Brigitte Neilson is a Danish model, actress, musician and reality television personality who began her career modelling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later acted in the 1985 films Red Sonja and Rocky IV. She is also known for her marriage to Sylvester Stallone, with whom she starred in the 1986 film Cobra.
At the age of 16, she dropped out of school and got permission from her parents to pursue modeling in Paris. So in 1979, she went to Italy and France. It was not until 1984 that Dino de Laurentiis, an Italian producer contacted Brigitte to film Red Sonja in 1985 together with leading man, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Red Sonja was her debut, followed by Rocky IV in 1985, Cobra in 1986. She also shot Beverly Hills Cop II in 1987 alongside with Chris Rock, Paul Reiser and Eddie Murphy.
She also had other movies in the 90’s, which include The Astral Factor in 1991, Galaxis in 1995, Compelling Evidence in the same year, She’s Too Tall in 1998 and Doomsdayer in 1999.
Brigitte Nielsen has also done some work in European TV and hosts a Danish TV show. Aside from hosting, she also frequently appears in many Italian TV shows.
In the late 1980s, Marvel Comics approached Nielsen to pose for photographs dressed as the comic book character She-Hulk. Subsequently, she starred in 976-Evil II, The Double 0 Kid (1992), Chained Heat II (1993), and Snowboard Academy (1996).
Nielsen started her music career in 1987. She released her debut album Every Body Tells a Story in that year and recorded a duet with Austrian pop star Falco, Giorgio Moroder’s penned “Body Next to Body” which went to #22 in Germany and #6 in Austria.
She’s released several albums between 1987-2002 (Every Body Tells a Story , I’m the One… Nobody Else and more singles). She was also the vocal performance on the song Misery, with Spleen United from the album School of Euphoria (2012).
Other Television Work
Nielsen appeared on the first season of the Italian production of The Mole (2004) and on the third season of the VH1 reality show The Surreal Life (2004).
In 2003, Nielsen appeared in the Danish Big Brother VIP. In January 2005, she was a contestant in Britain’s Celebrity Big Brother, along with her former mother-in-law, Jackie Stallone. Nielsen came third in the final public vote.
Brigitte is an international star and her fame and beauty are excellent celebrity endorsement qualities.