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Famous people of Icelandic descent
- David Arnason, a Canadian author and poet.
- Linda Bennett, an English-Icelandic clothing designer and entrepreneur.
- Björk, an Icelandic singer, living in the United States
- Helgi Daníelsson, a football player from Iceland, who currently plays for Swedish club AIK.
- Henry Einarson, a politician in Manitoba, Canada.
- Magnus Eliason, a founding member of the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation.
- Frank Fredrickson, a Canadian ice hockey centre.
- Sturla Gunnarsson, a Canadian film director.
- Hafliði Hallgrímsson, an Icelandic composer, currently living in Edinburgh.
- Gunnar Hansen, an Icelandic-born actor and author best known for playing Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
- Hera Hjartardóttir, a singer-songwriter from Iceland who now lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.
- Bill Holm, was an American poet, essayist, memoirist, and musician.
- Jón Sveinbjørn Jónsson, a Norwegian poet, children's writer and translator, born in Iceland.
- k.d. lang, a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress.
- Guy Maddin, a Canadian screenwriter, director, cinematographer and film editor of both features and short films.
- Magnus Magnusson, a television presenter, journalist, translator and writer.
- Jón Ólafsson, was an Icelandic editor, journalist, and poet.
- Peter Phelps, an Australian actor, singer and writer.
- John K. Samson, a singer-songwriter and the frontman of the Canadian folk punk band The Weakerthans.
- Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist, and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative.
- Vilhjalmur Stefansson, a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist.
- Stephan G. Stephansson, was a Western Icelander, poet, and farmer.
- William Stephenson, a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor and spymaster.
- Chester Thordarson, was an Icelandic-American inventor who eventually held nearly a hundred patents.
- Emilíana Torrini, an Icelandic-born singer currently living in London.
- Bjarni Tryggvason, an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut.
- Media related to Icelandic diaspora at Wikimedia Commons
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