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Brigitte Nielsen

  • Danish actress
  • Born July 15, 1963

Brigitte Nielsen (Danish pronunciation: [pʁiketə ˈnelsn̩]; born Gitte Nielsen; 15 July 1963) is a Danish actress, model, singer and reality television personality who began her career modeling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later acted in the 1985 films Red Sonja and Rocky IV, later returning to Rocky series in Creed II (2018). She is also known for her marriage to Sylvester Stallone, with whom she starred in the 1986 film Cobra. She played Karla Fry in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and the Black Witch in the 1990s Italian film series Fantaghiro.


I know I am the first female celebrity in the world who has allowed herself to be filmed like that in an operating theatre.




Whether you go to Turkey or Mexico, China or Australia, find time to involve yourself with the people you're dealing with.




I'm not a beautiful person and I never have been.




I've covered a lot of ground geographically and emotionally and for years I lost my connection with my family. But the best comfort you can have, whether you are on the phone or sitting there in the living room with them, is with your parents, and to me family has always meant protection. When you smile you get a smile back, unconditionally.




People think I'm strong as hard as I look. But I've a very sensitive side and need to be loved by everyone.




Being a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me. Before you have your first baby you are a girl and then you become a mother. There is no transition into being a woman; you literally become a mum and being a mum means you always love someone else more than yourself and it is an unexplainable situation.




I was shooting a bikini promotion in Mahe in the Seychelles in 1980 when there was a military coup and I, along with a roomful of other people, ended up being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint in a windowless room with no ventilation for 36 hours.




I do expose my body, but only because I think people should have something nice to look at.




I know I will be breaking a taboo. But I'm sure that it will provoke a new discussion. It's time things change. I feel 30 and want to look that way again.




Once you enter the public's eye, you have to be aware that you give up a huge part of your own life.




It's a very, very tricky situation. I haven't said yes to either of them.




My childhood was really comfortable and secure, but school was a nightmare. I was a lot taller than the other girls and they called me Gitte the giraffe.




All I know is it destroyed my family, it destroyed my marriage to Sylvester and I will never get over it.




I go every year to the Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives and it's spectacular.




Who says I'm gonna marry another guy? In Europe it's not like in America, where you set a date.




I'm 48 now and I would like to have another baby. I would love to because of all the things I have learned. It would be like starting all over again. But am I too old? I'm young at heart and I would be different this time round.




When you makes movies, you usually make good money. But it is also a very tough job. Once you enter the public's eye, you have to be aware that you give up a huge part of your own life. And it is never a job from nine to five.




I've lost bags all over the world and had cases end up in London, Frankfurt, Los Angeles and Miami.



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