Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir

Place of Birth: Reykjavík, Iceland

Date of Birth: 2 July, 1969

Ethnicity: Icelandic

Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir is an Icelandic actress, television presenter, producer, and writer.

Her father, Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson, is a writer and translator of dramatic literature. Her mother, Bríet Héðinsdóttir, is an actress.

Steinunn was married to actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson, until his death. The couple has four children.

Steinunn’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandfather, Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson.

Steinunn’s paternal grandfather was Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson (the son of Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson and Petrína Þorgrímsdóttir). Steinunn’s grandfather Þorsteinn was born in Daðastöðum, Presthólahr. Steinunn’s great-grandfather Þorsteinn was the son of Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson and Kristín Benjamínsdóttir. Petrína was the daughter of Þorgrímur Kristjánsson and Hólmfríður Pétursdóttir.

Steinunn’s paternal grandmother was Ólína Bjarney Pétursdóttir (the daughter of Pétur Bjarnason and Valgerður Kristjánsdóttir). Ólína was born in Bíldudal, húsfreyja á Daðastöðum, Presthólahr. Pétur was the son of Bjarni Pétursson and Ólína Ólafsdóttir. Valgerður was the daughter of Kristján Kristjánsson and Kristín Jónsdóttir.

Steinunn’s maternal grandfather was Héðinn Valdimarsson (the son of Jóhann Valdimar Ásmundsson and Bríet Bjarnhéðinsdóttir). Héðinn was born in Reykjavik, and was a member of the Althing. Valdimar was an editor, and was the son of Ásmundur Sæmundsson and Bóthildur Björnsdóttir. Steinunn’s great-grandmother Bríet was a feminist, and was the daughter of Bjarnhéðinn Sæmundsson and Kolfinna Snæbjörnsdóttir.

Steinunn’s maternal grandmother was Guðrún Pálína Pálsdóttir (the daughter of Páll Bergsson and Svanhildur Jörundsdóttir). Guðrún was born in Ólafsfjörður. Páll was the son of Bergur Bergsson and Guðrún Pálsdóttir. Svanhildur was the daughter of Hákarla Jörundur Jónsson and Margrét Guðmundsdóttir.

Steinunn’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandmother, Kristín Ívarsdóttir.

Sources: Genealogy of Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir (focusing on her father’s side) –

Baptismal record of Steinunn’s paternal great-grandfather, Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson –

Steinunn’s paternal great-grandmother, Petrína Þorgrímsdóttir, on the 1880 Icelandic census –

Genealogy of Steinunn’s mother –

Obituary of Steinunn’s mother –

Althing profile of Steinunn’s maternal grandfather, Héðinn Valdimarsson –

Baptismal record of Steinunn’s maternal great-grandfather, Jóhann Valdimar Ásmundsson –

Baptismal record of Steinunn’s maternal great-grandmother, Bríet Bjarnhéðinsdóttir –

Obituary of Steinunn’s maternal grandmother, Guðrún Pálína Pálsdóttir –

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