Brigitte Nielsen
Danish actress, model and musician
Brigitte Nielsen
Brigitte Nielsen is a Danish model, actress, musician 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.
Biography
Brigitte Nielsen's personal information overview.
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I Am Not Just a Statistic; I Am a Nielsen Family.
Huffington Post - about 2 years
You've probably noticed a surge in ratings for Saved By The Bell: The College Years. This is because I am a Nielsen household. Yes, it's true. You've heard of the Nielsen ratings, which calculate how many people are watching each TV show (also known as "VH1's arch enemy"). And I have been selected to be part of the survey. Like most people, I had never given much thought to how America's television viewing habits are calculated. And I didn't know much about the Nielsen ratings system, other than that the company was started by legendary B-list actress Brigitte Nielsen. I was chosen at random, just like how Roger Goodell was picked to be Commissioner of the NFL. First, I received a postcard in the mail, announcing that I would be receiving a phone call. A few days later, I got the call. The Nielsen representative asked me a few personal questions. And then a week or so later, I received a TV Viewing Diary, which required me to fill out more questions about my lifestyle. So, basi ...
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Stefanie Williams: The Difference Between Being Sexually Empowered and Twerking
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I was entirely surprised when a little post I wrote last week about the truth about the word "slut" was so well received. A lot of women (and men) thanked me for saying that women who are sexually active, who have a healthy sex life and who unabashedly enjoy sex are still good people. I was so thrilled that so many people not only got, but agreed with the message -- my sex life doesn't make or break my moral ability to be a good person. So, as I sat watching the VMA's on Sunday, I began to wonder if I was being hypocritical judging the hell out of Miley Cyrus. I watched her twerk and stick her tongue out like a snake trying to navigate the stage and I just thought, Christ almighty, who okayed this? Today on CNN, I read an opinion article titled "Miley Cyrus is Sexual -- Get Over It." and I just got fed up. There is a big difference between being sexual and being obnoxiously try-hard. And unfortunately, I've come to the conclusion that Cyrus is the latter. Do you rem ...
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Viewpoints: It's ironic to censor feminist art over issues of feminist concerns
The Sacramento Bee - over 3 years
As an artist, there can be nothing more painful than to have one's creative voice silenced. So, you can imagine the heartbreak when I learned that the owners at Vanguard, the nightclub that recently opened across from Capitol Park, had decided to withdraw the art series they had commissioned from me, due to opposition from a local, politically connected lobbyist. Maren Conrad’s portrait of Brigitte Nielsen, who said she had an affair with co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger during filming of the 1985 movie “Red Sonja.” Maren Conrad is a Sacramento artist. Her work will be exhibited at Studio S, 545 Downtown Plaza, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
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Arnold Spotted While On Intimate Date
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back -- in the dating game, that is. The actor and former governor of California was spotted having an intimate dinner this past weekend in Santa Monica with an unknown blonde, according to TMZ. Schwarzenegger, 65, and his mystery lady dined alone at a trendy hot spot on Montana Avenue. The Huffington Post reached out to Schwarzenegger's reps Tuesday for official word on the pairing's relationship status but has not heard back yet. The "Terminator" actor told a prominent German newspaper last month that he is still in love with ex-wife Maria Shriver, but apparently that sentiment has faded somewhat. TMZ reports that the couple have relented on trying to work things out and are instead working to shuffle through financial matters. Schwarzenegger and Shriver separated in May 2011, after 25 years of marriage, amid allegations that he fathered a child with the couple's former housekeeper. He confessed to the speculation, saying he had already ...
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Brigitte Nielsen affair confirmed in Arnold Schwarzenegger book
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
Brigitte Nielsen told the world last year, and now we know it to be true: She had an affair with Arnold Schwarzenegger during the filming of the 1985 movie "Red Sonja," at a time when he was already living with Maria Shriver.
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Schwarzenegger admits affair with Brigitte Nielsen
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Schwarzenegger admits affair with Brigitte Nielsen Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 9:40 a.m., Saturday, September 29, 2012 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger is confirming that he had a "hot affair" with actress Brigitte Nielsen at a time he and Maria Shriver were dating and already living together. [...] their "fling" only made him realize that he wanted to marry Shriver.
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Brigitte Nielsen: 'Recovering alcoholic'
CNN - over 4 years
Actress Brigitte Nielsen speaks to Dr. Drew about photos of what appears to be Nielsen in a park, intoxicated.
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Brigitte Nielsen Has Life By The Balls
The Superficial - over 4 years
When you’re an international star of stage and screen like Brigitte Nielsen, you’re afforded a life of glitz and glamour that most of us can only dream about. So naturally here she is knocking back a flask of smooth, cheap, affordable Popov vodka while literally rolling around a public park in broad daylight. It’s like Read More ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of July 15-21
Yahoo News - over 4 years
July 15: Actor Alex Karras ("Webster") is 77. Actor Ken Kercheval ("Dallas") is 77. Actor Patrick Wayne is 73. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 68. R&B singer Millie Jackson is 68. Guitarist-singer Peter Lewis of Moby Grape is 67. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 66. Drummer Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd) is 64. Actor Terry O'Quinn is 60. Drummer Marky Ramone (The Ramones) is 56. Guitarist Joe Satriani is 56. Actor Willie Aames ("Eight Is Enough," ''Charles in Charge") is 52. Model Kim Alexis is 52. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 51. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 51. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 49. Drummer Jason Bonham is 46. Actor Kristoff St. John ("The Young and the Restless") is 46. Singer Stokley of Mint Condition is 45. Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin ("Malcolm and Eddie") is 44. Bassist Chi Cheng of Deftones is 42. Actor Scott Foley ("Felicity") is 40. Actor Brian Austin Green is 39. Rapper Jim Jones is 36. Actress Lana Parrilla ("Swingtown") is 35. Guitarist Ray Toro of My Chemical Romanc ...
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Paulina Porizkova: Life Ball 2012: The Viennese Experience
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
The party started a day early and aboard the Air Austria flight. We were all headed to Vienna for the twentieth Life Ball, Europe's biggest charity event raising money for people with HIV and AIDS. In the front cabin, Antonio Banderas was charming the crowds with his exquisite manners, the almost inhumanly good-looking Cheyenne Jackson was all smiles and handshakes, and Brigitte Nielsen was filling the space with her throaty laugh. There were old friends like Tatjana Patitz to reconnect with, gorgeous women like Kiera Chaplin and Eve, and even our own celebrity photographer, Roxanne Lowit. A tall man with a sweet grin introduced himself as Daniel, an event planner, and seemed so happy to see me, it momentarily brought back the good old days when I took this for granted. Aah, the sparkle of being an A-lister. See, this is something you may not know about celebrities: If we no longer reside on the A-lists, we can be pretty fragile about not being recognized by other celebrit ...
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Our look at the future of ent
Calgary Sun - almost 5 years
Like Brad and Angelina, Tom and Katie or Brigitte Nielsen and Flavor Flav, entertainment and technology have always been strange - and strangely compatible - bedfellows.
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Brigitte Nielsen Says Sylvester Stallone Was A Dud In Bed
Beleb Dirty Laundry - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-261535" href="/sylvester+stallone+1">Sylvester Stallone</a>, 65, was married to the model-and-actress for two years from December 1985 and <a class="fplink fp-37165" href="/brigitte+nielsen+1">Brigitte Nielsen</a> says he was like “a rabbit” when they had sex and also admitted his steroid use had had an unfortunate side-effect. During a chat on ‘Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!’ - the German version of ‘i’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’, Brigitte spoke of the actor’s steroid use, prompting former T V presenter Ramona Leiß to ask her: “Don’t your balls shrink when you take steroids?” Brigitte laughed and said: “Yes, yes, yes!”  Pressed on whether he was good in bed, she added: “No! He was like a rabbit.” The 48-year-old star also discussed how the ‘Rambo’ star changed after they married, admitting he was very possessive.  She said: “A day after we married he was a completely different man. I was like his car. It was horrible.” Sylvester has previ ...
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Brigitte Nielsen hospitalized after crash with suspected drunken driver
My Fox AL - Fox 6 WBRC - about 5 years
Movie and reality TV star <a class="fplink fp-37165" href="/brigitte+nielsen">Brigitte Nielsen</a> is recovering after surviving a three-car accident in Los Angeles.
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Brigitte Nielsen hospitalized after crash with suspected drunken driver
CBS - Atlanta - about 5 years
Movie and reality TV star <a class="fplink fp-37165" href="/brigitte+nielsen">Brigitte Nielsen</a> is recovering after surviving a three-car accident in Los Angeles.
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Brigitte Nielsen ozlijeđena u lančanom sudaru u Los Angelesu
Dalje.com - about 5 years
Danska glumica <a class="fplink fp-37165" href="/brigitte+nielsen">Brigitte Nielsen</a> i bivša supruga Sylvestra Stallonea u srijedu navečer završila je u bolnici nakon teže lančane prometne nesreće u kojoj je sudjelovala u Los Angelesu. Naime, Brigitte je bila suvozačica u Porcheu kad je na njega naletio...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brigitte Nielsen
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 52
    From August 2016 she presents the dating show "Wirt sucht Liebe" ("Farmer wants a wife") for the German TV channel RTL II
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    She qualified for the finale on August 5 by receiving the most phone calls and then, again, was voted by the German TV audience to participate in the upcoming season of Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus! in January 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 51
    Nielsen participated in an all-stars special of Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!, the German version of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! in August 2015 for one episode, in which TV viewers could vote which celebrity was going to take part in the upcoming season in January 2016.
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    From June 2015 she hosts her own talk show "Gitte Talks" on the Danish TV Channel Kanal 4.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 49
    In September 2013, she joined the cast of the German TV show Promi-Hochzeitsplanern (Celebrity Wedding planners) for Sat.1.
    More Details Hide Details The following year she joined the panel of the German TV show Promi Shopping Queen for VOX.
  • 2012
    Age 48
    In October 2012, Nielsen was featured in the Danish version of Maestro broadcast on DR1 in which celebrities competed for the chance to conduct a classical orchestra.
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    Bildzeitung revealed on 30 January 2012 that Nielsen had received the most calls from TV viewers throughout the entire show, ranking No.1 with 30 – 50% of all call-ins.
    More Details Hide Details Nielsen was paid 150.000 Euro (approx. $163,000) for participating in the show, more than any other celebrity.
    On 28 January 2012 she won the show as the "Jungle Queen".
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    From 13 January 2012 Nielsen was one of the celebrity contestants and winner of Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!, the German version of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, broadcast by RTL Television.
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  • 2010
    Age 46
    Nielsen was one of the celebrity contestants of 2010's Let's Dance, the German version of Dancing with the Stars.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she also took part of Celebrity Come Dine With Me in Denmark (Til middag hos... and in Germany (Das Perfekte Promi Dinner).
    In 2010, Nielsen appeared as one of the celebrity contestants of TF1 reality show La Ferme Célébrités, the French version of the TV series The Farm.
    More Details Hide Details She was eliminated after one week, mainly due to her lack of fluency in French and subsequent difficulties to interact with the other contestants.
    Her appearance was aired in the third season episode "Triggers", which aired in February 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 45
    In 2009, Nielsen appeared as a panel speaker to a new group of addicts at the Pasadena Recovery Center, anticipating the two-year mark of her sobriety that coming July.
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  • 2008
    Age 44
    The same show was broadcast twice in Italy: at first under the title Celebrity Makeover: Brigitte Nielsen on SKY Italia in 2008 and secondly in 2009 on Italia 1.
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    In May 2008, Nielsen revealed on German television that she would "renew" her body by having six plastic surgeries, which would cost €66,000 altogether.
    More Details Hide Details She was filmed during those surgeries by RTL and she had her own television show Aus alt mach neu – Brigitte Nielsen in der Promi-Beauty-Klinik.
  • 2007
    Age 43
    In 2007, she starred in a new British mockumentary Killing Brigitte Nielsen, which aired on Sky Travel.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in the first season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which chronicled her struggle to overcome her alcoholism at the Pasadena Recovery Center in Pasadena, California.
  • 2006
    Age 42
    In 2006, she appeared in another reality TV series, VH1's The Surreal Life: Fame Games.
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  • 2005
    Age 41
    In 2005, she had a highly publicized relationship with rapper Flavor Flav.
    More Details Hide Details In the aftermath of Arnold Schwarzenegger's infidelity scandal, Nielsen confessed that she also had an affair with him while he was in a relationship with Maria Shriver. In January 2012, during an interview on the German Reality TV-Show Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!, she confessed once having a one-night stand with Sean Penn in Cannes. On 9 July 2007, Nielsen checked herself into the Cri-Help rehabilitation facility in North Hollywood following what some reports claim was a family intervention. Her manager, Steven Tempone, confirmed on 19 July 2007 that she had checked into a rehabilitation center and told the Associated Press, "All I know is it's something she did of her own free will and we're proud of her and wish her very well... When she gets out we'll have a big birthday party, and Coca-Cola only." As of 22 July 2007, Nielsen was out of rehabilitation to attend the Comedy Central roast of Flavor Flav. She told People that she felt "like a new-born person... I made a choice about a new life. It's not been easy but it was definitely time." While People does not report the date that Nielsen checked into rehabilitation, it states she "had been in treatment for a few weeks."
    In January 2005, she was a contestant in Britain's Celebrity Big Brother, along with her former mother-in-law, Jackie Stallone, coming third in the final public vote.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 39
    In 2003, Nielsen appeared in the Danish Big Brother VIP.
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  • 1997
    Age 33
    In 1997, she hosted a talk show series Gittes venner for a Danish TV network and some TV shows for RTSI, the Swiss television in the Italian language.
    More Details Hide Details She guest starred for an episode of the German TV series SOKO: Stuttgart, aired by ZDF on 28 March 2011, guest-hosted the British chat show Loose Women on 7 December 2010. In April 2011, she attended the British variety/talent show Sing If You Can, which aired on ITV. Nielsen appeared on the first season of the Italian production of The Mole (2004) and on the third season of the VH1 reality show The Surreal Life (2004). Nielsen also appeared with Flav on VH1's Big in '04 Awards. In 2006, she guest-starred on Flav's other reality show, Flavor of Love.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 28
    Nielsen has worked for Italian television, hosting shows such as: Festival (1987), the 1992 edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, Retromarsh! (1996–1997), and..
    More Details Hide Details la sai l'ultima? (1999).
  • 1990
    Age 26
    Between 1990 and 1992, she was married to director and photographer Sebastian Copeland (Orlando Bloom's cousin).
    More Details Hide Details Nielsen has two sons with fourth husband Raoul Meyer, Douglas Aaron (born in 1993) and Raoul, Jr. (born in 1995). Her current husband, Mattia Dessi, lived with her in Italy as shown on Strange Love, which was filmed prior to their marriage. As of 2010, they live in Palm Springs, USA.
  • 1987
    Age 23
    In 1987, Nielsen confessed to an affair with Tony Scott.
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    Nobody Else and the 1987 Every Body Tells a Story under the title Brigitte Nielsen.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, she performed (as Gitte Nielsen) on the song "Misery" with Spleen United, from the album School of Euphoria. In 2009, she published her first autobiography in Scandinavia titled "Gitte Nielsen – Du har kun ét liv – sådan fandt jeg tilbage til mig selv" ("You only have one life – this is how I found myself again"). The book reached the Top5 of Denmark's bestseller list and was released in the United Kingdom under the title You Only Get One Life in 2011.
    Nielsen started a music career in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details She released her debut album Every Body Tells a Story in that year and recorded a duet with Austrian pop star Falco, Giorgio Moroder's penned "Body Next to Body" which went to No. 22 in Germany and No. 6 in Austria. She released a follow-up album, I'm the One... Nobody Else, in 1991. Nielsen released a few songs under the pseudonym "Gitta" because producers wanted to see if she could succeed as a singer without her name on the cover. The first song "No More Turning Back" peaked at No. 54 on the British Single Charts, No. 63 on the Dutch Single Charts and even reached the Top 10 in Spain. Other tracks recorded as Gitta were 2001's "Tic Toc" and 2002's "You're No Lady", a collaboration with Ru Paul. Nielsen appeared in Michael Jackson's Liberian Girl music video in 1989 and in metal band Korn's music video for the single Make Me Bad in 2000. In 2008, German record label Edel Music re-released her 1991 album I'm the One...
    In 1987, Nielsen played Karla Fry in the movie Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), alongside Eddie Murphy.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently, she starred in 976-Evil II, The Double Kid (1992), Chained Heat II (1993), Galaxis (1995), and Snowboard Academy (1996). She starred as the villainess of the Italian TV fantasy film Fantaghirò 2 and its sequels (1992–1996). In 2011, Nielsen voice acted for the Danish animated comedy film Ronal the Barbarian. She played in horror movie Eldorado (2012), co-starred Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen and Kerry Washington. In 2013, she has featured in the short art film The Key alongside Ray Stevenson. In 2014, she starred in the science-fiction film Exodus, in the TV series Raising Hope, and in the action film Mercenaries (2014), alongside Cynthia Rothrock, Vivica A. Fox, and Kristanna Loken.
    That same year, she met and married Sylvester Stallone; the couple acted in two movies together (Rocky IV and Cobra) before divorcing in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Their marriage and divorce were both highly publicised by the tabloid press.
    Nielsen posed for Playboy magazine multiple times, garnering the cover in December 1987.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1980s, Marvel Comics approached Nielsen to pose for photographs dressed as the comic book character She-Hulk. In 1985, Nielsen began her acting career in the fantasy film Red Sonja alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    Stallone and Nielsen's marriage lasted 19 months, with their divorce finalized July 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Her second child, Killian Marcus Gastineau (born in 1989), she had with ex-fiance Mark Gastineau.
    Nielsen released music between 1987–2002 reaching the UK, Dutch, Austrian, German and Spanish charts with her singles.
    More Details Hide Details Nielsen was born Gitte Nielsen in Rødovre, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark, as the daughter of Hanne, a librarian, and Svend Nielsen, an engineer. She is also the ex-sister-in-law of Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn. At the beginning of the 1980s, Nielsen did some modelling work, and was photographed by Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton.
  • 1986
    Age 22
    She is also known for her marriage to Sylvester Stallone, with whom she starred in the 1986 film Cobra.
    More Details Hide Details She played Karla Fry in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), co-starring Eddie Murphy, and played the Black Witch in the Italian film series Fantaghiro between 1992–96. Nielsen's 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 starring in B-movies and hosting TV shows, and in the 2000s, for appearing on reality shows. 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. In 2012 she won the 6th season of Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!, the German version of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! and received the most calls from TV viewers throughout the entire show, ranking No.1 with 30 – 50% of all call-ins.
  • 1985
    Age 21
    Nielsen married actor Sylvester Stallone, on 15 December 1985 at the Beverly Hills, California home of producer Irwin Winkler.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 19
    Nielsen has been married five times and has four sons. She has a son, Julian Winding (born in 1984), with her first husband, Kasper Winding, to whom she was married from 1983–84.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on July 15, 1963.
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