003.
Anna was selected to be a part of Play by Laila Bagge, who owned a dance studio in Sweden called 'Sway' in which Anna was enrolled. She is a relative of the Swedish actress Greta Garbo.
Since Play's disbanding, 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) Anna began a modeling career, signing with Model Management Group based in New York City (the same agency to which her bandmate Rosie Munter has signed) and posing for a 2006 calendar being marketed to the same audience that followed Play. Additionally, she has been exploring a solo singing career. She has performed several times with Chris Trousdale, a former member of boy band Dream Street. Her debut album was expected to be released in 2007, but now is expected to be released sometime in 2010.
Sundstrand was most often heard singing the middle harmony/melody line of Play songs, but sometimes she also sang the higher harmonies. On various
Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈeːlɪn ˈnɔɖəɡreːn]; born January 1, 1980) is a former Swedish model and the ex-wife of professional golfer Tiger Woods.
Nordegren was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Her mother, Barbro Holmberg, is a politician and the former Swedish migration and asylum policy minister, and the current Governor of Gävleborg County. Her father, Thomas Nordegren, is a radio journalist who served as a bureau chief in Washington, D.C. She has an older brother, Axel, and a twin sister, Josefin. Nordegren and her sister worked odd summer jobs and as cashiers in supermarkets to finance their studies. She started modeling in 2000, and appeared on the cover of Cafe Sport magazine in the summer of 2000.
Nordegren took a job in a Stockholm clothing store called Champagne, where she met Mia Parnevik, wife of Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik, who hired Nordegren as the nanny to their children, a job that required her to move to the U.S. He introduced her to Woods during the 2001 Open Championship. Parnevik also is being quoted as having said, "I'm kind of filled with sorrow for Elin since me and my wife are at fault for hooking her up with him, and we probably
Laila Novak, (born 29 January 1942 as Laila Linnéa Maria Nyborg in Nybro, Sweden, the daughter of Lisbet Peterson Nyborg and Arne Nyborg), is a Swedish model and actress.
Laila started her career in the modeling industry in Stockholm, Sweden with a diploma from Kim Söderlund's Model- and Fashion School in 1960. She later moved to Paris, France to continue her work as a model, and also taking acting classes. When she moved to Mexico, her acting career started taking off, which lead to the leading role in the movie Vanessa, among other movies. Laila's modeling and movie career continued in Italy, and to this day (2009), Laila continues to do model work.
Oksana Wilhelmsson (born 2 July 1984 as Oksana Andersson) is a Soviet Union-born Swedish model and reality TV contestant. She was born in the Soviet Union and moved to Sweden with her family when she was 10 years old.
She worked as a dancer for the Swedish musical group Sunblock. She dated the Al-Hilal midfielder Christian Wilhelmsson for almost two years. In 2005 she was a contestant on the Swedish version of Paradise Hotel, where she landed in a heated argument with fellow contestant Olinda Borggren before being voted off the show in her first week.
She is married to Swedish football player Christian Wilhelmsson and they have a daughter, Naomi, born in June 2011.
Karen Victoria Silvstedt (born 19 September 1974) is a Swedish celebrity model, actress, singer, and television personality.
Born in Skelleftehamn, Silvstedt was raised in a family of five in Bollnäs, having one older sister and one younger brother. She was keen on horseback riding and wanted to become a veterinarian.
Silvstedt's father was the captain of a local ski team, and she started alpine skiing at the age of five. In 1989, Silvstedt placed fourth at a youth championship in the giant slalom won by Pernilla Wiberg. However, an accident in the middle of a skiing competition where she injured her shoulder ended Silvstedt's competitive skiing career at the age of 16.
A few years later, Silvstedt was invited to participate in the Miss Sweden beauty pageant, after her mother and sister had sent some pictures of her to the pageant officials.
Silvstedt participated in the Miss Sweden beauty pageant, and she was chosen to represent her country in the 1993 Miss World pageant in Sun City, South Africa, eventually making the Top 10. Silvstedt was signed up by a modeling agency in Paris, and she started working for various prestigious fashion houses, including Chanel, Christian Dior,
Dominique Jennings (born 30 October 1965) is an actress most notably recognized from her role as Virginia Harrison in NBC's soap opera Sunset Beach. Dominique is the daughter of Anchelot of Swedish descent and Richard "Prophet" Jennings, a renowned African American Artist. She married her husband Lonnie Brandon, a California Attorney, on 8 August 2008. The couple live in Los Angeles, California.
She was nominated in 1999 for a Soap Opera Digest Award at the Soap Opera Digest Awards/15th Soap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Villainess in Sunset Beach (1997).
Erika Johnson is a Swedish glamour model and actress born in 1982.
She won Miss Hawaiian Tropics Sweden in 2001 and later went to win the international version. Since then, she has appeared in Swedish men's magazines such as Café, Moore Magazine, and Slitz as well as Swedish Elle. Johnson has graced the cover of Café twice, first in August 2001 and second in January 2002. Currently, Johnson is signed to Bingo Models, The Agency.
In addition to her modeling career, Johnson appeared in Boat Trip alongside Victoria Silvstedt, After School Special, and American Standard. She also has been featured on US entertainment channel, E!.
Johnson briefly lived in Los Angeles; during this time she learned how to DJ.
Josephine Alhanko, (born 24 April 1981, in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish actress and former Miss Sweden titleholder. She is niece of the ballet dancer, Anneli Alhanko.
Alhanko became Sweden's 28th semifinalist at the Miss Universe 2006 pageant, held on 23 July in Los Angeles, California. She is the first Miss Sweden to place in nine years, currently the longest absence in history. At the Miss Universe pageant, Josephine beat several favourites, such as Erin McNaught of Australia.
Josephine has two master's degrees and is an educated actress and art historian. She has acted in various TV-productions, movies and plays. She was also a student in the English National Ballet School (1997–98). Josephine won the title Miss Sweden 2006 on 30 March after a hard recruitment process. The judges described her as professional, humble and sympathetic.
Frida Gustavsson (born June 6, 1993) is a Swedish fashion model.
Gustavsson began modeling locally in 2008 and made her way to Japan. Her career took a positive turn when she was signed by IMG in 2009. Soon after, she opened the Fall Valentino haute couture show in Paris.
Since then, she has walked shows for Shiatzy Chen, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Lanvin, Carolina Herrera, Fendi, Christian Dior, Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Abdullah Kobayashi, Emilio Pucci, Celine, Hermès, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Blumarine and Versace.
She was the fourth most requested model of the Spring 2010 season, behind Kasia Struss, Liu Wen, and Constance Jablonski.
Gustavsson has been in magazines such as Elle, W, Numéro, American, Italian, French, British, German, and Japanese Vogue, L'Officiel and Crash. In March 2010, she appeared on the cover of German Vogue.
She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Jill Stuart, Anna Sui, H, Max Mara and Prada.
Gustavsson won Elle Sweden's Model of the Year award in 2011.
Gustavsson graduated from St Martins Gymnasium in
Tom Schacht was born 13 December 1967 in Helsingborg, Sweden. He started a modelling career in Switzerland before becoming an actor where he took a role of Tom on the French TV series Les Garçons de la plage and Les Filles d'à côté. He continued with his role of Jimmy on the French TV series Le Miracle de l'amour and Les Vacances de l'amour.
He returned in Sweden to take over the family business (café / bakery).
Then he becomes a singer. In December 2007, he recorded a pop song in English entitled "You Want It, I've Got It". This song is available for purchasable download on his official website.
Vendela Maria Kirsebom (born January 12, 1967) is a Norwegian-Swedish model and actress living in Nesodden, Norway.
Vendela Kirsebom was born in Stockholm, Sweden to a Norwegian mother and a Turkish father. At age 13, Kirsebom was discovered in a Stockholm restaurant by Eileen Ford herself. At 18, she graduated from the Rudolf Steiner School and moved to Italy to pursue a modeling career under the guidance of the famous Ford Models. Contracted with Elizabeth Arden, she moved to the United States to work as Almay's spokesperson. She has represented Elizabeth Arden, Revlon Lasting fragrance, Lay's, Barbour, Diesel, Hanes, JH Collectibles, Lipton, Mikimoto, and Victoria's Secret. Her model agencies are Mikas in Sweden and Cathy Quinn Models, INC in the U.S.
She has appeared on the magazine covers of Bride's (US), Flare (Canada), Shape (US), FHM (UK), and Zest (US) and has been featured multiple times in the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She appeared in Batman and Robin in 1997 and The Parent Trap, alongside Lindsay Lohan and Dennis Quaid, in 1998. She was also featured in the Disney Channel's Model Behavior with Justin Timberlake and Maggie Lawson. She appeared as
Peter Eriksen, of Sweden, is the 1998 Manhunt International winner.
By winning the Mister Sweden title in 1998, he earned his ticket to compete in the Manhunt International in Gold Coast, Australia.
Aside from capturing the title, he also won the Best in National Costume Award.
Andreas Axel Janota Wilson (born 7 March 1981, Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish actor who played the leading role in the Oscar-nominated (for best foreign movie) Evil. He has also starred in Kill Your Darlings, Babas bilar and Den utvalde. He was named as one of European films' "Shooting Stars" by the European Film Promotion in 2004. He has been modeling for the clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch.
Karl Fredrik "Freddie" Ljungberg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈfreːdrɪk ˈjɵŋ.ˈbærj]) (born 16 April 1977 in Vittsjö, Sweden) is a Swedish footballer. He is currently without a club after his contract with Shimizu S-Pulse was terminated by mutual consent. Ljungberg was captain of the Swedish national team until he announced his international retirement after UEFA Euro 2008.
Ljungberg was a model for Calvin Klein underwear until 2007. He previously represented brands such as Nike, Procter & Gamble, L'Oreal and currently represents Puma, ESPN and Pepsi, as well as running his own blog since October 2009.
Ljungberg was born on 16 April 1977 in Vittsjö, Sweden to parents Roy Alve Erling Ljungberg, a civil engineer and owner of a construction and consultant business, and Elisabeth Bodil Ljungberg, a Swedish Labor Department worker. On 12 September 1984, the Ljungbergs had another son, Karl Oskar Filip. In 1982, the Ljungberg family left Vittsjö and moved to Halmstad. At first, the tenacious 5 year old would not have any part of moving. Fredrik argued with his parents that he did not want to live in Halmstad. His parents relented and took him to Halmstads BK where he played on the youth team
Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was a Swedish film actress. Garbo was an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. Many of her films were sensational hits, and all but three of her twenty-four Hollywood films were profitable. Garbo was nominated four times for an Academy Award and received an honorary one in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances". She also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for both Anna Karenina (1935) and Camille (1936). In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of greatest female stars of all time, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman.
Garbo launched her career with a leading role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gosta Berling. Her performance caught the attention of Louis B. Mayer, chief executive of Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), who brought her to Hollywood in 1925. She immediately stirred interest with her first silent film, Torrent, released in 1926; a year later, her performance in Flesh and the Devil, her third movie, made her an international star.
With her first
Isabel Lestapier Winqvist (born 8 May 1987 in Helsingborg, Scania, Sweden) is a former Miss Sweden titleholder who resigned.
Winqvist studied business and social science at upper secondary school. She studied at ProCivitas Private Gymnasium. She is now in law school. She won the Miss Sweden pageant in her home town, Helsingborg, after several months of a recruitment process. She is the second delegate to be elected by the Panos Emporio Corporation. The competition was televised in eight countries, and therefore all the contestants spoke English. She was crowned on 21 April 2007 by her precursor, Josephine Alhanko, who was semi-finalist at the Miss Universe 2006 pageant, held in Hollywood.
The day after the coronation it became known that she had been featured in the Swedish edition of FHM. Having featured in erotic photographies was against the rules for Miss Sweden contestants, but since she had only featured on bikini pictures rather than topless or in the nude, the owner of the Miss Sweden brand, Panos Emporio, took the decision not to disqualify Winqvist. Despite this, she decided to resign from the title 25 June 2007, citing communication problems with the Swedish sponsors.
Marcus Lodewijk Schenkenberg van Mierop better known as Marcus Schenkenberg, (born August 4, 1968), is a Swedish model. He was born in Solna (Stockholm County) and has dual citizenship of both Sweden and the Netherlands. Schenkenberg, best known for his Calvin Klein advertisements in the early 1990s, is also an actor, singer, writer, and TV personality. He has been modelling for 20 years, and is still the highest paid male model. In 2009 he lent his name to a range of eponymously labelled products, that include fragrances, cosmetics, jewellery, a fitness DVD and a bodywear-collection.
Schenkenberg is best known for his Calvin Klein advertisements. He has also modelled for Versace, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Donna Karan and Iceberg. In the past he has been signed to Storm Model Management in London, Wilhelmina Models, Success Models in Paris, and D' Management Group in Milan. His present agency is Ford Models in New York.
Marcus Schenkenberg has also appeared mostly as himself in many episodes of different international TV shows, programs and series like V.I.P. (2001), As the World Turns, Stacked (2005), on VH1's fourth season of The Surreal Life or One Life to Live. In Italy these
Marie Plosjö is a Swedish model for magazines such as Cafe, Moore and Slitz. She has also been in Playboy as well as ICE magazines. She has posed for some pictures which may be classified as nudes. In 2005 she was a contestant in season 2 of the reality show Paradise Hotel where she ended up in a fight over David Lotfi with her former friend and also model Natacha Peyre. Marie Plosjö has also released a single called boom boom boom. In 2008 she continued her modelling career, and was host for the final of Miss World Sweden 2007 and 2008. She is CEO of a big blogportal in Sweden and she is an artist with exhibitions around the world..
Mona Johannesson (born September 18, 1986, Huskvarna, Sweden) is a Swedish model. In Sweden, she is considered on one of the top models in the country.
Johannesson was discovered at the age of 14 by an IMG Models scout while she was at a horse trials event in Gothenburg, Sweden. She modeled only part time until she finished school. Once she finished her education, she moved to London. Her big break came when an editorial in Fjords magazine re-created some of model Kate Moss's most famous poses, and Johannesson was quickly dubbed "The Next Kate Moss", including by Vogue. The nickname "Baby Kate" has stuck with her ever since. By January 2005, she had already appeared in British Vogue, Pop, Italian Vanity Fair, and Italian Vogue (twice).
Despite her short stature (by modeling standards), Johannesson has walked in numerous fashion shows including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Nina Ricci, Miu Miu Burberry, amongst others. Her list of advertising campaigns includes Armani Exchange, Boucheron Jewelry, Bulgari, Burberry Blue, Cacharel, Costume National, Filippa K, Hogan, Hugo by Hugo Boss, H Divided, iBlues, J.Crew, Kurt Geiger, Les Printemps, Nina Ricci, Tse Cashmere, Ungaro Fuchsia, and