Yvonne Ryding

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Yvonne Ryding
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Yvonne Ryding in 2007
Born Yvonne Ryding
(1962-12-14) 14 December 1962 (age 55)
Eskilstuna, Sweden
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Title Fröken Sverige 1984
Miss Universe 1984
Spouse(s) Kjell Bergqvist (1986 - 1999, 2 daughters)
Children Sandra Bergqvist (born 1989), Nathalie Bergqvist (born 1994)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Fröken Sverige 1984
Miss Universe 1984

Yvonne Agneta Ryding (born 14 December 1962, in Eskilstuna, Södermanland) is a Swedish dancer, model, TV Host and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1984 on 9 July 1984. She is the third Swede in history to win the title.

Early life[edit]

Prior to being crowned Miss Sweden and competing in the Miss Universe pageant, Miss Ryding was a Swedish National Lucia Bride, formerly midfield soccer player and nurse.

After Miss Universe[edit]

Following the year as Miss Universe, Ryding worked within the fashion industry and also did some commission work. In 1988 her homesickness got the upper hand and she moved back to Sweden. In 1989 she presented the Swedish competition Melodifestivalen. In 1997 she launched her skincare line originally called Y. Ryding was a guest of honor of the Miss Universe 2006 competition, held in Los Angeles, United States.

She is divorced from Swedish actor Kjell Bergqvist, whom she met in Monaco in 1986. The couple has two daughters. In 2007, Ryding competed against eleven other Swedish celebrities in the television dance contest Let's Dance, and was eliminated on 23 February.[1]

She participates in Farmen VIP 2018 which is broadcast on TV4.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Oscar Julander (2007-02-23). "Dancing with the Stars" (in Swedish). Expressen.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
New Zealand Lorraine Downes
Miss Universe
Succeeded by
Puerto Rico Deborah Carthy-Deu
Preceded by
Viveka Miriam Jung
Fröken Sverige
Succeeded by
Carina Marklund