Sweden is known for IKEA, ABBA and its women. The latter is probably their way
of keeping themselves warm in a country where even the summer is cool and the
winters are even colder. Here are the top 10 hottest women of Sweden.
10. Elin Nordegren
Elin Nordegren is a model from Stockholm. She is the ex-wife of Tiger Woods, one
of the best golfers to ever play the game. She started out as a model when she was
20 years old, appearing on the cover of Café Sport magazine. She then worked for
Champagne, a clothing store in Sweden where she met the wife of Jesper Pernevik,
a golfer playing in the US Tour. The Perneviks hired her as a nanny. Within a year,
Woods was courting her before they finally got married in 2004. They divorced in
2010 after Woods’ infidelity came to light.
9. Mini Anden
Mini Anden is a model, actress, television presenter and producer from Stockholm.
She started modeling when she was only 10 years old. At the age of 15, she
was already part of Elite Model Management. She has appeared in advertising
campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and
Victoria’s Secret. She hosted the Swedish part of “Scandinavia’s Next Top Model”.
She also had acting stints in “Fashion House” and “Buffoon.”
8. Marie Plosjo
Marie Plosjo is a model that has appeared in publications like Café, Moore and Slitz.
She has appeared in Playboy and ICE magazines. She was also part of the reality
show called “Paradise Hotel” where she had a squabble with her friend Natache
Peyre over David Lotfi. She served as presenter for the 2007 and 2008 editions of
Miss World Sweden. She is also a recording artist after releasing the single entitled
“Boom Boom Boom.” She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Mondoblog.
7. Karin Victoria Silvstedt
Karin Victoria Silvstedt is a model, actress, singer and television personality from
Skelleftehamn. She represented Sweden in the 1993 Miss World beauty contest
where she placed in the top 10. She then appeared in fashion campaigns for Chanel,
Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Valentino and Givenchy. She became Playboy’s
Playmate of the Month in December 1996 and was rewarded as the Playmate of
the Year in 1997. She then became the model for Guess. She appeared in films like
“BASEketball,” “The Independent,” “Out Cold” and “Boat Trip.” She also had a guest
spot in “Melrose Place.”
6. Erika Johnson
Erika Johnson is a model and actress. She first rose to prominence after winning
the Miss Hawaiian Tropics Sweden pageant in 2001. She then went on to win the
international title as well. She has appeared in publications like ELLE, Slitz, Café and Moore Magazine. She was part of the cast of movies like “Boat Trip,” “After School Special” and “American Standard.” She has also been featured in the American entertainment channel E!.
5. Malin Akerman
Malin Akerman is an actress, model and singer from Stockholm. She moved
to Canada when she was only two years old. She was in several television
commercials before she signed a modeling contract when she was just 16 years old.
She made her acting debut in the television series called “Earth: Final Conflict.” She
also appeared in “The Utopian Society” and “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.”
She then played a supporting role in the television series entitled “The Comeback.”
She had a breakthrough in 2007 when she starred in “The Heartbreak Kid” and
followed it up with “27 Dresses.” She also had prominent parts in “Watchmen,” “The
Proposal,” “Couples Retreat” and “Rock of Ages.” She was also the lead vocalist of
the band called The Petalstones.
4. Katarina Wigander
Katarina Wigander is a model and beauty queen from Lerum in Vastergotland. In
2004, she won the Miss Sweden beauty pageant, though the title is considered to be
unofficial. The original holders of the franchise for the beauty contest had ceased to
stage the competition after the 2003 edition. They ceased their right but it was only
in 2006 that Panos Emporio, a swimsuit producer, took the cudgels and staged the
New Miss Sweden. The 2004 title that was won by Wigander was sponsored by the
men’s publication called Moore Magazine.
3. Dani Karlsson
Dani Karlsson is a model and beauty queen from Malmo. In 2010, she won the Miss
World Sweden beauty pageant, giving her the right to represent the country in the
Miss World contest to be held in China later that year. She also competed in the
Miss World Top Model where she placed in the top 20. Karlsson has also appeared
as a model for Bobby Ondocus. She was also featured in the music video of Darin
Zanyar for the song entitled “Lovekiller.”
2. Liza Berggren
Liza Berrgren is a model and beauty queen. She burst into the limelight after she
won the Miss World Sweden beauty pageant in 2005, earning her the right to
represent Sweden in the Miss World contest in Sanya in China. She then became a
model, appearing in runways in Milan, Copenhagen and Berlin for Avenue Modeller.
She has also appeared in publications like Zink, Numero, Cosmopolitan, Viktor,
Henne and Love. She has been featured in advertising campaigns for Carlings,
AnneKarine, Christopher Kane, P2 Summer, Bjorklund and Farzan Esfahani. She
was also the image model of Kristian Aadnevik for its Spring 2011 collection.
1. Elsa Hosk
Elsa Hosk is a model and actress. She has appeared on the runway and advertising
campaigns of some of the top fashion houses. Among them are Christian Dior,
Ungaro, Lilly Pulitzer, Guess and Dolce & Gabbana. She has also modeled for the
popular lingerie brand called Victoria’s Secret, even appearing in its highly popular
annual fashion shows in both 2011 and 2012. Hosk has also been used by the
lingerie brand for its advertising campaigns in both print and billboards. Her image
has been prominently used by the brand in PINK, one of its major divisions.