Rebecca Ferguson's ability to act as her own stunt-woman is certainly noteworthy. But the one skill that Ferguson is most proud of may come as a surprise to you! Here are 11 things you probably didn't know about the "Life" star.
1. Swedish Start
Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström was born on October 19th, 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden.
2. Bilingual Beauty
Ferguson’s parents raised her bilingual, the actress is fluent in both Swedish and English.
3. Industry Veteran
Ferguson has been active in the entertainment industry for the majority of her life. At the early age of 13, she began modeling and appearing in promotional advertisements for makeup, jewelry and clothing companies.
4. All the Arts
The actress also studied dance as a child and even taught tango later in life at a Swedish dance company.
5. Triple Threat
Ferguson graduated from Sweden’s Adolf Fredrik’s Music School in 1999.
6. Soap Star
The actress’s acting career kicked off once she played Anna Gripenheim in the famous soap opera, Nya Tider, from 1999 to 2001.
Ferguson’s fear of heights was something she had to overcome while filming “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.” In order to conquer her fear, she went through 6 weeks of training to help her with a scene where she had to drop 75 meters.
8. Working With Idols
Ferguson grew up loving Meryl Streep’s work, and was excited at the opportunity to work with her in the 2016 film, ‘Florence Foster Jenkins.’ “I’ve been so lucky and fortunate to work with many of the people who I have adored to watch.”
9. Meatball Queen
Ferguson has no problem admitting that she cooks a mean meatball. “I rock at cooking them, I really do.” Considering our only reference point is the Swedish meatballs from IKEA, we'll have to take her word on this one.
The actress was filming a Lifetime mini-series when she got the call to audition for “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.” She hopped on a plane, did the audition, and was back on set filming again within three days.
11. No Stunt Double Needed
Just like Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson did her own stunts in “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation,” rather than electing to have a stunt double do them for her. You go, girl.