Björk's Interesting Facts

1 Is a fan of Wutang's producer RZA. The two recorded a track together and RZA even referenced her in his rhymes on a separate work.
2 She said her first name is pronounced "Byerk" (rhymes with jerk), and not the commonly mispronounced "Byork".
3 Music video "It's Oh So Quiet" was ranked #50 on VH1's 100 Greatest Videos.
4 Winner of the 2005 Q Inspiration Award.
5 Winner of the 1994 Brit Award for International Female.
6 Mad TV character Miss Swan (played by Alex Borstein) is partially based on her.
7 In February 2006, Bjork visited Banda Aceh in Indonesia for two days as a goodwill ambassador to the victims of the 2004 tsunami.
8 She was named the world's most eccentric star in a poll by the BBC in January 2006.
9 Shares a birthday with Jena Malone, Goldie Hawn, Rachel Rogers, Nicollette Sheridan, & Juliet Mills
10 Has been quoted as saying that Story of the Eye by surrealist writer Georges Bataille was her main inspiration and reason behind the broken eggs featured in her Venus as a Boy music video.
11 Director Harmony Korine wrote the lyrics for the song 'Harm of Will' from her album 'Vespertine'.
12 Former boyfriend Stephane Sednaoui directed some of her music videos and live performances.
13 Is good friends with artists Madonna, P.J. Harvey and Tori Amos.
14 Some of her favorite movies include Tampopo (1985), An Angel at My Table (1990), Sweetie (1989), and The Tin Drum (1979).
15 Before she was famous, she worked odd jobs at an antiques shop, a bookstore, a Coca-Cola bottling plant where her job was to check for cleanliness, and a fish factory during the easter break in 1984.
16 In 2002, her mother, Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir, went on a short-lived hunger strike to protest the development of an aluminum smelter at Reyðarfjörður, on the Icelandic coast. Reyðarfjörður was the setting of one of her music videos.
17 A short scene of Bjork's video 'Big Time Sensuality' can be seen in the movie Vanilla Sky (2001) in a vision sequence Tom Cruise has.
18 Her favorite housework around the house is washing clothes because that's when a tune usually comes into her head.
19 Ranked #36 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
20 Received much criticism at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards when she arrived on the red carpet with her now famous "swan dress" which "laid an egg" literally -- a large ostrich-sized egg dropped from under it!
21 Wrote the song "Bedtime Story" for Madonna's album Bedtime Stories. Madonna had asked Bjork to sing the song with her, but she declined.
22 In recognition of her contribution to promoting Iceland abroad, the government gave her the island of Ellidaey, off the coast of Iceland.
23 Daughter, Isadora (b. October 3, 2002), with Matthew Barney.
24 As of September 2002, MTV has ranked Björk's music video Pagan Poetry (2001) as one of the channel's most controversial videos ever as it depicts several shots of not only Björk's breasts, but also multiple body piercings on her arms and back.
25 Has gone on record saying she will never make another movie, due to the difficulties she faced making Sokeja tamsoje (2000).
26 Was stalked by a man who suffered from severe mental problems. He attempted to kill her by mailing her a book that had been hollowed out and filled with an explosive device. The police intercepted it before she received it. The stalker committed suicide.
27 Has one son, Sindri Eldon Thorsson (in 1986), with her ex-husband Þór Eldon. His birthday marked the creation of their (with others) band the Sugarcubes.
28 Singer / songwriter.
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