Alicia Vikander

by follers on May 7, 2014

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Place of Birth: Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden

Date of Birth: October 3, 1988

Ethnicity: Swedish, approx. 1/4 Finnish, distant Baltic German

Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress and dancer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl (2015).

She is the daughter of Maria Fahl Vikander, an actress, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. Alicia is married to German-Irish actor and producer Michael Fassbender.

Alicia has said that the filmmakers of her movie The Danish Girl were:

…obsessed with me not looking Scandinavian and I was like, ‘I’m the only Scandinavian in the whole film.’ They paled my skin, to make me lighter. People say that I’m tanned, but that’s my natural color.

In an interview on Conan O’Brien’s show on May 5, 2015, Conan told Alicia,

“there’s a misconception… there’s this belief that everyone who’s Swedish has blonde [hair], blue eyes… clearly you’re proof that that’s not the case”.

Alicia replied,

“I always get that question… where are your parents really from?… Do you know where your dad’s from?… [My parents] are both from very small villages, from up north and south of Sweden… I’m a quarter Finnish, but that doesn’t really make me much darker”.

Alicia’s maternal grandfather was Anders Gustaf Edvard Fahl (the son of Gustaf Adolf Fahl and Anna Margareta Heideman/von Heideman). Alicia’s grandfather Anders was born in Annedal, Göteborg och Bohus, Sweden. Along with Swedish, Anders also had a small amount of Baltic German ancestry, and descent from Finland-Swedish nobility. Alicia’s great-grandfather Gustaf was the son of Erik Gustaf Georg Anders Henrik Fahl and Maria Andersdotter. Alicia’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Georg Carl Fredrik Heideman/von Heideman and Gustafva Katarina Ulrika Raab.

Alicia’s maternal grandmother was Solveig/Solweig Waldemarsdotter/Valdemarsdotter (the daughter of Waldemar Timper, later Hasse, and of Elmi Irene Maria Sandholm). Solveig was Finnish. Elmi was the daughter of Alfred Gabriel Sandholm and Anna Charlotta Asujamaa.

LOS ANGELES - FEB 28: Alicia Vikander, parents at the 88th Annu

Vikander and her parents by kathclick/Bigstock

Sources: Genealogy of Alicia Vikander (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Alicia’s maternal grandfather, Anders Gustaf Edvard Fahl – http://www.wikitree.com

Photo by PrPhotos.com

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andrew August 8, 2016 at 7:03 pm
follers August 8, 2016 at 10:25 pm

Her paternal grandparents are listed as “uncertain”. And it already links to her maternal grandfather’s genealogy on that website.

andrew August 9, 2016 at 7:04 am

yeah, I knew. Also the maternal grandparents are listed as “uncertain”, and they’re the same from Geni profile.

follers August 9, 2016 at 9:49 am

I already verified Vikander’s maternal grandparents. And geni.com got their names from ethnicelebs.

Greyface March 21, 2016 at 8:41 pm

“There are NO blonde people in Sweden. All Swedish women look like me.”

-Alica Vikander

Kimmel March 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm

She doesn’t look Scandinavian or Swedish at all to me. Plus the surname isn’t helping either. I’m thinking Russian. But she’s definitely mixed with something.

ethnicitiies March 16, 2016 at 8:27 pm

She isn’t Russian but her surname is german so maybe she has German anscestry that isn’t so distant? I think she is a little less Finnish too.

lelo4 August 8, 2016 at 11:05 am

Russians have about the same pigmentation as Finns and Scandinavians. She looks more French or Iberian.

Hill April 26, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Vikander is a Swedish surname.

madman March 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Here is a genealogy of Alicia’s great-great-grandfather, Georg Carl Fredrik Heideman, that fills in some blanks: http://www.geni.com/people/Georg-Carl-Fredrik-von-Heideman/6000000028939506466

Alicia’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, Georg Henrik von Heideman, was born in Finland. His ancestry appears to be mostly Baltic German nobility, some Finland-Swedish nobility, and distant French and Russian.

savanna March 1, 2016 at 7:32 am

The Youtube link is down

sarahle February 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm

you people should stop thinking in stereotypes, for all the most if you have never been to sweden. I’ve been to sweden and I can assure you guys, I’ve seen many swedish people with dark hair and dark eyes.

me December 25, 2015 at 9:43 am

She doesn’t look swedish and Finnish at all,she looks english.

Susi November 4, 2015 at 12:45 pm

She’s incorrect, it’s more common to have dark features for people from Lapland.

J420 December 3, 2015 at 1:04 am
Connerfromvine August 26, 2015 at 9:38 am
sparkles180 August 20, 2015 at 1:47 am

Her features and last name made me think she was part indian lol

J420 December 3, 2015 at 1:08 am

LOL Indian features? I guess you’re a special kind of stupid. These are Nordic features you’re talking about. Also Vikander doesn’t look like an Indian surname you twat, haha.

bakchoyhurl February 6, 2016 at 10:25 am

J420, what is wrong with you? She does come off as indian, it’s the last name and her features make her look med or mixed race. Three people think so now, you lose.

Those features aren’t only nordic, they can be found in a lot of ethnicities. You can’t claim features to one group, the same features can be found in many groups.

Also it’s called an opinion and everyone has one. You’re extremely hateful and you seem mentally ill.

valentina317 February 9, 2016 at 8:56 pm

And you seem like a special kind of ignorant, low-class racist (but not surprising as research shows racists tend to have low IQs.) She absolutely looks to be half Indian or such- I know many full-blooded Northern Indian women with a skin tone and features very similar to hers.

Save your breath bakchoyhurl, you can’t argue with someone who is likely mentally slow and to top it off uncultured/bigoted.

lotusprins February 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm

You are the dumb and ignorant one. Have you been outside your television set? Vikander is an Indian last name as well and she does have Indian features. India has almost a billion people. They come on all colors and features. Blonde blue eyes to brown and gorgeous.

Katz December 26, 2015 at 8:03 am

The last name also struck me as Indian-ish at first for some reason.

cwm85 August 10, 2015 at 10:16 am

There are no one size fits all. Every in west Africa there are people who are dark as coal and a caramel complexion. There are some Africans also with blonde here. Rare as it is, its true. Just because someone is a native to one area doesn’t mean their background is the same as well. Many people are born in a country but have no ancestry related to the country. Just something people should think about.

xoxo July 30, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Her mother lied to her, she looks South American.

J420 December 3, 2015 at 1:09 am

Right? lol

J.J. June 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm

she definitely does not look scandinavian. She has dark hair, brown eyes and she’s not tall (166cm; average in the UK but short in Scandinavia). Looking at her on google images i’d say she looks French if i had to speculate a country, but since it’s unlikely she has any southern or eastern european ancestry that she wouldn’t know about (not to mention many southern and eastern europeans have light eyes and less frequently light hair) i’d say she has some Mongoloid blood from native northern Scandinavians which would explain her dark hair & eyes, her height, her lips, her cheekbones etc. That’s my opinion at least, dark hair and eyes are not native nor common amongst nordics of germanic blood.

thomas1987 June 10, 2015 at 7:18 am

You don’t have to be blonde, tall and have blue eyes to be northern European, she is Swedish, look at her facial features, not coloring.I am guessing you are American, that’s why you think this?

andrew June 10, 2015 at 8:42 am

no, he’s an Aussie. Average height in Sweden is 166 cm for women and 180/181 for men, therefore she isnt short at all.

ashash November 11, 2015 at 5:39 pm

The average Swedish woman is about 5’4. The average height for a Swedish man is about 5’10. It seems “tall, blonde, and blue-eyed” is just a stereotype for Swedes and Scandinavians in general, especially the tall part. JJ is operating off of those stereotypes.

ashash May 31, 2015 at 10:03 pm

I don’t get the fuss over her ethnicity. She looks unambiguously white to me. Is it because she’s a brunette, tanned Scandinavian? Stranger things have happened. Bjork looks more exotic than her.

This is a nice picture of her.

Rekta April 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm

she looks more mediterranean than stereotypically scandinavian and she could pass in many southern and eastern european countries.

thomas1987 April 18, 2015 at 3:54 am

You are just saying that because she isnt blonde and pale.
.not every northern european looks like Jessica Simpson You know

Rekta April 19, 2015 at 3:39 am

I agree but her phenotype doesn’t look Nordic, she reminds me of Natalie Portman. Alicia could have Mediterranean ancestry, she could pass for an immigrant from Balkan countries in Sweden.

Swedish women’s soccer team
http://www.fifa.com/mm/photo/tournament/competition/01/67/12/97/1671297_full-lnd.jpg

Swedish women’s cycling team
http://i.imgur.com/AjNfvKw.jpg

J.J. June 1, 2015 at 7:29 pm

@thomas1987
Jessica Simpson has brown eyes and dark hair, she dyes it blonde. She’s a poor example of a stereotypical white person with a european blood line. The stereotype of a white person is pale blue eyes (or anything light) and light brown hair (usually dyed blonde by females)

andrew April 18, 2015 at 4:07 pm

stereotypes..

Naza May 27, 2015 at 1:57 am

Agree with you)))Let’s not forget that Sameoj do live in Sweden and they’re native to Northern Europe but they’re far cry from indoeuropeans so probably this girl has sameoj ancestors)) We don’t know exactly who are ancestors were but there’s saying you cannot remove your genes; it’s like fingerprints)))Genetic material is a very undeniable and strong proof; this girl is a brilliant example of that statement as well as Angelina Jolie)))

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