Lived in India for eighteen months after signing with an Icelandic casting agency when she was a teenager. Moved from Iceland to London in 2008, gradually developing a British accent with the help of a speech coach at the Drama Centre London. Played Maria in a production of Cross Purpose at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2009. To help with her role in Poldark, she had harp and horse riding lessons. Is part of the Theatre Renegade company and starred in their first production Scarlett in 2015 at the Southwark Playhouse in London; the play was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign.