Alicia Vikander is a Swedish born actress, a rising star of Scandinavian and Hollywood movies. She made her debut on the screen in the drama «Ma mere» (2002). In 2015, after the premiere of Tom Huller's «The Danish Girl» she won an Oscar as the Best Actress in a Supporting Role. After this, Alicia quickly gained stunning popularity, and new interesting parts did not take long. Vikander became the new embodiment of Lara Croft.
Childhood of Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander was born into a large family. Her mother, Maria Fal-Vikander is a popular actress in the Gothenburg Theater. She married psychiatrist Svante Vikander. He already had 5 children from his previous marriage. Alas, his second marriage broke up when the little Alicia was barely 5 months old. But the father did not abandon his daughter and the baby came to him every two weeks.
Alicia Vikander's childhood photo
According to the words of Swedish beauty, she had a wonderful childhood. On the one hand, she was the only child of her mother, and the woman gave her daughter everything she could've ever wanted. On the other hand, her father's big and friendly family was always glad to see her.
Parents of Alicia Vikander
Maria Fal-Vikander noticed the artistic talent of her daughter in time and her innate craving for public appearances. In 2000, after a conversation with her daughter, she sent Alicia to the Royal Ballet School. She enthusiastically accepted Mother's offer and auditioned with brilliance, eke out the ranks of the students of the almost best choreographic school in the world. Along the way, the girl attended the courses of stage speech and acting, and also actively took over the scenic experience of her mother.
Alicia Vikander Correctly Pronounses Her Name (Jimmy Kimmel Live)
However, Alicia did not always see herself as a ballet dancer. After three years of studying, the girl decided to enter the theater academy but failed dismally. After this, she tried to find herself in the field of jurisprudence, but soon dropped out of school and return to the usual vortex of dance art.
Alicia Vicander was a professional ballerina
The actress visited the ballet school from 2000 to 2009, and in this place perfectly tempered the character of the girl, because the dancers know firsthand what hard work is. That is why, after graduation, a single-minded girl who fearlessly aiming at the pinnacle of life, wanted to take only the most difficult undertakings.
Alicia appeared on Swedish television at the age of 13, making her debut as a leading teen show. At the same time, the young dancer was involved in musicals that were performed on the stage of the Gothenburg Opera. After filming the drama «Ma mere» in 2002 and the show of «En decemberdröm» in 2005, a two-year break came in her film career, but in 2007 cinema world obtained three movies with Alicia Vikander: short films «The Darkness of Truth» and «Rain» as well as an episode in the show «Höök». These films did not bring her wide popularity outside Sweden's native land, but they became the starting point for the future career peaks.
Alicia Vikander without a makeup
Then there were a couple of parts in the films of independent Swedish directors («Susans längtan», «Love», and in 2010, after meeting with an old friend the beginning director Lisa Langset, Alicia got a lead in the drama «Till det som är vackert». This movie about how art changed the life of an unemployed girl brought the young actress the Guldbagge award (the prestigious award of Swedish cinema) in the nomination «Best Actress of the Year».
A screenshot from the film «Till det som är vackert»
In 2012, Alicia confirmed her outstanding acting ability, playing the role of Kitty in the film adaptation of Tolstoy's novel «Anna Karenina» with Keira Knightley. After the premiere, the British Academy dubbed Vikander a promising young actress. After this young star moved to London.
Alicia Vickander played Kitty in «Anna Karenina»
Then the time of active hard work came. In 2012, Alicia won the prize of the Berlin Film Festival for parts in the films «A Royal Affair» and «The Crown Jewels». In 2013, her name appeared in the first credits of the action-packed biographical thriller «The Fifth Estate» with starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Alicia Vikanderplayed the feminist Anke Domshteit-Berg, the wife of the German activist Daniel Berg.
Premiere of the film «The Fifth Estate»: Alicia Vikander with cast
Soon the girl went from the Foggy Albion to the native coasts of Sweden, where she was already waiting for a part in the psychological drama «Hotel». The picture told the tragedy of a young mother who became a victim of a postnatal depression. As a therapy, she was invited to participate in a group social experiment. Each morning the participants were housed in a new hotel so that they could wake up each day and feel like a new person. The instinct picture brought the girl the prize of the international film festival in Marrakech.
Alicia Vikander in «Hotel»
The year of 2013 was also marked by the work with the recognized master of the scene and camera, Ewan McGregor, as well as young actor Brenton Thwaites in the militant «Son of a Gun». An interesting work was also the costume drama «Testament of Youth», where Alicia Vikander had a chance to work with the Keith Harington, the star of the «Games of Thrones».
In the photo: Alicia Vikander and Keith Harington
In 2015, the girl determined to try herself in a new role, starred in the picture of Guy Ritchie «The Man from U.N.C.L.E.». The girl miraculously coped with the spy thriller, finally dispelling the doubts of critics about her outstanding cinematic future.
The Danish Girl
In 2015, Alicia took part in the filming of a deep psychological picture of Thomas Hooper «The Danish Girl». It was based on the real events that formed the basis of the novel by David Ebershoff, which served as a dramatic scenario. The character of Alicia, the Danish artist Gerda Wegener became the wife of the world's first transgender living at the very beginning of the 20th century. His role was played by Eddie Redmayne, also known for the role of Stephen Hawking in the movie «The Theory of Everything».
The Danish Girl: Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener
A touching story of selfless love about an uneasy choice of life has not left millions of spectators indifferent. Separately, Alicia’s acting was highlighted. Critics agreed that the second lead is just the beginning. And in 2016, at the presentation of the Oscar Alicia Vikander was awarded as the Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Alicia Vikander at the Oscar-2016 ceremony
Personal Life of Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander carefully conceals her personal life from the general public. The fans managed to learn a little. For example, during the shooting movie «The Light Between Oceans» a Swedish beauty had an affair with her colleague actor Michael Fassbender.
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender are dating
The girl refused to comment on their relationship, flirtatiously hiding her eyes and referring to the fact that everyone should have a personal life. According to rumors, the pair broke up several times, but everything ended in quick reconciliation.
The couple are happy together
At the Oscar ceremony, Alicia's father confirmed that Michael wasn’t her ex-lover at all. The couple enjoys each other's company and, according to the father of the Swedish star, they are truly happy.
Alicia Vikander in swimsuit
Alicia Vikander now
Today Alicia Vikander lives in London, cooperates with famous clothing brands. As the colleagues note, the actress is a rare guest at noisy social parties, because she always has a lot of work. So, in 2016, she was busy shooting the already mentioned above melodrama «The Light Between Oceans» and the blockbuster «Jason Bourne» with Matt Damon.
Alicia Vikander about Jason Bourne
She also had far-reaching plans for 2017. Three films were prepared for the public premiere. This is the historical melodrama «Tulip fever», where the young model Kara Delevin was also shooting, the drama «Euphoria» and the romantic thriller «Submergence» which Alicia was supposed to meet on the set with James McEvoy.
A frame from «Tulip fever»
In addition, Alicia Vikander was confirmed for the role of Lara Croft in the new adaptation of the eponymous game, replacing incomparable Angelina Jolie. The film's premiere was scheduled for 2018.