Alicia Vikander and other celebs who opened up about their miscarriages

Alicia Vikander opens up about "painful" miscarriage she suffered before the birth of her first child

Stars Insider

26/07/22 | StarsInsider


According to research, 10-20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. Despite its frequency, the subject is still considered taboo to discuss in public. However, several celebrities have opened up about their experiences having one or multiple miscarriages.

Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander and her husband Michael Fassbender welcomed their first child in 2021, but she has now revealed that her journey to motherhood wasn't an easy one. Vikander recently spoke about her "extreme" and "painful" experience with miscarriage in an interview with The Times. "We have a child now, but it took us time," she explained. 

Vikander and Fassbender met while filming 'The Light Between Oceans' in 2016, a movie about a couple who can't have children and adopt a baby they find lost at sea. Vikander told The Times that her experience with miscarriage gave the film a whole new meaning. "[The miscarriage] was so extreme, painful to go through and, of course, it made me recall making that film. That film has another meaning now.' Vikander also recently played the role of a pop star who is forced to go back on stage and perform after suffering a miscarriage in the show 'Irma Vep.' Reflecting on the difficulty of carrying on in the public eye after something like that, Vikander said, "'Sometimes you go through things that are tough in life and if you have an office job you can step away for a bit. But there are times that myself or colleagues have been through something and, well, I can't understand how they went on to the red carpet afterwards."

In this gallery, we look at stars who broke the silence and talked publicly about their experience with miscarriage and infant loss. Find out what they had to say.

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