October 19, 1983
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Not to be confused with the pop singer of the same name, Rebecca Ferguson was a Scandinavian actress. Her ethereal beauty and regal demeanor, alongside the fact that she was distantly related to Duchess Sarah Ferguson, made it clear why she so often portrayed royalty on the big and small screens. She was best known for starring in the sumptuous BBC miniseries "The White Queen" (2013). Ferguson was born in 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden, where she grew up speaking both English and Swedish. Her British mother was a part of Sweden's avant-garde cultural scene, and also translated the lyrics of ABBA's breakout hit single "Waterloo" from Swedish to English. Ferguson attended Adolf Fredriks Musikklasser, a famous Swedish singing school, during her childhood. She began taking roles in Swedish soap operas and horror films during her teens, most notably landing the starring role in the Swedish film "A One Way Trip to Antibes" (2011). This appearance led her to find a British agent, and eventually to land the title role in "The White Queen." The ten-part series was adapted from Philippa Gregory's series of novels following the scheming women behind the 15th century British throne during the War of the Roses. After a small role in the action fantasy "Hercules" (2014), Ferguson's mainstream American breakthrough came in the blockbuster "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" (2015), in which she garnered major critical praise as the female lead opposite Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner.
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