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Brigitte Nielsen BiographyActress, model, presenter, and singer Brigitte Nielsen was born in Rødovre, a little place near Copenhagen in Denmark. At the end of High school when she was 16, Gitte (her given name) left her family to begin her modeling career. She worked for top fashion designers like Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, and Gianfranco Ferré and divided her time between New York, Paris, Milan, and Berlin. In 1983, she married Danish musician Kasper Winding and the year after her first son Julian was born, but in the same period acted in Red Sonja and left her husband and son for an acting career. The film with Arnold Schwarzenegger was successful and in 1985 she also acted in Rocky IV with her future husband, Sylvester Stallone. Stallone met Nielsen in the summer of 1985 during Red Sonja's promo and after six months they married in Malibu. After 19 months, another film together Cobra and many scandals Gitte and Sly divorced. In 1987 Brigitte acted in Beverly Hills Cop II and went to Italy where she worked in a big Italian TV show called Festival, recorded a dance album, "Every Body Tells A Story" and a pop music single "Body Next To Body" with German singer Falco.
In January 1988, she met football player Mark Gastineau in an LA gym and soon she was in love with him. In December 1989 her second son Killian was born but the relationship with Gastineau finished. In 1990, Nielsen married the photographer/director Sebastian Copeland (Orlando Bloom's cousin) in Las Vegas and recorded another album called "I'm the One...Nobody Else". In 1992 when her third marriage was finished Brigitte met Swiss/Italian Raoul Meyer and married him in December 1993. The same year her third son Douglas Aaron was born and Gitte also acted in some films such as: _Double 0 Kid, The (1992)_ with Seth Green and Wallace Shawn, Fantaghirò 2, and in the erotic thriller Chained Heat II. Meanwhile, she also worked in European television and in 1995 her last son Raoul Jr. Ayrton (in memory of her friend Ayrton Senna) was born.
Since them, Brigitte left her 4th husband, Brigitte and lives in Milan, Italy and the USA. She continues to act in many films such as: Body Count, Snowboard Academy, Hostile Environment, and Doomsdayer. She has also recorded some dance music singles: "No More Turning Back" and "You're No Lady". In 2004 she participated in two reality show, the Italian "La Talpa" (Celebrity Mole) and the American The Surreal Life and Strange Love.
TriviaHer real name, Gitte is pronounced Ghee-Te. She speaks four languages: Danish, Italian, English and German. 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. 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) 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. Brother Jan was born in 1965. Swam for many years when she was young. Her favorite movies are A Beautiful Mind (2001) and I Am Sam (2001). Her favorite writers are Wilbur Smith and Ken Follett. 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. Engaged to Sylvester Stallone from April 1985 to December 1985, the month in which the two married. 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. Her natural hair colour is light brown and she has green/brown eyes. On Howard Stern's show, she said that she had a relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger during the shooting of Red Sonja (1985). 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. Ex-husband Sylvester Stallone was so "obsessed" with her appearance, he had her image carved into their furniture. She remains good friends with Flavor Flav. 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. Ivana Trump was her maid of honor at her second marriage to Mattia Dessi. 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). Mother of Julian Winding. Appeared in "Flavor of Love" (2006), the highest rated show in VH1's history. Lives in Palm Desert, California (2008). She is terrified by crabs. Nielsen married for the fifth time in March 2005 to bartender Mattia Dessi, who appeared briefly on Strange Love. The marriage was not official, because her divorce from her previous husband was not finalized. On July 8, 2006 they married legally, following her divorce from her previous husband. Received $6 million for her two-year marriage to actor Sylvester Stallone. During the shooting of Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)_ director Tony Scott had an illicit affair with Brigitte, who was then married to Sylvester Stallone. The affair, which he describes as "horrendous", led to the break-up of Scott's second marriage to the commercials' producer Glynis Sanders. In October 2009 she published in Scandinavia her first auto-biography titled: "Gitte Nielsen - Du har kun ét liv - sådan fandt jeg tilbage til mig selv".
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