22 Facts About Rebecca Ferguson


Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundstrom was born on 19 October 1983 and is a Swedish actress.


Rebecca Ferguson began her acting career with the Swedish soap opera Nya tider and went on to star in the slasher film Drowning Ghost.


Rebecca Ferguson came to international prominence with her portrayal of Elizabeth Woodville in the British television miniseries The White Queen, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film.


Rebecca Ferguson played Jenny Lind in the musical film The Greatest Showman, starred in the horror films Life and Doctor Sleep, and had supporting parts in the comedy-drama Florence Foster Jenkins, the mystery thriller The Girl on the Train, and the science fiction films Men in Black: International and Dune.


In 2023, Rebecca Ferguson starred in the science fiction series Silo.


Rebecca Ferguson was born in Stockholm and grew up in the Vasastan district in central Stockholm.


Rebecca Ferguson's mother helped ABBA translate the lyrics from their 1974 album Waterloo into English and appeared on the sleeve of the band's 1975 self-titled album.


Rebecca Ferguson attended an English-medium school in Sweden and was raised bilingual, speaking Swedish and English.


Rebecca Ferguson attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm and graduated in 1999.


Rebecca Ferguson has danced from a very early age; she danced ballet, tap-dancing, jazz, street funk and tango.


Rebecca Ferguson taught Argentine tango at a dance company in Lund, Sweden for a few years while she continued her work on several short art film projects.


Unsure if she wanted to act, Rebecca Ferguson had other jobs, such as working at a daycare centre, as a nanny, at a jewellery shop, at a shoe shop and at a Korean restaurant.


Rebecca Ferguson came to prominence as upper-class girl Anna Gripenhielm in the Swedish soap opera Nya tider.


Rebecca Ferguson went on to later play Chrissy Eriksson in the Swedish-American soap Ocean Ave.


Rebecca Ferguson appeared in the horror film Drowning Ghost and the 2013 film VI alongside Gustaf Skarsgard.


Rebecca Ferguson played the dual roles of Katya and Lauren in the Cold War espionage thriller directed by Shamim Sarif, Despite the Falling Snow, opposite Sam Reid and Charles Dance.


Later that same year, Rebecca Ferguson appeared in Stephen Frears's Florence Foster Jenkins alongside Meryl Streep, and Tate Taylor's thriller book adaptation The Girl on the Train.


In 2017, Rebecca Ferguson played the female lead in Daniel Espinosa's sci-fi horror Life, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, co-starred in Tomas Alfredson's crime thriller The Snowman, alongside Michael Fassbender and Charlotte Gainsbourg, and starred as Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind in the musical film The Greatest Showman, with Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams.


In 2019, Rebecca Ferguson had several major film roles, including co-starring in Doctor Sleep, the adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name.


Rebecca Ferguson played Lady Jessica in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune, released in 2021.


In 2007, Rebecca Ferguson gave birth to a son with her boyfriend Ludwig Hallberg.


Since 2016, Rebecca Ferguson has been in a relationship with a man called Rory.