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Sha-ri Pendleton (born 1963) is a former world class hurdler, javelin thrower, and aspiring bodybuilder of the mid, and late 1980s.
Pendleton was born in 1963. At a young age Sha-ri was a very active child; she started competing in track for a track team by the name of the West Vernon Jets in Los Angeles, California when she was twelve years of age. Sha-ri really enjoyed track because she was a fast runner and she enjoyed winning track competitions. At first she ran the 220 and 440 and later on as she continued to improve her skills in track she ran the 200 and 400 meter events.
Pendleton continued to run hurdles in high school and won the city championships two years in a row. Then at the age of sixteen she discovered weight training. Sha-ri enjoyed weight training, and found that it helped her improve her abilities in track, but ran into some trouble because of it. In high school and college her track coaches tried to keep her out of the weight room, fearing that weights would interfere with her athletic performance. But Pendleton refused and continued to weight train because she knew that would not be the case.
Pendleton continued her education at the University of Nebraska on
Anna Bjorn (born Anna Björnsdóttir; 1955) is an Icelandic model and actress, and was Miss Iceland 1974.
She has starred in several movies and television shows in the 1980s (such as More American Graffiti, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Remington Steele, Fantasy Island). She was briefly married to Icelandic actor and musician Jakob Magnússon. In the 1970s and '80s, she appeared in advertisements for Vidal Sassoon and Noxzema. Bjorn collected $2 million for identifying notorious gangster and fugitive Whitey Bulger to the FBI in 2011.
Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir (born September 10, 1982 in London, England), better known by her stage name, Lay Low, is an Icelandic artist and singer.
Lovísa was born to a Sri Lankan father and an Icelandic mother. She moved to Iceland at a young age where she has lived since. As a child she began taking piano lessons but started playing electric bass and guitar in her teens, and has since then played with numerous local bands. She joined the band Benny Crespo's Gang playing keyboards/synthesizers and guitar. It was then when she first started to use her voice.
Lay Low, the alter ego of Lovísa, started to evolve early in 2006. She was spotted by a local label, Cod Music, which contacted her and showed an interest in a raw demo song she had published on MySpace. Her music combines elements of blues, folk and country.
It was a rapid rise in the music scene for Lovísa. Just a few months after her discovery she released her debut album, Please Don't Hate Me, which went gold only two months after its release. The following year she was nominated for four of the 2006 Icelandic Music Awards, winning two; Best female singer and best album cover. She was also voted by the nation through
Sólveig Arnarsdóttir (born 26 January 1973 in Iceland) is an Icelandic actress.
Sólveig Arnarsdóttir is the daughter of the Icelandic Actor Arnar Jónsson and the Actress and Politician THorhildur THorleifsdottir. In Berlin she graduated from the Drama School "Ernst Busch". She worked on stage at Icelandic National Theatre, Icelandic Opera and Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin. She especially works in German television productions. Sólveig Arnarsdóttir speaks, in addition to her mother tongue Icelandic, also Danish, Norwegian, German, English and Spanish. Her hobbies are horseback riding, fencing, skiing and dancing.
Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir (born 30 January 1982) is an Icelandic television, film actress and singer.
Halla graduated in 2004 at the Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, Surrey, she worked in this time for ITV and the BBC.
In 2002, Halla earned a role in the Icelandic drama film Gemsar and starred in her first lead role in the 2006 comedy film Áramótaskaup. One year later, she portrayed Beta in British-Icelandic Fantasy comedy film Dorks and Damsels. In 2009 earned her first international role and played an Prisoner in the British mystery thriller film Ghost Machine under the pseudonym Hatla Williams.
Halla hosted the 2006 Icelandic version of X Factor. She played 2008 one of the lead roles in the Icelandic Crime television series "Mannaveiðar".
She acted in the stage plays Hafið Bláa, Footloose, Túskildingsóperan and Salka Valka in the Söngskólinn í Reykjavík 5 stig.
The Soprano singer performed the song Roses in the 4th Semi-Final of the Iceland preliminaries for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. Vilhjálmsdóttir is the female lead singer of the Icelandic Pop band Villimadur.
In 2007, she was for a short time in a relationship with Hollywood star Jude Law.
Þórhildur Þorleifsdóttir (born March 25, 1945 in Ísafjörður, Iceland) is an Icelandic theater, opera, film and television director, actress, dancer, choreographer and politician. She was the artistic director of the Reykjavik City Theatre from 1996-2000. Þórhildur is married to Icelandic actor Arnar Jónsson. Their common daughter is the Icelandic Actress Solveig Arnarsdottir.
She was a member of Alþingi from 1987 to 1991, representing The Women's List.
Þórhildur Þorleifsdóttir at the Internet Movie Database
Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir (pronounced [ˈauːkusta ˈɛːva ˈɛrlɛntsˌtouʰtɪr]; born July 28, 1982) is an Icelandic singer and actress.
She was a member of the band Ske and in 2005 began her solo career. She is best known for her portrayal of the controversial character Silvía Night.
She studied acting in École Philippe Gaulier theatre school, Paris and got the Edda Award 2005 for best TV personality of the year and for the best TV show "Sjáumst með Silvíu Nótt" or "See ´ya with Silvia Night".
Ágústa Eva was voted the sexiest woman in Iceland as her character Silvia Night by the listeners of the national radio station RUV, and herself wound up in 4th place.
She played Eva Lind in the film Jar City (2006), based on the book Tainted Blood by Arnaldur Indriðason, directed by Baltasar Kormákur as well as Audur in Country Wedding (2007), directed by Valdís Óskarsdóttir and Bjarnfreður in Bjarnfreðarson (2009), directed by Ragnar Bragason.
She was seen in the music video promoting the Best Party.
Edda Björvinsdóttir (born 13 September 1952) is an Icelandic actress, comedian, writer and director, best known for playing the titular role of the 1986 comedy classic Stella í orlofi, for playing various characters in the 1986 sitcom Heilsubælið í Gervahverfi, as well as for her work in the annual comedy special Áramótaskaupið, and for numerous other comedic roles in film, television and on stage.
Edda was married to actor and comedian Gísli Rúnar Jónsson. Their son is the actor Björgvin Franz Gíslason.
Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir (born 18 June 1954) is an Icelandic actress. She has appeared in twelve films since 1981. She starred in As in Heaven, which was screened out of competition at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. She is the sister of actor Hrafn Gunnlaugsson.
ￃﾞrￃﾺￃﾰur Vilhjￃﾡlmsdￃﾳttir (born March 31, 1973) is an Icelandic actress, best known for appearing in 101 Reykjavￃﾭk in 2000. ￃﾞrￃﾺￃﾰur stands 5 foot and 7ￂﾾ inches, estimated to 1.72m.
Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( /ˈbjɜrk/; [ˈpjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtoʊhtɪr] ( listen); born 21 November 1965), known simply as Björk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter. Her musical style is eclectic and she has achieved recognition in rock, jazz, electronic dance music, classical, and folk.
Björk's 1990s singles "It's Oh So Quiet", "Army of Me" and "Hyperballad" charted in the UK Top 10. Her record label, One Little Indian, reported that by 2003 she had sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. She has acquired a high level of critical acclaim. She has won four BRIT Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, one MOJO Award, three UK Music Video Awards, and, in 2010, the Polar Music Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, in recognition for her "deeply personal music and lyrics, her precise arrangements and her unique voice".
Björk has also been nominated for twelve Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. She won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Dancer in the Dark. She was ranked thirty-sixth in VH1's "The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll", eighth in MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music", and sixtieth in Rolling Stone's "100
Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir (b. March 10, 1966) is an Icelandic actress from Reykjavík.
In 1994, Margrét graduated from Listaháskóli Íslands, the Icelandic Drama Academy, and worked at Reykjavík Theatre Company for several years. She then became a member of Þjóðleikhúsið, the National Theatre of Iceland.
In 2002 she joined Vesturport Theatre Group for a unique and circus oriented production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with lots of acrobatics, light and action.
Margrét has also appeared in various TV productions such as Njálssaga (2003) or Ástríður (2009) as well as on the big screen. Her probably biggest movies are Mávahlátur (The Seagull's Laughter), based on the book by Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir and Falcons in which she co-starred on the side of Keith Carradine. Both films received international attention.
Margrét is a well established artist in the Icelandic art scene and a frequent contributor to the Reykjavik Art Festival. In 2009 she led a group of 50 artists in an invasion of Iceland's cultural heritage at the exhibition/happening Orbis Terrae-ORA.
Her theater work includes
María Ellingsen (born January 22, 1964, in Reykjavík, Iceland) is an Icelandic actress starring in movies such as The Mighty Ducks 2. She can speak English, German, Danish and Faroese. She had a contract role on NBC's daytime drama Santa Barbara as Katrina Rukyer from 1991 to 1992.
Selma Björnsdóttir, also known as simply Selma, is an Icelandic singer born on 13 June 1974 in Reykjavík, best known internationally for representing her country in the Eurovision Song Contest. She is also married to Icelandic actor and voice actor, Rúnar Freyr Gíslason.
Her first Eurovision experience occurred when she took her highly-fancied entry All Out of Luck to the 1999 contest in Jerusalem, placing Iceland in the unaccustomed position of being the pre-contest favourites with many bookmakers. Following a vibrant vocal and visual display on the night—with choreography that appeared to be somewhat influenced by Carola's famous routine from the 1991 contest—Selma shot into an early lead in the voting, but was gradually pegged back by Sweden, represented by Charlotte Nilsson. Despite trailing Nilsson only very narrowly before the penultimate set of votes were announced, Selma's hopes of victory came to an abrupt end when Bosnia and Herzegovina awarded maximum points to Sweden and nothing at all to Iceland. However, Selma's second place in Jerusalem still ranks as Iceland's best showing in the contest to date. In 2009 Yohanna managed to get Iceland in 2nd place again.
Such a fine
Anita Briem (born 29 May 1982) is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hanna in Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Briem was born in Reykjavik and is the daughter of drummer Gunnlaugur Briem of Mezzoforte and back-up vocalist Erna Þórarinsdóttir. She started acting when she was nine at the National Theatre of Iceland. She moved to England at the age of sixteen and in 2004, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London having received the John Barton award in Stage Fighting. As a child she studied hand-to-hand combat and is trained in a variety of weaponry including the broadsword.
She is married to director/actor Dean Paraskevopoulos.
She has appeared on The Tudors in which she portrayed King Henry VIII's third queen Jane Seymour (she appeared only in Season Two, replaced by English actress Annabelle Wallis in Season Three-when Briem quit the role at the end of the second season). She has also appeared in Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008). Recently, she finished shooting the suspense thriller Elevator, in which she plays a woman trapped in a New York elevator with a group of strangers, one of whom
Bergljót Arnalds (born 15. October 1968) is an Icelandic actress, writer, television representative and producer. She has been awarded the Icelandic AUÐAR-verðlaunin, a pioneers award, for creating the first Icelandic computer game Stafakarlarnir.
She is best known for being a best seller children's books author and her TV work. She was the producer and host of children's television program 2001 nights which aired on SkjárEinn.
She has played various roles on stage and in films. Among her roles are Dolly in The Devils Island, Lucy in Dracula, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and Sophie in Sophie's World.
Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir (pronounced [ˈsɪɣrun ˈçaulmtʰi(ː)sˌtouhtɪr]) (born 8 August 1955), better known as Diddú (pronounced [ˈtɪtːu]), is an Icelandic soprano and songwriter. Educated at the Reykjavík College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, she began her singing career in the 1970s as a vocalist for the popular folk and pop group Spilverk Þjóðanna. She subsequently turned to classical music, particularly Lieder and operas.
Diddú's most recent album, Hvert Örstutt Spor (Each Tiny Step), was released in 2005.
The second of seven children of Hjálmtýr E. Hjálmtýsson, a bank clerk, and Margrét Matthíasdóttir, a writer, Diddú was born on 8 August 1955 and raised in Reykjavík. She studied at the Reykjavík College of Music, and afterwards at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she received a degree (1979–1984) and a postgraduate diploma (1985). She also had private singing lessons in Italy between 1987 and 1988.
Diddú began her singing career as a vocalist with the folk and pop group Spilverk Þjóðanna between 1975 and 1978 and made numerous recordings of folk and popular music, before turning her focus to classical music, particularly