Anna Anka

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Anna Anka
Anna Anka.jpg
Born Danuta Anna Kołodziejska
(1971-04-28) April 28, 1971 (age 45)
Other names Anna Åberg
Occupation Actress, author, model
Known for Svenska Hollywoodfruar and Anna Anka söker assistent
Spouse(s) Paul Anka (m. 2008; div. 2010)
Children 2

Anna Anka (born April 28, 1971) is a Swedish-American model, actress and author. She was married to Canadian singer Paul Anka. Anka is featured in the Swedish reality show Svenska Hollywoodfruar (Swedish Hollywood Wives).[1]

Early life[edit]

Danuta Anna Kołodziejska was born in what was then the People's Republic of Poland (PRL).[2] Her mother died when she was very young. At the age of three, Anka was adopted by a Swedish couple named Åberg living in Bjuv, Sweden. She moved to the United States in 1993 after placing eighth in the international Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageant.[3]

Anka became a professional model[citation needed] and six years later she was hired as the personal trainer of musician Paul Anka. They married in 2008, had a son, and divorced in 2010. They share custody of their son. [4]


Anka made a brief appearance in the American film Dumb and Dumber, credited as Anna Åberg. She had two lines, both in Swedish: Hej allihopa ("Hi everyone") and Hej då ("Bye").[5] She has also played minor roles in the films The Specialist and Drop Zone.[6]

In 2005, she had a son named Ethan with Paul Anka. In 2008, she married Anka and became a housewife. In 2010, they divorced.[7]

Anka has released a workout/training book called The 30-minute pregnancy workout book.[5]

Svenska Hollywoodfruar[edit]

In 2009, Anka became known to a wider public in the reality show Svenska Hollywoodfruar where she was one of three Swedish women who lives in Hollywood. The program, which was shown on Swedish TV3, had the highest ratings ever[8] and set a new viewer-record for a program made by TV3.[9]

Newsmill article[edit]

On September 16, 2009, Anka was interviewed on Swedish news site, Newsmill,[10] in an article called "Jag vill bli en förebild för svenska kvinnor" ("I want to be a role model for Swedish women").[11] The article described Swedish fathers as "tragic with their diaper changes and their equality" and Swedish women in general as shabby, petty, unintelligent and having lost touch with their natural femininity. A resounding appeal was made for the choice of a housewife lifestyle like Anka's own, and she affirmed her wish to become the role model that Sweden needed. In reality, as was soon found out and acknowledged by the publishers,[12] the piece had been ghost-written by site editors after a phone talk with Anka in order to increase attention. The article received more than 100,000 hits, a first for Newsmill,[10] and several responses, among others from Nalin Pekgul.[13]


  1. ^ Hanna Dunér (2009-09-22). "Anna Anka ett lyft för TV3 - Business" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-11-02. [dead link]
  2. ^ Sanna Torén Björling. "Anna Anka tacksam över all publicitet" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on September 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  3. ^ ""Vart är du Anna Anka?" (In Swedish)". Archived from the original on October 1, 2009. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Svenska Anna blir fru Anka | Barn | Wendela | Aftonbladet". 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  5. ^ a b Foto: Samuel Ahlin. "Anna från Bjuv blev fru Anka - - Senaste nytt | Expressen - Nyheter Sport Ekonomi Nöje". Archived from the original on 26 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  6. ^ The life of Anna Anka
  7. ^ Abrahamsson, Kerstin (2009-09-14). "'Att vara hemmafru är ett heltidsjobb'". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  8. ^ "Anna Anka sprängde miljonvallen - Dagens Media" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  9. ^ "Tv- och populärkultursbloggen | SvD". Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  10. ^ a b ""Newsmills redaktörer skrev Anna Anka-artikeln" - Dagens Media" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  11. ^ "Jag vill bli en förebild för svenska kvinnor - Artikel av Anna Anka - Newsmill". Archived from the original on February 11, 2010. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  12. ^ Henrik Ståhl (2009-09-21). "Anna Anka skrev inte debattinlägget på Newsmill | SvD" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on September 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  13. ^ "Anna Anka hyllar islamistiska ideal - Artikel av Nalin Pekgul - Newsmill". Archived from the original on September 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 

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