Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Ferguson

Highest Rated: 97% Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018)

Lowest Rated: 7% The Snowman (2017)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1983

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish-English actress Rebecca Ferguson's compelling turn as an English Queen in training in "The White Queen" (BBC, 2013) helped to mint her as a star in Hollywood features, including "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" (2015), "The Girl on the Train" (2016), "The Greatest Showman" (2017) and "Men in Black: International" (2019). Born Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström on October 19, 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden, she was raised in a bilingual household - her mother was English and her father was Swedish - in the city's Vasastan district. Ferguson began her career in front of cameras in her early teens, first as a model for print publications and later, in television commercials for cosmetics and fashion accessories. After graduating from Adolf Fredrik's Music School in 1999, the 16-year-old Ferguson earned her breakout role as an upper-class teenager on the soap opera "Nya tider" (TV, 1999-2006). She left the series after a year and joined the cast of another soap, a Swedish-American series filmed in the United States called "Ocean Ave."(TV4, 2002-2003), which received poor reviews; Ferguson then retreated to the coastal town of Simirishamn, where she gave birth to a son with then-boyfriend Ludwig Hallberg in 2007. She remained largely off-screen until 2011, when director Richard Hobert spotted her at the town's market and asked her to appear in his upcoming film, "A One-Way Trip to Antibes" (2011). Ferguson was cast as Maria, a duplicitous maid who is blackmailed by elderly widower Sven-Bertil Taube into foiling his children's plan to steal his life savings. She soon returned to steady work on screen, first in Scandinavian features like the drama "Us" (2013), and then in English-language projects, beginning in 2013 with "The White Queen," which cast her as commoner turned 15th-century English Queen consort Elizabeth Woodville. Her performance earned a Golden Globe nomination and led to more projects in the UK and United States, though none more high-profile than "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," for which she starred as Ilsa Faust, an icy operative connected to a criminal organization. Star Tom Cruise chose Ferguson for the role based on her performance in "The White Queen," and the global success of the film led to starring roles in the spy thriller "Despite the Falling Snow" (2016), as Hugh Grant's mistress in the comic biopic "Florence Foster Jenkins" (2016), as Justin Theroux's wife and one of several objects of unhealthy fixation by Emily Blunt in "The Girl on the Train" (2016), and as a doomed scientist in the 2017 science fiction thriller "Life" (2017). Ferguson's run of roles in major features continued unabated in the years that followed: she played singer Jenny Lind in the musical "The Greatest Showman" and reprised her turn as Ilsa Faust in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" (2018), while also lining up prominent roles in "Men in Black: International," "Doctor Sleep" (2020) - the sequel to Stephen King's "The Shining" - and Denis Villeneuve's epic adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune" (2020).

Highest rated movies

Mission: Impossible -- Fallout Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation The Kid Who Would Be King Florence Foster Jenkins Dune Doctor Sleep Life Hercules




No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible 8 Ilsa Faust (Character) - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible 7 Ilsa Faust (Character) - 2022
84% 91% Dune Lady Jessica (Character) $41.0M 2021
37% 38% Reminiscence Mae (Character) $3.9M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Night Jenny Sorensen (Character) - 2020
78% 89% Doctor Sleep Rose the Hat (Character) $31.6M 2019
23% 66% Men in Black: International Riza (Character) $80.0M 2019
90% 55% The Kid Who Would Be King Morgana (Character) $16.8M 2019
97% 88% Mission: Impossible -- Fallout Ilsa Faust (Character) $220.1M 2018
57% 86% The Greatest Showman Jenny Lind (Character) $174.0M 2017
7% 18% The Snowman Katrine Bratt (Character) $6.7M 2017
67% 54% Life Miranda North (Character) $30.2M 2017
9% 44% Despite the Falling Snow Katya / Lauren (Character) - 2016
44% 48% The Girl on the Train Anna (Character) $75.2M 2016
87% 68% Florence Foster Jenkins Kathleen (Character) $27.4M 2016
94% 87% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Ilsa Faust (Character) - 2015
58% 48% Hercules Ergenia (Character) $72.7M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vatican Olivia Borghese (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Us Linda (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 11% A One-Way Trip to Antibes Maria (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 9% Drowning Ghost Amanda (Character) - 2004


No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA3: What You Need to Know Guest 2021
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019
82% 16% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2015 2018-2019
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015 2018
70% 100% Next of Kin Producer 2018
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
82% No Score Yet Cold Feet Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Tent Dinah (Character) 2014
80% 84% The White Queen Elizabeth Woodville (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: The White Queen Elizabeth Woodville (Character)