Nordegren wis born in Stockholm, Swaden. Her mither, Barbro Holmberg, is a politeecian an umwhile Swadish migration an asylum policy meenister. Her faither, Thomas Nordegren, is a radio journalist who served as a bureau chief in Washington, D.C. She haes an aulder brither, Axel, an a twin sister, Josefin. Nordegren an her sister wirked odd simmer jobs an as cashiers in supermarkets tae finance their studies. She stairtit modelin in 2000, an appeared on the cover o Cafe Sport magazine in the simmer o 2000.
- "Five things you didn't know about Elin Nordegren". CNN. December 4, 2009. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
- Article about Nordegren from the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. Retrieved December 28, 2009.