Kristina is born in Elsinore, Denmark, the native town of Hamlet, but has spent most of her life exploring the world in her work as a model, actress, writer, TV host, director and entrepreneur. She has a BA degree in Film & Media from Copenhagen University, a BA journalism degree from University of Stockholm, a semester studying directing and acting at UCLA as well as a degree from Ophelia Acting Studio in Copenhagen and the William Esper Acting Studio in New York.
As a child, she grew up between communes in Copenhagen, Denmark with a young mother and in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a young father. She is a Flower Child at heart, and has a patchwork family spread out around the World.
Actress & Model
Kristina is known as an actress and international model. She landed a series regular role in the European Prime Time, detective show ‘The Team’ (2015) where she plays ‘Sugar Sweet’ opposite Lars Mikkelsen. She is featured in ‘First Born’ (2018) starring Tom Berenger and Val Kilmer. Winter 2022 will feature her as a Japanese manga character in a Live Action American / Japanese Studio Feature film, still too early to reveal. She has appeared in numerous high profile magazines, newspapers and style blogs around the world. Vogue Italia, NYC Night Magazine, Night ITALIA, US FOX News Style section, Bazaar, Costume and Rock’n’Roll People Magazine to name a few, and her popularity has led to several international campaigns such as Uniqlo, Hasselblad, GOSH! Beauty, and European Culture Jeans. She is a European style icon and Bazaar Magazine named her “The Danish It-Girl”, followed up by Cosmopolitan Magazine when they nominated her “Globetrotter of the Year” in their “Fearless Female Awards”.
Kristina has a 20+ years career as a model and her latest work includes a jewelry campaign for YC Designs (2021), Runway during LA fashion Week (2022) and modeling an editorial for NIGHT ITALIA Magazine (2022).
Movie & TV production
Aside from acting, the great love for the film media has brought, Kristina both to write, produce and direct TV shows, movies and short films since she was in her early 20s. In the early part of her career, 21 years old, Kristina hosted 3 LIVE shows every week on ZTV, the Scandinavian MTV spin-off. From Studio 54, her three episode docu-soap airing on DK4 (Danish National TV), to seven short science documentaries about artificial life and science policy, which she wrote, directed and produced. She was a producer assistant, researcher and caster on Home Sweet Home, TV2 and Wonderkids, TV2 (Danish National TV). The latter won ‘Best Children and Youth Program’ at Copenhagen TV festival 2003. In 2014 she cast an episode for So Fucking Special, DR1 (Danish National TV) and she wrote, co-directed and produced the short film Behind Perfection. From Kristina’s idea – to give science a voice – sparked in 2013, director Pernille Rose Groenkjaer came onboard in 2015, until festival premiere in 2021, Kristina worked as a co-writer and associate producer on what would become the multi award winning documentary SOLUTIONS. In 2018 she wrote, co-produced, directed and hosted ‘Conversations about the Future’ a 19 episodes short format science show funded by the 4 largest universities in Denmark. In 2019 she wrote and co-directed the short documentary ‘The Digital Nomad and the Scientist’ about Space communication and bringing humanity into space. Kristina currently has a slate of feature films, TV series and other formats in development with both Europe, Canada and Asia under her Los Angeles based company Bonnavedda Entertainment LLC.
Screenwriter, Author & Photographer
Today, Kristina is a screenwriter, but in her early days, she worked as a journalist penning articles and taking pictures widely across international media. From high fashion magazines like ELLE, COSTUME, COVER to newspapers (Berlingske), Swell City Guide, and her own blog to name a few. While she was studying 2 years full time at The Esper Studio in NYC she worked as the co-creator and editor in chief of ‘Street Eye’, a client publishing magazine published for Only (Bestseller) in fifteen European countries in three languages. Later, she became the editor in chief of the Los Angeles based, Blue Sky Magazine.
In 2008 Kristina was commissioned by the Danish publishers Thaning & Appel to write and shoot photos for her first book ‘NYC Head Over High Heels’, which garnered great reviews and built Kristina a fan base of ‘Die-hard New York lovers’, who adore the city just as much, as she does.
“Meeting New York City is like meeting the man of your dreams. The compact granite peninsula has everything your heart desires – and more – and it’s raw, unpolished beauty is striking from first glance. Imperfect, dirty, edgy and noisy – yet a major heart breaker.” ~ NYC Head over High Heels.
Entrepreneur & Business Leader
Very young, midst writing her MA thesis in Film, Kristina was headhunted to become Danish CEO and national manager of SPALT PR. She quit her studies to build up the agency, which quickly became one of the leading PR agencies in Scandinavia handling everything from branding, event coordination to public image, press contacts, fashion shows and boutique openings. Tommy Hilfiger, Benetton, Safilo Group and Calvin Klein watches were a few of her clients.
Today she owns and runs the companies Proto ID in Copenhagen and Bonnavedda Entertainment LLC in Los Angeles.
Conferences & Public Speaking
Kristina is often invited as a public speaker at conferences, film festivals, and for interviews on TV and radio. She has had several appearances on Good Morning and Good Evening Denmark, TV2 (Danish National TV). In Fall 2021, Kristina was invited to The United Nations Film Festival, Standford University, to talk about the documentary SOLUTIONS, her work on the film and her advocacy for science and changing the narratives. In fall 2020, Kristina and her father were invited as Key Note speakers at the Danish Tegners Museum where they talked about their lives, and their collaboration and mission to give science a voice and change the narratives of society. In fall 2018, Kristina and her father were invited as Key Note speakers on stage at the Chicago Metropolitan Museum during a TWIN GLOBAL conference to talk about their collaboration and mission to give science a voice and change the narratives. In 2015 Kristina was invited to speak about movies as narratives at the international science meeting at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, Netherlands: An Emerging Technological and Societal Transition. Speakers at this meeting also included the Swedish Minister of Strategic Development and Nordic Corporation.
In 2014 Kristina was on Radio 24-7 (Danish National Radio) for 1 hour talking about her new movie Daughter Cell (later titled SOLUTIONS). Same year she was invited to Vienna, Austria, at the BIO Fiction Festival to speak about her movies and science with focus on artificial life. In 2011 Kristina had two presentations about social media, blogging and photography at the Renaissance Weekend, Jackson Hole, USA, an inter-generational, invitation-only retreat for preeminent authorities, emerging leaders, and their families. Previous speakers include US Presidents, Oscar winners and Nobel laureates.