Famous Danish Actresses

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Connie Nielsen
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Birthdate: July 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frederikshavn, Denmark
Danish actor Connie Nielsen is best known for her award-winning role of Lucilla in Gladiator. She also appeared in the film One Hour Photo and in the series Boss and The Following. She played Hippolyta in DC films such as Wonder Woman. Nielsen is a polyglot who speaks eight languages.

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Brigitte Nielsen
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Birthdate: July 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rødovre, Denmark

Brigitte Nielsen is a Danish actress, singer, model, and reality television personality. She is best known for appearing in popular movies like Red Sonja, Rocky IV, and Cobra. Brigitte Nielsen is also known for her highly publicized marriage and the subsequent divorce with Sylvester Stallone. 

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Sandi Toksvig
(Comedian, Writer)

Sandi Toksvig
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Birthdate: May 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Sandi Toksvig is best known as the host of shows such as News Quiz, QI, and The Great British Bake Off. The Women's Equality Party co-founder is also a lesbian icon and has written several children’s and adult books and plays. She hosted a motivational podcast during the COVID-19 lockdown. 
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Amanda Collin
(Actress)

Amanda Collin
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Birthdate: March 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denmark

Amanda Collin is a Danish actress best known for playing “Mother” in the HBO Max series Raised by Wolves. As part of the Mungo Park Theatre ensemble, she has acted in many popular plays, including Hamlet. She received both the Robert Award and the Bodil Award for Best Actress for her leading role in the film A Horrible Woman. 

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Sidse Babett Knudsen
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Birthdate: November 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Sidse Babett Knudsen is a Danish actress who achieved international prominence for playing important roles in popular TV series like Borgen and Westworld. Widely regarded as one of the top actresses of her generation from Denmark, Knudsen has received several prestigious awards including César Award, Bodil Award, and Jussi Award.

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
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Birthdate: January 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hillerød, Denmark

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen is a Danish actress best known for her role as painter Marie Krøyer in the biographical film The Passion of Marie. She received a Robert Award for Best Actress nomination for this portrayal. She is also active on TV and has appeared in Martin Scorsese's HBO television series Vinyl. She made her Broadway debut in 2016. 

Stephanie Corneliussen
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Birthdate: April 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Best known as Joanna Wellick from Mr. Robot, Stephanie Corneliussen was scouted by a modeling agency at 13 and soon won the Supermodel of Scandinavia contest. Apart from being a trained ballet dancer, the openly bisexual Danish actor-model is also vegan and a prominent animal rights activist.

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Emilie Ullerup
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Birthdate: October 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish actor Emilie Ullerup is best known as Ashley Magnus from the Canadian series Sanctuary and as Bree O'Brien from Chesapeake Shores. She also appeared in the Signed, Sealed, Delivered series of Hallmark TV films. Her role as Kaitlin Joyce in the series JPod won her a Leo Award.

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Anna Karina
(Actress)

Anna Karina
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Birthdate: September 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solbjerg, Denmark
Died: December 14, 2019

Anna Karina was a Danish-French film actress, singer, and director. She often collaborated with French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard and appeared in many of his films, including My Life to Live and Bande à part. She set up her own production company in 1972 and made her directorial debut with Vivre ensemble. She was also a published author. 

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Clara Rugaard
(Actress)

Clara Rugaard
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Birthdate: December 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Alba August
(Actress)

Alba August
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Birthdate: June 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Sofie Grabol
(Actress)

Sofie Grabol
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Birthdate: July 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

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Christiane Seidel
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Birthdate: April 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States

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Iben Hjejle
(Actress)

Iben Hjejle
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Birthdate: March 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Søborg, Denmark

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Linnea Berthelsen
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Birthdate: July 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gangtok, Sikkim, India

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Joanna Roth
(Actress)

Joanna Roth
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Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark

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Nukâka Coster-Waldau
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Birthdate: February 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Uummannaq, Greenland
Danish-Greenlandic singer/actor Nukâka Coster-Waldau made history when she was placed 19th in the Miss Universe contest in 1990, securing the highest place that Greenland had ever had in the contest. Married to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of Game of Thrones fame, she is also a mother of two.

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Mille Dinesen
(Actress)

Mille Dinesen
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Birthdate: March 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Natalie Madueno
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Birthdate: November 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Cecilie Thomsen
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Birthdate: October 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bogø, Denmark

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Maria Sten
(Actress)

Maria Sten
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Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Cecilie Stenspil
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Birthdate: October 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glostrup, Denmark

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Trine Dyrholm
(Actress)

Trine Dyrholm
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Birthdate: April 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

Trine Dyrholm is a Danish singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved national recognition at the age of 14 when she placed third in the popular music competition, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Four years later, Trine Dyrholm showcased her acting skills in the movie Springflod, which earned her the prestigious Bodil Award for Best Actress.

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Danica Curcic
(Actress)

Danica Curcic
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Birthdate: August 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia

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Angela Bundalovic
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Birthdate: 1995 AD
Birthplace: Denmark

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Gry Bay
(Actress)

Gry Bay
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Birthdate: August 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

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Jessica Dinnage
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Birthdate: October 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Nina van Pallandt
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Birthdate: July 15, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Amalie Bruun
(Musician)

Amalie Bruun
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Birthdate: January 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Amalie Bruun is a Danish actress and musician. A well-known pianist and guitarist, Bruun achieved international prominence in 2008 when she received the New York Songwriters Circle international Award. Amalie Bruun is also credited with creating the title song for the popular reality TV show Paradise Hotel.

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Rie Rasmussen
(Model and actress known for her appearance in the erotic thriller Femme Fatale)

Rie Rasmussen
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Birthdate: February 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Sarah-Sofie Boussnina
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Birthdate: December 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Svendborg, Denmark

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Anette Støvelbæk
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Birthdate: July 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amager, Denmark

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Medina
(Singer)

Medina
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Birthdate: November 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark

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Annette Stroyberg
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Birthdate: December 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rynkeby, Denmark
Died: December 12, 2005

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Liv Corfixen
(Actress)

Liv Corfixen
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Birthdate: January 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denmark

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Bodil Joensen
(Pornographic actress)

Bodil Joensen
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Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hundige, Denmark
Died: January 3, 1985

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Laura Bach
(Actress)

Laura Bach
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Birthdate: April 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Denmark

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Asta Nielsen
(Actress)

Asta Nielsen
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Birthdate: September 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: May 24, 1972

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Paprika Steen
(Actress)

Paprika Steen
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Birthdate: November 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

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Osa Massen
(Actress)

Osa Massen
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Birthdate: January 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 2, 2006

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Sonja Richter
(Actress, best known for her performance in the 2002 film Open Hearts by Susanne Bier)

Sonja Richter
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Birthdate: January 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Esbjerg, Denmark

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Yutte Stensgaard
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Birthdate: May 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Thisted, Jutland, Denmark

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Ellen Hillingso
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Birthdate: March 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Greta Thyssen
(Actress)

Greta Thyssen
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Birthdate: March 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hareskovby, Denmark
Died: January 6, 2018

Greta Thyssen was a Danish film actress and former model. After winning the Miss Denmark crown in 1952, she moved to USA. She began her career as Marilyn Monroe’s body double in movies before carving a niche of her own. She is best known for her appearances in the Three Stooges films. Climate activist Genevieve Guenther is her daughter. 

Ann Eleonora Jørgensen
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Birthdate: October 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hjørring, Denmark

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Delia Sheppard
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Birthdate: July 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Jaqueline Fleming
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Birthdate: September 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Lise Baastrup
(Actress)

Lise Baastrup
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Birthdate: March 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Silkeborg, Denmark

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Heidi Kozak
(Actress)

Heidi Kozak
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Birthdate: June 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Ulla Poulsen
(Ballerina)

Ulla Poulsen
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Birthdate: February 5, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 21, 2001