Hera Hilmar

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Hera Hilmar
Hera Hilmarsdóttir

(1988-12-27) 27 December 1988 (age 30)
Years active1995–1998, 2007–present

Hera Hilmar (born Hera Hilmarsdóttir; 27 December 1988) is an Icelandic actress. She is most famous for her role as Vanessa in the television series Da Vinci's Demons and as Eik in the Icelandic film Life in a Fishbowl. She was nominated for an Edda in 2007 for her role in The Quiet Storm.[1] Hilmar played her first lead role in a movie produced by a major studio in 2018's Mortal Engines.[2]

Hilmar graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2011.[3] She is the daughter of actress Thorey Sigthorsdottir (Þórey Sigþórsdóttir) and film director Hilmar Oddsson.[4][5]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Quiet Storm Disa
2008 Two Birds Lara
2012 Leaving Paulina 3 episodes
World Without End Margery
Anna Karenina Varya
2013 The Fifth Estate Wikileaks staffer #2
We Are the Freaks Iona
2013-2015 Da Vinci's Demons Vanessa Moschella 25 episodes
2014 Get Santa PC Boyle
Life in a Fishbowl Eik
2016 The Oath Anna
2017 An Ordinary Man Tanja
The Ottoman Lieutenant Lillie
2018 The Ashram Sophie
Mortal Engines Hester Shaw
The Romanoffs Ondine


  1. ^ "Eddan – Íslensku kvikmynda- og sjónvarpsverðlaunin". 2007. Archived from the original on 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin; Kroll, Justin (2017-02-07). "Newcomer Hera Hilmar Lands Female Lead in Peter Jackson's 'Mortal Engines'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  3. ^ "Bast No. 7". Archived from the original on 2014-10-24.
  4. ^ "Registers Iceland". Archived from the original on 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  5. ^ Simon, Alissa; Simon, Alissa (2015-05-21). "International Star You Should Know: 'Da Vinci's Demons' Actress Hera Hilmar". Variety. Retrieved 2018-12-19.

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