Rebecca Ferguson is a Swedish actress best known for playing the role of Ilsa Faust in the Mission: Impossible movie franchise. She broke into television by appearing in the Swedish soap opera Nya tider before moving into movie roles, first in her native country of Sweden and then on British television programs such as The White Queen (2013). She has also appeared in American movies like The Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman, Life with Ryan Reynolds, and Hercules with Dwayne Johnson.
Born on October 19, 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden, her middle name is Louisa. Her birth surname is Sundström, which is her father’s. When Rebecca chose her acting name, she decided on using her mother’s maiden name Ferguson.
No details have emerged just yet about any spiritual beliefs that the Swedish actress may hold. About 70% of Swedes identify themselves as possessing some sort of Christian beliefs, while 28% are agnostic or follow a different religion. This may mean that Rebecca has a strong percentage of falling into the Christianity camp, but it’s just speculation for now.
As with finding facts about Rebecca’s religious beliefs, there is nothing at present in the public eye about her political thoughts.
Ferguson keeps her personal relationships almost as secretive as the other aspects of her life.
We do know that she is a mother twice over. In 2007 she gave birth to a boy. The father was Ludwig Hallberg. The couple were in a relationship for ten years, breaking up in 2015.
Sometime in the first half of 2018, Ferguson then gave birth to her second child, a daughter (1). She has chosen to not speak about who the father is or even the name of her baby girl.
Regarding Rebecca’s parents, her mother Rosemary is English and her father is Swedish. She was raised in Sweden and speaks both English and Swedish fluently.
She did reveal that her parents aren’t married, and that being married isn’t a big deal to her. “Marriage isn’t a big thing in Sweden, I think we’re quite open to everyone’s ideas and visions which is quite lovely,” Rebecca said. (2)
In 2015 an online report claimed that Rebecca had alienated her Mission: Impossible co-star Tom Cruise by rebuffing his romantic and religious advances. (3) Supposedly Cruise was incensed by Ferguson’s rebuking and distanced himself from posing with the actress in publicity photographs for the fifth Mission: Impossible film.
This report seems hard to swallow knowing that Ferguson was invited back to star in the sixth Mission: Impossible film, Fallout.
“I’ve never been treated like anything else but one of the other people amongst other people, whether we have penises or vaginas. That’s bloody lucky or maybe it’s the way I decide to take things and attack things as well.” (4)
“I didn’t go to drama school, but every time I work, I study people. I look at the positive and negative aspects of people around me and just, kind of, put it in the rucksack.” (5)
“The world of celebrity is quite shallow and I’ve never been a very shallow person.” (5)
1: Page Six
4: The West