|Real Name/Full Name||Brigitte Nielsen|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Brigitte Nielsen|
|Birth Place:||Rodovre, Denmark|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||15 July 1963|
|Age/How Old:||59 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 57 Kg
In Pounds – 127 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Svend Nielsen
Mother – Hanne Nielsen
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Kasper Winding (1983-1984)
Sylvester Stallone (1985-1987)
Sebastian Copeland (1990-1992)
Raoul Meyer (1993-2005)
Mattia Dessi (2006-present)
|Kids/Children Name:||Julian Winding, Killan Marcus, Douglas Aaron, Raoul Jr., and Frida|
|Profession:||Actress, singer, model|
|Net Worth:||$800 thousand|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
For movie lovers from the 80s, the name Brigitte Nielsen might sound very familiar. She is a Danish model, actress, and singer who started as a model before embarking on an acting career, and she appeared in films like Red Sonja, Creed 11, and Cobra. The actress is also famous for her marriage to famous actor Sylvester Stallone which lasted for only 19 months. In 2018, Brigitte welcomed her fifth and first daughter at the age of 54.
Well, how well do you know about Brigitte Nielsen? If not much, here is what we know about Brigitte Nielsen to date.
Biography and Early Life
The actress was born in Rodovre, which is a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark, on 15 July 1963. She is the eldest of the two children of Hanne Nielsen who was a librarian and Svend Nielsen who was an engineer. Her other sibling is a younger brother by the name of Jan Nielsen.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Brigitte Nielsen in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, Brigitte Nielsen’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 19th March 2023 having been born on 15 July 1963. Though, she is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 127 lbs in Pound and 57kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Hazel and hair color is Blonde.
On the educational background of the actress, it is not indicated where she started her early education. She however dropped out of high school at the age of 15 to start a career as a model. Even after accomplishing her dream as a model, Brigitte did not go back to school and she preferred to become an actress instead. She did not go to college.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
The actress who is a mother of five children is currently in her fifth marriage. Her first marriage was to Kasper Winding (1983-84), second marriage to the famous actor Sylvester Stallone (1985-87. The two got engaged while they were working on the film Rocky IV and later got married. From 1990 to 1992 the actress was married to Sebastian Copeland, while from 1993 to 2005 she was married to Raoul Meyer.
Currently, she is married to Mattia Dessi. The two got married in 2006 and in 2018 they welcomed their first child together, a girl by the name of Frida. At the time of birth, the actress was 54 years old. She has four sons from her previous marriages and relationships. The actress had for a long time been struggling with alcohol addiction, and she went for rehabilitation in July 2007.
Is Brigitte Nielsen Lesbian?
Brigitte is neither a lesbian nor gay. She is known to be straight when it comes to her sexual orientation. She has been married five times and also has had several romantic relationships with different men over the years and there have never been any rumors of her being in a relationship with a woman.
At the age of 15, Brigitte dropped out of high school to start a career in modeling. This was not hard for her because apart from having the determination, she had the perfect height and look of a model. Her first employers were photographers, Helmut Newton and Greg Gorman.
She later started posing for Playboy magazines and in December 1987 she was the magazine’s cover girl. Her modeling career became a success in the 80s and she was featured on several international presses, some of which would refer to her as an ‘Amazon’ for her stature.
Brigitte thought of becoming an actress in 1985 and the same year she made a debut in the fantasy film Red Sonja together with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Her next role came in the films Cobra and Rocky IV in which she co-starred with Sylvester Stallone.
Next, she appeared in the film Beverly Hills Cop 11 followed by other films like Snowboard Academy, Galaxis, The Double 0 Kid, and Chained Heat 11 among many others in the 80s and 90s. Fast forward to the 2000s, Nielsen first led her voice in the Danish animated comedy by the name of Ronal the Barbarian in 2011. Other notable roles that followed were in Creed 11, Mercenaries, Eldorado, and The Key.
Other than being an actress, Nielsen has appeared on several television shows over the years. She has hosted shows like Festival and Retromarsh. She has also been a talk show host for Swiss Television in the Italian Language. She appeared on reality shows like The Mole, Killing Brigitte Nielsen, Celebrity Big Brother, and The Surreal Life reality show. Currently, she is a presenter on a dating show called ‘Looking for Love’ on the RTL channel. She also hosts her talk show on Kanal 4 channel on Danish TV called Gitte Talks.
As a singer, she released her debut album called Everybody Tells a Story in 1987. Her follow-up album is titled I’m the One… Nobody Else and was released in 1991. In 1989 she was in the video of the song Liberal Girl by Michael Jackson. As a writer she published her autobiography ‘You Only Have One Life- this is how I found myself’ in 2009 and it reached number 5 on Denmark’s bestseller list.
Nielsen has never won a major award. She has, however, won the Rizzie Award once for Worst Supporting Actress. She has also been nominated for the same award several times; twice for the Worst Actress and once for Worst New Actress.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Brigitte Nielsen in 2023
As of 2023, Brigitte has a net worth of $800 thousand. Her value is much less considering the fact she has been in show biz for more than three decades. We hope to see an increase because she is still active in her career.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Brigitte is a high school dropout.
- As a singer, she was once using the pseudonym ‘Gitta’,
- She has had 6 plastic surgeries to look younger.
- Before she got married to Sylvester Stallone she was romantically involved with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Brigitte had a successful career as an entertainer since the 80s. She was a model, singer, and actress and she achieved a lot. Currently, she is a television personality but also makes appearances in films and movies. She has had a blast in the entertainment industry over the years.