Rebecca Ferguson Playing Her Dream Role

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on July 25, 2013
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What can you tell me about Rebecca Ferguson, who stars in “The White Queen”?
—Ona Levites, Shaker Heights, Ohio

Ferguson, 29, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to a Swedish father and British mother, becoming fluent in both languages. She attended Sweden’s famous Adolf Frederick music school and began her acting career at age 15. Of her role as Queen Elizabeth on the STARZ series, she says, “Because I’m bilingual and my mother is English, I wanted to always work in England. And I always wanted to do a period drama and play a strong female character. I was given the chance to play the Queen of England, so it was a dream role.” She continues to live in Sweden.