How Did Rebecca Ferguson Become Famous?
Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundstrom is an actress, best known for appearing in several popular films over the course of her career. She was a part of “The White Queen” as Elizabeth Woodsville, Jenny Lind in “The Greatest Showman”, and Ilsa Faust in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”, a role she is set to reprise in the upcoming film “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”.
How rich is Rebecca Ferguson?
As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $2 million , mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She’s been nominated for awards several times over the course of her career, and has also been a part of short films and television projects. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Rebecca’s parents and early life
Rebecca was born on 19 October 1983, in Stockholm, Sweden, to an English mother and Swedish father, but she also has roots from Northern Ireland and Scotland. She is 34 years old and is bilingual, in both English and Swedish; at a young age, she attended an English-speaking school which helped her develop the language. Prior to finding acting work, she appeared in several magazines and television commercials as a model, working in that manner from when she was 13 years old. She also learned how to dance tango, street funk, jazz, ballet, and tap-dancing. While working on her dancing, she also started to do acting work, mainly in film projects. She would later take her mother’s surname, Ferguson as her stage name.
Ferguson’s acting in Swedish movies
Ferguson started to make strides in the film industry after appearing as a part of several Swedish projects. One of her first films was “Strandvaskaren”, which was a Swedish horror slasher film meaning Drowning Ghost. The film was released in 2012, but it wasn’t until three years later that she was cast as Ilsa Faust, who would become the lead in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”, the fifth film of the series, produced by J. J. Abrams. Her performance in the film gained a lot of critical acclaim and went on to be commercially successful at the box office. She was reportedly hand-picked by Tom Cruise himself after seeing her performance in the film “The White Queen”. Her performance also led her to be re-cast in the sixth “Mission: Impossible” film set to release in 2018. Other notable films Ferguson has appeared in include the cold war thriller “Despite the Falling Snow” in which she played dual roles; the film was shot in Belgrade, Serbia and she would win a Prague Independent Film Festival award for Best Actress for her performance, and the film also won two other awards at the Festival. She worked on “Florence Foster Jenkins” too, alongside Meryl Streep in the biographical film. Ferguson was also a part of the film adaptation of “The Girl on the Train” which is based on Paula Hawkins’ debut novel of the same name, also starring Emily Blunt, and which received mixed reviews despite being successful in the box office.
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Another project that Rebecca worked on is the film “Life”, alongside Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal, which follows the International Space Station and its six-member crew discovering the first evidence of life on Mars. The film was criticized for its lack of originality, but received praise for its acting and writing, making it successful at the box office. Rebecca also appeared in the crime film “The Snowman” opposite Michael Fassbender, about a detective who tries to find the identity of a killer who uses snowmen as his calling card, but it was unsuccessful both with critics and at the box office. She redeemed herself in the musical drama “The Greatest Showman”, starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, playing the role of Swedish soprano Jenny Lind. The film received several nominations during the 75th Golden Globe Awards and won the Award for Best Original Song. It is the fifth-highest grossing live-action musical of all time despite some mixed reviews.
Ferguson’s husband & children
Ferguson’s most notable relationship was to Ludwig Hallberg with whom she had a child in 2007. They lived on the Swedish south-east coast at Simrishamn, but eventually separated in 2015. She then revealed that she is expecting a second child in 2018 but no other details have so far been provided as to who the father of her second child is.
Rebecca is not active on any social media sites, however, numerous pages of her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have surfaced to promote some of her work in films. There are also several fan pages of her up and running.