Danish actress, Brigitte Nielsen, is also a model and a singer. Initially, she started her career as a model. Later, she shifted her career from acting to music as well. Nielsen rose to fame after marrying her second husband, Sylvester Stallone.
Regarding her personal life, Nielsen had an affair with multiple of guys in her past. She is married five times and has five children. As of 2018, she gave birth to her fifth child at the age of 54.
Early Life And Education Of Brigitte Nielsen
Brigitte Nielsen was born Gitte Nielsen on 15th of July, 1963 in Rodovre, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her parents, Hanne Nielsen (librarian) and Svend Nielsen (an engineer) raised her in Copenhagen. Her father died in 1999. AS per her bio-data, she is Daish as per nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.
When she was 10-years-old, Nielsen used to deliver bread from the local bakery. At the age of 16, she dropped out of the school to pursue a career in modeling.
Brigitte Nielsen's Career and path
Brigitte Nielsen worked as a model at the early 1980s. She also posed for Playboy magazine multiple times. She was approached by Marvel Comics to pose for photographs dressed as the comic book character She-Hulk in the year 1980.
Nielsen also worked with several photographers like Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton.
Her career as an actress took off in 1985 after Nielsen acted in the fantasy film Red Sonja along the famous Arnold Schwarzenegger. She then played the role of Karla Fry in the movie Beverly Hills Cop II in 1987. She also starred in 976- Evil II, Chained Heat II (1993), Galaxis (1995), The Double 0 Kid (1992), and Snowboard Academy (1996).
Moreover, she played in horror movie Eldorado in the year 2012. Later in 2013, Brigitte Nielsen featured in the short art film They Key. She starred in the film Exodus in 2014. In the same year, she appeared in TV series Raising Hope, and in the action film Mercenaries. As of 2018, Nielsen worked as Ezilda in the movie, Experience.
Nielsen made her TV debut as Monica Steile in an episode of Counterstrike. Some of her other works include Un posto al sole, SOKO 5113, Raising Hope, and Gitte Talks among others.
Her music career took off in 1987. The same year, Neilsen released her debut album, Every Body Tells a Story. She released a follow-up album I’m the One … Nobody Else in 1991.
She also appeared in Michael Jackson’s Liberian Girl music video in 1989 and in metal band Korn’s music video in 2000.
Besides, Nielsen has also worked for Italian television. She has hosted shows like Festival (1987) and much more. She appeared on the 1st season of the Italian production of The Mole. Not only that, she also appeared on the third season of the VH1 reality show The Surreal Life.
Brigitte Nielsen's Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be $400 thousand acc u mulated from her salary as an actress, model, and a singer.
Nielsen worked in several movies with an impressive box office collection. Some of them include:
|Movies||Budget||Box Office Collection||IMDB Rating||Cast Members|
|Rocky IV (1985)||$28 million||$300.4 million||6.8||Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, and Carl Weathers.|
|Cobra (1986)||$25 million||$160 million||5.7||Sylvester Stallone, Brian Thompson, and Reni Santoni.|
|Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)||$20 million||$300 million||6.5||Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, and John Ashton.|
Nielsen owns a Hollywood Hills Home with 1539 sq.ft worth $1.2 million. She also has a Range Rover costs $36,350.
Brigitte Nielsen's Personal life
The versatile lady, Brigitte Nielsen is married five times. Firstly, Nielsen married Kasper Winding in 1983 but soon got divorced from him in 1984. They together share a son in 1984.
After her divorce with Kasper, she dated her fellow cast, Sylvester Stallone in 1985. The couple acted in two movies, Rocky IV and Cobra together.
After dating for months, the couple tied the knot on 15th of December 1985 at the Beverly Hills, California. Nielsen rose to fame after marrying her second husband, Stallone. A year after their marriage, her husband was accused of sexual misconduct by a 16-year-old. Later, the girl was raped by her bodyguard as per the report of Daily Mail.
Nielsen responded on the accusation and stated,
''During the summer of 1986, we were newlyweds. I was inseparable with Sylvester when 'Over the Top' was being shot in Las Vegas. The story claims that at approximately 8:30 in the evening during the shoot of the movie the person claims she was in our suite at the Hilton Hotel.''
Moreover, the marriage could not last long and they finally got divorced in 1987. On 15th December 1989, she gave birth to her second child Killian Marcus Gastineau with her ex-fiance, Mark Gastineau.
From 1990-1992, she married her third husband Sebastian Copeland (director and photographer). After having a divorce with her third husband, she again tied the knot to Raoul Meyers in 1993. The pair welcomed two sons, Douglas Aaron and Raoul, Jr. Their first child, Douglas was born on 19th April 1993 whereas their second child, Raoul was born on 21st May 1995.
In 2005, she got separated from her fourth husband, Copeland. The following year, she married her fifth husband, Mattia Dessi who is much more younger than his wife. On 30th May 2018, she announced that she is expecting her fifth child via Instagram by showing her baby bump.
On 22nd June 2018, she gave birth to her daughter, Frida at the age of 54. Besides, she also dated several guys like Tony Scott, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Flavor Flav and Sean Penn.
Nielsen appeared on the reality show, Aus alt mach neu, in 2008 where she under went plastic surgery in an attempt to look ''as younger as her husband.''
Nielsen went to the Cri-Help rehabilitation facility on 9th July 2007 following family intervention. On 22nd July, she came out from the rehab to arrend the Comedy Central roast of Flavor Flav where she told,
''like a new-born person ... I made a choice about a new life. It's not been easy but it was definitely time.''
Nielsen then appeared on a show for alcoholism, Celebrity Rehab aired in VH1. In 2010, she became sober and quit smoking as well.
Brigitte Nielsen's Body Measurement
- Height = Brigitte Nielsen stands tall, smart, and attractive with a height of six feet and an inch.
- Weight = She weights 68 kg.
- Body Measurement = Her body measurement is 41-23-37.
Here is the video which shows Brigitte Nielsen's pregnancy announcement:
by Bchrome, 18 Jan, 2017