Henrik Vanger is a retired industrialist featured in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. He's a widower and was married to a Jewish woman he helped escape Germany during World War II. This earned him the scorn of his three Nazi brothers, two of whom are now dead. He's owns most of Hedeby Island and is current patriarch of the Vanger clan.
"He looked surprisingly vigorous for eighty-two: a wiry body with rugged, weather-beaten face and thick grey hair combed straight back... He had a narrow mustache and thin steel-rimmed glasses."
The Girl with the Dragon TattooEdit
In the American film remake, the Young Henrik Vanger is played by Julian Sands.
On the walls of his study hangs 43 dried and framed exotic flowers. The first seven were gifts from his niece, the other arrived on the time for his birthday, anonymously, since Harriet disappeared.
- Harriet Vanger: Great Niece & Original Protege
- Martin Vanger: Great Nephew & Protege
- Dirch Frode: Lawyer & Good Friend
- Mikael Blomkvist: Employ, Hired to Find Harriet's Killer & to Write The Vanger Family Story
- Harald Vanger: Brother
- Gottfried Vanger: Nephew
- Cecilia Vanger: Niece
- Anita Vanger: Niece