Brigitte Nielsen Has Opened Up About Giving Birth At 54 – And Just How Far She Was Willing To Go

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Image: Instagram/realbrigittenielsen

When towering Danish superstar Brigitte Nielsen had her fifth child, it marked the end of an incredible journey. For a while, it had not seemed likely that Nielsen and husband Mattia Dessi would be adding to their family. However, the birth of daughter Frida crowned their love for each other.

Image: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images
Image: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images

Nielsen gained fame first as a model and then as an actress and singer. This may well have seemed unlikely when she was a child in Copenhagen. That’s because her height, which would see her top six feet as an adult, brought with it scoliosis and legs of unequal lengths.

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However, the stick-thin girl that other kids nicknamed “the giraffe” caught the eye of a scout, which led to her becoming a model. Nielsen soon became a favorite of fashion designer Helmut Lang. And the late 1980s would see her grace the cover of Playboy magazine and pose as a real-life She-Hulk for Marvel Comics.

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