Brigitte Nielsen Bio
Brigitte Nielsen, born Gitte Nielsen on 15 July 1963 in Rødovre, Copenhagen, Denmark, is a naturalized-Italian, Danish-born actress, singer, model and reality television personality. She is known as the former spouse of actor Sylvester Stallone as their marriage and divorce were both highly publicized.
Brigitte Nielsen began her career as a model at the beginning of the 1980s, which included posing for Playboy magazine multiple times, and featuring on the cover of the magazine in December 1987. She made her acting debut in 1985 in the fantasy film Red Sonja.
In 1987 Brigitte Nielsen started a music career, and she released her debut album Every Body Tells a Story the following year. She has also featured on talk shows and reality shows for Italian, German and Danish television.
Brigitte Nielsen Personal Details
- Born Name: Gitte Nielsen
- Age (in 2017): 54
- Date of Birth: July 15, 1963
- Birthplace: Rødovre, Copenhagen, Denmark,
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Occupation: Actress, Singer
- Net worth: 400 Thousand
- Official Website: http://brigittenielsen.com/
- Official Twitter: @brigittenielsen
Brigitte Nielsen Family Tree
- Husband name: Kasper Winding (Divorced)
- Husband name: Sylvester Stallone (Divorced)
- Husband name: Sebastian Copeland (Divorced)
- Husband name: Raoul Meyer (Divorced)
- Husband name: Mattia Dessi
- Boy: Julian Winding
- Boy: Killian Marcus Nielsen
- Boy: Douglas Aaron Meyer
- Boy: Raoul Ayrton Meyer Jr
- Father name: Svend Nielsen
- Mother name: Hanne Nielsen
- Brother: Jan Nielsen
Brigitte Nielsen Relationship History
Below is the relationship and dating history for Brigitte Nielsen with her past and current boyfriend details.
Brigitte Nielsen dated:
- Sean Penn – Brigitte Nielsen had an encounter with American actor Sean Penn.
- Mick Hucknall – Brigitte Nielsen had an encounter with American singer Mick Hucknall.
- Vanilla Ice – Brigitte Nielsen had an encounter with American rapper Vanilla Ice.
- Kasper Winding (1982-October 1984) – Brigitte Nielsen married Danish musician Kasper Winding in 1983. They have one child together.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger (1984-1985) – Brigitte Nielsen had an affair with Austrian-American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger while he was in a relationship with Maria Shriver.
- Sylvester Stallone (July 1985-July 1987) – Brigitte Nielsen married actor Sylvester Stallone on 15 December 1985 at the Beverly Hills, California home of producer Irwin Winkler.
- Kelly Sahnger (1987-1988)
- Tony Scott (1987) – Brigitte Nielsen had an affair with director Tony Scott while married to Sylvester Stallone.
- Mark Gastineau (1988-1990) – Brigitte Nielsen was engaged to Mark Gastineau. They have one child together.
- Sebastian Copeland (1989-May 1992) – Brigitte Nielsen married director and photographer Sebastian Copeland in 1990.
- Raoul Meyer (1992-2003) – Brigitte Nielsen was married to Raoul Meyer. They have two children together.
- Flavor Flav (2003-2005) – Brigitte Nielsen dated rapper Flavor Flav.
- Mattia Dessi (March 2004-PRESENT) – Brigitte Nielsen became engaged to Mattia Dessi in April 2004 and married on 8 July 2006.
Brigitte Nielsen Body Measurements, Weight Loss, Diet and Exercise Routine
Brigitte Nielsen Body Measurements
- Height in Feet: 6′ 1″
- Height in Centimeters: 185 cm
- Weight in Pounds: 150 pounds
- Weight in Kilogram: 68 kg
- Body Measurements in Inches: 41-23-37 inches
- Body Measurements in Centimeters: 104-58-94 cm
- Bra Size: 41E
- Cup Size: E
Brigitte Nielsen Fun Facts
Brigitte Nielsen Quotes
“I do expose my body, but only because I think people should have something nice to look at.”
“Nothing in life can ever be too big. At least, that’s what I’ve always told all my boyfriends – and I’m not just talking about diamond rings.”
“I’m not a beautiful person and I never have been. My ex Sylvester Stallone was obsessed with my looks. He got my profile carved into the place settings of our crystal dining table. And he commissioned a bronze statue of the two of us in our underwear for his garden. It was so embarrassing. But I never understood his fascination.”
Brigitte Nielsen Favorite Things
- Movies: A Beautiful Mind (2001) and I Am Sam (2001)
Brigitte Nielsen Interesting Facts
- She has struggled with alcoholism in the past, and appeared on the reality TV series, Celebrity Rehab in 2008.
- She starred in the German reality show Aus alt mach neu in 2008, where she underwent plastic surgery.
- Besides her native Danish, she is fluent in Swedish, Norwegian, English, German and Italian, and has some understanding of French.
- The press referred to her as an “Amazon” at a stage because of her tall stature.
- She dropped out of school when she was 16 years old, with her parents’ permission, in order to model in Paris.
- Ivana Trump was her maid of honor at her wedding to Mattia Dessi.