Nielsen, Brigitte 1963- (Gitte Nielson)

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Nielsen, Brigitte 1963- (Gitte Nielson)


Born Gitte Nielsen, July 15, 1963, in Copenhagen, Denmark; daughter of Svend (an engineer; died in 1999) and Hanne (a librarian); married Kasper Winding (a composer; divorced, c. 1984); married Sylvester Stallone (an actor), December 15, 1985 (divorced, 1987); married Mark Gastineau (a professional athlete; divorced); married Sebastian Copeland (a video director), 1990 (divorced c. 1993); married Raoul Meyer (a race car driver), January 1994 (marriage ended); married Mattia Dessi, July 8, 2006; children: (first marriage) Julian; (third marriage) Marcus, Jr.; (fifth marriage) Douglas and Raoul.


Actress and recording artist. Appeared in television commercials for Anna Club characters, 1987, and Carlsberg Beer, 1996; in print ads for Art Hair Studios, 1995, and Airoldi Bijoux, 1996-98; previously worked as a model in Paris.


Film Appearances:

Title role, Red Sonja, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985.

Ludmilla, Rocky IV, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985.

Ingrid, Cobra, Warner Bros., 1986.

Karla Fry, Beverly Hills Cop II, Paramount, 1987.

Lisa, Bye Bye Baby, Prism Pictures, 1988.

Title role, Domino, CDI, 1988.

Rachel, Mission of Justice (also known as Martial Law III), Republic Pictures, 1992.

Agnes, 976-EVIL 2 (also known as 976-EVIL 2: The Astral Factor, The Astral Factor, and The Horrorscope), CineTel, 1992.

Rhonda, The Double O Kid, Prism Pictures, 1993.

Magda Kassar, Chained Heat II, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Ticket agent, Pentathlon, Live Entertainment/PFG Entertainment, 1994.

Ladera, Galaxis (also known as Galactic Force, Star Crystal, and Terminal Force), Prism Pictures, 1995.

Michelle Stone, Compelling Evidence, Stratosphere Entertainment, 1995.

Sybil, Codename: Silencer (also known as Body Count), Gramercy Pictures, 1996.

Mimi, Snowboard Academy, Columbia TriStar, 1996.

Veronica, She's Too Tall, 1998.

Herself, Paparazzi, Filmauro, 1998.

Minna, Hostile Environment, Amsell Entertainment, 1998.

Elizabeth Gast, Doomsayer, ABS-CBN Entertainment/Quantum Entertainment 1999.

Fans, 1999.

Lab doctor, Korn: Duece (video; also known as Who Then Now?), 2002.

Film Executive Producer:

Hostile Environment (also known as Watership Warrior), 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lieutenant Maggie Bartok, Murder by Moonlight (also known as Dark of the Moon and Murder on the Moon), CBS, 1989.

Black Queen, Fantaghiro II (also known as Cave of the Golden Rose II), Italian television, 1992.

Black Queen, Fantaghiro III (also known as Cave of the Golden Rose III), Italian television, 1993.

Black Queen, Fantaghiro IV (also known as Cave of the Golden Rose IV), Italian television, 1994.

Black Queen, Fantaghiro V, Italian television, 1994.

Voyage: Killing Brigitte Nielsen, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Secrets Women Never Share, NBC, 1987.

The Fourteenth Peoples Choice Awards, CBS, 1988.

Especial Nochevieja 1987: Super 88, 1988.

The 15th Annual American Music Awards, 1988.

Whicker's Miss World, 1993.

Big Brother VIP-Jokeren, 2003.

(As Gitte Nielsen), Big Brother VIP-Lise-Lottes VIP Talkshow Uncut, 2003.

VH1 Big in 04, VH1, 2004.

The British Comedy Awards 2004, ITV, 2004.

Retrosexual: The 80's, VH1, 2004.

Wendy Williams Is on Fire 4, 2005.

The Greatest: The 40 Hottest Rock Star Girlfriendsand Wives, VH1, 2005.

The British Soap Awards 2005, Granada, 2005.

Avid Merrion's XXXmas Special, Channel 4, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Festival, Italian television, 1987-88.

Harvey Shine Presents, 1991-1993.

Scheizi a parte, 1992.

Basket Polo Cup, Italian television, 1996-97.

Host, Brigitte & Friends, Danish television, 1997.

(As Gitte Nielsen), Big Brother VIP, 2003.

(As Gitte Nielsen), Big Brother VIP-Talkshowet, 2003.

The Surreal Life, The WB, 2004.

Strange Love, VH1, 2005.

Celebrity Big Brother (also known as Comic Relief Big Brother), Channel 4, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Wetten, dass …? aus Kiel," Wetten, dass …?, 1987.

Aspel & Company, 1989.

Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated, 1989.

"Brigitte's Never Ending Love," Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 1989.

"The Comeback of Brigitte Nielsen," This Evening, syndicated, 1989.

Estress, 1991.

0137, 1992.

Festival di Sanremo, Italian television, 1992.

Monica Steile, "Bastille Day Terror," Counterstrike (also known as Force de frappe), 1992.

Bellezas al agua, 1993.

Gottschalk Late Night, 1993.

The Full Wax, 1993.

The Word, 1994.

Nachtshow, 1994.

Harald Schmidt Show, Die, 1996.

Retromarsh!, Italian television, 1996.

Johannes B. Kerner Show, Die (also known as JBK), 1998.

Herself, Ruby, 1998.

Herself, Fantasy World Cup, 1998.

La Sai L'Ultima, Italian television, 1999.

Posto al sole, Un, 2000.

GMTV, 2000.

"Brigitte Nielsen," E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

"Gitte Nielsen—Gift til gods og guld," Gift til gods og guld, 2001.

Aprieta y gana, 2001.

Tout le monde en parle, 2001.

V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002.

Go' aften Danmark, 2003.

The Salon, Channel 4, 2003.

"Celebrity Christmas Special 2," Stars in Their Eyes, ITV, 2003.

La Talpa, (also known as Celebrity Mole), 2004.

Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004.

High Chaparall, 2004.

Best Week Ever, VH1, 2004-2005.

The Late Late Show, 2005.

Good Day Live, syndicated, 2005.

The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNBC, 2005.

The View, ABC, 2005.

Guest host, The Friday Night Project, Channel 4, 2005.

Tan a gustito, 2005.

"IntteroGitted," Flavor of Love, VH1, 2006.

The Joan Rivers Position, Channel 5, 2006.

Midnight Money Madness, TBS, 2006.

The Podge and Rodge Show, 2006.

"Welcome to Celebrity Island," The Surreal Life: Fame Games, VH1, 2007.

"Sex, Size, and Videotape," The Surreal Life: Fame Games, VH1, 2007.

"Down and Out on the B-List," The Surreal Life: Fame Games, VH1, 2007.

"The Chyna Doll Syndrome," The Surreal Life: Fame Games, VH1, 2007.

The Maury Povich Show (also known as Maury and The Maury Show), syndicated, 2007.

Riverboat—Die MDR-Talkshow aus Leipzig, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Gottschalk & Friends, 2005.



Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film-Volume II, 1997.

Falco-Hoch wie nie, 1998.


Everybody Tells a Story, 1987.

Body Next to Body, 1988.

I Am the OneNobody Else, 1991.


(With Falco) "Body Next to Body," 1987.

Music Videos:

Appeared in Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl," 1989; Korn's "Make Me Bad," 2000.



She's Too Tall, 1998.



Interview, June, 1990, pp. 132.

People, July 22, 1985, pp. 39; April 4, 1988, pp. 94.

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