Ragga Ragnars is an Icelandic actress and writer who is also a former swimmer, specializing in sprint freestyle and from an Icelandic Viking family. She is popular for her role as Gunhild in the History drama series Vikings. She was formerly married to a business administrator and had a son together. Not only has she been part of TV shows, but she has also played a role in a video game.
Ragga Ragnars is Two Times Olympic Swimmer
Ragnheiður Ragnarsdóttir, popularly known as Ragga Ragnars was born in October 24, 1984 in Reykjavík, Iceland. She is from an Icelandic Viking family. Before entering the film industry, she was a professional swimmer.
She had attained B-standard entry times of 26.34 in 50m and 56.74 in 100m freestyle. Due to this, she achieved the qualification for two swimming events. Likewise, she was the youngest Icelandic swimmer at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
She participated in the Swimming Olympics in Beijing. However, she couldn’t make it for 2012’s as she was pregnant. During her athlete career, she was two times Olympic swimmer and also a multiple Icelandic Record holder and Icelandic Champion.
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Even though she took up swimming as her primary career, she always loved acting. She has been very fond of dramas and theatres since she was a kid. Thus, right after retiring from swimming, Ragga joined an 8-week “Acting for Film” course with New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Seeing that she still loved acting and wanted to pursue it as her career, she joined a one-year program, graduating in 2015.
Ragga Began Her Acting Career in 2015
Ragnars’ acting career began in 2015 when she played the role of Eva in the short movie Ringside. However, she only debuted on the big screen in 2018. Her big-screen debut was in the hit show Vikings where she played Gunhild.
Likewise, she has also provided her voice work for the video game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for the role of Tonna.
Ragga Was Once a Married Woman
The former Icelandic swimming champion was once married to a business administrator, Atli Bjarnason. The duo tied the wedding knot in 2013. The same year, the couple welcomed a baby boy. However, their marriage didn’t last long. After four years, they got a divorce.
According to some sources, the actress seems to be dating a 29-year-old Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender, Matt O’Connor.
Ragga Ragnars Net Worth
The actress has made quite a fortune from her time as an Olympic swimmer. Likewise, she has also made a good income from her acting career.
As of 2021, Ragga has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
As Ragnars is an athlete, she always had to take proper care of her body. Even after retiring, she frequently did workouts and has maintained her body in proper shape. She has a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 74 kg.
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