Statuesque Danish actress Brigitte Nielsen was once married to Sylvester Stallone. As for her career achievements...uh....Statuesque Danish actress Brigitte Nielsen was once married to Sylvester Stallone. Well, let's be fair: she wasn't bad as the comic-book sword 'n' sorcery heroine Red Sonja in the 1985 film of the same name. And she certainly filled the costumes (what there were of them) in Domino (89) and Chained Heat 2 (93). To fully assess the thespic skills of Brigitte Nielsen, one must witness her starkly realistic performance as a curvaceous NASA detective in the lunar looney tune Murder by Moonlight (93). Appearances in minor films would continue for Nielsen throughout the 90's and 2000's, but the actress's second wind would come in the form of reality TV. After a memorable stint on VH1's The Surreal Life in 2004, Nielsen would go on to appear on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
Biography by Hal Erickson
- Got her start as a model.
- Made her film debut in Red Sonja (1985).
- Released an album called Every Body Tells a Story in 1987.
- Made two films with her ex-husband Sylvester Stallone: Rocky IV (1985) and Cobra (1986).