Who is Eija Skarsgard?
Eija Skarsgard was born on 27 February 1992, in Stockholm, Sweden, and is a former model as well as a nightclub manager, but is perhaps best known for being the daughter of actor Stellan Skarsgard from his marriage to My Skarsgard. The family are all in the entertainment industry, particularly acting in which her father and siblings have found success.
The Riches of Eija Skarsgard
How rich is Eija Skarsgard? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $500,000, earned largely through a successful career in modelling. Her wealth has also likely been elevated thanks to the success of her father, who has a net worth at $40 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Eija grew up with her brothers in an environment that their father used to help the siblings express themselves creatively. She was the only girl of eight children, and apparently enjoyed being the only daughter in the family. Their household consisted of a community of artists during the late 1970s, allegedly wild with illegal substances floating around, despite which all of them are reputed to have enjoyed their childhood. Her brothers often referred to her as the one who ran the household, thanks to being the only girl in the family aside from their mother.
However, things got weird when other girls came over from school, and they saw the older Skarsgard walking around without any clothes. The family would become highly popular in Sweden and in various parts of their world, mainly due to the success of their father in the acting industry, which inspired the siblings to pursue similar careers. While many of them pursued acting, Eija took on a different path, and took-up modelling instead.
At the age of 14, Skarsgard attended the premiere of the film “Pirates of the Caribbean” in which her father had the role of Bootstrap Bill Turner. During the premiere, she was noticed by a manager of a modelling agency, who offered her some modeling opportunities, which she accepted, and over the next four years appeared in numerous projects, in advertising and on magazine covers. Many publications took her on especially due to her family name.
However, after years in the industry she felt that she was no longer having fun, and decided to quit modelling. Sometime later, she spoke out about leaving the industry, stating that they were always pestered about losing weight, and it was no longer an environment she wanted to be in, although not ruling-out making a comeback in the future. She transitioned to business, and started working as a manager of the Stureplan, Stockholm nightclub called Vardagsrummet, which according to her is a job that she really enjoys.
Father and Siblings
Aside from her father’s work in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, Stellan also had big roles in “Good Will Hunting”, and “The Hunt for Red October”. In the 2000s, he appeared in “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, and “Angels and Demons”, and is also known for his role in the marvel Cinematic Universe as Dr. Erik Selvig, appearing in films such as “Thor”, “The Avengers”, and “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. One of his latest projects is the sequel to “Mamma Mia!”, entitled “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”.
Her siblings have also made waves in the industry, with brother Alexander best known for his role in the series “True Blood”, in which he played Eric Northman, and won numerous awards for his role in “Big Little Lies”. Gustaf is known for his appearance in the History Channel series “Vikings”, as well as in the second season of the series “Westworld”, playing Karl Strand. Bill found huge amounts of fame for his work in the recent horror success “It: Chapter One”, in which he played Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a role he is set to reprise in “It: Chapter Two”. Her other brother Valter hasn’t made a lot of waves in Hollywood, having only small roles, though has been in many big productions in Sweden.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Eija is in a relationship with Zeke Tastas. She continues to manage the nightclub, but makes it a point to meet up with her family once in a while. Her parents divorced in 2007, and her father remarried to Megan Everett, but despite this, the family remain close and they get along well with their stepmother – Eija has two half-siblings from her father’s marriage to Everett. In an interview, she mentioned that she does not desire to follow in the footsteps of other family members as there are already enough people from her family in the business. She is happy with her life as a manager, and will look into modelling in the future.
Similar to her family members, she is highly active online through social media, having accounts on Instagram and Facebook. She posts a lot of personal photos, including with her boyfriend, and promotes the work of her family too. Her Facebook has not been updated for some time, though sources state that it is likely because her settings are set to private, meaning her recent posts cannot be viewed – her Facebook account is a personal account not a public one.