Noomi Rapace – Bio, Wiki, Career, Age, Height, Family, Relationships, Social media accounts, Controversies, Net Worth, Awards, Facts, And More 

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Noomi Rapace

The BAFTA award nominee Noomi Rapace is a Swedish actress. Although she first appeared in an Icelandic film at the age of 7, her international prominence started with her role as Lisbeth Salander in the Millennium (2009) trilogy of crime novels. Rapace was nominated for the BAFTA award as best actress and has the honor of being the only Swedish actress to be able to get this opportunity in 52 years. Ingrid Bergman was the last Swedish actress who was nominated for BAFTA Best Actress in 1959. Noomi was nominated for her role in The Girl with the Dragon Tatto (2009). She has quite a diverse background as her roots are not English. Her roots belong to Swedish-Spanish and Icelandic. She appeared in Apple TV+ sci-fiction Constellation (2024).  

Noomi Rapace introduction


Noomi Rapace was born on 28 December 1979, Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden. Her mother is a Swedish actress while her father was a Spanish flamenco singer. Her parents separated when she was 5 and moved to Iceland with her stepdad. She got fluent in Icelandic although she lived there for only a few years. Noomi is fluent in Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and English as well. She played a small role in the Icelandic film “Í Skugga Hrafnsins” and later decided to pursue her career in acting. Rapace played her debut TV role in the Swedish TV series Tre Kronor (1994). She knew very little English at the time of her film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and immediately started learning it more seriously after that. The Swedish actress learned English by watching late-night talk shows on BBC and CNN

Noomi Rapace biography


Noomi the Swedish Diva is mostly active on her Instagram account where she interacts with her fans and has shared recent updates about her upcoming online series and film projects. Noomi isn’t very active on other social media platforms. The Swedish beauty also shared glimpses of her Polaroid photography, personal life, and luxurious lifestyle on her Instagram account.

Instagram 220k Followers
Twitter Updated Soon
Facebook 188k Followers
TikTokNot Available
Noomi Rapace social media accounts


Noomi Rapace is a Swedish-Spanish woman who has a hint of Icelandic and Norwegian culture as well. She is known for her role as emotionally and physically abused or scarred women and in action films that capture the attention of the audiences. She is 5’4” feet in height with a blend of Swedish and Spanish facial features. Rapace loves wearing wigs and has a collection of almost 200 at the time. Her sharp and edgy nose and brown spots are a distinct feature of her face. Noomi has a curvy model-like figure.

Real NameNoomi Norén
Stage NameNoomi Rapace
Birthday December 28, 1979
Age 44 years
Birthplace Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden
Present ResidenceLondon, England
Gender Female
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality Swedish, British
Mother TongueSwedish, Spanish, Icelandic
EthnicitySwedish, Spanish
School Skara Skolscen Theatre School
College/University N/A
Qualification Acting
Occupation Acting
Net WorthUSD 25-30 million approximately
Relationship Status Divorced
Children 1 (Son)
Height 5′ 4”
Weight 53kg
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Body Shape Chest: 31 inches
Waist: 25 inches
Hips: 33 inches
HobbiesGun Shooting, Martial Arts,
Polaroid Photography, Wigs Collection 
Noomi Rapace wiki


Noomi’s sun sign is Capricorn. Capricorn is an earth sign and is well-known for its determination and passion. They have clear visions and are risk-takers. The people with these zodiac signs are analytical and the biggest critics of themselves. Their nature also loves independence and dominance. Celebrities like Greta Thunberg, Calvin Harris, Charles Melton, and Kim Taehyung have the same star sign as him. 


Noomi Rapace is the eldest of her family. Her late father, Rogelio de Badajoz was a Spanish Flamenco singer and her mother Nina Norén was a Swedish actress. Her parents separated and got divorced when she was 5. Later her mother married Hrafnkell Karlsson and moved to Flúðir, Iceland from Sweden. She lived there for only three years learned Icelandic and made her acting debut as a child in an Icelandic film. She has a sister who is a photographer. Noomi said on one occasion,

“Her father may have been of part Roma descent, and though she is “not sure if it is true,” she has “always been interested in the culture.”

Father Rogelio Durán
Step FatherHrafnkell Karlsson
MotherNina Norén
SistersSærún Norén
Noomi Rapace parents and siblings


The Swedish-Spanish actress doesn’t have official schooling. However, she went to Sweden alone when she was 15 and studied acting and theatre at Skara Skolscen from 1998-1999. She was raised multilingual, speaking Swedish, Icelandic, Danish, and Norwegian. Noomi is a self-taught English speaker and learned it through watching late-night talk shows on CNN, BBC, and other channels without native language subtitles. Rapace also worked in theatre before appearing in TV and films. 

“I came from a poor farm, I’m not educated, no one opened doors for me, I don’t come from money.”

Noomi Rapace early life and education


Noomi Rapace married a fellow Swedish actor Ola Norell in 2001. The couple decided to choose “Rapace” as their surname which means “bird of prey” both in French and Italian as it was unique and out of the box. She also co-starred Ola Rapace in Svinalängorna (2010). The couple have a son who was born in 2003. In September 2010, both filed for divorce and officially separated in 2011. 

HusbandOla Norell Rapace
SonLev Rapace
Noomi Rapace marriage and children


She began acting as a child in an Icelandic film. The Swedish diva won the recurring role in the Swedish TV series Tre Kronor (1994). Noomi was brought to the Spotlight with the Danish film Daisy Diamond (2007). Later she played the role of  Lisbeth Salander in the crime trilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) which made her the first Swedish BAFTA award nominee after 52 years. Her international stardom began when she appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) as Madame Simza Heron. She was slated alongside Rachel McAdams in the erotic thriller Passion (2013). Other characters she played in The Drop (2014) opposite Tom Hardy and Joel Kinnaman in Child 44 (2015), appeared in the Icelamdic horror films Lamb (2021) and Swedish action thriller Black Crab (2022). Recently, she starred as an astronaut in the Apple TV+ science fiction television series Constellation (2024).

Noomi Rapace career


From a strong and cunning world-class computer hacker role in The Girl with Dragon Tattoo to a resilient mother and astronaut in Constellation, her roles are Fascinating and Serious. She gets along with every character and has great transforming abilities. Rapace captivates her audience with her exceptional talent. Let’s take a look at the films she worked in. 

In the Shadow of the Raven1988
Sanning Eller Konsekvens1997
Röd Jul2001
En utflykt till månens baksida
Älskar, älskar och älskar2004
Lovisa och Carl Michael
Toleransens gränser
Enhälligt beslut
Du & jag
Sökarna: Återkomsten
Daisy Diamond2007
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
The Monitor
Quiet Eye: Elizabeth Shaw
Prometheus Transmission
Dead Man Down
The Drop2014
Child 442015
Alien: Covenant – Prologue: The Crossing
Alien: Covenant
What Happened to Monday
Angel of Mine
The Secrets We Keep2020
The Trip
You Won’t Be Alone
Black Crab
Assassin Club2023
Noomi Rapace films


Noomi Rapace also makes remarkable appearances on Television. Some of her work is as follows:

Tre Kronor1996–1997
Stora Teatern2002
Jack Ryan2019
Noomi Rapace television


The Swedish-Spanish actress has a net worth of  USD 25-30 million approximately. She is the richest and most successful Swedish actress with worldwide recognition and fandom from different cultures and languages. 

Source of Income

Her main source of income is several successful roles in Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, English, Hollywood cinema, and Television. Moreover, she endorsed popular Scandinavian and English brands and made investments as well. 

Noomi Rapace source of income


A List of some of the favorite things of Scandanavian Enchantress is as follows:

Favorite ColorsBlack
Favorite ActorSean Penn
Tahar Rahim
Favorite DirectorJacques Audiard
Favorite ActressSusan Sarandon
Patricia Arquette
Juliette Binoche
Emily Watson
Favorite MusicianBruce Springsteen
Tracy Chapman
Dolly Parton
Favorite MovieUn Prophete
Good Morning Vietnam
Favorite FoodLamb Cutlets
Favorite DrinkCoffee
Favorite MusicClassical Icelandic, Swedish, and Danish
Favorite SportsFootball
Favorite TeamArsenal FC
Favorite DestinationIceland
Noomi Rapace favorite


Noomi won Awards for her remarkable acting skills in multiple cinemas including Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and English.

BAFTA Awards
London Film Critics Circle
International Emmy Awards
2008 (Won)
Nymphe d’Or
Guldbagge Award
New York Film Critics Online Award
Satellite Awards
São Paulo International Film Festival
Hollywood Film Festival
2009 (Won)
Empire Awards
Rome Film Festival
2011 (Won)
BAFTA Awards
London Film Critics’ Circle
International Emmy Awards
2011 (Nominated)
Amanda Awards2012 (Won)
Sitges2021 (Won)
Noomi Rapace awards


  • She performed all her stunts by herself in her movies and went through rigorous training.
  • Noomi is the only Swedish actress after Ingrid Bergman to be nominated for BAFTA awards.
  • Rapace fractured her nose in 2015 when the elbow of a fellow actor accidentally hit her face while filming. 
  • Different cultures and languages interested her a lot and she is fluent in Norwegian, Icelandic, Spanish, Danish, and native Swedish.
  • Noomi has an obsession with hair wigs and has a collection of over 150 hair wigs.
  • Throwing wig parties is her routine.
Noomi Rapace interesting facts


“I’m interested in people’s darker side, the ones that aren’t easy and well-balanced. The cracks”

“We need more extreme movies in Sweden, personal projects that aren’t necessarily made for a bigger audience. I think it creates a creative block to always have the audience as a goal”

“I hate when you see a film and after one scene you know what’s going to happen and you can predict the whole story. I hate that. I think it’s very boring”

Did Noomi Rapace win any awards?

She won a Guldbagge Award and a Satellite Award as Best Actress for the Millennium series and was nominated for a BAFTA Award, an International Emmy Award, and a European Film Award.

Who played Nadia in the drop?

Noomi Rapace starred with Tom Hardy.

What is Noomi Rapace's ethnicity?

Her mother is Swedish and her father was Spanish.

Is Noomi Rapace Swedish?

She was born to Swedish-Spanish parents in Hudiksvall, Sweden.

Who is Johanna in Constellation series?

Noomi Rapace played the role of an astronaut in Constellation (2024).

As a voracious reader of celeb magazines and working experience in theatre, I developed a versatile writing approach about a glamour world which is sprinkled with red carpets and artificer coffee. I'm Samia, your gaze behind the curtain of superstars, where authenticity shines brighter than glitters.

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