56 years old (Born on July 15, 1963)
Danish, Actress; She is famous from Red Sonja, Cobra, Rocky IV, Beverly Hills Cop II.Married Mattia Dessi for a second time on the Mediterranean island of Malta. She speaks four languages: Danish, Italian, English and German. Dropped out of school at age 16 with her parents' permission to model in Paris. Ex-wife of Sylvester Stallone. Former mother-in-law to Sage Stallone and Seargeoh Stallone. Former sister-in-law of Frank Stallone Jr. Former daughter-in-law of Jackie Stallone and Frank Stallone Sr. Was engaged to Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1985.
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Fun Facts About Brigitte Nielsen
Her first apartment in Los Angeles belonged to actor Armand Assante.
Dad Svend (died in 1999) was an engineer. Mom, Hanne, was a librarian.
Her real name, Gitte is pronounced Ghee-Te.
While she acted in Domino (1988), 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.
She was rumored to have turned down $ 1M for spending a night with an Arab prince. (July 1997)
Her natural hair colour is light brown and she has green/brown eyes.
She spoke to her former mother-in-law Jackie Stallone for the first time since 1987 after they both appeared as contestants on "Celebrity Big Brother" (2001) in January 2005.
The now bankrupt New World Studios hired her to pose for promotional photos highlighting the Marvel Comics character She-Hulk in 1989 to distribute as a possible movie. Though the pictures garnered much fan interest, they failed to produce interest in financial backers.
She left her first husband and child in Denmark to find fame in America (1985).
Met her 3rd husband Raoul Meyer three times before they married: the first time in 1980 but she was engaged to Luca Rossi, a famous Italian top-models boss, the second time in 1987 when she was divorced but Raoul was engaged, and the last time in May 1992, in their friend's villa on the lake of Como in Lombardia, Italy.
Appeared in "Flavor of Love" (2006), the highest rated show in VH1's history.
She remains good friends with Flavor Flav.
Her 2nd son Killian, by footballer Mark Gastineau, was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on December 15, 1989.
Her manager was the American dancer David Buonantony.
On Howard Stern's show, she said that she had a relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger during the shooting of Red Sonja (1985).
Mother of Julian Winding.
When she was 10-years old she got up every morning at 4:30 to deliver bread from the local bakery before she went to school.
According to the Guiness Book of World Records, she is the tallest living actress, 6' 1", in a leading role, along with Mariel Hemingway (Tamara Dobson was 6' 2", but she passed away in 2006).
She was briefly considered for these roles: Jane Porter in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), Maria Sofia of Austria in 'O re (1989), Gayle in BattleQueen 2020 (2001) & Fran in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). In order, the roles went to Andie MacDowell, Ornella Muti, Julie Strain & Missi Pyle.
Measurements: Reported to be 36B-24 1/2-36 1/2 at the time of her wedding to Sylvester Stallone. Enhancement surgery resulted in a 41DD-23 1/2-37 figure in 1989. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Her favorite writers are Wilbur Smith and Ken Follett.
Escaped death after canceling a flight on the plane which crashed at Milan's Linate airport. (October 2001).
Ex-husband Sylvester Stallone was so "obsessed" with her appearance, he had her image carved into their furniture.
She is engaged to Italian bartender Mattia Dessu00ec since April 2004. They met in a restaurant in Lugano on April 12, 2004. Mattia is 15 years younger than Brigitte.
Brother Jan was born in 1965.
Her favorite book is "A Place Called Freedom" by Ken Follett.
Her third husband, the photographer/director Sebastian Copeland is Orlando Bloom's cousin.
Was engaged to New York Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau from January 1988 to April 1990.
Her first son Julian (b. 1984) married Sine Thybeak Hansen on April 19, 2004 in Copenhagen in the same day and at the same age of his mother when she married Julian's father, the musician Kasper Winding.
Released some dance music singles (titled "No more turning back" in 2000, "Tic Toc" in 2001, You're no lady" featuring the drag-queen RuPaul in summer 2002), but she used her real name Gitta.
Her favorite city is Paris.
Engaged to Sylvester Stallone from April 1985 to December 1985, the month in which the two married.
Ivana Trump was her witness at her second marriage to Mattia Dessi.
Her favorite movies are A Beautiful Mind (2001) and I Am Sam (2001).
Swam for many years when she was young.
Son Julian born in Copenhagen on April 1984 by her first husband, Danish musician Kasper Winding, studies music like his father and lives in Denmark. Son Killian, by footballer Mark Gastineau, lives with her and 4th husband Raoul Meyer together with the other two sons from her marriage to Meyer, Douglas Aaron, born on April 19, 1993 and Raoul Jr., born on May 21, 1995.
In February 2005, she credited Flavor Flav with saving her life, when he dialed 911 as she suffered a severe morning asthma attack.
Son by Mark Gastineau, Marcus (b. 1990). Gastineau announced his retirement from the NFL on 20 October 1988 citing that Nielsen, whom he left Lisa Gastineau for, was suffering from cancer. Much later, he admitted he had twice tested for steroids and was afraid of the bad publicity from a third positive test.
Ex-sister-in-law of Danish directer Nicolas Winding Refn.