Data urodzenia: 21. Listopad 1965
Björk Guðmundsdóttir – islandzka piosenkarka, autorka tekstów, kompozytorka, w tym muzyki filmowej, aktorka, producentka muzyczna.
„Mówiąc, że wszystkie piosenki zostały już napisane, to jakbyśmy mówili, że wszystkie dzieci zostały już urodzone, i twierdzili, że to niemożliwe, by spłodzić dziecko, którego jeszcze nigdy nie było. Myślę, że powinniśmy zdać się na matkę naturę. Natura sama zadba o różnorodność.“
Źródło: Sueddeutsche. de, 10 maja 2007.
o Tańcząc w ciemnościach.
„"I was talking to a friend about it recently and I told him that the thing about making that film that upset me most was how cruel Lars is to the woman he is working with. Not that I can't take it, because I'm pretty tough and completely capable of defending myself, but because my ideals of the ultimate creator were shattered. And my friend said "What did you expect? All major directors are "sexist", a maker is not necessarily an expert in human rights or female/male equality!
My answer was that you can take quite sexist film directors like Woody Allen or Stanley Kubrick and still they are the one that provide the soul to their movies. In Lars von Trier's case it is not so and he knows it. He needs a female to provide his work soul. And he envies them and hates them for it. So he has to destroy them during the filming. And hide the evidence. What saves him as an artist, though, is that he is so painfully honest that even though he will manage to cover up his crime in the "real" world (he is a genius to set things up that everybody thinks it is just his female-actress-at-the-moment imagination, that she is just hysterical or pre-menstrual), his films become a documentation of this "soul-robbery". Breaking the Waves is the clearest example of that.
From the www.bjork.com http://www.bjork.com 4um, posted by Björk in response to a question about her conflict with director Lars von Trier during the production of Dancer in the Dark.
„It's interesting for me to bring up a girl. You go to the toy store and the female characters there — Cinderella, the lady in Beauty and the Beast — their major task is to find Prince Charming. And I'm like, wait a minute — it's 2005! We've fought so hard to have a say, and not just live through our partners, and yet you're still seeing two-year-old girls with this message pushed at them that the only important thing is to find this amazing dress so that the guy will want you. It's something my mum pointed out to me when I was little — so much that I almost threw up — but she's right.“
From The Observer, March 13 2005 issue, asserting for the first time the appeal to her of feminist ideology
„But… but… these are the people that made the Busby Berkeley movies, yeah? So they're not exactly subtle.“
Explaining her "Swan Dress" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
„"Everyone is bisexual’: “I’ve always had as many powerful, creative ladies in my life as I have men, and you could probably describe some of those relationships as romantic. I think everyone’s bisexual to some degree or another; it’s just a question of whether or not you choose to recognise it and embrace it. Personally, I think choosing between men and women is like choosing between cake and ice cream. You’d be daft not to try both when there are so many different flavours.”“
Diva magazine, October 2004
„I don't like records that are the same from beginning to end, that are too styled and slick. Everything is so designed and airbrushed and Botoxed, it makes us think, 'Oh, everybody's perfect except me. Everything's smooth except me.' But nothing is smooth.“
From Newsweek, September 6 2004 issue, defending a song claimed to be "really hard to listen to" ("Ancestors") from her album Medúlla