Jul. 15th, 1963
Brigitte Nielsen's Main TV Roles
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Brigitte Nielsen was born Gitte Nielsen in R°dovre, Denmark, on July 15, 1963. In 1979 she moved to France, then Italy, where she began her modeling career. In 1984 Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis (I) hired her for the lead in Red Sonja (1985) with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The following year she met Sylvester Stallone and, in December 1985, married him. Meanwhile, she shot three other films: Rocky IV (1985), Cobra (1986) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), directed by Tony Scott (I), with Eddie Murphy (I), Paul Reiser and Chris Rock (I). In July 1987 Nielsen and Stallone divorced, and she recorded an LP called "Everybody Tells a Story" and sang "Body Next to Body" with Falco (I). In the 1990s she made quite a few films, including 976-Evil II (1992), Fantaghir˛ 2 (1992) (TV) and its sequels, The Double 0 Kid (1992) (V), Chained Heat II (1993), Galaxis (1995) with Sam Raimi, Compelling Evidence (1995), She's Too Tall (1998) with Corey Feldman and George Hamilton (I), and Doomsdayer (2000). In recent years she has become interested in the music world, doing a duet with drag-queen RuPaul (I), "You're No Lady" (2002). She has four children: Julian (b. 1984), Killian (b. 1989), Douglas (b. 1993) and Raoul Jr. (b. 1995). She divides her residences between Italy and the US.
- Mother of 'Julian Winding' (qv).
- In February 2005, she credited 'Flavor Flav' (qv) with saving her life, when he dialed 911 as she suffered a severe morning asthma attack.
- Received $6 million for her two-year marriage to actor Sylvester Stallone.
- While she acted in _Domino (1988)_ (qv), she was pregnant, a pregnancy that she lost during the shooting of the film. The film was shut down for two weeks while she recovered.
- Appeared in _"Flavor of Love" (2006)_ (qv), the highest rated show in VH1's history.
- Her second son Killian Marcus with former footballer Marc Gastineau never met his father.
- According to the Guiness Book of World Records, she is the tallest living actress, 6' 1", in a leading role, along with 'Mariel Hemingway' (qv) ('Tamara Dobson' (qv) was 6' 2", but she passed away in 2006).
- Dad Svend (died in 1999) was an engineer. Mom, Hanne, was a librarian.