Culture / Society

“I can live a thousand lives in one lifetime”: Maria Sten on leaving her dance career behind to become an action hero

By Emma Thimgren

Feather-embellished skirt, €9106. Catherine Regehr. Full jewellery credits at end of article. Photo: Valerie Burke

Amazon series Reacher has been something of sleeper hit, with the unsuspected success of the first two seasons largely coming down to fierce sidekick Frances Neagley as played by Danish-born actor Maria Sten. Sten, who was crowned Miss Denmark in 2008, opens up to Vogue Scandinavia about shifting gears from dancing and modelling to instead explore human nature through acting