The great muse of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman -- who did more than most to cement Swedish women's reputation for natural good looks and uninhibited sexuality -- was Liv Ullman, a Norwegian.
BeautifulPeople, the elite dating site that only allows those of acceptable hotness to join, found that its members deemed the sexiest girls overall to be not Swedish, but Norwegian.
Whether it's their outdoor lifestyle or their viking genes (although genes from further afield only add to the allure), Norway's women are special. Indeed, there are so many good-looking Norwegians that The Local had to strip out the models simply to narrow the field (they're boring anyway).
From golfers with a 250-yard drive, through renowned chefs, to award-winning novelists and insanely funky bass guitar players, the women on this list are definitely much more than just pretty faces.