Eija Skarsgård is a former Swedish model and the only daughter of Stellan and My Skarsgård. It’s quite appalling to know that when asked about Eija, we all tend to have a lot of things to say about her. But at the end of the long-winded narrative, we find that we talked more about her iconic father Stellan Skarsgård rather than Eija herself. Something this piece intends to fix.
Apart from the basic facts surrounding Eija Skarsgård’s family, read about her body measurements and other things you probably haven’t heard about the model.
Who is Eija Skarsgård?
Eija Skarsgård was born on February 27, 1992, in Stockholm, Sweden. She grew up in a bohemian household alongside her brothers and as a result of this, they were given all the freedom they needed to become creative minded people. Her parents who always had a busy schedule were rarely ever around and this had a significant impact on her childhood as she spent most of her times playing video games and watching movies.
She started her modeling career at the tender age of 14. During the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean, which had her father playing Bootstrap Bill Turner, she was spotted by a modeling agency who thought her attractive as a result of her height and her then body features. When the agency offered her a modeling contract, she accepted the offer at once without much consideration.
Her career as a model, however, was short-lived. She only modeled for four years. It is nonetheless important to note that within those four years she achieved lots of success as she appeared on lots of advertisement for top brands and various magazines cover. She eventually did quit modeling as a result of her being pestered to lose weight by her agency right after puberty set in.
By the simple fact that she came from a family with a long history of acting and a long list of actors, it’s only normal for one to assume that Eija Skarsgård will one day decide to walk in the footstep of her father. Well, it may surprise you to know that the beautiful Eija Skarsgård has no intention to delve into the family long profession. Instead, she is currently enjoying her career as a manager in a nightclub called ‘Vardagsrummet’ in Stureplan, Stockholm. She, however, has her sights set to returning to modeling one day if everything goes as planned.
Siblings and Parents
Eija Skarsgård’s parents are Stellan Skarsgård (father) and My Skarsgard (mother). Her father is an iconic Swedish actor best known for his role as Jan Nyman in the 1996 movie Breaking the Waves, and as Prof. Gerald Lambeau in Good Will Hunting. He is also known for playing the role of Dr. Erick Selving in marvel cinematic movies – Thor and The Avengers.
Her mother, on the other hand, is known for appearing in several Swedish films and television drama series like Jim & Piraterna Blom and Gomorron. The couple who got married on the 27th of April 1975 and decided to end their marriage on the 1st of May 2007. They, however, share 6 children together.
Eija comes from a family of eight with her being the only girl. She has five brothers who go by the name of Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Bill, and Valter. All of her brothers except Sam have gone on to establish themselves as successful actors. However, the most successful of her siblings is Alexander Skarsgård who got his big break playing Eric Northman in the award-winning HBO series True Blood. Gustaf is also known for playing the role of Floki in the hit series Viking on the History Channel.
Eija Skarsgård Height and Other Facts
1. Standing at 5 feet 9 inches (179 cm), Eija Skarsgård can be considered as being quite tall. With dark brown hair, blue eyes and a slim body she’s is definitely every modeling agencies dream model.
2. Speaking about her net worth, there is no official document stating explicitly how much she is worth, nor how much she earns. But by her exotic lifestyle, it’s safe to assume that this former model and current club manager is really worth a lot.
3. Eija is currently rumored to be in a relationship with a guy named Zeke Tastas. Although she has never confirmed nor denied it, judging from the tons of pictures of the both of them on her Instagram page looking all loved up, we can’t be far from the truth.