Famous Swedes: Marie Fredriksson & Per Gessle

As many of you who were around in the 80’s may recall there was a very popular pop-rock band called Roxette which was lead by dynamic duo Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. The band’s amazing discography consists of nine albums Pearls of Passion (1986), Look Sharp! (1988), Joyride (1991), Tourism (1992), Crash! Boom! Bang! (1994), Have a Nice Day (1999), Room Service (2001), Charm School…

Famous Swedes: Swedish House Mafia (Music Group)

Member: Axel Christofer Hedfors a.k.a. “Axwell” Born: Lund, Sweden Date of Birth: December 18th 1977 Occupation: Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer and record label owner Genre: Electronic, Dance, House Notable Accomplishments: WON Beatport Music Awards “Best House Artist” & “Best Remix for Let It Go”, 2008 WON Beatport Music Awards “Best House Artist” 2009 & 2010 WON Beatport Music Awards “Best Progressive House Track…

Famous Swede: Dolph Lundgren (Actor & Martial Artist)

Born: Stockholm, Sweden Date of Birth: November 3rd 1957 Occupation: Actor & Martial Artist Known for his role in: Rocky IV as Ivan Drago (1985) Masters Of The Universe as He-Man (1987) The Punisher as Frank Castle (1989) Universal Soldier as Sgt. Andrew Scott (1992) The Expendables as Gunnar Jensen (2010) Notable Accomplishments: Kyokushin Karate 3rd Dan Black…

Famous Swede: Björn Borg (Athlete)

Born: Södertälje, Sweden Date of Birth: June 6th 1956 Occupation: Tennis Athlete Notable Accomplishments: Started professional tennis career at age 14 Ranked No.1 in the world 1977 Wins at French Open in 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Wins at Wimbledon 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 Wins at U.S. Open in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981 Winner…

Famous Swede: Avicii (DJ)

Real Name: Tim Bergling Born: Stockholm, Sweden Date of Birth: September 8th 1989 Occupation: DJ, remixer, and record producer Notable accomplishments include winner of American Music Award for Favorite Electronic Music Artist (2013) winner of Billboards Music Awards for Top Dace & Electronic Song (2014)”Wake Me Up” winner of iHeart Radio Music Awards for EDM Song…

Famous Swede: Malin Åkerman (Actress)

Born: Stockholm, Sweden Date of Birth: May 12, 1978 Occupation: Model, Actress, & Singer Known for her roles in: Watchmen (2009), Couples Retreat (2009), Rock of Ages (2012)