Born: Jul 15, 1962 AD
Currently alive, at 52 years of age.
1963 - Born on July 15th in Helsingør, Denmark. Sometimes called "The Great Dane", Brigitte Nielsen is a buxom Danish actress best known for her romantic entanglements, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Mark Gastineau.
1979 - By her teens, teachers, students, and strangers could not keep their eyes off her, so Nielsen dropped out of school at 16 and moved to continental Europe to pursue a modeling career.
1985 - Her film debut was Red Sonja with Schwarzenegger, with whom she reportedly had a torrid affair, capped off when the smitten Austrian took Nielsen home to meet his mother.
- Legend has it that Nielsen met Stallone, her second and most famous husband, by sending a nude photograph of herself to the star's hotel room. Soon she was playing a Russian drone in his Rocky IV. They married on December 15th.
1993 - Married to Raoul Meyer on December 17th.
2000 - She has not worked as an actress since Doomsdayer co-starring Udo Kier, but she has extended her celebrity by participating in Danish and British editions of Celebrity Big Brother, and the American equivalent, UPN's The Surreal Life.
2004 - Nielsen was photographed groping Anna Nicole Smith at a VH1 event. Some viewers speculated that she was comparing the tactile consistency of Smith's implants to her own.
2005 - Neilsen credited Flav with saving her life, when he dialed 911 as she suffered a severe morning asthma attack.
- Appeared in Celebrity Big Brother.
2006 - Married to Mattia Dessi on July 8th.
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