Brigitte Nielsen is a Danish-Italian actress, model, and reality TV personality. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1963 and began her career as a model in the 1980s. She gained international fame for her appearances in several Hollywood films, including "Red Sonja" (1985), "Beverly Hills Cop II" (1987), and "Cobra" (1986), in which she starred opposite Sylvester Stallone.

Nielsen has also had a successful career on television, appearing on reality shows such as "Celebrity Big Brother," "The Surreal Life," and "Dancing with the Stars." She has also appeared on various talk shows and documentaries.

In addition to her work in entertainment, Nielsen has been open about her personal struggles with addiction and has spoken publicly about her experiences in rehab. She has also been an advocate for animal rights and has worked with various organizations to raise awareness about animal welfare.

Nielsen has been married five times, including to Sylvester Stallone from 1985 to 1987. She has four children from her previous marriages and is currently married to Italian TV producer Mattia Dessi, with whom she has one child.