Danish Women Writers

Throughout history, there have been many Danish women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Danish female writers such as Camilla Dallerup, Karen Blixen, Anna Karina, Renée Simonsen, Isak Dinesen.

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 1 Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig
Famous As: Comedian, Writer
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. 

 2 Karen Blixen

Karen Blixen
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 17, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rungsted, Denmark
Died: September 7, 1962

Danish author Karen Blixen is best known for her memoir Out of Africa, in which she shared her experiences of living in Kenya for a few years. She was popular across Europe and wrote under several pen names. She was awarded the Danish Holberg Medal in 1949. She was shortlisted several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. 

 3 Anna Karina

Anna Karina
Famous As: Actress
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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 4 Camilla Dallerup

Camilla Dallerup
Famous As: Ballroom Dancer, Writer
Birthdate: April 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark

Camilla Dallerup is a Danish ballroom dancer, author, hypnotherapist, and life coach. She is best known for winning the popular British television dance show,Strictly Come Dancing, in 2008. A meditation teacher and hypnotherapist, Camilla Dallerup has established her own coaching center called Zenme. She has also authored a couple of self-help books.

 5 Renée Simonsen

Renée Simonsen
Famous As: Model, Writer
Birthdate: May 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aarhus

 6 Regine Olsen

Regine Olsen
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 23, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 18, 1904

 7 Tove Ditlevsen

Tove Ditlevsen
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 7, 1976
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 8 Else Holmelund Minarik

Else Holmelund Minarik
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fredericia, Denmark
Died: July 12, 2012

 9 Widad Akrawi

Widad Akrawi
Famous As: human rights activist
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Aqrah

 10 Inger Christensen

Inger Christensen
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vejle, Denmark
Died: January 2, 2009

 11 Pia Juul

Pia Juul
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Korsør, Zealand, Denmark
Died: September 30, 2020

 12 Marie Bregendahl

Marie Bregendahl
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 6, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fly, Denmark
Died: July 22, 1940