Rebecca Ferguson was conceived Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström in Stockholm, Sweden, and experienced childhood in its Vasastaden district. Her dad is Swedish. Her mom, Rosemary Ferguson, is British, of Scottish and Northern Irish descent, and moved to Sweden at 25 years old. Rebecca went to an English-speaking school in Sweden and was raised bilingual, speaking Swedish and English. As a student, she went to the Adolf Fredrik’s Music School in Stockholm and graduated in 1999.
She became a force to be reckoned with her breakout job of high society young lady Anna Gripenhielm in the soap-show Nya tider (1999), when she was 16 years old.
She lives in the seaside town of Simrishamn, on the Swedish south coast. Ferguson has said she needed to make tracks in an opposite direction from city life and the open spotlight following her soap show success. Swedish chief Richard Hobert, spotted her at the town advertise in 2011, which prompted her starring in his film En enkel till Antibes (2011).
Ferguson encouraged Argentinian Tango at a move organization in Sweden for a couple of years.
In 2013, Rebecca played Queen Elizabeth Woodville in the BBC historical dramatization The White Queen (2013), for which she got a Golden Globe selection.
Her co-star, Tom Cruise, chose her for the film in the wake of having seen her in the small scale series The White Queen (2013). Her exhibition in the motion picture was very praised and Rebecca will reprise her job in the sixth Mission: Impossible film.