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Hera Hilmar
Hera Hilmarsdóttir

(1988-12-27) 27 December 1988 (age 29)
Years active2007–present

Hera Hilmar (born Hera Hilmarsdóttir; 27 December 1988) is an Icelandic actress. Hilmar may be best known for such roles as Vanessa in the BBC Worldwide series Da Vinci's Demons and as Eik in the Icelandic film Life in a Fishbowl. Hilmar is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art,[1] and was nominated for an Edda in 2007 for her first professional screen role, in the Icelandic film The Quiet Storm.[2] She is the daughter of actress Þórey Sigþórsdóttir and film director Hilmar Oddsson,[3] making brief background appearances as a child in her father’s 1995 film Tears of Stone and 1998 film No Trace.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Quiet Storm Disa as Hera Hilmarsdóttir
2008 Two Birds Lara short film, as Hera Hilmarsdóttir
2012 Leaving Paulina 3 episodes
World Without End Margery
Anna Karenina Varya
2013 The Fifth Estate Wikileaks staffer #2
We Are the Freaks Iona
2013-2015 Da Vinci's Demons Vanessa Moschella Recurring role, 25 of 28 episodes
2014 Get Santa PC Boyle
Life in a Fishbowl Eik
2016 The Oath Anna
2017 An Ordinary Man Tanja
The Ottoman Lieutenant Lillie
2018 The Ashram Sophie
Mortal Engines Hester Shaw