Rebecca Ferguson is a Swedish actress who gained fame and awards for her role as Elizabeth Woodville in The White Queen in 2013. We take a glimpse of the life-professional and personal of this renowned actress today!
Rebecca Ferguson-age, birth, childhood
Rebecca Ferguson whose birth name is Rebecca Louisa Fergusson was born on 19 October 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was raised there and her mother Rosemary was from England. Her father was Swedish and hence Rebecca was multi-racial. There is no more information about her other family members.
She attended an English-teaching school in Sweden and hence can speak both Swedish as well as English. Rebecca had studied at the Adolf Fredrik’s Music School which is situated at Stockholm and graduated in 1989. She had a keen interest in acting and she was still in high school when she procured the role of Anna in Swedish soap opera named Nya Tider. She also learned dancing.
Rebecca Ferguson-career and net worth
Rebecca has learned ballet, tap-dancing, jazz, street funk, and tango. Her age was 13 when she began modeling and her face was featured in magazines and TV commercials which she did for cosmetics, apparels, and jewelry items. She began work on several short art film projects. At the same time for a few years, Rebecca taught Argentine tango at a dance company in Lund.
It was her role in Nya Tider which gave her prominence. She was also cast as Chrissy in the Swedish-American music drama called Ocean Ave. She was spotted by Swedish director Richard Hobert who then gave her a role in his film called A One-Way to Antibes. She did a few more films in 2012.
The same year she bagged the role of Elizabeth Woodville in the BBC drama called The White Queen. This role won her awards and accolades. She later starred in the main in Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation and also in Despite the Falling Snow. The latter earned her the best actress award. She also has marvelous appearances in Florence Foster Jenkins and The Girl on the Train.
She was the female lead in Life and was also cast in The Snowman. She also did a role in The Greatest Showman opposite Hugh Jackman. Her net worth is $ 6 million.
Rebecca Ferguson-personal life
Rebecca is not married and had a boyfriend named Ludwig Hallberg whom she has been dating for a few years. The couple has a son Isaac who was born in 2007. She moved to Simrishamn on the south-east coast of Sweden but unfortunately, the pair could not continue their relationship and separated in April 2015. On 22 May 2018, her daughter was born.
Talking about her son following her footsteps, she said:
“Isaac comes to the set, I go off and leave him with the stunt guys and I come in and he’s hanging off a harness somewhere,’ she said. ‘He loves it, but I don’t think he would like to act.”
Rebecca has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches and her weight is 55 kg. She has figure stats of 36-25-36 inches and she has brown hair and eyes.
She has her own website and also holds a Twitter handle. She also owns an Instagram account which is followed by 65k fans.
References: dailymail.co.uk, en.wikipedia.org, wikinetworth.com