Danish actress and fashion model Brigitte Nielsen was born on July 15, 1963 in the city of Redovre in the family of an engineer and a librarian. The family did not live well, so at the age of 10, Brigitte got a job helping a saleswoman in a bakery. In her youth, she wanted to become a model, and in 1979 she moved to Paris. Her career developed rapidly: Brigitte collaborated with Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace, participated in fashion shows. For her tall stature and spectacular appearance, Nielsen received the nickname “Amazon” from journalists.
A film career began when producer Dino De Laurentiis saw Brigitte on the cover of a magazine and invited her to play the lead role in the action movie Red Sonja, where she played in tandem with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Immediately after filming, Nielsen was approved for a role in the drama Rocky 4. Briggita’s partner was Sylvester Stallone, with whom she fell in love at first sight. A few months later, the couple got married.
Marriage to Stallone made Brigitte famous. At the peak of her popularity, the actress was approved for roles in the films Cobra and Beverly Hills Cop 2. When the couple divorced, Brigitte’s career began to decline, but she continued to act in reality shows, and in 2014, she played one of the main roles in the film Mercenaries. In 2018, the actress appeared in the action movie Creed 2, a continuation of the story about Rocky Balboa.
The star has five marriages behind her, and she gave birth to her fifth child at the age of 54.