LIST: 40+ Most Beautiful Icelandic Actresses

Here is the list of some of the most beautiful actresses coming from Iceland. Some of them are also talented model, singer, dancer, former beauty queen, and successful businesswoman, director, producer, writer, and more. See the list below in no particular order or ranking.

Important note: Most family names In Iceland end in -son and -dottir and will some the surnames below in that kind of format. -Son is for males, which stands for "son," and -dottir is for females, which means "daughter."

LIST: 40+ Most Beautiful Icelandic Actresses

1. Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir is an Icelandic singer and actress. She was a member of the bands Kritikal Mazz and Ske, and in 2005 began her solo career. She is best known for her portrayal of the controversial character Silvía Night.
Born: July 28 1982, Reykjavík, Iceland
Height: 1.67 m
Genre: Pop
Record label: ALDA
Albums: Goldmine
Movies and TV shows: Beforeigners (Since 2019), Jar City (2006), City State (2011), Sjáumst með Silvíu Nótt (Since 2005), I Remember You (2017)

2. Anita Briem is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsson in Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Born: May 29 1982, Reykjavík, Iceland
Height: 1.62 m
Spouse: Dean Paraskevopoulos (m. 2010)
Albums: Musica Para Viajar Clasica
Parents: Gunnlaugur Briem, Erna Þórarinsdóttir
Movies and TV shows: Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010), The Nun (2005), The Drone (2019), The Tudors (2007 – 2010)

3. Anna Bjorn is a graphic designer, yoga instructor, documentary filmmaker, model, and actress. In 1974 she represented Iceland in Miss Universe in Manila and was voted Miss Amity by her fellow contestants.
Born: 1955, Iceland
Education: Iceland University of the Arts
Movies: More American Graffiti (1979), The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982), Get Crazy (1983)

4. Ásdís Thoroddsen is an Icelandic director, producer, screenwriter, and actress.
Born: 26 February 1959, Reykjavík, Iceland
Movies: Ingalo, Ingaló, Traumland, Noi the Albino, We Are Still Here
Children: Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter
Siblings: Guðbjörg Thoroddsen

5. Berglind Icey is a model and actress.
Born: June 4 1977, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Height: 1.79 m
Movies and TV shows: Cram (2003), Siberia (2013), The Animal (2001), The Master of Disguise (2002), The Hot Chick (2002)

6. Bergljót Arnalds is an Icelandic actress, writer, television representative, and producer. She has been awarded the Icelandic AUÐAR-verðlaunin, a pioneer's award, for creating the first Icelandic computer game, Stafakarlarnir. She is best known for being the author of a best-selling children's book and for her TV work.
Born: October 15 1968
Genre: Children's Music
Movies: Agnes
Albums: Stafakarlarnir, Heart Beat
Record labels: Virago, Sena

7. Birna Anna Björnsdóttir is an actress and writer.
Movie: Njálssaga (2003)

8. Björk Guðmundsdóttir OTF is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and DJ. Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a range of influences and genres spanning electronic, pop, experimental, trip-hop, classical, and avant-garde music.
Born: November 21 1965, Reykjavík, Iceland
Spouse: Þór Eldon (m. 1986–1987)
Movies: Dancer in the Dark, The Juniper Tree
Children: Sindri Eldon Þórsson, Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney

9. Guðbjörg Edda Björgvinsdóttir, better known as Edda Björgvinsdóttir, is an Icelandic actress, comedian, writer, director, and motivational speaker.
Born: September 13 1952, Iceland
Spouse: Gísli Rúnar Jónsson (m. ?–2000)
Children: Björgvin Franz Gíslason
Movies and TV shows: Stella on Holiday (1986), When the Raven Flies (1984), The Valhalla Murders (Since 2020), The Sacred Mound (1993), Pity the Lovers (2019)

10. Elín Hansdóttir is an actress.
Born: December 11 1980, Iceland
Movies: DIVE: Rituals in Water (2019), Noi the Albino (2003)

11. Elva Osk Olafsdóttir is an actress.
Born: August 24 1964, Iceland
Height: 1.73 m
TV shows: The Eagle
Movies: Cold Trail (2006), The Sea (2002), City State (2011), Beowulf & Grendel (2005), Brave Men's Blood (2014)

12. Hafdís Huld Þrastardóttir, known merely as Hafdís Huld, is an Icelandic singer and actress. She began her musical career as a member of the electronic band GusGus in 1995 and left the group in 1999. Hafdís made her solo debut with her 2006 album Dirty Paper Cup.
Born: May 22 1979, Reykjavík, Iceland
Spouse: Alisdair Wright
Albums: Dirty Paper Cup, Vögguvísur, Synchronised Swimmers
Movies: The Icelandic Dream, Dramarama
Music group: GusGus

13. Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir is an Icelandic television, film actress, and singer.
Born: January 30 1982, Reykjavík, Iceland
Spouse: Harry Koppel (m. 2014)
Education: Guildford School of Acting
Genre: Children's Music
Albums: Hafið Bláa
Movies: Astrópía (2007), Ghost Machine (2009)

14. Heiða Rún Sigurðardóttir known by her stage name Heida Reed is an Icelandic actress and model. She is known for playing parts in One Day, Jo, Silent Witness, and the BBC drama Poldark.
Born: May 22 1988, Reykjavík, Iceland
Height: 1.72 m
Education: Drama Centre London (2010)
Awards: Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble
Movies and TV shows: Poldark (2015 – 2019), Stella Blómkvist (Since 2017), The Lava Field (2014), One Day (2011), Jo (2013)

15. Hera Hilmar (Hera Hilmarsdóttir) is an Icelandic actress. She was the lead actress in the 2018 film Mortal Engines. Other notable roles are Vanessa in the television series Da Vinci's Demons and Eik in the Icelandic film Life in a Fishbowl.
Born: December 27 1988, Iceland
Height: 1.7 m
Education: LAMDA (2011)
Parents: Hilmar Oddsson, Þórey Sigþórsdóttir
Movies and TV shows: Mortal Engines (2018), The Ottoman Lieutenant (2016), An Ordinary Man (2017), Life in a Fishbowl (2014), See (2019)

16. Ingibjörg Reynisdótti is an Icelandic actress, author, and screenwriter. She grew up in Reykjavík but has lived in Copenhagen several times, both as a young woman seeking adventure and then later on to study.
Movies: Jitters

17. Íris Tanja Flygenring is an actress.
Filmography: Iceland Is Best (2021) and Fangar (2017)

18. Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir is an Icelandic actress, voice actress, and writer. She is known for her role as Laufey in Trapped.
Born: 1970
TV shows: Trapped
Movies: The Swan (2017), Agnes Joy (2019), Sparrows (2015), Volcano (2011), Cold Light (2003)

19. Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir is an Icelandic actress. She graduated from the drama department of the Iceland Academy of the Arts in the spring of 2007.
Born: February 25 1982, Iceland
Education: Iceland University of the Arts
Movies and TV shows: And Breathe Normally (2018), Let Me Fall (2018), Stella Blómkvist (Since 2017), Vultures (2018)

20. Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic actress, raised in England.
Movies and TV shows: Let Me Fall (2018), Under the Tree (2017), The Flatey Enigma (2018), Love on Iceland, Valhalla (2019)

21. Laufey Elíasdóttir is an actress and casting director.
Born: 1979, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Movies: White Night Wedding (2008), Thicker than Water (2006), Life in a Fishbowl (2014), A White, White Day (2019), Dead Snow: Red vs Dead (2014)

22. Lilja Nott Doorarinsdottir is an actress, writer, and producer working in theatre, film, and television.
Born: June 6 1979, Reykjavík, Iceland
Movies and TV shows: Reykjavík-Rotterdam (2008), Eleven Men Out (2005), 101 Reykjavík (2000), Trapped (Since 2015), Hardur Heimur (2013)

23. Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir is an Icelandic actress from Reykjavík.
Born: March 10 1966, Reykjavík, Iceland
Spouse: Egill Heiðar Anton Pálsson
Education: Iceland University of the Arts
Siblings: Osk Vilhjalmsdottir
Awards: Shooting Stars Award
Movies: The Seagull's Laughter (2001), White Night Wedding (2008), Falcons (2002), Mamma Gógó (2010), Thicker than Water (2006)

24. María Ellingsen is an Icelandic actress starring in movies such as The Mighty Ducks 2. She can speak Icelandic, English, German, Danish, and Faroese. She had a contract role on NBC's daytime drama, Santa Barbara, as Katrina Rukyer from 1991 to 1992.
Born: January 22 1964, Reykjavík, Iceland
Spouse: Þorsteinn J.
Movies and TV shows: Agnes (1995), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994), CIA: Exiled (1993), The Lava Field (2014), Inter Nos (1982)

25. María Ólafsdóttir, known outside Iceland as María Ólafs, is an Icelandic singer, musician, and actress. She represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Unbroken" but failed to qualify for the final.
Born: March 21 1993, Blönduós, Iceland.
Record label: StopWaitGo
Genre: Pop music
Albums: Unbroken, Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Vienna, Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Vienna (Karaoke Version)
Instruments: Singing, Ukulele

26. María Thelma Smáradóttir is an Icelandic-Thai stage and film actress. In 2018 she appeared in the film the Arctic alongside Mads Mikkelsen.
Born: January 22 1993, Iceland
Education: Iceland University of the Arts (2016)
Movies: Arctic (2018), Black's Game (2012), I (2018)

27. Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir is an actress and director.
Born: May 9 1974, Iceland
TV shows: Iceland Murders
Movies: Happily Never After (2018), Cubs (2016), Playing with Balls (2014), Paris of the North (2014), Country Wedding (2008)

28. Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir is an Icelandic actress and producer. She is known for Children, Trapped, Undercurrent, and The Valhalla Murders.
Born: February 25 1974, Iceland
Height: 1.65 m
Spouse: Gísli Örn Gardarsson
Education: Iceland University of the Arts (2001)
Parents: Filippus Gunnar Árnason, Bylgja Scheving
Movies and TV shows: The Valhalla Murders (Since 2020), Trapped (Since 2015), King's Road (2010), Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020), Undercurrent (2010)

29. Ragnheiður Ragnarsdóttir, also known as Ragga Ragnars is an Icelandic actress and former swimmer, who specialised in sprint freestyle events. She is a multiple-time Icelandic record holder in both long and short course freestyle.
Born: October 24 1984, Reykjavík, Iceland
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 74 kg
National team: Iceland
Stroke: Freestyle swimming
TV shows: Vikings

30. Rán Ísold Eysteinsdóttir is an Icelandic actress and model. She is known for her role as Dagný in the Icelandic TV-series Trapped.
Born: 1995
TV shows: Trapped

31. Saga Garðarsdóttir is an actress and writer.
Born: August 6 1987 (age 33 years), Reykjavík, Iceland.
Movies: Woman at War, Gryla, Ibiza

32. Salka Sól Eyfeld, sometimes known simply as Salka Sól, is an Icelandic singer, actress, voice actress, radio host and TV-presenter. She is known as the leading figure of bands AmabAdamA and Reykjavíkurdætur and for her role as Soffía, Hjörtur's new girlfriend, in Trapped.
Born: 18 April 1988, Reykjavík, Iceland
Genre: Pop
TV shows: Trapped
Parents: Hjálmar Hjálmarson, Guðbjörg Ólafsdóttir
Music group: Daughters of Reykjavík

33. Salóme Gunnarsdóttir is an actress.
Movies and TV shows: Darkness Visible (2019), Valhalla (2019), Autumn Lights (2016), The Lava Field (2014), Grimmd (2016)

34. Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir is an actress.
Born: December 6 1976, Iceland
Movies and TV shows: Stella Blómkvist (Since 2017), Pressa (Since 2007), I Remember You (2017), Pity the Lovers (2019), Witchcraft (1999)

35. Selma Björnsdóttir, also known as merely Selma, is an Icelandic actress and singer born on June 13, 1974, in Reykjavík, best known internationally for representing her country in the Eurovision Song Contest in both 1999 and 2005.
Born: June 13 1974 (age 46 years), Reykjavík, Iceland.
Spouse: Rúnar Freyr Gíslason (m. 2005–2010)
Education: Commercial College of Iceland
Movies and TV shows: Under the Tree, Allir litir hafsins eru kaldir
Albums: Life Won't Wait, I Am, Ávaxtakarfan, Sögur Af Sviðinu

36. Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir is an Icelandic actress and author.
Born: 30 August 1958, Reykjavík, Iceland
Spouse: Axel Hallkell Jóhannesson
Siblings: Ragnar Kjartansson
Albums: Pétur Pan
Parents: Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, Björn Björnsson
Movies and TV shows: Metalhead (2013), The Oath (2016), Black's Game (2012), The Grandad (2014), Trapped (Since 2015)

37. Sólveig Eva si an actress.
Born: December 12, 1991, in Reykjavik, Iceland
Nickname: Sóla
Height: 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

38. Thora Bjorg Helga is an Icelandic actress best known for starring in Ragnar Bragason's Metalhead. Helga won the 2014 Icelandic Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013.
Born: 16 April 1989, Reykjavík, Iceland
Movies and TV shows: Metalhead (2013), The Deep (2012), Autumn Lights (2016), Fangar, Undying Love (2011)

39. Þórey Birgisdóttir is an actress.
Movies: Case (2015), Agnes Joy (2019) and Veðramót (2007)

40. Þórunn Erna Clausen is an Iceland actress and songwriter. Clausen is the daughter of Olympic athlete and dentist Haukur Clausen. She studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London and graduated in 2001. In 2004, Clausen won an Edda Award for her supporting role in the Icelandic film, Dís.
Born: September 12, 1975, Reykjavík, Iceland
Spouse: Sigurjón Brink (m. ?–2011)
Education: Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
Movies: PLOEY - You Never Fly Alone
Parents: Haukur Clausen, Elín Hrefna Thorarensen

41. Þuríður Blær Jóhannsdóttir is an actress.
Movies: The Swan (2017), The Flatey Enigma (2018), A Reykjavík Porno (2016), Summer Children (2017), Viktoría (2018)

42. Tinna Hrafnsdóttir is a director, actress, scriptwriter, casting director and producer both in theatre and films. She holds an MBA degree from Reykjavik University and runs her own film production company, Freyja Filmwork.
Born: 25 August 1975
Movies and TV shows: Helga (2016), Munda (2017), The Quiet Storm (2007), Footsteps (2017), Réttur (2009 – 2010)

43. Unnur Birna Björnsdóttir is an Icelandic actress, lawyer, model and beauty queen who won Miss Iceland 2005 and later won Miss World 2005 pageant.
Born: 25 May 1984, Reykjavík, Iceland
Height: 1.74 m
Spouse: Pétur Rúnar Heimisson (m. 2014)
Parents: Unnur Steinsson
Education: University of Iceland
Movies: The Higher Force

44. Vala Kristin Eiriksdottir is an actress.
Genre: Pop
Record label: ALDA
Movies: Woman at War
Albums: Rocky Horror Show

45. Vigdís Hrefna Pálsdóttir is an Icelandic actress.
Born: 5 October 1977
Genre: Pop
Record label: FROST Music
Albums: Litla Hryllingsbúðin
Filmography: The Valhalla Murders (2019), Eldfjall (2011) and A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

46. Ylfa Edelstein is an actress.
Born: September 8, 1967, Reykjavík, Iceland
Movies: Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder (2005), A Reykjavík Porno (2016), The Hyperglot (2013)


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