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Bjork

Biography

Eccentric and visionary Icelandic singer who’s celebrated on her behalf digital music and avant-garde personal style. A few of her most remarkable songs consist of “Military Of Me,” “Joga,” “Isobel,” and “Pagan Poetry.” She was a kid prodigy who sang jazz and continued to maintain punk rings, two which had been known as Spit and Snot and KUKL. She acquired her first discovery as lead vocalist of the choice rock-band The Sugarcubes, as the band’s 1987 one “Birthday” became popular in america and UK. She wedded composer Thor Eldon in 1986 plus they had one young child jointly, a son called Sindri. Afterwards they divorced and she became companions with Matthew Barney, an experimental filmmaker. She and Barney acquired a daughter called Isadora before separating in 2013. She’s collaborated with such performers and companies as Arca, Matmos, and Tricky.

Quick Facts


Full Name Björk
Date Of Birth November 21, 1965
Place Of Birth Reykjavik, Iceland
Height 1.63 m
Weight 122 lbs
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality Icelandic
Spouse Þór Eldon
Children Sindri Eldon Þórsson, Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney, It's Oh So Quiet, Army of Me, Hyperballad
Parents Guðmundur Gunnarsson, Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir, It's Oh So Quiet, Army of Me, Hyperballad
Siblings Inga Hrönn Guðmundsdóttir, Arnar Sævarsson, It's Oh So Quiet, Army of Me, Hyperballad
Partner Matthew Barney
Awards Cannes Best Actress Award, Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Female, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, European Film Award for Best Actress, MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act, NME Award for Best Solo Artist, Bodil Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Satellite Award for Best Original Song, Robert Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, European Film Audience Award for Best Actress, Robert Award for Best Score, Polar Music Prize for Popular Music, NME Award for Most Desirable Person, Danish Music Award for Foreign Newcomer of the Year, Danish Grammy Award for Foreign Female Singer of the Year, It's Oh So Quiet, Army of Me, Hyperballad
Music Groups The Sugarcubes, Tappi Tíkarrass, Kukl, Björk Guðmundsdóttir & tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar, It's Oh So Quiet, Army of Me, Hyperballad
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Alternative, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman), Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, NME Award for Best Album Artwork, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Female Artist, International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Europe, UK Festival Award for Headline Performance Of The Year, It's Oh So Quiet, Army of Me, Hyperballad
Movies Dancer in the Dark, Drawing Restraint 9, BjöRk: Biophilia Live, Volumen, The Juniper Tree, Anna and the Moods, Screaming Masterpiece, The Work of Director Chris Cunningham, When Björk Met Attenborough, Live in Cambridge, Live at Shepherds Bush Empire, Vessel, Moomins and the Comet Chase, Volumen Plus, The Young Americans, Prêt-à-Porter, The Medúlla Videos, Bjork: Miniscule, The Work of Director Michel Gondry, The Work of Director Spike Jonze, Remote Control, Playground, Huldufólk 102, Free Tibet, To Lee, with Love, Nick, Bjork: Voltaic, Bjork: MTV: Unplugged & Live, The Flyer, Me and Bobby Fischer, Rock the Universe, Bjork: Triumph of a Heart
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1 Is a fan of Wutang's producer RZA. The two recorded a track together and RZA even referenced her in his rhymes on a separate work.
2 She said her first name is pronounced "Byerk" (rhymes with jerk), and not the commonly mispronounced "Byork".
3 Music video "It's Oh So Quiet" was ranked #50 on VH1's 100 Greatest Videos.
4 Winner of the 2005 Q Inspiration Award.
5 Winner of the 1994 Brit Award for International Female.
6 Mad TV character Miss Swan (played by Alex Borstein) is partially based on her.
7 In February 2006, Bjork visited Banda Aceh in Indonesia for two days as a goodwill ambassador to the victims of the 2004 tsunami.
8 She was named the world's most eccentric star in a poll by the BBC in January 2006.
9 Shares a birthday with Jena Malone, Goldie Hawn, Rachel Rogers, Nicollette Sheridan, & Juliet Mills
10 Has been quoted as saying that Story of the Eye by surrealist writer Georges Bataille was her main inspiration and reason behind the broken eggs featured in her Venus as a Boy music video.
11 Director Harmony Korine wrote the lyrics for the song 'Harm of Will' from her album 'Vespertine'.
12 Former boyfriend Stephane Sednaoui directed some of her music videos and live performances.
13 Is good friends with artists Madonna, PJ Harvey and Tori Amos.
14 Some of her favorite movies include Tampopo (1985), An Angel at My Table (1990), Sweetie (1989), and The Tin Drum (1979).
15 Before she was famous, she worked odd jobs at an antiques shop, a bookstore, a Coca-Cola bottling plant where her job was to check for cleanliness, and a fish factory during the easter break in 1984.
16 In 2002, her mother, Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir, went on a short-lived hunger strike to protest the development of an aluminum smelter at Reyðarfjörður, on the Icelandic coast. Reyðarfjörður was the setting of one of her music videos.
17 A short scene of Bjork's video 'Big Time Sensuality' can be seen in the movie Vanilla Sky (2001) in a vision sequence Tom Cruise has.
18 Her favorite housework around the house is washing clothes because that's when a tune usually comes into her head.
19 Ranked #36 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
20 Received much criticism at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards when she arrived on the red carpet with her now famous "swan dress" which "laid an egg" literally -- a large ostrich-sized egg dropped from under it!
21 Wrote the song "Bedtime Story" for Madonna's album Bedtime Stories. Madonna had asked Bjork to sing the song with her, but she declined.
22 In recognition of her contribution to promoting Iceland abroad, the government gave her the island of Ellidaey, off the coast of Iceland.
23 Daughter, Isadora (b. October 3, 2002), with Matthew Barney.
24 As of September 2002, MTV has ranked Björk's music video Björk: Pagan Poetry (2001) as one of the channel's most controversial videos ever as it depicts several shots of not only Björk's breasts, but also multiple body piercings on her arms and back.
25 Has gone on record saying she will never make another movie, due to the difficulties she faced making Dancer in the Dark (2000).
26 Was stalked by a man who suffered from severe mental problems. He attempted to kill her by mailing her a book that had been hollowed out and filled with an explosive device. The police intercepted it before she received it. The stalker committed suicide.
27 Has one son, Sindri Eldon Thorsson (in 1986), with her ex-husband Þór Eldon. His birthday marked the creation of their (with others) band the Sugarcubes.
28 Singer / songwriter.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Flashforward 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection 2009 Video writer: "Bedtime Story"
Skins 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Huldufólk 102 2006 Documentary performer: "One Day Wood & Metal Version" / writer: "One Day Wood & Metal Version"
Coachella 2006 Video documentary performer: "All Is Full of Love" - as Bjork / writer: "All Is Full of Love" - as Bjork
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary writer: "Bedtime Story"
Drawing Restraint 9 2005 "Gratitude", "Pearl", "Ambergris March", "Bath", "Shimenawa", "Storm", "Cetacea" / arranger: "Hunter Vessel", "Vessel Shimenawa" / lyrics: "Cetacea" / music: "Cetacea" / performer: "Shimenawa" / producer: "Gratitude", "Pearl", "Ambergris March", "Bath", "Hunter Vessel", "Shimenawa", "Vessel Shimenawa", "Storm", "Holographic Entrypoint", "Antarctic Return" / writer: "Gratitude", "Pearl", "Ambergris March", "Bath", "Hunter Vessel", "Shimenawa", "Vessel Shimenawa", "Storm", "Cetacea", "Antarctic Re
Gargandi snilld 2005 Documentary "Oceania", "Pluto" / lyrics: "All is Full of Love", "Pluto" / performer: "All is Full of Love", "Oceania", "Pluto"
Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003 Video performer: "Joga" / writer: "Joga"
The Work of Director Chris Cunningham 2003 Video performer: "All Is Full Of Love"
The Work of Director Spike Jonze 2003 Video documentary performer: "It's Oh So Quiet"
Queer as Folk 2002 TV Series 1 episode
S.P.U.N.G TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2002 music - 1 episode, 2002 performer - 1 episode, 2002
Die WIB-Schaukel 2001 TV Series documentary performer: "It's Oh So Quiet"
Gilmore Girls 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special performer: "I've Seen It All" / writer: "I've Seen It All"
CKY2K 2000 Video documentary performer: "Hyper Ballad"
Dancer in the Dark 2000 arranger: "CVALDA", "I'VE SEEN IT ALL", "SMITH & WESSON", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 1", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 2", "107 STEPS", "NEW WORLD OVERTURE" / performer: "CVALDA", "I'VE SEEN IT ALL", "SMITH & WESSON", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 1", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 2", "107 STEPS", "NEXT TO LAST SONG", "NEW WORLD OVERTURE", "MY FAVOURITE THINGS", "SO LONG, FAREWELL", "CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN" / producer: "OVERTURE", "CVALDA", "I'VE SEEN IT ALL", "SMITH & WESSON", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 1", "IN THE MUSICALS,
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 1999 Video writer: "Bedtime Story" - as Bjork
Stigmata 1999 performer: "All Is Full of Love" / writer: "All Is Full of Love" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Black & White 1999/I performer: "Volochi Papers" / writer: "Volochi Papers"
Being John Malkovich 1999 performer: "Amphibian" / producer: "Amphibian" / writer: "Amphibian"
The Mod Squad 1999 performer: "Alarm Call" - as Bjork / writer: "Alarm Call" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Later... With Jools Holland 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary as B. Gudmundsdottir, "Hyper-ballad", "Army of Me" / performer: "Hyper-ballad", "Army of Me"
The X Files 1998 performer: "Hunter" / writer: "Hunter"
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train 1998 performer: "All Is Full of Love"
She's So Lovely 1997 performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" 1948 - as Bjork
Vedenalainen Islanti 1997 Documentary performer: "Visur Vatnsend-rosu"
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special performer: "It's Oh So Quiet"
Anton 1996 performer: "Nu flyver Anton" / writer: "Nu flyver Anton"
Björk: It's Oh So Quiet 1995 Video short performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" / producer: "It's Oh So Quiet"
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Le garçu 1995 as B. Gudmundsdottir, "YOU'VE BEEN FLIRTING AGAIN", "HUMAN BEHAVIOUR"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993-1995 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
RockVideo Monthly 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tank Girl 1995 performer: "Army of Me" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir / performer: "Big Time Sensuality" - as Bjork / writer: "Army of Me", "Big Time Sensuality" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Butterfly Kiss 1995 lyrics: "There's More To Life Than This" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir / music: "There's More To Life Than This" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir / performer: "There's More To Life Than This"
Brit Awards 1995 1995 TV Special writer: "Bedtime Story"
Ready to Wear 1994 performer: - as Björk Gudmundsdottir / performer: "Ruby Baby"
Léon: The Professional 1994 performer: "Venus As A Boy" / writer: "Venus As A Boy" - as B. Gudmundsdottir
Dead at 21 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
The Brit Awards 1994 1994 TV Special " I Can't Get No Satisfaction"
The Young Americans 1993 "PLAY DEAD"
L'Europe des écrivains TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
My Mad Fat Diary 2013-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Back in Time for Dinner 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Björk: Lionsong 2015 Video short performer: "Lionsong" / producer: "Lionsong" / writer: "Lionsong"
So You Think You Can Dance TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
World Championship Snooker 2014 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Masters Snooker 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: Miami 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Arbitrage 2012 performer: "I See Who You Are" - as Bjork / writer: "I See Who You Are" - as Bjork
EastEnders 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sucker Punch 2011 performer: "ARMY OF ME" / writer: "ARMY OF ME" - as Björk Guðmundsdóttir
So You Think You Can Dance Canada TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Boy Wonder 2010 performer: "Human Behavior" / writer: "Human Behavior"
Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti 2010 "The Comet Song" / performer: "The Comet Chase Song" / writer: "The Comet Chase Song"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Björk: Lionsong 2015 Video short
Bjork's Voltaic: Live in Paris 2009 Video
Drawing Restraint 9 2005
Með mann á bakinu 2004 Short
Björk: Live at Cambridge 2002 Video
Björk at the Royal Opera House 2002 TV Movie
Björk: Pagan Poetry 2001 Video short
Björk: Hidden Place 2001 Video short uncredited
Dancer in the Dark 2000 music composed by
Sin título 4 1999 Short
Björk: Volumen 1999 Video
La Luna 1999 Short
Peace at Last 1997 Short
Anton 1996
Björk: It's Oh So Quiet 1995 Video short
Bjork: Vessel 1994 Video documentary
The Young Americans 1993
SSL-25 1990 Short as Björk Guðmundsdóttir
Flugþrá 1989 TV Short

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Björk: Lionsong 2015 Video short Björk
Dagvaktin 2008 TV Mini-Series Sérstakur gestur
Anna and the Moods 2006 Short Anna (voice)
Drawing Restraint 9 2005 Occidental Guest
Björk: Hidden Place 2001 Video short Björk
Dancer in the Dark 2000 Selma Jezkova
Björk: It's Oh So Quiet 1995 Video short Björk
Ready to Wear 1994 Model (uncredited)
The Juniper Tree 1990 Margit (as Björk Guðmundsdóttir)
Glerbrot 1988 TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti 2010 composer: song / singer
Drawing Restraint 9 2005 music programmer
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 2001 TV Series music - 1 episode
Dancer in the Dark 2000 music arranger: choral / music producer / musician: celesta / vocal editor
Brit Awards 1995 1995 TV Special composer: song "Bedtime Story"
Sódóma Reykjavík 1992 composer: song "Takk" - as Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bjork's Voltaic: Live in Paris 2009 Video creative director

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Needle Drop 2010 TV Series program material - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Björk: Biophilia Live 2014 Documentary Herself
When Björk Met Attenborough 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Colbert Report 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest / Musical Guest
Sleepless Nights Stories 2011 Herself (as Björk Guðmundsdóttir)
Bjork's Voltaic: Live in Paris 2009 Video Herself
Voltaic: Volta and Medúla Live in Reykjavík 2009 Video short Herself
Náttúra Concert Featuring Björk and Sigur Rós 2008 TV Movie Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-2007 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2007 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Miradas 2 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Later... With Jools Holland 1993-2007 TV Series Herself / Herself (also Interview)
Saturday Night Live 1997-2007 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Die Invasion der Ideen 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Matthew Barney: No Restraint 2006 Documentary Herself
Glastonbury 2006 Documentary Herself
Coachella 2006 Video documentary Herself
The 100 Greatest Pop Videos 2005 TV Movie Herself
The Medúlla Videos 2005 Video short Herself
The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui 2005 Video documentary Herself (segments "Possibly Maybe" and "Big Time Sensuality")
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Herself - Tokyo
T4 2005 TV Series Herself
Looking for a Thrill: An Anthology of Inspiration 2005 Video documentary Herself
Gargandi snilld 2005 Documentary Herself (as Björk Guðmundsdóttir)
Bjork: Inner or Deep Part of an Animal or Plant Structure 2004 Video documentary Herself
Olympic Games Athens 2004 2004 Video documentary Herself
En aparté 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-2004 TV Series Herself / Herself - Co-Host
I've Been Twelve Forever 2004 Video documentary Herself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2001-2004 TV Series Herself - Performer / Herself
Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad 2004 TV Mini-Series Herself
Arakimentari 2004 Documentary Interviewee
The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003 Video Herself (numerous segments)
The Work of Director Chris Cunningham 2003 Video Herself (segments "All is Full of Love" and "Making All is Full of Love") (uncredited)
The Work of Director Spike Jonze 2003 Video documentary Herself (segment "It's Oh So Quiet") (uncredited)
Fuji Rock Festival '03 2003 TV Movie Herself
Björk: Volumen Plus 2002 Video Herself
Björk: Live at Cambridge 2002 Video Herself (singer)
Björk at the Royal Opera House 2002 TV Movie Herself
Top of the Pops 1995-2002 TV Series Herself / Herself - Presenter
Victoires de la musique 2002 TV Series Herself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2002 TV Series Herself
HAM: lifandi dauðir 2001 Documentary Herself
Björk: Pagan Poetry 2001 Video short Herself
Charlie Rose 2001 TV Series Herself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 2001 TV Series Herself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Performer & Nominee: Best Original Song
Bodilfesten 2001 2001 TV Special documentary Herself - Winner (Best Actress)
Choreography: Creating Vincent Paterson's Dance Sequences 2000 Video documentary short Herself (uncredited)
MTV Video Music Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Herself
Von Trier's 100 øjne 2000 Documentary Herself
The Frank Skinner Show 2000 TV Series Herself
Björk: Volumen 1999 Video Herself
Jo Whiley 1998 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary Herself
Fuji Rock Festival '98 1998 TV Movie Herself
Nulle part ailleurs. 1ère partie 1998 TV Series Herself
Brit Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Herself
Clive Anderson All Talk 1998 TV Series Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Anti Gravity Room 1997 TV Series Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Herself
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Herself - Winner, Best International Female Award
Taratata 1996 TV Series Herself
MTV's Most Wanted 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Clive Anderson Talks Back 1995 TV Series Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 1995 1995 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Zona franca 1995 TV Series Herself
Bjørk - et portræt 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
RockVideo Monthly 1995 TV Series Herself
Brit Awards 1995 1995 TV Special Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Herself - Performer
Unplugged 1994 TV Series documentary Herself
Bjork: Vessel 1994 Video documentary Herself - Vocals
MTV Video Music Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Herself
Nulle part ailleurs 1994 TV Series Herself
Lista Top 40 1994 TV Series Herself
The Brit Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best International Newcomer and Best International Female
U 1993 TV Series Herself
Eurotrash 1993 TV Series documentary Herself
The Word 1991 TV Series Herself
New Life 1983 Herself (uncredited)
Rock in Reykjavik 1982 Documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2013 TV Series Herself
The Man Behind the Throne 2013 Documentary Herself
Michel Gondry 2: More Videos (Before and After DVD 1) 2009 Video Herself (segment "Declare Independence")
World's Dumbest 2008 TV Series Herself
Silenci? 2004-2007 TV Series Herself
Loops! 2007 TV Series Herself
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Herself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Herself
Miradas 2 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Herself - #53: Red Carpet Disasters: Swan Dress
Jim, la nuit 2002 TV Movie Herself
Premios Amigo 2001 2001 TV Movie Herself
Behind the Music 1997 TV Series documentary Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Robert Robert Festival Best Actress (Årets kvindelige hovedrolle) Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 Robert Robert Festival Best Original Score (Årets komponist) Dancer in the Dark (2000) · Mark Bell
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song Dancer in the Dark (2000) · Sjón Sigurdsson (lyricist)
· Lars von Trier (lyricist)
2001 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Actress (Melhor Atriz Estrangeira) Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Actress (Melhor Atriz Estrangeira) Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Actress (Bedste kvindelige hovedrolle) Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Dancer in the Dark (2000) · Sjón Sigurdsson (lyrics by)
· Lars von Trier (lyrics by)
· Thom Yorke (performed by)
2001 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Cinematic Debut/Breakthrough Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2000 Golden Aries Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Actress Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2000 Best Actress Cannes Film Festival Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2000 Edda Award Edda Awards, Iceland Actress of the Year (Leikkona ársins í aðalhlutverki) Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2000 European Film Award European Film Awards European Actress Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2000 Audience Award European Film Awards Best European Actress Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2000 Special Citation National Board of Review, USA Outstanding Dramatic Music Performance Dancer in the Dark (2000)
1996 Brit Brit Awards Best International Female

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "Vulcinura."
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "Biophilia."
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "Volta."
2006 Brit Brit Awards International Female Solo Artist
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Female Pop Vocal Performance For the song "Oceania."
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "Medulla."
2002 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "Vespertine."
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Dancer in the Dark (2000) · Lars von Trier (lyricist)
· Sjón Sigurdsson (lyricist)
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Dancer in the Dark (2000) · Lars von Trier
· Sjón Sigurdsson
2001 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Score Dancer in the Dark (2000) · Lars von Trier
· Sjón Sigurdsson
2001 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actress Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Instrumental Performance For the song "Overture (Selmasongs)."
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocals For the song "I've Seen It All."
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Female Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Score Dancer in the Dark (2000) · Sjón Sigurdsson
· Lars von Trier
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Dancer in the Dark (2000) · Sjón Sigurdsson (lyrics by)
· Lars von Trier (lyrics by)
2001 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Dancer in the Dark (2000) · Sjón Sigurdsson
· Lars von Trier
2000 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Female Newcomer Dancer in the Dark (2000)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2000 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Music Dancer in the Dark (2000)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Dancer in the Dark (2000)


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#Quote
1 I am a grateful grapefruit!
2 Some people go to a psychiatrist. I write songs.
3 I'm not keen on the three-chord thing, The Strokes, or Oasis. It's like boy scout songs to me.
4 I don't like drinking with food, I think Iceland people are a bit old-school like that - we think if you drink with food then you're an alcoholic ... but if you drink lots, on a Friday night ... (2007)
5 Right now, I feel like I look exhausted, because I'm tired. I'm not vain, like: I want to look pretty. That's never bothered me. But if I see a photograph of me and I look tired, then I'd be more worried than if I looked ugly. (2007)
6 On being 41: I'm pretty comfortable with it when it comes to experience, maturity, er, wisdom; but I'd be lying if I said that it don't piss me off that I don't have the same energy I used to have when I was 20. (2007)
7 I like the creative angle. Where people express themself. But I don't like it when it's too much of people being told what to do, and too much like ... fascism, of magazines telling women to starve them-self, and they obey! Or they're like "out of fashion", which is the worst crime you could ever commit! So they get executed for it, publicly! It makes women very unhappy. (2007)
8 Being a musician is very easy. My house is full of musical instruments. There's a lot of music, always. But... I don't really go to premieres and hang out with Puff Daddy. (2007)
9 "Sometimes when I write lyrics there are images in them, usually on a quite simplistic level, like colors. But most often music comes first and then later I sit down with visual people and we chat about what we want to do. I don't look at myself as a visual artist. I make music." (2007)
10 About her album Volta: "I feel in a lot of ways Volta is Post 2. Very restless and sort of schizophrenic. Promiscuous in collaborations, but sincere. It's consistent in its restlessness." (2007)
11 "People think that I'm too eccentric, so it's never going to work. I've always loved pop and leftfield music. My record company thought that Debut wasn't going to sell. I said: I don't care. I really have to do this or I'll go insane. You've just got to do what you do. I came from a punk background, so there was no way that I was ever going to compromise with my music. I have this utopian view that the common person - like your gran, or the guy who works in the sandwich shop - actually wants an adventure, to hear something they've never heard before. I might seem leftfield, but I'm really not trying to be weird, you know." (Telegraph interview, 21/07/2005)
12 "After doing the research with all the vocals on Medúlla, I was very curious to take that further to a place that was not narrative. Then, when Matthew explained that the film happens on the ocean, I was curious to make vocal patterns that were sort of oceanic. My music is very much about structure, whereas Matthew is much more abstract. I have to have a map and a compass to see the . nal point before I start the journey, and then I can meet 10 lions or whatever." (Telegraph interview, 21/07/2005)
13 About Drawing Restraint 9 (2005): "Trying to even start to explain the film is kind of challenging, but with my little alcohol-pickled brain, it's really tough. I guess that's the point with the way Matthew sets it up, because there is no story. You just have to sit there and enjoy it, a bit like nature. The film has a narrative, but a really abstract one. It's not your average Hollywood movie, let's put it that way." (Telegraph interview, 21/07/2005)
14 "It seems to me that the politicians of the rich countries are almost like this VIP that are untouchable - and then the rest of the public of their own countries and of all the other countries of the world are like the "other" chunk that don't have a voice... so, I would like to say that I am part of that huge chunk, which actually is about... 95% of the world!" (Live 8 press conference, 7-4-2005)
15 "I look at the news, I see people starving, I am crying. I'm a total mess. You try to think how you're going to break through this cobweb of problems and bureaucracy and how on Earth anybody is going to make any change." (Live 8 press conference, 7-4-2005)
16 Singing is like a celebration of oxygen.
17 I always wanted to be a farmer. There is a tradition of that in my family. I'm a bit of a nerd, I wouldn't mind working in a shop like 12 Tónar selling records, or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles. I would also like to teach music. It's weird the way they teach music in schools like Juliard these days. I know someone who graduated at age 20 as a classical composer, playing music the way they did a hundred years ago or more. I would take kids out into nature, and teach them that they can be right, and not just the teacher. I would let them lead the way. To some degree, at least...
18 About the 2004 Olympics opening ceremony: "I am incredibly honoured to have been asked to write a song and sing it at the Olympics. The song is written from the point of view of the ocean that surrounds all the land and watches over the humans to see how they are doing after millions of years of evolution. It sees no borders, different races or religion which has always been at the core of these games."
19 The reason I do photographs is to help people understand my music, so it's very important that I am the same, emotionally, in the photographs as in the music. Most people's eyes are much better developed than their ears. If they see a certain emotion in the photograph, then they'll understand the music. (Index Magazine, July 2001)
20 Femenists bore me to death. I follow my instinct and if that supports young girls in any way, great. But I'd rather they saw it more as a lesson about following their own instincts rather than imitating somebody.
21 When I was growing up, I always had the feeling I was dropped from somewhere else. That's how I was treated at school in Iceland where the kids used to call me "china girl" and everybody thought I was unusual because I looked Chinese.
22 'Gling-Gló' was a bigger seller in Iceland than 'Debut' and all the Sugarcubes' albums put together! That tells you a lot about Iceland.
23 I want to work on my character. I think it's in there, a good person. I don't believe in just doing good things, I want to feed my demon as well. One should learn to live both the demon and the angel, you know? But I have a way to go. People excite me, they turn me on. A new person can trigger things in you that you didn't even know you had. If it's musical that's even better. The unknown turns me on.
24 All people have their own way of dealing with everyday problems. some go for walks, others get drunk and some get laid. I write songs.
25 I find it very difficult to draw a line between what's sex and what isn't. It can be very, very sexy to drive a car, and completely unsexy to flirt with someone at a bar.
26 People are always asking me about eskimos, but there are no eskimos in Iceland.
27 Sometimes doing the same thing for a really long time freaks me out, routine freaks me out. But then again, always doing new things can be lazy...it's tricky. I can be very sneaky with myself.
28 What probably confuses people is they know a lot about me, but it quite pleases me that there's more they don't know.
29 "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')
30 After winning best actress award at Cannes: "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."

#Trademark
1 Almond-shaped eyes
2 Unique, almost child-like singing voice
3 Very quirky sense of fashion
4 Icelandic accent
5 Her hair

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