Nadia Björlin

by ethnic on December 25, 2007

Birth Name: Nadia Alexandra Björlin

Place of Birth: Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 2, 1980

*Swedish (father)
*Iranian (mother)

Nadia Björlin is an American actress, model, and singer. Her father, Ulf Björlin (Mats Ulf Stefan Björlin), was a Swedish conductor and composer, who was born in Stockholm. Her mother, Fary Björlin (née Dadashi), is an Iranian interior designer.

She was born in Newport, Rhode Island, and lived in Sweden until she was seven years old. She can speak Swedish, English, and Farsi.

Nadia is married to Grant Turnbull, with whom she has two children.

Nadia’s paternal grandfather was named Per Mattias Björlin.

Nadia’s paternal grandmother was Karin Dagmar Mathilda von Scheele (the daughter of Gösta Sture Hjalmar von Schéele and Alma Maria Lundin). Karin was born in Stockholm, Hedvig Eleonora fg. Gösta was born in Abry, the son of Gustaf August Oskar von Schéele and Inga Mathilda Andersson. Alma was the daughter of Carl Lundin and Josefina Kimstrand.

Source: Genealogy of Nadia Björlin (focusing on her father’s side) –

Joe Seer /

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bablah September 25, 2017 at 11:02 am
neiltennant August 2, 2017 at 6:20 am

she does look british, irish etc. haha

on the other hand she has the same face like AMBER THIESSEN who also claimed a lot of times that she is turkish descent and she spoke about her ”olive tone”

Wolfman August 5, 2018 at 4:38 am

Nadia doesn’t look British, but she could pass as very atypical. Plus, she looks exactly what she is half Iranian/half Swedish.

Wolfman August 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Beautiful! She look like one of my cousins, but we’re Punjabi Sikh with origins from the famous Scythians which has been proven.

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm

good looking !

she has the look every persian girl would be proud of _===

Kimmel August 1, 2017 at 11:51 am

Why would they be proud of a mixed-race woman?

ihatemostpeople February 23, 2014 at 6:07 pm

That fake ass tan is horrible.

Azeri December 7, 2013 at 6:30 am

Her mother is Azerbaijani according to official site

hiyathere September 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm

People here clearly don’t know a thing. She is persian, and speaks farsi. Shes not IRANIAN she is AFGHAN. Stop getting that confused!

asadi August 10, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Persian and iranian are the same culture-!

aaa May 29, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I don’t know who this woman is, I can see middle eastern in her though.

nnnnn February 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Some celebrities have strange eyes (Leto, Dadario, too)
BTW Persia is Iran last 70 years (approxemently)

nnnnn March 2, 2013 at 2:38 am

is her mom 70 years old, if she’s persian and not iranian?

mimi6981 March 31, 2013 at 1:27 am


andrew March 31, 2013 at 11:02 am

Persians are the main ethnic group of Iran. Persia is the ancient name of Iran

Angelalibohova January 15, 2013 at 5:58 am

She has a Swedish last name

BellaTrainer December 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm

She is stunning :)

me December 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

She looks a dark and hairy version of Alexandra Daddario,but untalented

nnnnn November 27, 2012 at 12:11 am

She would be a very beautiful woman, if she doesn’t have
such ridiculous eye expression

me August 25, 2012 at 10:53 am

her mother looks pakistani:
I see middle eastern in Nadia, especially in this photo, she is very hairy:
but I think she can easily pass through Russian Jew.

Katz October 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I agree, her mother looks South Asian. Nadia looks very Persian though.

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:47 pm

no how tf does her mom look like a pakistani

francescorivi May 22, 2012 at 5:04 am


andrew April 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

she is fuckin’ hot!!

Micael Risnikz April 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I done care vere shes from. i lick that pooosi. and u do2

Micael Risnikz April 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm


littleman April 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Some Just don’t look like Africano buddy.

Amber April 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I came from my mother lol,

Adm April 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm

it seems she is taking electric shock.

Adm April 9, 2012 at 9:41 am


turtle13 January 1, 2013 at 3:51 am

Iranians are not Arabs. I’m not even from Iran and I know that. They do have some Arab ancestry though.

smiley January 2, 2013 at 9:35 am

Persians and Arabs, though both middle eastern, are different. They have different cultures, different languages. Persians speak Farsi, not Arabic.

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Middle eastern is merely a region in western asia. while arabs are semitics, persians are fucking aryans

Crystal March 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm

First of all, whoever said that all Europeans look the same and that you cannot tell the difference between them clearly does not live in Europe. You do not even have to live in Europe to realize that there is a distinction between an Italian and German, or that Alina Vacariu would not fit in England. Whoever said that is the definition of an ignoramus.

Second of all, why were Europeans even brought up? They have absolutely nothing to do with this beautiful woman.

Third of all, Lineker, the one who proclaimed that you cannot tell the difference between an Albanian and German, was obviously a troll. Antoinette Nikprelaj is not indistinguishable in a crowd of German people, and anyone with a pair of eyes can see that Albanians look different than Russians. He brought up Europeans clearly to stir up trouble. There was no other motivation behind it, especially when it is irrelevant to Nadia.

This site is the playground heaven for trolls. I cannot believe anyone would give a high rating to a person that declares all Europeans look the same, and that you cannot tell the difference between Javier Bardem and Rupert Grint.

That is proof enough that this site is straight retarded.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

The subscribers on this site are retarded. No one has to explain that to you. Lineker is an idiot. He claims that you can’t tell the difference between an Italian and German, yet when I do post an Italian man, he claims that he is exotic. Yeah, Ralph Macchio, Mark Ruffalo, Giles Marini, and Lindsay Hartley totally wouldn’t stand out in Sweden. Totally. He probably isn’t even European if he says that they all look the same and you can’t tell the difference between a Spaniard and a Austrian.

BellaTrainer December 24, 2012 at 9:27 am

She is Swiss…that is European…good lord. As far as Europeans looking the same, they do not. However, they are very mixed, like everyone else nowadays. Did you know that many Swedes have Spanish and Italian blood too? They are not just Nordic European anymore…welcome to the world.

VOGUE March 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm

no has native american? =o

Faithful March 18, 2012 at 11:27 am

Ehm… excuse me?? Sub-human? Get your racist ass off this site, this site is called ethniconnect NOT racistsconnect. LOSER!

BIG PAC March 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

you probably are fucking a black men right now.

OTHER March 16, 2012 at 8:51 am

I thought she was Latin American!

Former MySpace Celebrity March 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Her mother was on Dirty Soap. I can sort of see her being pretty when she was younger. Nadia is veeery pretty.

1oo% raw March 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

If you never watched ‘days of our lives’ and her movie ‘RedLine’. then you won’t know who she is?

I love you, Roger Scientist March 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Who watches Soap Operas?

JENNIFER ANISTON IS NOT WHITE March 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm


m4ry March 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm

she’s famous?

oooooooo March 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm



Masterr March 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Anyway,her boobs and eyes are fake.I thought she was a porn actress.

Ella March 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I thought she was latina.

Ahmed March 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Yes her first name Nadia does sound like a very Iranian name! She looks like a nice mixture of Nordic and Iranian features which is very unique!

JENNIFER ANISTON IS NOT WHITE March 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm





Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Persian Father and White mother!

caroline March 11, 2012 at 4:33 am

it’s the other way round: persiand mother and swedish father!

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm

both of her parents are white

Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Her Parents must be very actractive to have such a beautiful daughter!

Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Doeas anyone have a pic of her parents?

smiley June 6, 2012 at 11:40 pm
Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Does anyone know what films she has been in?

Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

She has amazing eyes! I have green one myself unlike her!

Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Even though she is half persian half White she looks like an Italian like me!
She even has lovely dark skin like us!

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Persians are indeed White Aryans so she is FULL WHITE.

Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Is she a model or an actress?

I love you, Roger Scientist March 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

You are an idiot.

me March 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I honestly don’t know what she does, I suggested for this site because I found her on a website about Persian beauties.

Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

What is she famous for though?

Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

So she is half Persian half White! Very nice mix.
Iam Italian and would love to have mix kids that look like her.

FTBy5q April 11, 2015 at 9:41 pm

um Persians are white. so she is 100% white.

fuzzybear44 April 12, 2015 at 5:07 am


(um Persians are white)

Well not all of them are white or whitish, you do have afro-Iranians there

andrew April 12, 2015 at 6:20 am

Ethnic Persians are Caucasians, and some of them even pass for Europeans.

fuzzybear44 April 13, 2015 at 3:28 am


Ok, let me put aside everything I know about how long black people have been in that area. We will go with the official lie that’s told. I want you to tell me, how many generations of a group of people have to live and die in a country, before they can be seen as Ethnically part of that country? Because the official lie states that black people have been living and dying in that area since the 700’s. In my eyes that makes them every bit as Ethnically Persians(iran, Iraq etc.), as any Caucasian there. You ask any white American, whose family has been here for generations, if they Ethnically have the right to call themselves part of this country, and see quickly they say YES. Also just to put this in here, those Caucasians you mention, weren’t seen as such until after 1923.Before that, they were listed as Asians

andrew April 13, 2015 at 3:42 am

there is a small community of slaves descendants in Iran, a minority, are you claiming they’re ethnic Persians?? And being Iran located in Asian continent it makes sense Iranians were listed as “Asians” back in the days

fuzzybear44 April 13, 2015 at 4:25 am


Well yes those minorities as you call them, have been there more than a thousand years, so yes that makes them Ethnically Persians .Also them being descendants of slaves doesn’t change the fact that they were born there. Just like their parents and grandparents and so on. They weren’t born anywhere else.

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm

There is only a very small amount of afro-iranians there which they descend from slaves who were taken to southern iran. They’re not persians so don’t open your uneducated mouth when u don’t know jackshit about iran. Iran is made up of many ethnic groups. Idk what afro-iranian have to do with persians. But persians descend from white aryan who came from southern russia. iranian is also a nationality but persian is one of ethnic groups of iran. shut up.

Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Beautiful mix!

Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

She is very pretty!

Yona March 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I thought she was part Native American or Latino

Debra March 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Seriously she doesn’t look navtive or latino at all because she attractive…

lopac March 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm

italians are not white. and there is more actractive latinos than italians. just look at ray romano, and jersey crew.

AL5 March 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm

she looks exactly what it is, there are many persian girls like her.

nadia March 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm

she’s hot
i’ve always thought she looks a bit like tiffani amber thiessen

me February 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

she looks the Persian version of Carmen Electra

gurl February 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm

In my opinion she’s a cool mix

Mary February 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

she looks exactly what she is, the dark skin and eyes too close and large, exactly middle eastern + nordic.

liniker February 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm

yes she is very exotic to be “european”, as they say here, she looks really half Persian, it excites me, is a beautiful mixture.

liniker February 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm

yes, she looks a lot like her mother, the only difference is the blue eyes.

Marko February 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

She does not look that exotic really, I can see her pass for a southern european easily!

Bella February 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

Exotic to be european?? Check out these albanian celebs and tell me their not exotic??
-rita ora
-zana krasniqi
-angela martini
-antoinette nikprelaj and many many more….

liniker February 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

@Bella They are not exotic at all,the only europeans that i find exotic are armenians,turkish and some ethinic russians.In this site i always see some person saying “i see italian on her/him” !,how this is possible?I’m mix of russian and german,nobody think that i’m exotic or “see” russian or german in me,i’m just white.

Exotic means, stranger ,different, or crossbred people in general.

Bella February 16, 2012 at 11:08 am

Yeah that’s why people often assume Rita is mixed with black and all sorts when in fact she is white. :/ ??

Jenny February 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Since when does exotic mean crossbred?Its not dogs your talking about ignorant

me February 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

What is purpose of this discussion anyway? Nadia Bjorlin is half European and half Middle Eastern, I do not think she’s exotic at all. I understand liniker what mean, if a person goes in Japan, biracial like Nadia Bjorlin, for example, this person is half European and half Japanese,of course he will be considered exotic because he is different from the others.

Jenny February 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm

You know why .because they love to bash and hate on “Europeans” love to throw out comments like oh they are not just plain and like above for no reason throw out a comments like “she is very exotic to be European” which is total nonsence. But if are woman is pretty with just European ethnicity is all they mixed with something else .There are plenty of women with just Europeans ethnicity that are exotic looking eg Minka Kelly,Angelina Jolie,Catherine Zeta Jones because no one can believe on here that they are just European they are mixed or they wish they were more like . and that is only to name a is plain ignorance and hate.
Europeans have many different looks they do not all look the same but these on here are narrow minded racists.

Andrea February 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

for antrophology is not biracial because the macrorace is the same
is caucasoid or europoid, but with different sub-race that is a mixture of nordic subrace and Irano-Afghan subrace, the result is amazing.
i am 100% europoid, 50% mediterranean , 50% keltic nordic ,
greetings from Europe ;)

mili February 27, 2012 at 10:08 am

serious?her mother is 0% caucasoid or europoid

Greetings from Iran

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Middle Eastern is not a race. idiot

Marko February 12, 2012 at 10:25 am

I thought she was Serb or something like that, she looks pretty Eastern European. That’s surprising that she is half Iranian though i don’t see much middle eastern in her, surely more white, but since Swedes are so white that’s why she probably looks more white.

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm


Lineker February 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm

she’s a beautiful biracial

FTBy5q April 11, 2015 at 9:42 pm


Love you 2 bc November 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Most pretty celebrity I’ve ever seen, hands down (:

Jomomma February 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Shes so pretty

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