Hera Hilmar

by follers on June 7, 2018

Birth Name: Hera Hilmarsdóttir

Place of Birth: Iceland

Date of Birth: 27 December, 1988

Ethnicity: Icelandic

Hera Hilmar is an Icelandic actress. She is the daughter of actress Þórey Sigþórsdóttir and film director Hilmar Oddsson.


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 is married to actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson, with whom she 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 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). 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 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). 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 –


Stefán Karl Stefánsson

by Manila on April 16, 2018

Place of Birth: Hafnarfjörður, Capital Region, Iceland

Date of Birth: 10 July, 1975

Ethnicity: Icelandic

Stefán Karl Stefánsson is an Icelandic actor.

Stefán is the son of Stefán Björgvinsson and Hulda Karen Ólafsdóttir.

Stefán is married to actress, television presenter, producer, and writer Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, with whom he has four children.

Stefán’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eighth great-grandfather, Gunni Böðvarsson.

Stefán’s paternal grandfather was Björgvin Sigmar Stefánsson (the son of Stefán Pétursson and Guðrún Hafliðadóttir). Stefán great-grandfather Stefán was the son of Pétur Jónsson and Björg Stefánsdóttir. Guðrún was the daughter of Hafliði Eiríksson and Sigurbjörg Guðmundsdóttir.

Stefán’s paternal grandmother was Kristín Böðvarsdóttir (the daughter of Böðvar Björnsson and Guðný Jónína Kristjánsdóttir). Böðvar was the son of Björn Jóhannesson and Jakobina Jóhannesdóttir. Guðný was the daughter of Kristján Árnason and Kristín Ásmundsdóttir.

Stefán’s maternal grandfather was Ólafur Karlsson (the son of Karl).

Stefán’s maternal grandmother was Rósa Fjóla Hólm Guðjónsdóttir (the daughter of Guðjón Helgi Kristjánsson and Magnúsína Jóhannsdóttir). Guðjón was the son of Kristján Jónsson and Pálína Kristjana Hallgrímsdóttir. Magnúsína was the daughter of Jóhann Kristinsson and Sigríður Guðmundsdóttir.

Stefán’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandmother, Freygerður Gunnlaugsdóttir.

Sources: Genealogy of Stefán Karl Stefánsson – (focusing on his father’s side) (focusing on his mother’s side)

Obituary of Stefán’s father –

Obituary of Stefán’s paternal grandaunt, Selma Böðvarsdóttir –

Baptismal record of Stefán’s paternal great-grandfather, Böðvar Björnsson –

Stefán’s paternal great-grandmother, Guðný Jónína Kristjánsdóttir, on the 1880 Icelandic census –

Marriage announcement of Stefán’s maternal grandprents, Ólafur Karlsson and Rósa Fjóla Hólm Guðjónsdóttir –

Genealogy of Stefán’s maternal great-grandfather, Guðjón Helgi Kristjánsson (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Stefán’s maternal great-grandmother, Magnúsína Jóhannsdóttir, on the 1910 Icelandic census –


Ari Ólafsson

by Manila on March 15, 2018

Place of Birth: Reykjavik, Iceland

Date of Birth: 21 May, 1998

Ethnicity: Icelandic, as well as 1/16th Danish

Ari Ólafsson is an Icelandic singer. He represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

His father, Ólafur Gunnar Guðlaugsson, is a graphic designer. His mother, Herdís Finnbogadóttir, is a psychologist.

Ari’s first cousins, twice removed, are opera singer Diddú and singer and songwriter Paul Oscar.

Ari’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eighth great-grandfather, Halldór Bjarnason (c. 1640 – 1703).

Ari’s paternal grandfather was Guðlaugur Bergmann (the son of Daníel Magnús Bergmann Ásgeirsson and Guðríður Guðlaugsdóttir). Daniel was the son of Ásgeir Theodor Daníelsson and Jónína Neríður Magnúsdóttir Bergmann. Guðríður was the daughter of Guðlaug Þórðarson and Guðríður Eyjólfsdóttir.

Ari’s paternal grandmother is Anna Vilhjálmsdóttir Heiðdal (the daughter of Vilhjálmur Sigurðsson Heiðdal and María Gyða Hjálmtýsdóttir). Vilhjálmur was the son of Sigurður Þorláksson Heiðdal and Jóhanna Sigríður Jörgensdóttir. María was the daughter of Hjálmtýr Sigurðsson and Lucinde Fransiska Vilhelmine Hansen, who was of Danish descent.

Ari’s maternal grandfather was Finnbogi Gíslason (the son of Gísli R. Magnússon and Herdís Finnbogadóttir). Gísli was the son of Magnús Mikaelsson and Rósa Gísladóttir. Herdís was the daughter of Finnbogi Jakobsson and Sígríður Olafsdóttir.

Ari’s maternal grandmother is Solveig Sigurðardóttir (the daughter of Unnar Sigurður Oddsson Björnsson and Kristín Bjarnadóttir). Ari’s great-grandfather Sigurður was the son of Oddur Björnsson and Ingibjörg Benjamínsdóttir. Kristín was the daughter of Bjarni Jónsson and Solveig Einarsdóttir.

Ari’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandmother, Elín Grímsdóttir (c. 1714 – 18 March 1797).


Obituary of Ari’s paternal grandfather, Guðlaugur Bergmann –

Obituary of Ari’s paternal great-grandfather, Daníel Magnús Bergmann Ásgeirsson –

Ari’s paternal great-grandmother, Guðríður Guðlaugsdóttir, on the 1920 Icelandic census –

Obituary of Ari’s paternal great-grandfather, Vilhjálmur Sigurðsson Heiðdal –

Genealogy of Ari’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Engagement announcement of Ari’s maternal grandparents, Finnbogi Gíslason and Solveig Sigurðardóttir –

Obituary of Ari’s maternal grandfather, Finnbogi Gíslason –

Ari’s maternal great-grandfather, Gísli R. Magnússon, on the 1890 Icelandic census –

Ari’s maternal great-grandmother, Herdís Finnbogadóttir, on the 1910 Icelandic census –

Ari’s maternal great-grandmother, Kristín Bjarnadóttir, on the 1910 Icelandic census –


Leslie Stefanson

by madman on January 22, 2018

James Spader and Leslie Stefanson – Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Dolby Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: David Gabber /

Birth Name: Leslie Ann Stefanson

Place of Birth: Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 10, 1971

*Icelandic (father)
*Norwegian (mother)

Leslie Stefanson is an American model, actress, and artist. She is the daughter of Corinne Laverna/Luverna (Kvamme) and Randolph E. Stefanson. Leslie has a son with her partner, actor James Spader.

Leslie’s paternal grandfather was Skuli Stefanson (the son of Sigurgeir “Sivert” Stefanson and Sigurros Gudmundsdottir). Sigurgeir and Sigurros were Icelanic immigrants.

Leslie’s paternal grandmother was Ephemia Elfridur May “Effie” Einarson (the daughter of Freeman Julius Einarson and Hallfridur “Freda” Snowfield). Freeman and Hallfridur were born in North Dakota, both of them to Icelandic parents.

Leslie’s maternal grandfather was Bertram Sidney “Bert” Kvamme (the son of Adolph Christian Kvamme and Bessie Andrine Noss). Adolph was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents, from Innvik, Bendt Anderson/Andersen Kvamme and Sigrid Petersdatter Eide. Bessie was born in North Dakota, likely of Norwegian descent.

Leslie’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor/Eleanore Olive Klev/Kleve (the daughter of Knut K. Klev and Christine Buran). Knut was born in Rollag, Norway. Christine was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents.

Sources: Obituary of Leslie’s paternal grandfather, Skuli Stefanson –

Obituary of Leslie’s maternal grandmother, Eleanor/Eleanore Olive Klev/Kleve –

Obituary of Leslie’s aunt, Lillian Bernice Ellegard –

Leslie’s paternal grandmother, Ephemia Elfridur May “Effie” Einarson, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Leslie’s father, Randolph E. Stefanson (through his brother, Skuli Stefanson) –

Genealogies of Leslie’s maternal grandfather, Bertram Sidney “Bert” Kvamme –

Genealogies of Leslie’s maternal grandmother, Eleanor/Eleanore Olive Klev/Kleve –