Sweden is known for IKEA, ABBA and its women. The latter is probably their wayof keeping themselves warm in a country where even the summer is cool and thewinters 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, oneof the best golfers to ever play the game. She started out as a model when she was20 years old, appearing on the cover of Café Sport magazine. She then worked forChampagne, 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 in2010 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, shewas already part of Elite Model Management. She has appeared in advertisingcampaigns for Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein andVictoria’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 realityshow called “Paradise Hotel” where she had a squabble with her friend NatachePeyre over David Lotfi. She served as presenter for the 2007 and 2008 editions ofMiss 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 fromSkelleftehamn. She represented Sweden in the 1993 Miss World beauty contestwhere she placed in the top 10. She then appeared in fashion campaigns for Chanel,Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Valentino and Givenchy. She became Playboy’sPlaymate of the Month in December 1996 and was rewarded as the Playmate ofthe 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 guestspot in “Melrose Place.”
6 Erika Johnson
Erika Johnson is a model and actress. She first rose to prominence after winningthe Miss Hawaiian Tropics Sweden pageant in 2001. She then went on to win theinternational 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 movedto Canada when she was only two years old. She was in several televisioncommercials 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.” Shealso 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” andfollowed it up with “27 Dresses.” She also had prominent parts in “Watchmen,” “TheProposal,” “Couples Retreat” and “Rock of Ages.” She was also the lead vocalist ofthe band called The Petalstones.
4 Katarina Wigander
Katarina Wigander is a model and beauty queen from Lerum in Vastergotland. In2004, she won the Miss Sweden beauty pageant, though the title is considered to beunofficial. The original holders of the franchise for the beauty contest had ceased tostage the competition after the 2003 edition. They ceased their right but it was onlyin 2006 that Panos Emporio, a swimsuit producer, took the cudgels and staged theNew Miss Sweden. The 2004 title that was won by Wigander was sponsored by themen’s publication called Moore Magazine.
3 Dani Karlsson
Dani Karlsson is a model and beauty queen from Malmo. In 2010, she won the MissWorld Sweden beauty pageant, giving her the right to represent the country in theMiss World contest to be held in China later that year. She also competed in theMiss World Top Model where she placed in the top 20. Karlsson has also appearedas a model for Bobby Ondocus. She was also featured in the music video of DarinZanyar for the song entitled “Lovekiller.”
2 Liza Berggren
Liza Berrgren is a model and beauty queen. She burst into the limelight after shewon the Miss World Sweden beauty pageant in 2005, earning her the right torepresent Sweden in the Miss World contest in Sanya in China. She then became amodel, 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. Shewas 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 advertisingcampaigns of some of the top fashion houses. Among them are Christian Dior,Ungaro, Lilly Pulitzer, Guess and Dolce & Gabbana. She has also modeled for thepopular lingerie brand called Victoria’s Secret, even appearing in its highly popularannual fashion shows in both 2011 and 2012. Hosk has also been used by thelingerie brand for its advertising campaigns in both print and billboards. Her imagehas been prominently used by the brand in PINK, one of its major divisions.