being famous in Iceland

Iceland is so small that everybody knows each other. Everybody knows me. They buy the record more because someone went to school with someone who knows me. I don’t think they buy it purely for the music, All people who do well abroad, they consider almost national heroes, Like, I was voted Woman Of The Year in a magazine. Not because of me, but because of recognition abroad. It’s that inferiority complex, because it’s such a small country.

Arena ( US ), 3/95