Efva Attling
Efva Attling at Stockholm Pride 2014
Efva Katarina Attling

(1952-02-18) 18 February 1952 (age 72)
StyleDesigner, Singer
Attling in London in 1971 at the height of her modelling career (with Lars Jacob)

Efva Katarina Attling, (born 18 February 1952) is a Swedish silversmith and jewellery designer.

Early career

In the early 1980s, she played in the band "X Models" and released the hit single Två av oss ("Two of us").[1][2]

She worked as a professional model for twelve years after being spotted by Eileen Ford.[3] She was also noted for being one of Sweden's best professional disco dancers.[4][5]

Silversmith and jewellery designer

Attling designed for Levi's and H&M and in the mid-1990s she started her own line of jewellery.[6] Her pendant "Homo Sapiens" was worn by Madonna in 1999,[7] and Meryl Streep is also known to wear her jewellery.[8]

She has stores in Sweden, Norway, Finland and New York. The estimated turnover for her company was SEK 100 million in 2011.[8]

Personal life

Attling was married to pop singer/writer Niklas Strömstedt, with whom she has two children, from 1985 to 1995. She entered a civil union with Swedish pop singer Eva Dahlgren in 1996. They were married in 2009 after Sweden passed its gender neutral marriage law.


Attling has received a medal from the Royal Swedish Patriotic Society in April 2011 for distinguishing herself as an internationally known jewellery designer.[9]


  1. ^ X Models discography at Discogs
  2. ^ X Models discography at Rate Your Music
  3. ^ efvaattling.com
  4. ^ sv:Efva Attling
  5. ^ Article by Anders Öhrman in QX 2022-12-12
  6. ^ "Efva Attling biography". moxtex.org. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012.
  7. ^ Erlandson, Åsa (26 June 1999). "Madonna bär Efvas smycke" [Madonna wears Efva's jewellery]. www.aftonbladet.se. Aftonbladet. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  8. ^ a b Grenninger, Anna-Karin (21 September 2011). "Efva gör smycken åt superstjärnorna" [Efva makes jewellery for superstars]. www.alltomstockholm.se. Allt Om Stockholm. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Kungliga Patriotiska Sällskapet Pressrelease" (PDF). www.kungligapatriotiskasallskapet.se. Kungliga Patriotiska Sällskapet. Retrieved 20 February 2016.