Icelandic Goddess and blossoming Sex Symbol MARIA BIRTA impresses upon us her alluring credentials which would get a resounding seal of approval. The influx of Actresses from Scandinavia is most welcome as viewers around the globe get a visual treat each time they leaves us in awe with their most enticing ubiquity. Many would have seen Finnish hottie Pihla Viitala sizzle in “Hansel and Gretel:Witch Hunters” and Swedish ingenue Alice Vikander potently ravishing in “Anna Karenina”. Now it’s time to feast your eyes on upcoming onscreen temptation MARIA as she leaves you in raptures. As Dagny in the crime thriller “Black’s Game”, she is the perfect incarnation of flirty sensuality who has some steamy moments with the leading man. At the Edda Icelandic Academy Awards 2013, she won Best Supporting Actress for “Black’s Game (Svartur á Leik)” signaling she’s set for the big time. Wonder if she’ll garner the Shooting Star Award that honors the best young talents yearly.
Call her Europe’s Elisha Cuthbert for she has a rockin’ body and while she’s a natural when it comes to exuding sexiness, MARIA is thoroughly down-to-earth just like Elisha. I just had a conversation with a very delectable blogger that when a woman is hot, she’s always going to be considered hot and while she debated that all men are automatically attuned to this trait, the lusciousness within will stand out! Without a doubt, MARIA represents desirable woman with distinction and could easily be ranked as Iceland’s Top 10 Sexiest Entertainers. We are looking at the possibility of the rapid rise of the very inviting MARIA BIRTA.
Raquel Brussolo in “Deception”
When an actress maxes out at 5000 peeps on Facebook, majority of whom are her fans, you should get a idea of the magnitude of her popularity. Since I’m in the habit of loving beauties of the entertainment world, I have to applaud Executive Producer and Actress Raquel Brussolo on a tremendous feat. Whether you choose to believe or not that the admiration for an actress is measured by the number of friends she has on Facebook, the fact that people are clamoring to add her is incredible. I’m fortunate to have squeezed into her esteemed friends list and while she could easily create a Fan Page, it’s the personal account that Raquel imbues her personal touch. I know the NYLA Film Festival is lucky to have her especially when she’s starring in “Deception”. I believe she has the role of a husband stealer who is the catalyst for a woman’s breakdown into insanity. Wish i could get my hands on a trailer somewhere!!
She’s been in several indie features most notably Horrorween that had William Shatner, Lloyd Kaufman, Tom Savani, singer Alice Cooper and even porn legend Jenna Jameson in its star-laden cast. The searingly gorgeous Raquel has also sizzled as a model, singer as well as captivating on stage and taking the world by storm. Her multi-faceted background is as stunning as her beauty! It’s a matter of time before we are all touched by the ‘Raquel Brussolo Effect’…I know I have and she’s wonderful…:)
Heather Morris in “A Sense Of Humor”
While some are head over heels with Dianna Agron, your other favorite “Glee” Cheerleader Heather Morris should easily command devotion from legions of fans. Is it her thrillingly saucy dance moves? Is it the impressive way she delivers one-liners as Brittany? Or could it be her sensual cat-eye look that has us rooting for Team Heather? Lo and Behold, she’s going to steal countless hearts in the short film “A Sense of Humor” as a girl who cannot laugh due to a psychical defect. Quirkiness is right up her alley and with more projects in the works, she’s turning into a festival darling.
Jennifer Bogush in “Trio”
Jennifer Bogush is the consummate writer, co-producer and leading lady of the award winning drama “Trio” which also garnered multiple award nominations for its screenplay. Renowned as a playwright and screenwriter, she has a knack for creating vivid characters and watching her be the one in “Trio” to flesh out the forlorn Jess is hauntingly touching. Her many accomplishments tellingly reveal that she can stir audiences from behind the scenes yet I hope she continues her presence on film in a big way. Isn’t Jennifer the reason why we love indie actresses so much.
Ashley Barron in “The Collector”
If you haven’t seen her with comedian Rob Schneider in a hilariously entertaining scene before then make sure to check out the reel of sumptuous blonde Ashley Barron. She’s the naive girlfriend of Rob’s Iraqi Soldier character who gets more than she bargain for when pressed for sex….I couldn’t stop laughing at their humorous quips and boy do they have an amazing chemistry. She’s appearing in “The Collector”, the escapades of a nymphomaniac at the NYLA Film Fest and I can’t wait to see the whole thing! Isn’t it time we crave for sweetie pie Ashley Barron.
Jeannine Kaspar in “L.A. Love Story Part 1″
Setting the relationship-driven drama in Hollywood, a world of excess, where fame is fleeting and temptation inescapable ensures “L.A. Love Story Part 1″ ain’t no run-of-the-mill sentimentalism. Just like the harshness of “Reality Bites”, there’s a jarring tone especially when the casting director tells aspiring actress(the lovely Jeannine Kasper) to take off her top at an audition. The brunette shines in bleak roles having played the damaged daughter of Dr. Christian Troy in “Nip/Tuck” and a suicidal mom in indie hit “Paper Covers Rock”. She definitely has my undivided attention!
Anita Briem in “You, Me & The Circus”
Aside from the re-teaming of Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen in Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night, Icelandic Honey Anita Briem would be the one very hot reason to catch the comic book adaptation. She makes me want to visit Iceland in a hurry; Have a relaxing soak in the thermal pools of Reykjavik and be in awe of the Northern Lights, attractions that have dubbed Iceland as God’s Country…;) And just as we are blessed with the heavenly beauty that is Miss Anita, we are treated to yet another moving performance from her in the romantic tale cum musical “You, Me & The Circus”.
Ivana Miličević in “All America Tooles”
With that unmistakable Euro Vixen charm, seductiveness has become a strong suit of Bosnian-american actress Ivana Miličević. She did play a Bond Girl in “Casino Royale” and I have a feeling she’s going to be all wolfish villainy in the upcoming “The Howling:Reborn”. Remember how Elisabeth Brooks was a picture of erotic evil as the werewolf pack leader Marsha Quist in the original….If Ivana is indeed cast as a sexy beast, she’ll probably tempt rabid fans of “The Howling” series. Until a trailer surfaces for her film “All American Tooles”, we’ll have sweet fantasies about her.
The divine Icelandic Princess Cometh! That’s how considerable of an impact ANITA BRIEM is making in 2011 and beyond. She’ll tug at your heartstrings in “You, Me & The Circus” where the trials of love play out in the midst of a musical. Also on her plate, she is one of the unfortunate occupants trapped in a lift and facing death in the claustrophobic thriller “Elevator” that reminds us of M. Night Shyamalan’s “Devil” but without the HORNY ONE creating mischief. By now, ANITA is recognizable as the tough heroine Elizabeth in the heavily criticized comic book adaptation “Dylan Dog”. The film was never replicating the surrealistic morbid tone of the comics so it’s going to be quite the gamble appeasing rabid fans. On the other hand, we are treated to the wonders of ANITA BRIEM who’s a dainty mix of hippie wild child and European chic. And where else can you get to see a reunion of ‘Superman’ (Mr Brandon Routh) and ‘Jimmy Olsen’ (the wacky Sam Huntington of Being Human fame) tag teaming their way past zombies, vampires and denizens of the night. Granted I can’t help noticing the cheesiness of the trailer with some labeling the movie a tad too harshly as a big budget “Sharktopus” (the infamous SyFy Creature Feature). That doesn’t mean “Dylan Dog” is devoid of amusing bits but time will tell if audiences lapped it up!
Meanwhile let us relish the petite firecracker that is ANITA BRIEM as she exhibits her worth as Iceland’s ‘IT’ Girl and most admired export. These are exciting times since we’ve seen the meteoric ascendancy of Swedish talents in Hollywood and now the dawn of Icelandic actresses is upon us. ANITA’s doggedness and determination is to be commended for she once had to go through a grueling 25 auditions before she finally landed a role! She most definitely has the staying power to become a cinematic mainstay for a great number of years.
When i saw sadistic thriller ‘Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre’, i knew this was a cult classic! With strong character development in a slasher movie and a solid storyline binding the movie together, it rocked big time. Standouts include Icelandic actress Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir who plays a whale-watching tourist with a penchant for younger men, a distaste for chauvinism and was unfortunately killed in violent fashion (don’t miss her awesome scenes above). Halldóra has a compelling poise and i personally think the Icelandic language is overtly sexy. I’m glad the internet has made Icelandic films so accessible as there’s some excellent talents in this country which has been called as the coolest in Europe!
The wave of impressive films churning out of Iceland, Sweden and the other Nordic countries are no fluke; European performers such as Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir are certainly giving their Hollywood counterparts a run for their money. A great story almost always needs great actors to tell it and Halldóra was inspiring in ‘Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre’. To affect a fan like me who’s on the other side of the world through her acting is exciting and her very interesting persona is why i made her the very first Icelandic starlet on my blog. Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir has shown that Iceland is not just about volcanic lakes, Sigur Ros and one Miss Tantrum-Throwing musical genius Björk; as one of her songs melodically spills out, Halldóra is Big Time Sensuality!
Find out more about her at IMDB: More Info on Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir.