Did You Know Bill Skarsgård’s Mother And Stellan Skarsgård’s Ex-wife My Skarsgård Is A Medical Doctor?

Stellan Skarsgård's ex-wife My SkarsgårdStellan Skarsgård's ex-wife is a doctor and an actress. Image Source: My Skarsgård Facebook.

Stellan Skarsgård, a Swedish actor, was born on June 13, 1951. He is well-known for his work with filmmaker Lars von Trier, featuring in the films Nymphomaniac, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Melancholia, and Breaking the Waves. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Hunt for Red October, Good Will Hunting, Ronin, and King Arthur are just a few of Skarsgård’s early English-language film roles.

Skarsgård has been married twice, and his first spouse is My Skarsgård. The couple has six children together, and people must be curious to know about her. So, follow along and learn more about Bill Skarsgård‘s mother and Stellan Skarsgård’s ex-wife, My.

A Little Insight Into Her Early Days

Stellan Skarsgård’s former spouse, My, was born My Sonja Marie Agnes Gunther on July 3, 1956, in Kalmar. She grew up on the coast of Smaland with her two older siblings, a sister, and a brother. Furthermore, My Skarsgård’s father, Johan Gunther, was a dentist, while her mother, Sonja Gunther, was a housewife.

Growing up, the drinking habit of My’s old man affected her more than her siblings. In fact, My Skarsgård’s mother used to threaten her to kill herself. As a 5-6 old, Stellan Skarsgård’s ex-wife, who hated alcohol, promised never to drink. Growing up, she admitted to living a double life and preferred to stay away from home.

As a teenager, Bill Skarsgård’s mother joined NTO, presently known as IOGT-NTO, a Swedish temperance society. It became a liberation to leave her hometown and education as a leisure teacher. Unfortunately, the newfound independence resulted in panic attacks, and she was prescribed sedatives, which she never took.

Growing up in such household and having gone through a series of problems, you might be wondering what My think of her dad and mom. Well, as both of her parents have passed away, and she has already forgiven them, and her kids remember them mostly as kind.

Stellan And My’s Marital Life

As mentioned earlier, My is Stellan Skarsgård’s ex-wife, and the former couple shared a marital life for many years. The duo began dating in the summer of 1974. My Skarsgård’s then-boyfriend, Stellan, was best friends with her brother, who is five years older than her. In fact, when she was born, he lived with them.

After starting the relationship, she changed schools and moved to Stockholm, where he resided. Then, the duo decided to wed on April 27, 1975. The newlyweds settled in an apartment in Racksta, and she got pregnant with her first child. My Skarsgård’s son Alexander Skarsgård was born on August 25, 1976. 

Stellan Skarsgård’s ex-wife gave birth to their other five kids, Gustav Skarsgård (November 12, 1980), Sam Skarsgård (June 5, 1982), Bill Skarsgård (August 9, 1990), Eija Skarsgård (February 27, 1992), and Valter Skarsgård (October 5, 1995). Stellan and My Skarsgård’s children have made names for themselves in the entertainment industry. 


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Furthermore, in an interview, My revealed that except for Bill, their other kids are planned. Unfortunately, their marriage went downhill as the duo divorced after 32 years of blissful marriage in 2007. The former couple must have moved on with their respective lives. For instance, My Skarsgård’s ex-husband made Megan Everett his bride two years later. The couple share two children together.

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Professional Life Of Stellan Skarsgård’s Ex-Wife

While people might consider My just as the talented actor’s former wife, not many know she is also a well-known physician. In the mid-1980s, she decided to study to become a doctor. She went to Karolinska Institute from 1986 to 1998. 

However, along with being a medical doctor, Stellan Skarsgård’s ex-wife also has a few acting credits. Her first debut in the film industry was Strandhugg i somras in 1972. She later appeared in several other movies and television series. After that, she ended her acting career and moved on to be a physician and is currently working in that profession.

Stellan Skarsgård's ex-wife My Skarsgård
My Skarsgård has a few acting credits. Image Source: Eija Skarsgård Instagram.

Bill Skarsgård’s mother seems to be doing well in the acting industry. Likewise, she also has a website where she has made a way to help others. As an alcohol and drug therapist, she must be earning well.

Alcohol Almost Took Her Life

As mentioned earlier, Stellan Skarsgård’s ex-wife promised not to drink anymore. Later in her life, alcohol re-entered her life. She was restrictive but drank. Even when she was diagnosed with cancer in 1998, she used alcohol as the worst of the pain. She revealed that it helped her escape the fear and became a friend.

After six years of alcohol abuse and ongoing cancer treatment or checkups, My’s life turned upside down. Nonetheless, thanks to the help of her friends, she was able to get sober, and as of 2016, she was sober for ten years. My Skarsgård’s experience with abuse of alcohol and recovery made her get trained as a therapist. Currently, Stellan Skarsgård’s former wife lives a blissful life using her skills to save lives.

Following the training, My worked with a few treatment centers for some years. Then, she developed the MyLife method based on contemporary research and lessons from her own experiences.

Overall, Bill Skarsgård’s mother and Stellan Skarsgård’s ex-wife, My Skarsgård, seems to live a comfortable and private lifestyle. We wish the best for her and hope she reveals more about her life in the coming days ahead.

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