Brigitte Nielsen

Actor, Celebrity

1963 –

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Who is Brigitte Nielsen?

Brigitte Nielsen is a Danish actress, model, singer, and reality television personality who began her career modelling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later acted in the 1985 films Red Sonja and Rocky IV. She is also known for her marriage to Sylvester Stallone, with whom she starred in the 1986 film Cobra. She played Karla Fry on Beverly Hills Cop II, co-starring Eddie Murphy, and played the Dark Witch in the Italian TV Series Cave of the Golden Rose between 1992–1996. She appeared also in Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" and Austrian Rock Star Falco's "Body Next To Body" music videos.

Her exploits were well-covered in the entertainment media in the 1980s, and the world press started referring to her as an "Amazon" because of her tall stature.

She later built a career appearing in B-movies, and in the 2000s, for appearing on reality shows such as Flavor of Love. In 2008, she appeared on the reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which depicted her and several other celebrities dealing with recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

She released several albums between 1987–2002. Recently, she performed on the song Misery with Spleen United, from the album School of Euphoria.

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Born
Jul 15, 1963
Rødovre
Also known as
  • Gitte Nielsen
  • Brigitte Neilsen
  • Gitta
  • The Great Dane
  • Gitte
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Danish American
  • Scandinavian American
Nationality
  • Denmark
Profession
Lived in
  • Palm Springs

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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