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.