• Rebecca Ferguson is an actor known for her roles in The White Queen, The Greatest Showman and Mission: Impossible • Rogue Nation.
• As of 2018, her net worth is estimated to be over $2 million.
• She was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is bilingual in Swedish and English.
• She has appeared in several Swedish films such as Strandvaskaren and Despite the Falling Snow.
• She has been in Hollywood films such as Life, The Snowman, and The Greatest Showman. She is set to reprise her role in Mission: Impossible • Fallout.

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Date Of BirthJuly 21, 1986, October 19, 1983
FactHas danced from a very early age; ballet, tap-dancing, jazz/show and street funk to Argentinean Tango. Her interest in tango has led to her being asked to help teach beginner courses in Lund, Sweden.

How Did Rebecca Ferguson Become Famous?

Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundstrom is an actress, best known for appearing in several popular films over the course of her career. She was a part of “The White Queen” as Elizabeth Woodsville, Jenny Lind in “The Greatest Showman”, and Ilsa Faust in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”, a role she is set to reprise in the upcoming film “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”.


How rich is Rebecca Ferguson?

As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $2 million , mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She’s been nominated for awards several times over the course of her career, and has also been a part of short films and television projects. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Rebecca’s parents and early life

Rebecca was born on 19 October 1983, in Stockholm, Sweden, to an English mother and Swedish father, but she also has roots from Northern Ireland and Scotland. She is 34 years old and is bilingual, in both English and Swedish; at a young age, she attended an English-speaking school which helped her develop the language. Prior to finding acting work, she appeared in several magazines and television commercials as a model, working in that manner from when she was 13 years old. She also learned how to dance tango, street funk, jazz, ballet, and tap-dancing. While working on her dancing, she also started to do acting work, mainly in film projects. She would later take her mother’s surname, Ferguson as her stage name.

Ferguson’s acting in Swedish movies

Ferguson started to make strides in the film industry after appearing as a part of several Swedish projects. One of her first films was “Strandvaskaren”, which was a Swedish horror slasher film meaning Drowning Ghost. The film was released in 2012, but it wasn’t until three years later that she was cast as Ilsa Faust, who would become the lead in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”, the fifth film of the series, produced by J. J. Abrams. Her performance in the film gained a lot of critical acclaim and went on to be commercially successful at the box office. She was reportedly hand-picked by Tom Cruise himself after seeing her performance in the film “The White Queen”. Her performance also led her to be re-cast in the sixth “Mission: Impossible” film set to release in 2018. Other notable films Ferguson has appeared in include the cold war thriller “Despite the Falling Snow” in which she played dual roles; the film was shot in Belgrade, Serbia and she would win a Prague Independent Film Festival award for Best Actress for her performance, and the film also won two other awards at the Festival. She worked on “Florence Foster Jenkins” too, alongside Meryl Streep in the biographical film. Ferguson was also a part of the film adaptation of “The Girl on the Train” which is based on Paula Hawkins’ debut novel of the same name, also starring Emily Blunt, and which received mixed reviews despite being successful in the box office.

Hollywood movies

Another project that Rebecca worked on is the film “Life”, alongside Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal, which follows the International Space Station and its six-member crew discovering the first evidence of life on Mars. The film was criticized for its lack of originality, but received praise for its acting and writing, making it successful at the box office. Rebecca also appeared in the crime film “The Snowman” opposite Michael Fassbender, about a detective who tries to find the identity of a killer who uses snowmen as his calling card, but it was unsuccessful both with critics and at the box office. She redeemed herself in the musical drama “The Greatest Showman”, starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, playing the role of Swedish soprano Jenny Lind. The film received several nominations during the 75th Golden Globe Awards and won the Award for Best Original Song. It is the fifth-highest grossing live-action musical of all time despite some mixed reviews.

Ferguson’s husband & children

Ferguson’s most notable relationship was to Ludwig Hallberg with whom she had a child in 2007. They lived on the Swedish south-east coast at Simrishamn, but eventually separated in 2015. She then revealed that she is expecting a second child in 2018 but no other details have so far been provided as to who the father of her second child is.

Social activity

Rebecca is not active on any social media sites, however, numerous pages of her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have surfaced to promote some of her work in films. There are also several fan pages of her up and running.

General Info

Date Of BirthJuly 21, 1986, October 19, 1983
Place Of BirthStockholm, Sweden
Height1.7 m, 1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationAdolf Fredrik's Music School, Adolf Fredrik's Music School
NationalitySwedish, Swedish


ChildrenKarl Dures, Jr., Lillie May Dures, I Hope, Glitter & Gold, Nothing's Real But Love, Isac Hallberg
ParentsAnne Jameson, Dan Ferguson, I Hope, Glitter & Gold, Nothing's Real But Love, Gerrie Ferguson


NominationsCritics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie, Golden Globe Award fo...
MoviesMission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train, Florence Foster Jenkins, Hercules, Despite the Falling Snow, The Snowman, Life, Drowning Ghost, The Red Tent, Us, The Greatest Showman, Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad
TV ShowsThe White Queen, The White Queen

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1[on what inspired her to become an actress] I wasn't brought up in the acting world-my father is a lawyer. But as a teenager, I had the opportunity to audition for this television series: a daytime soap opera. And I got the lead part. I had just finished ninth grade in school, so I skipped what we called gymnasium and started working instead. And realized that this is a life I can see myself living.
2At an early age, singing was something I found fun, but I never saw myself as a singer. My mother was in the avant-garde of cultural life in Sweden. She actually helped to translate ABBA's 'Waterloo' from Swedish to English. Remember the woman sitting cross-legged on a chair on the album's cover? That was my mom with the band-and they were wearing her clothes. How cool is that? And she didn't save any of it.
3[on when she heard about the job in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)] I was on a camel! In the desert. In Ouarzazat [Morocco]. Filming The Red Tent (2014) for Lifetime. I had just popped over to London to meet Tom Cruise to see if the chemistry worked and 12 hours later I'm back on the camel, wrapping up production and I got a phone call. They say: 'You've got the next lead!' So I'll be back in Ouarzazat but on a motorbike! And there I was a month later.
4[on if she feels Swedish] I do. And I feel English as well which is why I like the combination when I can do an English film and speak a bit of Swedish. It's a mish-mash. My mum's English and my father's Swedish. But I feel sort of French when I'm in France even though I have no connection to it! I think I remind myself of Ilsa [her character in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)] in that because I adapt and I think that's the world we live in as well - doors are more open now thank God.
5I've been very lucky to have strong women characters to play.
6I need challenging roles. I look forward to reading a script where I call my agent and go, 'What the f**k are you thinking? Of course I can't do this!' I'd like to be uncomfortable and challenge that.
7[on doing her own stunts in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)] Jumping off a rooftop is one thing, but having your legs wrapped around Tom Cruise makes it a bit easier.
8[on her inspiration to play Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)] I looked at Ingrid Bergman a lot. There's a gracefulness there that I wanted to bring in. Mission is fast and action-packed and intense and modern, so to be able to balance that with the input of something classic-it's a beautiful mixture.


1Was considered for the lead role in Alien: Covenant (2017).
2The actresses who inspire her are Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren.
3Attended an English-speaking school in Sweden and was raised bilingual, speaking Swedish and English.
4Her mother helped to translate ABBA's 'Waterloo' from Swedish to English and was also the woman sitting cross-legged on a chair on the album's cover.
5Ranked #7 on IMDb's "Top Stars of 2015".
6Was named one of Variety's "10 Actors to Watch" in 2015.
7Ranked #1 on IMDb STARmeter for three consecutive weeks - from August 10, 2015 to August 30, 2015.
8She is claustrophobic and suffers from vertigo.
9Is often compared to fellow Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman due to their striking resemblance. Her character in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) is named Ilsa, just like Bergman's character in Casablanca (1942). One of Rebecca's scenes in "Rogue Nation" was set in Casablanca. Her co-star's Tom Cruise's first celebrity crush was Ingrid Bergman in Notorious (1946).
10Tom Cruise chose her for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) after having seen her in the mini-series The White Queen (2013).
11Did her own stunts in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015). She went under vigorous fitness and stunt training, consisting of 6-weeks of 6 hours-a-day training schedule, including Pilates, fight choreography and stunt practice.
12She wants to work with Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Hugh Laurie and Helena Bonham Carter.
13From the age of 13, she worked as a model in magazines, for television/cinema commercials and different brand names (make-up, clothes, jewellery), etc.
14First Swedish actress to be nominated for a Golden Globe award in 15 years since Ann-Margret in 1999. And the fifth Swedish actress to be nominated for a Golden Globe overall, the others are Ingrid Bergman, Anita Ekberg, Lena Olin and Ann-Margret, respectively.
15Has danced from a very early age; ballet, tap-dancing, jazz/show and street funk to Argentinean Tango. Her interest in tango has led to her being asked to help teach beginner courses in Lund, Sweden.
16Has a son, Isac (born in 2007), with her ex-boyfriend Ludwig Hallberg. The couple separated in April 2015.
17She graduated from music school, Adolf Fredriks Musikskola in the spring of 1999.
18Her father is Swedish. Her mother, Rosemary, is British. Her mother moved to Sweden when she was 25 years old. While Rebecca is sometimes said to be related to The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, she denied this in a 2015 Daily Mail interview.
19Her parents are divorced.
20She has three siblings.




M:I 6 - Mission Impossible2018pre-productionIlsa Faust
The Lady and the Panda2017pre-productionRuth Harkness
The Greatest Showman2017filmingJenny Lind
The Snowman2017post-productionKatrine Bratt
The Girl on the Train2016Anna
Florence Foster Jenkins2016Kathleen
Despite the Falling Snow2016Katya Lauren
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation2015Ilsa Faust
The Red Tent2014TV Mini-SeriesDinah
The White Queen2013TV Mini-SeriesQueen Elizabeth / Elizabeth Woodville
Der Kommissar und das Meer2013TV SeriesJasmine Larsson
The Vatican2013TV MovieOlivia Borghese
En enkel till Antibes2011Maria
Wallander2008TV SeriesLouise Fredman
Ocean Ave.2002TV SeriesChrissy Eriksson
Nya tider1999-2000TV SeriesAnna Gripenhielm


Rogue Nation: Cruise Control2015Video shortHerself
Rogue Nation: Heroes2015Video shortHerself
Rogue Nation: Lighting the Fuse2015Video shortHerself
Rogue Nation: Sand Theft Auto2015Video shortHerself
Rogue Nation: The Missions Continue2015Video shortHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2015TV SeriesHerself
Tom Cruise: Show Me the Movies2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hercules and His Mercenaries2014Video shortHerself
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee (uncredited)
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
Gomorron2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest

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Gomorron2004TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2016Genre AwardBuffalo Niagara Film FestivalBest Actress in a Leading RoleDespite the Falling Snow (2016)
2016Slate AwardCalifornia Independent Film FestivalBest ActressDespite the Falling Snow (2016)
2016Golden StatuettePrague Independent Film FestivalBest ActressDespite the Falling Snow (2016)
2015Breakthrough PerformerHamptons International Film FestivalMission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

Nominated Awards

2016Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actress in an Action MovieMission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
2016Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Female NewcomerMission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
2016OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance: FemaleMission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
2015Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest T&A of the YearMission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe White Queen (2013)
2011Rising Star AwardStockholm Film FestivalEn enkel till Antibes (2011)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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