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My Skarsgård: What to Know About Stellan Skarsgård's Ex-wife Who Struggled with Alcohol Addiction

Busayo Ogunjimi
Aug 07, 2022
04:30 A.M.
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My Skarsgård chooses to fly under the radar while her former husband and sons thrive in the spotlight. She was once on the verge of death due to her alcoholism, but now she helps people overcome their addiction.

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My Skarsgård is an actress and medical doctor born My Sonja Marie Agnes, on July 3, 1956, in Kalmar, Kalmar län, Sweden. Her works as an actress include: "Jim &Piraterna Blom, "Gomorron," and "Efter Tio."

My Skarsgård is also famous for her ties to the Skarsgård family — a family that has long conquered Hollywood. She was married to Stellan Skarsgård in the past, and they welcomed six kids together before parting.

Actor Stellan Skarsgard and wife My Skarsgard attend the premiere of Ronin on September 23, 1998, at the Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Actor Stellan Skarsgard and wife My Skarsgard attend the premiere of Ronin on September 23, 1998, at the Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

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SHE ALMOST LOST HER LIFE TO THE BOTTLE

Skarsgård was born with the zodiac of Cancer, and she studied to become a doctor at Karolinska Institute from 1986 to 1998.

The Karolinska university is located in Stockholm and is recognized as the largest center of medical academic research. In addition, it is said to offer a wide variety of medical courses and programs.

As an actress, Skarsgård starred in "Jim & Piraterna Blom," where she played a nameless character called "mother" on IMDb. Her then-husband, Stellan Skarsgård, played one of the essential roles, and their son, Sam, was also allowed to play a little child.

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My Skarsgård has also appeared as a guest on many TV shows. Her life sounds excellent, but Skarsgård has not always had it easy. In the past, she struggled with a bad case of alcoholism, and it got so terrible that it nearly cost Skarsgård her life.

Thanks to help from friends, she was able to come out of it alive, and now, armed with the wealth of experience, she is passionate about assisting others in growing too.

Alexander Skarsgard attends HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Alexander Skarsgard attends HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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My Skarsgård's experience with active addiction and recovery made her get training as an alcohol and drug therapist who now uses her skills to save lives. Her son Alexander is very proud of his mom and believes she deserves more accolades for being a doctor. He said:

"We come from a family of musicians, artists, authors, creative people, and the only exception is our mom and one of our brothers—they're doctors."

After training, Skarsgård worked with treatment centers for some years; then, she branched out to develop her treatment method. She called it the MyLife method, based on contemporary research, proven methods, and lessons from her own experiences.

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Actor Stellan Skarsgard and wife My Skarsgard attend the premiere of Ronin on September 23, 1998 at the Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Actor Stellan Skarsgard and wife My Skarsgard attend the premiere of Ronin on September 23, 1998 at the Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Her methods have worked for her because My Skarsgård has been sober for a long time. In 2016, she shared a Facebook post where she revealed that she was ten years sober.

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Skarsgård is loved by her kids, but she shares an extra special bond with her only daughter, Eija, who often shares pictures of her on her Instagram page.

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MY SKARSGARD WAS MARRIED TO STELLAN SKARSGARD FOR OVER 30 YEARS

My Skarsgård and Stellan Skarsgård got married on April 27, 1975, and their union lasted until May 1, 2007. Stellan achieved fame as a teenager when he acted in the TV series "Bombi Bitt Och Jag. "

He continued appearing in notable films as the years passed. By the late 90s, he was already bagging supporting roles in American films like "My Son the Fanatic" and Steven Spielberg's "Amistad."

Stellan Skarsgard during Stellan Skarsgard at The Old Vic Theatre 1998 at Old Vic Theatre in Reading, Great Britain. | Source: Getty Images

Stellan Skarsgard during Stellan Skarsgard at The Old Vic Theatre 1998 at Old Vic Theatre in Reading, Great Britain. | Source: Getty Images

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Some of the notable roles he has played in Hollywood over the years include Jan Nyman in "Breaking the Waves," (1996), Bootstrap Bill in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" (2006), and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (2007), Bill Anderson in the "Mamma Mia!" franchise and Dr. Erik Selvig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

Stellan and My Skarsgård welcomed six kids together while they were married, and after they split, he welcomed three more with his second wife.

 Actor Alexander Skarsgard and his mother arrive for the HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception held at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Actor Alexander Skarsgard and his mother arrive for the HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception held at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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MY SKARSGARD'S TALENTED CHILDREN

The names of My Skarsgård's kids with Stellan include; Sam, Eija, Valter, Bill, Gustaf, and Alexander Skarsgård.

Most of the talented actress's kids with Stellan inherited their acting skills and put them to good use. Alexander, the eldest, was born on August 25, 1976.

He grew up acting, but at 16, he stopped performing and continued his education. However, he returned to acting when he got older and quickly achieved local fame before going international.

 Actors/brothers Gustaf Skarsgard, Bill Skarsgard and Alexander Skarsgard arrives for the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures And New Line Cinema's "It" held at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Actors/brothers Gustaf Skarsgard, Bill Skarsgard and Alexander Skarsgard arrives for the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures And New Line Cinema's "It" held at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Gustaf is the second oldest Skarsgård child, born on November 12, 1980. He also chose to become an actor with a flair for directing. He is known for "Vikings," "Westworld," and "The Way Back."

Sam is the third child of My Skarsgård and Stellan. He was born on June 5, 1982, and is most known for acting in "The Invincible," "Jim & Piraterna Blom," and "Skuggvarld." Bill, the fourth son of Stellan and My Skarsgård, was born on August 9, 1990. He is an actor, producer, director, writer, voice actor, and model.

Valter is My Skarsgård and Stellan's fifth son, born on October 25, 1995. He is also an actor who is best known for his roles in "Lord of Chaos," "Arn," and "Beck."

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Alexander Skarsgard and My Skarsgard attend the HBO's Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Alexander Skarsgard and My Skarsgard attend the HBO's Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Eija was the only female child My Skarsgård welcomed with Stellan. She was born on February 27, 1992, and is not into acting; however, she does some work on set as a casting assistant.

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They all love their mom and have proven it several times. When her son, Alexander Skarsgård, received an EMMY for his acting, he invited her to join him in attendance and thanked her in his speech. He said:

"Speaking of incredible women, I want to thank my mother who flew out all the way out here from Stockholm, Sweden, to be here tonight. That means a lot to me. Oh, and thanks for giving birth to me, that was pretty cool."

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Although her children are all grown and busy with their acting careers, My Skarsgård remains close with them, and whenever the family sees an opportunity to come together, they never miss it.

My Skarsgård was once in a dark place because of her addiction; however, thanks to her friends, she was able to get help and turn her life around for good. She learned to live a peaceful life helping others and raised six gorgeous kids who make her proud.

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