Efva Attling

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Efva Attling
Efva Attling 2014-9614.jpg
Efva Attling at Stockholm Pride 2014
Born Efva Katarina Attling
(1952-02-18)18 February 1952
Nationality Sweden
Style Designer, Singer
Spouse(s) Niklas Strömstedt
Eva Dahlgren
Website www.efvaattling.com

Efva Katarina Attling, (born in 18 February 1952 in Stockholm) is a Swedish silversmith and jewellery designer.

Early career[edit]

In the early 1980s she played in the band "X Models" and released the hit single Två av oss ("Two of us").[1][2]

She worked as a professional model for twelve years after being spotted by Eileen Ford.[3] She was also noted for being one of Sweden's best professional disco dancers, when she worked with her friend and dancing colleague Annabelle Rice.[4]

Silversmith and jewellery designer[edit]

Attling's interest in design had her working for Levi's and H&M and in the mid 1990s she started her own line of jewellery.[5] Her pendant "Homo Sapiens" was worn by Madonna in 1999,[6] and Meryl Streep is also known to wear her jewellery.[7]

She has stores in Sweden, Norway, Finland and New York. The estimated turnover for her company was SEK 100 million in 2011.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Attling is one of five sisters. She was married to pop singer/writer Niklas Strömstedt and by him has two children. She entered a civil union with Swedish pop singer Eva Dahlgren in 1996. In 2009 they got married, after Sweden passed its gender neutral marriage law.

Awards[edit]

Attling has received a medal from the Royal Swedish Patriotic Society in April 2011, for distinguishing herself as an internationally known jewellery designer.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ X Models discography at Discogs
  2. ^ X Models discography at Rate Your Music
  3. ^ efvaattling.com
  4. ^ sv:Efva Attling[better source needed]
  5. ^ "Efva Attling biography". moxtex.org. 
  6. ^ Erlandson, Åsa (26 June 1999). "Madonna bär Efvas smycke" [Madonna wears Efva's jewllery]. www.aftonbladet.se. Aftonbladet. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Grenninger, Anna-Karin (21 September 2011). "Efva gör smycken åt superstjärnorna" [Efva makes jewellery for superstars]. www.alltomstockholm.se. Allt Om Stockholm. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Kungliga Patriotiska Sällskapet Pressrelease" (PDF). www.kungligapatriotiskasallskapet.se. Kungliga Patriotiska Sällskapet. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 

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