Noomi Rapace

by J.J. on June 11, 2013

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Birth Name: Noomi Norén

Place of Birth: Hudiksvall, Sweden

Date of Birth: December 28, 1979

*Spanish, possibly Romani (father)
*Swedish (mother)

Noomi Rapace is a Swedish actress.

Noomi is he daughter of Nina Norén and Rogelio Durán. Her father was a Spanish Flamenco singer from Badajoz. Her mother is a Swedish actress. Her sister is photographer Særún Norén.

Noomi has said that her father may have been of part Romani descent, and though she is “not sure if it is true,” she has “always been interested in the culture.”

Noomi has a son with her former husband, actor Ola Rapace. They both selected Rapace as their stage surname. The word means “bird of prey” in Spanish and Italian.

Noomi’s maternal grandparents were Holger Gustaf Norén (the son of Gustaf Emanuel Norén and Hilda Wilhelmina Engberg) and Svea Elisabet Antelius (the daughter of Carl Anatolius Antelius and Ellen Elisabeth Johansson).

Source: Genealogy of Noomi Rapace (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant August 17, 2015 at 1:33 pm

she looks like a girl i know half moroccan half german

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm

A know a couple of Assyrian women who look like this.

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 9:19 am

+ 1 also possible

hesh123 August 12, 2015 at 5:16 am

I read once that she had cheekbone implants, if so then the doctor deserves credit because she is so pretty

California July 24, 2015 at 9:02 pm

What the hell is going on with her face in that picture? Why choose the most unflattering photo? LOL sometimes I think the owner of this sites chooses ugly pictures for the celebrities they hate.

Ardor May 21, 2017 at 11:19 pm

Lol so true

M May 31, 2015 at 8:32 am

She looks pissed off in that photo.

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 2:22 am

Sounds like someone was asleep when they tried to write her name. My mind read “Naomi” at first…

Anyway, she can pass as as Spanish woman very easily.

Affellay June 13, 2013 at 10:59 am

She has an odd name. Sounds somewhat Finnish or karelian, huh?

J.J. July 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Rapace is not an actual surname her Swedish husband (Ola Rapace) and her chose it together after they got married, it means birds of prey in French and Italian. Her maiden name Noren however is of Swedish origin

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