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Rebecca Ferguson Bio
Rebecca Ferguson (born October 19, 1983 as Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström) 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).
Ferguson grew up in the Vasastan district in central Stockholm. Her mother, Rosemary, is English, and moved to Sweden from England at the age of 25.
From the age of 13, she worked as a model in magazines, and in television commercials for make-up, clothes, and jewellery.
As a student, Rebecca attended the Adolf Fredrik’s Music School in Stockholm, graduating in 1999.
After her soap opera success, and the birth of her son, she moved with her boyfriend to Simrishamn, on the Swedish south coast. There she has run an Argentine dance studio, and worked 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 upcoming 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 2015, Ferguson played the female lead, Ilsa Faust, in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.