Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden. 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 , the year-old Ferguson earned her breakout role as an upper-class teenager on the soap opera "Nya tider" TV, 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. She remained largely off-screen until , 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" 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" , and then in English-language projects, beginning in 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" , as Hugh Grant's mistress in the comic biopic "Florence Foster Jenkins" , as Justin Theroux's wife and one of several objects of unhealthy fixation by Emily Blunt in "The Girl on the Train" , and as a doomed scientist in the science fiction thriller "Life" 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" , while also lining up prominent roles in "Men in Black: International," "Doctor Sleep" - the sequel to Stephen King's "The Shining" - and Denis Villeneuve's epic adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune"
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Somehow the Swedish actor, star of the Mission: Impossible franchise and the musical phenomenon The Greatest Showman , manages to speak, eat and maintain such powerful eye contact I can hardly bear to glance down at my questions. Ferguson is here to promote her new film, The Kid Who Would Be King , in which she plays a tree-dwelling sorceress who sets out to murder a child and enslave all of England. Nor is she easily fazed. He made me think that I was going crazy. I need to say something. Did she manage to resolve it? That was it. Morgana is a grotesque figure, inside and out — but Ferguson leaps to her defence. She was cast out from her family. Because she was never loved!
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Her father is Swedish. Rebecca attended an English-speaking school in Sweden and was raised bilingual, speaking Swedish and English. She came into prominence with her breakout role of upper-class girl Anna Gripenhielm in the soap-opera Nya tider , when she was 16 years old. She lives in the seaside town of Simrishamn, on the Swedish south coast. Ferguson has said she wanted to get away from city life and the public spotlight following her soap opera success. Swedish director Richard Hobert , spotted her at the town market in , which led to her starring in his film A One-Way Trip to Antibes