Brigitte Nielsen Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Today Brigitte Nielsen is known as a singer, actress, model and presenter with net worth valued to be more than 400,000 dollars. Viewers and fans of her also know Nielsen as Gitte, Gitta and The Great Dane, as Brigitte is a Danish actress. She has made many notable appearances in movies during her career in the industry of show business – for example, in “Red Sonja” she performed as the main character, also played Ingrid Knudsen in “Red Cobra”, and was a Dark Witch in the “Fantaghiro” series of movies – “The Cave of the Golden Rose”.

Brigitte Nielsen Net Worth $400 Thousand

Born Gitte Nielsen on July 15 in the year 1963, her home is Rodovre, located in Copenhagen, Denmark. With brother Jan, Gitte was raised in an ordinary family – her mother is a librarian, while her father works as an engineer. The first time Nielsen’s net worth increased because of her amazing talent was in 1983 as she became a model for the famous portrait photographer Greg Gorman. At the beginning of her career Nielsen also worked with Helmut Newton, but still modeling did not become the main source of Gitte’s net worth despite such a great beginning. Gitte decided to try acting, and made her extremely successful debut in 1985, when she starred in the action film ‘Red Sonja’, directed by Richard Fleischer and had the opportunity to communicate with other stars, such as Sandahl Bergman and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who also played one of the main roles in this movie.

After such a fascinating performance Brigitte did not stop increasing her net worth – in the same year she performed in the movie “Rocky IV” with Sylvester Stallone and Tony Burton. Later Brigitte played Ingrid from “Cobra” in 1986, and one year later appeared in “Beverly Hills Cop II” as Karla Fry. One of the most interesting of Gitte’s roles was acting in the Fantaghiro series, also known as “The Cave of the Golden Rose”. There Gitta has played the role of the Dark Witch since the beginning in 1991, and has earned a large amount of money doing so.

But Brigitte Nielsen nowadays is known not only as a model and actress, but also as a musician, and in total since 1988, Nielsen has released 6 studio albums. However, even if Brigitte is known as one of the most amazing actors in Denmark, she did not manage to make such a great success in the music industry. Her debut album, “Every Body Tells a Story”, which was produced by Christian De Walden, was released in 1987. It was something of a success in Italy, but was not very popular in the rest of Europe or the United States. Nielsen tried to increase her net worth as a musician one more time in 1992, but again this album called“One… Nobody Else” did not become popular even in her home country, but still added a sum to Nielsen’s net worth. The last album was released in 2008 and titled “Brigitte Nielsen”.

So now you know how rich is Gitte.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 15, 1963
Birth place: Rødovre, Denmark
Height:6 ft (1.85 m)
Profession:Actor, Singer, Model, Presenter, Musician
Nationality:Denmark
Spouse:Mattia Dessì (m. 2006), Raoul Meyer (m. 1993–2005)
Children:Killian Marcus Nielsen, Douglas Aaron Meyer, Julian Winding, Raoul Ayrton Meyer Jr
TV shows:The Surreal Life, Strange Love, more
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1She participated in some television shows in Denmark, Germany and Sweden.
2In the United Kingdom, she participated on the reality show Celebrity Big Brother (2001). [January 2005]
3In October 2009, she published in Scandinavia her first autobiography titled: "Gitte Nielsen - Du har kun ét liv - sådan fandt jeg tilbage til mig selv".
4During the summer of 2008, she underwent six plastic surgeries, a facelift, eyelift, liposuction, breast lift and new teeth on live television for her German reality show: "Aus alt mach neu - Brigitte Nielsen in der Promi-Beauty-Klinik" (2008).
5During 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.
6Her second son, Killian Marcus, with former footballer Mark Gastineau, never met his father.
7Received $6 million for her two-year marriage to actor Sylvester Stallone.
8On July 9, 2007, Nielsen checked herself into the Cri-Help rehabilitation facility in North Hollywood following what some reports claim was a family intervention.
9Nielsen married for the fifth time in March 2005 to bartender 'Mattia Dessi', who appeared briefly on Strange Love (2005). 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.
10In summer 2006, she finally left Italy to live in the United States.
11She is terrified by crabs.
12Her first son Julian (b. 1984) lives by himself in Copenaghen, her other three sons, Killian (b. 1989), Douglas (b. 1993) and Raoulino (b. 1995) live in Milan, Italy with her fourth husband Raoul Meyer and his wife Amel Cotti and their daughter (b. 2005).
13Lives in Palm Desert, California (2008).
14Ex-sister-in-law of Danish directer Nicolas Winding Refn.
15Has appeared in Flavor of Love (2006), the highest rated show in VH1's history.
16Her second son Killian, by football player Mark Gastineau, was born in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 15, 1989.
17Mother of Julian Winding.
18Ex-wife of Sylvester Stallone. Former stepmother to Sage Stallone and Seargeoh Stallone. Former sister-in-law of Frank Stallone Jr. Former daughter-in-law of Jackie Stallone and Frank Stallone Sr.
19According 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).
20Married Mattia Dessi for a second time on the Mediterranean island of Malta.
21Ivana Trump was her maid of honor at her second marriage to Mattia Dessi.
22In February 2005, she credited Flavor Flav with saving her life, when he dialed 911 as she suffered a severe morning asthma attack.
23Met her third 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.
24When she was 10-years old, she got up every morning at 4:30 to deliver bread from the local bakery before she went to school.
25She remains good friends with Flavor Flav.
26She is engaged to Italian bartender Mattia Dessì since April 2004. They met in a restaurant in Lugano on April 12, 2004. Mattia is 15 years younger than Brigitte.
27Ex-husband Sylvester Stallone was so "obsessed" with her appearance, he had her image carved into their furniture.
28She left her first husband and child in Denmark to find fame in America (1985).
29She 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.
30On Howard Stern's show, she said that she had a relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger during the shooting of Red Sonja (1985).
31Escaped death after canceling a flight on the plane which crashed at Milan's Linate airport. (October 2001).
32While she acted in Domino (1988), she was pregnant, a pregnancy that she lost during the shooting of the film. The film was shut down for two weeks while she recovered.
33She 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 Battle Queen 2020 (2001) and Fran in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). In order, the roles went to Andie MacDowell, Ornella Muti, Julie Strain and Missi Pyle.
34Her third husband, the photographer/director Sebastian Copeland, is Orlando Bloom's cousin.
35Engaged to Sylvester Stallone from April 1985 to December 1985, the month in which the two married.
36Her first apartment in Los Angeles belonged to actor Armand Assante.
37Her 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.
38Her favorite movies are A Beautiful Mind (2001) and I Am Sam (2001).
39Her father Svend (died in 1999) was an engineer. Her mother Hanne was a librarian.
40Swam for many years when she was young.
41Was engaged to New York Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau from January 1988 to April 1990.
42Brother Jan was born in 1965.
43Son Julian born in Copenhagen on April 1984 by her first husband, Danish musician Kasper Winding, studies music like his father and lives in Denmark. Son Killian, by footballer Mark Gastineau, lives with her and 4th husband Raoul Meyer together with the other two sons from her marriage to Meyer, Douglas Aaron (b. April 19, 1993) and Raoul Jr., (b. May 21, 1995).
44Son 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.
45Her manager was the American dancer David Buonantony.
46Released some dance music singles (titled "No More Turning Back" in 2000, "Tic Toc" in 2001, "You're No Lady" featuring the drag-queen RuPaul in summer 2002), but she used her real name Gitta.
47The 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.
48She was rumored to have turned down $1M for spending a night with an Arab prince. [July 1997]
49She speaks four languages: Danish, English, German and Italian.
50Dropped out of school at age 16 with her parents' permission to model in Paris.
51Her real name, Gitte is pronounced Ghee-Te.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Sparkling blue eyes
4Platinum blonde hair


Quotes

#Quote
1Men ask me to dance, but when I stand up they start to back off, saying: 'Maybe some other time'. That's when I grab 'em and say: 'There's no time like here and now, fella'. - Referring to her height (6' 1").
2People think I'm strong as hard as I look. But I've a very sensitive side and need to be loved by everyone.
3I'm not a beautiful person and I never have been. My ex Sylvester Stallone was obsessed with my looks. He got my profile carved into the place settings of our crystal dining table. And he commissioned a bronze statue of the two of us in our underwear for his garden. It was so embarrassing. But I never understood his fascination.
4Nothing in life can ever be too big. At least, that's what I've always told all my boyfriends - and I'm not just talking about diamond rings.
5"I like to have men look at me from the bottom to the top." (referring to her height: 6'1")
6I'm European and we do that kind of thing (walking naked). It shocked the rest of the world but they got used to do it.
7When 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.
8I do expose my body, but only because I think people should have something nice to look at.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressRocky IV (1985)
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst New StarRed Sonja (1985)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressBye Bye Baby (1988)
1987Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressCobra (1986)
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressRed Sonja (1985)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Portlandia2015TV SeriesBrigitte Nielsen
Mercenaries2014Ulrika
Raising Hope2014TV SeriesSvetlana
The Key2013/VIIIShort
Eldorado2012VideoAngel
Ronal Barbaren2011Amazon Queen (voice, as Gitte Nielsen)
SOKO Stuttgart2011TV SeriesGina Wartenberg
Big Money Rustlas2010The Wife
Nite Tales: The Series2009TV SeriesMona
The Hustle2008Rich Woman
Voyage: Killing Brigitte Nielsen2007TV MovieBrigitte
Un posto al sole2000TV SeriesGitte
Doomsdayer2000Elizabeth Gast
Hostile Environment2000Minna
She's Too Tall1999Veronica Lamar
Paparazzi1998/IIGitte
Snowboard Academy1996VideoMimi
Fantaghirò 51996TV MovieStrega Nera
Galaxis1995Ladera
Body Count1995Sybil
Compelling Evidence1995Michelle Stone
Fantaghirò 41994TV MovieDark Witch
Fantaghirò 31993TV MovieDark Witch
Chained Heat II1993Magda Kassar
Fantaghirò 21992TV MovieDark Witch
Mission of Justice1992Dr. Rachel K. Larkin
Counterstrike1992TV SeriesMonica Steile
The Double 0 Kid1992VideoRhonda
976-Evil II1991Agnes
Murder by Moonlight1989TV MovieMaggie Bartok
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl1989Video shortBrigitte Nielsen (uncredited)
Domino1988Domino
Bye Bye Baby1988Lisa
Beverly Hills Cop II1987Karla Fry
Cobra1986Ingrid
Rocky IV1985Ludmilla
Red Sonja1985Red Sonja

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gitte Talks2015TV Series producer
Hostile Environment2000executive producer
She's Too Tall1999associate producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Falco - Hoch wie nie1998Video performer: "Body Next To Body"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
She's Too Tall1999story

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ich bin ein Star, holt mich hier raus!2012-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Dschungelkönigin
BNow!2015-2016TV SeriesArchiv Footage RTL / Achive Footage RTL / RTL Archiv Material
Aftenshowet2009-2015TV SeriesHerself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHerself
Mein Mann kann2012TV SeriesHerself
Glööckler, Glanz und Gloria2012TV SeriesHerself
Das perfekte Promi-Dinner2010-2012TV SeriesHerself / Himself
Masterchef2012TV SeriesHerself - Participant
Biography2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Living the Life2011TV SeriesHerself
Shooting Stars2011TV SeriesHerself
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHerself
The Vanessa Show2011TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show2005-2011TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHerself - Actress
This Morning2011TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Juice2009-2011TV SeriesHerself
4-stjerners rejse2011TV SeriesHerself
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 20102010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Greatest Christmas TV Ads2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Loose Women2008-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Presenter
Til middag hos...2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Host
The Jeremy Kyle Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Let's Dance2010TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself
Hele historien2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Zulu kvægræs2010TV SeriesHerself
Verissimo2003-2010TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew2008-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Previous Rehab Patient / Herself - Rehab Patient
La ferme célébrités2010TV SeriesHerself
Your Top 20 Celebrity Big Brother Moments2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Go' aften Danmark2003-2009TV SeriesHerself
Go' morgen Danmark2009TV SeriesHerself
Det nye talkshow2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
All Star Mr & Mrs2009TV SeriesHerself
The Fish2009/IHerself
Best of the MWF2008VideoHerself
Die 100.000 Euro Show2008TV SeriesHerself
2008 American Music Awards2008TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
12th Annual Prism Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Guinness World Records - Die größten Weltrekorde2008TV SeriesHerself
Aus alt mach neu - Brigitte Nielsen in der Promi-Beauty-Klinik2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin2008TV SeriesHerself
66th Grand Prix of Monaco2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
A Modern Fable2007Video documentary shortHerself
Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav2007TV Special documentaryHerself - Roaster
Spread TV2007TV SeriesHerself
Riverboat - Die MDR-Talkshow aus Leipzig2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Maury2007TV SeriesHerself
The Surreal Life: Fame Games2007TV SeriesHerself - Participant
The Podge and Rodge Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Midnight Money Madness2006TV SeriesHerself
The Joan Rivers Position2006TV SeriesHerself
Flavor of Love2006TV SeriesHerself
Avid Merrion's XXXmas Special2005TV MovieHerself (as Brigitte Neilsen)
Tan a gustito2005TV SeriesHerself
Gottschalk & Friends2005TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Strange Love2005TV SeriesHerself
The Greatest: The 40 Hottest Rock Star Girlfriends... and Wives2005TV MovieHerself
Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
The Friday Night Project2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
The View2005TV SeriesHerself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2005TV SeriesHerself
Good Day Live2005TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Big Brother2005TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Wendy Williams Is on Fire 42005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The British Comedy Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Surreal Life2003-2004TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Big in 042004TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
High Chaparall2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern2004TV SeriesHerself
La talpa2004TV SeriesHerself
Stars in Their Eyes2003TV SeriesHerself / Annie Lennox
The Salon2003TV SeriesHerself
Big Brother VIP - Lise-Lottes VIP Talkshow Uncut2003TV SpecialHerself (as Gitte Nielsen)
Big Brother VIP - Talkshowet2003TV SeriesHerself (as Gitte Nielsen)
Big Brother VIP2003TV SeriesHerself (Participant) (as Gitte Nielsen)
Big Brother VIP - Jokeren2003TV Short documentaryHerself
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHerself
Korn: Deuce2002Video documentaryLabdoctor (segment "Make Me Bad")
Tout le monde en parle2001TV SeriesHerself
Aprieta y gana2001TV SeriesHerself
Gift til gods og guld2001TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHerself
GMTV2000TV SeriesHerself
Open House2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Música sí2000TV SeriesHerself
Brigitte & Friends2000TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Risas y estrellas1999TV SeriesHerself
Ciao Darwin1998TV SeriesHerself - Alte
Ruby1998TV SeriesHerself
Fantasy World Cup1998TV SeriesHerself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996-1998TV SeriesHerself
Fantasy Football League1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest Manager
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryHerself (segment "Liberian Girl")
Mira quien viene esta noche1997TV SeriesHerself
A reir que son dos días1997TV MovieHerself - Musical Guest
Retromarsh!1996TV SeriesHerself (Secret Army)
Yes for Europe1996TV MovieHerself - Host
Parabéns1995TV SeriesHerself
Nachtshow1994TV SeriesHerself
La ruota della fortuna1994TV SeriesHerself - Competitor
The Word1991-1994TV SeriesHerself
Whicker's Miss World1993TV SpecialHerself
Gottschalk Late Night1993TV SeriesHerself
Bellezas al agua1993TV SeriesHerself
The Full Wax1993TV SeriesHerself
01371992TV SeriesHerself
Scherzi a parte1992TV SeriesHerself (1993)
La sai l'ultima?1992TV SeriesHerself / Co-Hostess
Harvey Shine Presents1991TV Series documentaryHerself (1991-1993)
Estress1991TV SeriesHerself
Un dia és un dia1990TV SeriesHerself
Wogan1990TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Aspel & Company1989TV SeriesHerself
Especial Nochevieja 1987: Super 881988TV MovieHerself - Performer
CBS This Morning1988TV SeriesHerself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHerself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Female Performer in New Television Show
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck1987TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Festival1987TV SeriesHerself
Wetten, dass..?1987TV SeriesHerself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual American Cinema Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Beverly Hills Cop II'1987Video shortHerself
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1985TV SeriesHerself
Festival di Sanremo1951TV SeriesHerself - Assistant (1992)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ich bin ein Star, holt mich hier raus!2016TV SeriesHerself
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Family Guy2009TV SeriesLudmilla Vobet Drago
Pop Galerie Reloaded2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew2008TV SeriesHerself - Previous Rehab Patient
TV's Believe It or Not2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Flavor of Love2006-2008TV SeriesHerself
Herr Schmidt wird 50, will aber nicht feiern2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Dorfers Donnerstalk2005TV SeriesHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues2002Video documentary shortHerself / Karla Fry (uncredited)
Goodbye 20002000TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
Falco - Hoch wie nie1998VideoHerself

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