Sven-Ole Thorsen

Danish Stunt Performer
Born Sep 24, 1944

Sven-Ole Thorsen is a Danish actor, stuntman, bodybuilder and strongman competitor. Sven won Denmark's Strongest Man in 1983. Using his stature he often plays imposing giants and villains in his films who are somehow beaten by smaller opponents in a David and Goliath manner, but he has also played heroic characters such as Gunnar the legendary warrior in The Viking Sagas.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on September 24, 1944.


1979 34 Years Old Thorsen has founded various federations, including The Danish Bodybuilding Federation in 1979 and Cigar Night at Schatzi in Santa Monica, California along with Schwarzenegger. … Read More
1982 37 Years Old Thorsen met his second wife, the Swedish circus-artist, snake-charmer, pop-singer and athlete Anniqa (born Anniqa Järle) in the 1970s, when she married his close friend, boxing champion Hans Jørgen Jacobsen; Anniqa and Sven-Ole Thorsen were married in 1982.


1985 40 Years Old On his fortieth birthday, Anniqa and Sven-Ole Thorsen decided to move from Denmark to the USA, which they did in April 1985. The couple divorced in 1991.
1990 45 Years Old Thorsen started dating Grace Jones in 1990, and as of 2007 they have maintained an open relationship. … Read More


1995 50 Years Old In 1995, Thorsen started dating Erica Huff, daughter of the soul-singer Leon Huff.


2006 61 Years Old Sven-Ole Thorsen lives in Santa Monica in California and had two dogs, a Jack Russell Terrier named Jake and an American Bull Terrier named Cleo (now dead) he won the Danish "Show of Winners" Award of the Year 2006, honouring people who have a special affiliation with dogs. … Read More
2007 62 Years Old …  His autobiography Stærk mand i Hollywood (Strong Man in Hollywood) was published on 26 October 2007, and was very well reviewed. … Read More
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