List of Famous people born in Västra Götaland County, Sweden

Stellan Skarsgård

Stellan John Skarsgård
First Name Stellan
Born on June 13, 1951 (age 71)
Height 191 cm | 6'3

Stellan John Skarsgård 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), Professor Gerald Lambeau in Good Will Hunting (1997), Bootstrap Bill Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Bill Anderson in Mamma Mia! (2008) and the sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), Commander Maximilian Richter in Angels and Demons (2009), Martin Vanger in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Dr. Erik Selvig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), The Grand Duke in Cinderella (2015), and Boris Shcherbina in the HBO/Sky UK television miniseries Chernobyl (2019). He is set to star in the Andor series (2022).

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Alicia Vikander

Alicia Amanda Vikander
First Name Alicia
Last Name Vikander
Born on October 3, 1988 (age 34)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Alicia Amanda Vikander is a Swedish actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for two Golden Globe Awards and three British Academy Film Awards.

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Björn Ulvaeus

Björn Kristian Ulvaeus
First Name Björn
Born on April 25, 1945 (age 78)

Björn Kristian Ulvaeus is a Swedish singer-songwriter, producer, a member of the Swedish musical group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. He co-produced the films Mamma Mia! and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson.

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Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
Born on October 24, 1989 (age 33)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie, is a Swedish YouTuber and comedian, known primarily for his Let's Play videos and comedic formatted shows.

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Jack Hermansson

First Name Jack
Last Name Hermansson
Born on June 10, 1988 (age 34)

Jack Berndhard Hermansson is a Swedish professional mixed martial artist, who competes in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the former champion in Cage Warriors and Warrior Fight Series. In 2012–2013, he fought in the United States in the Bellator MMA promotion. On the European circuit, he held notable victories over UFC veteran Karlos Vemola and Bellator veteran Norman Paraisy among others. As of December 7 2020, he is #6 in the UFC middleweight rankings.

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Anna von Hausswolff

First Name Anna
Last Name Hausswolff
Born on September 6, 1986 (age 36)

Anna Michaela Ebba Electra von Hausswolff is a Swedish musician, composer, pipe organist and songwriter.

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Peter Sunde

First Name Peter
Last Name Sunde
Born on September 13, 1978 (age 44)

Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, alias brokep, is a Swedish entrepreneur and politician. Sunde is of Norwegian and Finnish ancestry. He is best known for being a co-founder and ex-spokesperson of The Pirate Bay, a BitTorrent search engine. He is an equality advocate and has expressed concerns over issues of centralization of power to the European Union in his blog. Sunde also participates in the Pirate Party of Finland and describes himself as a socialist. As of April 2017, Sunde has been working on a new venture called Njalla, a privacy oriented domain name registrar.

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Henrik Stenson

First Name Henrik
Born on April 5, 1976 (age 47)

Henrik Olof Stenson is a Swedish professional golfer who plays both on the PGA and European Tours.

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Anki Lidén

First Name Anki
Born on April 5, 1947 (age 76)

Anna Catarina Lidén is a Swedish actress. She has appeared in more than 50 films and television shows since 1971. She is the mother of musician and DJ, Tim Bergling, who was better known as Avicii.

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Isabel Edvardsson

Isabel Emilia Edvardsson
First Name Isabel
Last Name Edvardsson
Born on June 22, 1982 (age 40)

Isabel Emilia Edvardsson is a Swedish dancer.

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Jonas Jerebko

First Name Jonas
Last Name Jerebko
Born on March 2, 1987 (age 36)
Height 206 cm | 6'9

Jonas Jerebko is a Swedish professional basketball player. He was selected as the 39th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, becoming the second Swedish-born basketball player to be selected in the NBA draft. Jerebko played a total of 10 seasons in the NBA with four different teams. After the last season, that led all the way to the final series, Jerebko moved to Russia to play in the Moscow club BC Khimki. He played there during two seasons, but broke the contract on January 23, 2021, due to personal reasons, and he is currently a free agent.

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Amine Gülşe

First Name Amine
Last Name Gülşe
Born on April 30, 1993 (age 30)

Amine Gülşe Özil is a Turkish actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder born and raised in Sweden. She was crowned Miss Turkey 2014 and represented her country at the Miss World 2014 pageant.

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Stig Anderson

Stig Erik Leopold Andersson
First Name Stig
Born on January 25, 1931
Died on September 12, 1997 (aged 66)

Stig Erik Leopold Anderson, better known as Stikkan Anderson, was a Swedish music manager, lyricist and music publisher. He was the co-founder of Polar Music, and is best known for managing the Swedish pop band ABBA.

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Mikael Ymer

First Name Mikael
Last Name Ymer
Born on September 9, 1998 (age 24)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Mikael Ymer is a Swedish tennis player with an Ethiopian background. He is the younger brother of fellow tennis player Elias Ymer. Mikael played the 2015 Wimbledon junior boys final where he was defeated by American Reilly Opelka.

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Alida Morberg

First Name Alida
Born on January 30, 1985 (age 38)

Alida Indra Jasmin Morberg is a Swedish actress. The daughter of actor Per Morberg, she grew up in Lilla Edet.

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Robin Lehner

First Name Robin
Last Name Lehner
Born on July 24, 1991 (age 31)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Robin Lehner is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously also played in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, and Chicago Blackhawks.

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Mikkey Dee

First Name Mikkey
Born on October 31, 1963 (age 59)

Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou known by his stage name Mikkey Dee, is a Swedish rock musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the drummer for the British rock band Motörhead from 1991 until the band disbanded in December 2015, due to the death of founder and frontman Lemmy. Dee is currently the drummer for the German rock band Scorpions with whom he became a permanent band member in September 2016.

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Pia Sundhage

First Name Pia
Last Name Sundhage
Born on February 13, 1960 (age 63)

Pia Mariane Sundhage is a Swedish football coach and former professional player. She is the current head coach of the Brazil women's national football team. As a player, Sundhage played most of her career as a forward and retired as the top scorer for her national team, but she also had stints playing as a midfielder and a sweeper.

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Gunilla Hutton

First Name Gunilla
Born on May 15, 1944 (age 79)

Gunilla Hutton is a Swedish-born American actress and singer, perhaps best known for her roles as the second Billie Jo Bradley (1965–1966) on Petticoat Junction and as a regular cast member in the television series Hee Haw until 1992. She was raised in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Märta Strömberg

First Name Märta
Last Name Strömberg
Born on November 7, 1921
Died on February 3, 2012 (aged 90)

Märta Strömberg was a Swedish archaeologist.

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