Ferguson at the premiere of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in 2015
|Born||Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström
19 October 1983
|Nationality||Swedish and British|
|Alma mater||Adolf Fredrik's Music School|
Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström (born 19 October 1983), known as Rebecca Ferguson, is a Swedish actress. She is best known for her lead role as Elizabeth Woodville in The White Queen (2013), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and her starring role as Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015).
From the age of 13, she worked as a model and appeared in magazines and on television commercials for cosmetic, apparel and jewelry advertisements.
After her soap opera success and the birth of her son, she moved with her boyfriend to Simrishamn, on the Swedish south coast. She currently runs an Argentine dance studio, while she continues her work on several short art film projects.
Swedish director Richard Hobert spotted her at the Simrishamn town market in 2011, which led to her starring in his film A One – Way to Antibes. She has also appeared in the horror film Strandvaskaren and the 2012 film Vi alongside Gustaf Skarsgård.
In August 2012, it was announced Ferguson had been cast to play Elizabeth Woodville in the ten-part BBC historical drama The White Queen, based on Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War novels about the women of the Wars of the Roses. Ferguson's work in The White Queen has been met with praise, winning her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film.
In 2007, Ferguson gave birth to a son, Isac, with former boyfriend Ludwig Hallberg.
|Flyga, inte dala||2009||Short film|
|A One-Way Trip to Antibes||2011||Maria|
|Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation||2015||Ilsa Faust|
|Despite the Falling Snow||2016||Katya / Lauren||Post-production|
|Florence Foster Jenkins||2016||Kathleen|
|The Girl on the Train||2016||Anna||Filming|
|The Snowman||2017||Katrine Bratt||Filming|
|Nya tider||1999–2001||Anna Gripenhielm||54 episodes|
|Ocean Ave.||2002||Chrissy Eriksson||Episode: "#1.5"|
|Wallander||2008||Louise Fredman||Episode: "Sidetracked"|
|The Vatican||2013||Olivia Borghese||Television film|
|The Inspector and The Sea||2013||Jasmine Larsson||Episode: "Der Wolf im Schafspelz"|
|The White Queen||2013||Elizabeth Woodville||Main role
|The Red Tent||2014||Dinah||Lifetime mini-series|
Awards and nominations
|2014||Golden Globe Awards||Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film||The White Queen||Nominated|
|2015||Hamptons International Film Festival||Breakthrough Performer||N/A||Won|
|Critics' Choice Movie Awards||Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie||Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation||Nominated|
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