The Most Famous

ACTORS from Norway

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This page contains a list of the greatest Norwegian Actors. The pantheon dataset contains 10,030 Actors, 17 of which were born in Norway. This makes Norway the birth place of the 35th most number of Actors behind Colombia and Cuba.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Norwegian Actors of all time. This list of famous Norwegian Actors is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Norwegian Actors.

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1. Kristofer Hivju (1978 - )

With an HPI of 58.64, Kristofer Hivju is the most famous Norwegian Actor.  His biography has been translated into 27 different languages on wikipedia.

Kristofer Hivju (Norwegian: [krɪˈstɔ̀fːər ˈhɪ̂vjʉː]; born 7 December 1978) is a Norwegian actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Tormund Giantsbane in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and Connor Rhodes in The Fate of the Furious.

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2. Wenche Foss (1917 - 2011)

With an HPI of 57.45, Wenche Foss is the 2nd most famous Norwegian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Eva Wenche Steenfeldt Stang (5 December 1917 – 28 March 2011), better known as Wenche Foss (Norwegian: [ˈvɛ̂ŋkə ˈfɔsː]), was a leading Norwegian actress of stage, screen and television.

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3. Aksel Hennie (1975 - )

With an HPI of 57.40, Aksel Hennie is the 3rd most famous Norwegian Actor.  His biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Aksel Hennie (born 29 October 1975) is a Norwegian actor, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in the films Headhunters (2011), Hercules (2014), and The Martian (2015).

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4. Greta Nissen (1906 - 1988)

With an HPI of 57.19, Greta Nissen is the 4th most famous Norwegian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Greta Nissen (born Grethe Rüzt-Nissen; 30 January 1906 – 15 May 1988) was a Norwegian-American film and stage actress.

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5. Julie Ege (1943 - 2008)

With an HPI of 55.97, Julie Ege is the 5th most famous Norwegian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Julie Ege (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈjʉːlɪə ˈèːɡə]; 12 November 1943 – 29 April 2008) was a Norwegian actress and model, who appeared in many British films of the 1960s and 1970s.

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6. Beate Eriksen (1960 - )

With an HPI of 55.12, Beate Eriksen is the 6th most famous Norwegian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Beate Marie Eriksen (born 19 October 1960) is a Norwegian actress and director. Eriksen has acted at several Norwegian theatres and is known for her role in the soap opera Hotel Cæsar. She is the granddaughter of Olympic gymnast Marius Eriksen and the daughter of World War II flying ace Marius Eriksen, Jr. She is also the niece of alpine skier Stein Eriksen and is married to actor Toralv Maurstad.

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7. Alisha Boe (1997 - )

With an HPI of 54.73, Alisha Boe is the 7th most famous Norwegian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 23 different languages.

Alisha Ilhaan Bø (born March 6, 1997), known professionally as Alisha Boe, is a United States–based actress. She is known for playing Jessica Davis in the Netflix drama series 13 Reasons Why.

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8. Ane Dahl Torp (1975 - )

With an HPI of 54.58, Ane Dahl Torp is the 8th most famous Norwegian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Ane Dahl Torp (born 1 August 1975 in Bærum, Norway) is a Norwegian actress.

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9. Natassia Malthe (1974 - )

With an HPI of 54.51, Natassia Malthe is the 9th most famous Norwegian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Linn Natassia Malthe (; born 19 January 1974) is a Norwegian model and actress.

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10. Trond Espen Seim (1971 - )

With an HPI of 53.81, Trond Espen Seim is the 10th most famous Norwegian Actor.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Trond Espen Seim (born 4 October 1971) is a Norwegian actor. He has played private detective Varg Veum in a series of films based on the eponymous series of novels by Gunnar Staalesen. On 18 March 2010, Seim was cast in the film The Thing, which premiered on 14 October 2011 in the United States and 2 December 2011 in the United Kingdom.

Pantheon has 17 people classified as actors born between 1906 and 1999. Of these 17, 14 (82.35%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living actors include Kristofer Hivju, Aksel Hennie, and Beate Eriksen. The most famous deceased actors include Wenche Foss, Greta Nissen, and Julie Ege. As of October 2020, 8 new actors have been added to Pantheon including Wenche Foss, Greta Nissen, and Julie Ege.

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