Brigitte Nielsen Net Worth, Biography, Career, Husband & Kids

Brigitte Nielsen Net Worth

Brigitte Nielsen Net Worth    $600,000

Popular Name: Brigitte Nielsen
Real Name:
Gitte Nielsen
Birth Date: 15 July 1963
Birth Place:
Rødovre, Denmark
Age: 59
Gender: Female
Nationality: Danish
Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in
Weight: N/A
Sexuality: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Kasper Winding (m. 1983; div. 1984)
Sylvester Stallone (m. 1985; div. 1987)​
Sebastian Copeland (m. 1990; div. 1992)​
Raoul Meyer (m. 1993; div. 2005)
Mattia Dessì (m. 2006)
Children: 5
Profession: Actress, Model, Singer, Reality Television Personality
Years active: 1984 To Date
Net Worth: $600,000
Last Updated: 2022


Brigitte Nielsen is a renowned Danish actress, singer, model, and reality television personality who started off as a model in her early years, modeling for the likes of Helmut Newton and Greg Gorman.

Eventually, she landed an acting role in the 1985 movies ‘Rocky IV’ and ‘Red Sonja’, and her career took a different, positive dimension.

Apart from being popular for her acting and singing performances, she is also famous for her marriage to American actor Sylvester Stallone, whom she appeared alongside in the 1986 movie ‘Cobra’.

Nielson played the starring role of the Black Witch in the 90s Italian film series ‘Fantaghirò’, and played a villain in the 1987 film ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’. She later built a career appearing on reality TV shows, hosting TV programs, and starring in B-movies.

We’ll take a peek into Brigitte Nielson’s net worth , early life, works and accomplishments in this article.

Brigitte Nielsen’s Biography & Career

Brigitte Nielsen, named born Gitte Nielsen, was born in Rødovre, Copenhagen, Denmark on July 15, 1963. She is the daughter of Svend Nielsen, an engineer, and Hanne, a librarian.

Nielsen, over six feet tall, started her modeling career Newton in the beginning of the 80s by working for Greg Gorman and Helmut.

She posed for Playboy a number of times and even posed for the frontage in December 1987. In the late ’80s, Marvel Comics contacted her to pose for pictures dressed as the character She-Hulk, and the world media nicknamed her “Amazon” owing to her tall stature.

She made her acting debut several years later in the 1985 films ‘Rocky IV’ and ‘Red Sonja’ alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. She was later seen with then-husband Sylvester Stallone in the film ‘Cobra’ in 1986.

She appeared in Michael Jackson’s music video for ‘Liberian Girl’ and the music video for Austrian Rock Star Falco’s ‘Body Next To Body’.

In 1997, Brigitte hosted a talk show series called “Gittes venner” for a Davis TV network, and appeared in several other Danish television shows and commercials in the late 1990s.

In 2003, she was in the Danish “Big Brother” along with her former mother-in-law Jackie Stallone. She was seen in the first season of the Italian television show “The Mole” in 2004 and then appeared on the third season of VH1’s “The Surreal Life.”

In 2006, she guest-starred on the show “Flavor of Love.” The following year, she starred in the British mockumentary “Killing Brigitte Nielsen” which aired on the Sky Travel network.

In 2008, she was a part of the reality TV show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” which portrayed her and a couple of other celebrities facing recovery from alcohol and drug addiction at a Pasadena rehabilitation clinic.

2010 saw the model appearing as a celebrity participant on two French reality shows. The following year, she worked in a voice role for Danish animated comedy “Ronal the Barbarian.”

In 2012, she played a part in the horror film “Eldorado” and was a celebrity competitor and champion of the German edition of “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”. In 2013, she acted in the short film “The Key.”

In 2014, she starred in the science fiction flick “Exodus,” the television series “Raising Hope,” and the action flick “Mercenaries.” In 2015, Nielsen started hosting her own talk program “Gitte Talks” on the Danish television channel Kana 4.

Since August 2016, Nielson has been serving as a presenter for the German dating television show “Wirt Sucht Liebe.” In 2017, she joined the cast of the television series “Gods and Secrets.” The following year, Brigitte Neilson reprised her “Rocky IV” character of Ludmilla Drago in “Creed II.”

She also diversified into music along the line of her career, and started by releasing her first studio album titled ‘Everybody Tells a Story’ in 1987.

In the same year, she recorded a duet with Austrian musician “Falco,” that went to No. 6 in Austria and No. 22 in Germany. Her follow-up album, titled “I’m the One…Nobody Else” became available in 1991.

She has released several songs under the stage name “Gitta” in an experiment to see if she could achieve success as a singer without her real, popular name on the cover. The first song she recorded using Gitta was “No More Turning Back,” and it reached 54th place on the British Single Charts.

Personal Life & Family

Brigitte is fluent in Danish, Italian, English, and German, with some understanding of French. Her first marriage was to Kasper Winding. They were married for a year from 1983-1984, and they have a son together named Julian Winding.

Her most publicized relationship was her involvement with film star Sylvester Stallone. They had their engagement during the filming of ‘Rocky IV’ in 1985 and conducted a wedding in December the same year. Just like their relationship, their divorce was also highly publicized when they called it quit in July 1987.

Brigitte was married to photographer and film director Sebastian Copeland from 1990 to 1992. Her ex-fiancé Mark Gastineau fathered her first child, Killian Marcus Gastineau who was born in 1989. She had two sons in her fourth marriage with Raoul Meyer.

In 2005, Nielson had a highly revealed affair with rapper Flavor Flav. She married Mattia Dessi in 2006. In June 2018, she gave birth to a fifth child at the age of 54.

In July 2007, the movie star checked herself into a rehabilitation facility in North Hollywood, and was out nearly two weeks later.

In addition to appearing on the show “Celebrity Rehab” for alcoholism, TV Guide showed her success story with sobriety and in 2010, it was confirmed that she was sober and had stopped smoking.

Brigitte Nielsen Net Worth

The stunning Danish actress and television personality who is also known for her singing and acting credits, Nrigitte Nielson, is said to be $600,000 rich today.

Not to take anything away from her career and accomplishments, the mother of five is probably most famous for her highly publicized marriage to American actor Sylvester (Sly) Stallone.


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