Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic alternative rock singer-songwriter,
multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress.
She initially became known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band
before beginning her career as a solo artist in 1993.
Björk has had 30 singles reach the Top 40 on pop charts around the world, with 22 Top 40 hits in the UK.
She has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide.
November 21st, 1965 (
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Þór Eldon (m. 198687)
Sindri Eldon Þórsson
Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney
Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir
Did you Know
• Her 2011 album, Biophilia, was the first album to be released as a series of interactive
apps, and in 2014 these apps were the first ever to be inducted into the
Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.
• A full-scale retrospective exhibition dedicated to Björk was shown at the Museum of
Modern Art in 2015, one of the few musicians to land one.
1987 - Glerbrot as Maria
1990 - The Juniper Tree as Margit
2000 - Dancer in the Dark as Selma Jeková
(Also composer of the Soundtrack Selmasongs)
2005 - Drawing Restraint 9 Occidental Guest
(Also composer of the soundtrack Drawing Restraint 9)
2007 - Anna and the Moods as Anna Young (voice)
"The album's very much about being alone in your house, in a very quiet sort of introverted mood and you whisper, you sort of improvise. Which is between me and myself." (about her album 'Vespertine')
"I knew when I said yes that this would be not only my first role but also my last one. I'm very happy that it's to be this one." Asked whether she might one day reconsider, she said: "I have to do records now. I only have 50 years left, and I've got a lot of records to make." (After winning best actress award at Cannes)
The Polar Music Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music
(In recognition of her "deeply personal music and lyrics, her precise arrangements and her unique voice.)
Bodil Awards: Best Actress, DANCER IN THE DARK (2001)
Golden Satellite Awards: Best Original Song for I've Seen It All in DANCER IN THE DARK (2001)
Robert Festival: Best Actress, DANCER IN THE DARK (2001)
Robert Festival: Best Original Score, DANCER IN THE DARK (2001)
Online Film Critics Society Awards: Best Cinematic Debut/Breakthrough, DANCER IN THE DARK (2001)
Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress, DANCER IN THE DARK (2000)
Edda Awards: Actress of the Year, DANCER IN THE DARK (2000)
European Film Awards: Best Actress, DANCER IN THE DARK (2000)
National Board of Review: Outstanding Dramatic Musical Performance by an Actress, DANCER IN THE DARK (2000)
MTV Europe Music Award for Best Female
• Has also won 4 Brit Awards and 21 Icelandic Music Awards