- Was discovered by a Swedish modeling agency in her early teens.
- Appeared in the cult stage production Wild Side Story in Sweden and in various Swedish cabarets.
- As a teen, moved to London to study acting and to perfect her English.
- Was set to work on a cruise ship as a dancer, but she faked an injury at the last minute and moved to Los Angeles, at age 19, instead.
- Found immediate success in Hollywood and was cast in the 2004 Fox pilot Sweden, Ohio, which eventually aired as a TV movie.
- Appeared on all three versions of CSI.
- Played the lead in the 2007 sci-fi flick Species: The Awakening.
- Was cast in a minor role in Iron Man 2 (2010) opposite Robert Downey Jr.