Who is Rebecca Ferguson?
Rebecca Ferguson is a Swedish actress. She is best known for her roles in The White Queen, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The Greatest Showman, and Dune.
Her full name is Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström. She was with Ludwig Hallberg between 2007 and 2015, and they had a child. In 2016, she started seeing a man who is known as just Rory, and the two had a child in 2018. They married shortly after.
Ferguson started acting in Sweden. Her first prominent role was as Anna Gripenhielm in Nya tider, a Swedish soap. She would stay with the show between 1999 and 2000 and then move to the soap Ocean Ave. in 2002, an American and Swedish co-production.
In 2004, she was in Drowning Ghost.
In 2011, the actress was in A One-way Trip to Antibes and, in 2013, in VI.
In 2012, the actress was cast as Elizabeth Woodville in The White Queen, a historical drama from the BBC, which adapted The Cousins’ War novels by Philippa Gregory. The role brought her international prominence and acclaim with a Golden Globe Award nomination.
In 2015, Ferguson played Ilsa Faust in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. She was the female lead opposite Tom Cruise, who chose her for the role specifically. In 2018, Ferguson would appear in the next Mission Impossible film, Fallout.
In 2016, she was in Despite the Falling Snow, where she played Katya and Lauren. It earned her a Best Actress award at the Prague Independent Film Festival.
Ferguson would appear in 2016’s Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep, and in The Girl on the Train. In 2017, she was in Life with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, as well as in The Snowman opposite Michael Fassbender. She would also play Jenny Lind in The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman.
2019 saw her appear in Doctor Sleep in a more villainous role. The same year, she would be in Men in Black: International.
In 2021, the actress played Lady Jessica in the sci-fi epic film Dune, which is the first part of the adaptation of the classic novel of the same name by Frank Herbert.
The actress is set to appear at least two more times as Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible, parts 7 and 8, in 2023 and 2024, respectively. She will also be featured in Dune: Part Two as Lady Jessica in 2023.
The actress sang in Reminiscence, but not in The Great Showman, despite portraying a world-famous singer.
Her mother was involved with ABBA, as she helped translate Waterloo into English and also appeared on the cover of the album.
For a while, the actress lived in the small town of Simrishamn, Skåne County in Sweden, hoping to get away from city life. There, she was spotted on the market by a film director.
Tom Cruise hand-picked her for Mission: Impossible after watching her in The White Queen.3
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