|Brigitte Nielsen Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||July 15, 1963|
Brigitte Nielsen is a Danish actress, model, singer, and TV personality who had started her career with modeling but had later gained recognition due to her work in films such as Red Sonja (1985), Rocky IV (1985), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), and Fantaghirò 2 (1992). She has also released the studio albums titled Every Body Tells a Story (1988) and I’m the One… Nobody Else (1992).
The Great Dane, Gitte, Gitta, Brigitte
Rødovre, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Los Angeles, California, United States
Brigitte had dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to pursue a modeling career in Paris.
Actress, Model, Singer, TV Personality
- Father – Svend Nielsen (Engineer) (d. 1999)
- Mother – Hanne Nielsen (Former Librarian)
- Siblings – Jan Nielsen (Younger Brother)
- Others – Jean-Claude Casadesus (Ex-Father-in-Law) (Music Conductor), Pénélope Copeland (Ex-Mother-in-Law), Olivier Casadesus (Ex-Brother-in-Law) (Actor), Frank Stallone, Sr. (Ex-Father-in-Law) (Hairdresser, Beautician) (d. 2011), Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Stallone (née Labofish) (Ex-Mother-in-Law) (Astrologer, Former Dancer, Promoter of Women’s Wrestling), Frank Stallone, Jr. (Ex-Brother-in-Law) (Actor, Musician), Alberte Winding (Ex-Sister-in-Law) (Singer, Actress), Sara Winding (Ex-Sister-in-Law) (Actress), Nicolas Winding Refn (Ex-Brother-in-Law) (Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer), Heidi Meyer (Ex-Mother-in-Law), Sine Thybæk Hansen (Ex-Daughter-in-Law)
6 ft or 183 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Brigitte has dated –
- Sean Penn
- Mick Hucknall
- Kasper Winding (1982–1984) – Brigitte had started dating Danish music composer Kasper Winding in 1982 and they got married in 1983. They have a son together named Julian Winding (b. April 12, 1984) (Music Composer). They had parted ways in October 1984.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger (1984-1985)
- Sylvester Stallone (1985–1987) – Brigitte had started dating American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer Sylvester Stallone in July 1985, and the couple got married on December 15, 1985, in Beverly Hills, California. They had parted ways in July 1987.
- Kelly Sahnger (1987–1988)
- Tony Scott (1987)
- Mark Gastineau (1988–1990) – Through her relationship with former American football player Mark Gastineau, she has a son named Killian Marcus Nielsen (b. December 15, 1989).
- Sebastian Copeland (1989–1992) – She began dating American-British-French photographer, polar explorer, author, lecturer, and environmental activist Sebastian Copeland in 1989, and the couple got married on September 29, 1990. They split in May 1992.
- Raoul Meyer (1992–2003) – Brigitte had started dating Swiss actor Raoul Meyer in 1992 and the couple got married on December 17, 1993. They have 2 sons together named Raoul Ayrton Meyer Jr. (b. May 21, 1995) and Aaron Nielsen (b. April 19, 1993). They got divorced in 2003.
- Flavor Flav (2003-2005)
- Mattia Dessì (2004-Present) – Brigitte began dating Italian bartender and former model Mattia Dessì in 2004 and they got married on July 8, 2006. They have a daughter together named Frida Dessi (b. 2018).
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Danish descent.
She often tends to dye her hair platinum or silver.
- Curvaceous figure
- Neck-length, spiked hair
- Has a mole above her lips
- Radiant face
- Affable smile
- Deep, sultry voice
Brigitte has been featured in the print and TV commercials for –
- Safilo (1980s) (Print)
- Club Mediterranée (1980s) (Print)
- l.a.Eyeworks (1986) (Print)
- Anna Club (1987) (TV)
- Art Hair Studios (1995) (Print)
- Carlsberg beer (1996) (TV)
- Airoldi Bijoux (1996-1998) (Print)
- MAC cosmetics (2002) (Print)
Brigitte Nielsen Facts
- She had released an autobiography in 2009 titled ‘You Only Have One Life – This Is How I Found Myself Again’.
- A polyglot, she is fluent in Danish, English, German, and Italian.
- In October 2001, she had canceled her booking on a flight that later crashed at the airport in Milan, Italy.
- She has an irrational fear of crabs.
- In 2008, she had undergone several plastic surgeries: a facelift, an eyelift, liposuction, breast lift, and new teeth. These were documented and later broadcast as part of a German reality TV show.
Featured Image by Brigitte Nielsen / Instagram