Hera Hilmar

Hera Hilmar


Life Story

Hera Hilmar is an Icelandic actress. She is mostly known outside of Iceland for her role as Vanessa in the television series Da Vinci's Demons (2013-2015), Anna Karenina (2012), as Eik in the Icelandic film Life in a Fishbowl (2014) and as Lillie in The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017). She was nominated for an Edda in 2007 for her role in The Quiet Storm She won the Edda Award for Actress of the year in 2015 for Vonarstræti (2014) and in 2017 for Eiðurinn (2016). She is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Art. She is the daughter of actress Þórey Sigþórsdóttir and film director Hilmar Oddsson.


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Named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion. [2015]
Can speak with a fluent British accent.
Began acting since childhood in several of her father's films.
Graduated from London Academy of Music and Art.
Daughter of actress Þórey Sigþórsdóttir and film director Hilmar Oddsson.
Is a fan of Björk.
Devised, produced and starred in a theatre project at her high school, from where she was spotted by director Gudny Halldorsdottir to play the leading role in the feature film The Quiet Storm.

Personal Quotes 

Keep it real. Go with your gut. And let yourself be scared.



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