Alexandra Dahlström

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Alexandra Dahlström
Alexandra Dahlström in Nov 2014.jpg
Dahlström in November 2014.
Lena Marina Alexandra Dahlström

(1984-02-12) 12 February 1984 (age 35)
Gävle, Sweden
ResidenceStockholm, Sweden
Years active1997–present

Lena Marina Alexandra Dahlström (born 12 February 1984) is a Swedish actress and film director.


Dahlström gained international attention in 1998, after starring as "Elin" in the film Show Me Love. For this, she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress, together with Rebecka Liljeberg. Despite receiving numerous offers to act in other films, she declined, stating that she wanted to concentrate on finishing school.

When once asked when she was younger what she wanted to be when she grew up, Dahlström stated: "Serial killer, or rockstar".[1]

In 2002, Dahlström acted as assistant director and Russian translator, alongside Show Me Love director Lukas Moodysson, with his film Lilya 4-ever.

In 2007 Dahlström had a small role in the Dutch soap opera Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden on RTL 4. She played a Swedish exchange student named Skylar Nilsson. On 18 April 2008 she returned to this role for a short period.

Personal life[edit]

Dahlström was born in Gävle, Sweden, and grew up in Stockholm. Her mother, Irina Borisovna, is Russian, and her father is Swedish. She speaks Swedish, Russian, German, French, English, and Italian.[2]

She lived alone in Stockholm after graduating high school. She continued to act in theatre. After a several-year break, Dahlström again starred in the film Fröken Sverige (Miss Sweden), for which she received favorable reviews.

During the autumn of 2004 she was the DJ for the biggest late night talk show in Sweden, called 'Late Night with Luuk', which she had been originally interviewed on in May 1998 with Rebecka Liljeberg for her acting in Show Me Love.[3] On her debut as DJ for the show, the guests were R.E.M. and British actor Paul Bettany.

After completing her studies, she lived in Rome, Italy, before moving back to Stockholm and is again pursuing a serious acting career.



  • "Alexandra Dahlström" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Institute. Retrieved 25 January 2010.

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