Famous Danish Women

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The women of Denmark have always been a part of the country's development since the earliest of times. The mark of their struggle in different areas like literature, politics, and even women's suffrage is what made the modern-day Danish women the kind of women they are. The Danish women and their untiring efforts towards women's movement have led to the mainstreaming of feminism and even equal opportunities between their country's men and women. Quite inspiring! It is a fact that Danish women are ranked among the happiest in the whole world! They are also known for their simple beauty standards and not adhering to the complicated standards set by the rest of the world. Their flawless skin, and crystal blue eyes is all it takes for them to exhibit their best selves.

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Connie Nielsen
(Danish Actress)
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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Sandi Toksvig
(Danish-British Author Best Known for Hosting 'The News Quiz' on 'BBC Radio 4')
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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Brigitte Nielsen
(Actress and Ex-Wife of Actor Sylvester Stallone)
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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Alexandra of Denmark
(Former Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and British Dominions (1901 - 1910))
Alexandra of Denmark
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Birthdate: December 1, 1844
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 20, 1925
Alexandra of Denmark was the queen of the U.K. and the empress of India from 1901 to 1910, as the wife of King Edward VII. Her style of dressing inspired English fashion back then. She supported her son George V’s campaign against Germany, with the Allies, during World War I.
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Margrethe II of Denmark
(Queen of Denmark)
Margrethe II of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 16, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Margrethe II, the reigning queen of Denmark, ascended to the throne after the death of her father, King Frederick IX, becoming the first female monarch of her country since Margrethe I. At 13, she was named her father’s heir through a constitutional amendment allowing daughters to inherit the Danish throne.
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Helena Christensen
(Danish Model, Co-founder of 'Nylon' Magazine, Former Beauty Queen and ‘Victoria's Secret Angel’)
Helena Christensen
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Birthdate: December 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Helena Christensen is a Danish photographer and supermodel. A former beauty queen, clothing designer, and Victoria's Secret Angel, Christensen has been featured on cover pages of magazines, such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Well-known for her philanthropic activities, Christensen has participated in campaigns to raise awareness about climate change. She has also launched fundraising campaigns to fight against breast cancer.

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Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
(Wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark)
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
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Birthdate: February 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia

Mary Elizabeth Donaldson is the Crown Princess of Denmark and the Countess of Monpezat, as the wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. She previously worked as a consultant for Microsoft and had met Prince Frederik at a Sydney pub when he in Australia for the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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Gerda Wegener
(Illustrator)
Gerda Wegener
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Birthdate: March 15, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammelev, Denmark
Died: July 28, 1940

Gerda Wegener was a Danish painter and illustrator. She began painting as a young girl and received her training at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. As a painter, she often depicted confident and elegant women performing a variety of activities in her works. She also painted fashion illustrations and what was labeled “lesbian erotica.” 

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Nina Agdal
(Model)
Nina Agdal
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Birthdate: March 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hillerød, Denmark

Nina Agdal is a Danish model best known for appearing alongside Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's 50th-anniversary cover in 2014. Although Agdal had no modeling experience, she was signed by Elite Models Copenhagen, which kickstarted her career. She then went on to model for brands like Victoria's Secret, Billabong, and Adore Me.

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Karen Blixen
(Danish Writer Best Known for Her Works: 'Out of Africa' and 'Seven Gothic Tales')
Karen Blixen
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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. 

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Anna Karina
(Danish-French Actress Best Known for Her Work With 'French New-Wave' Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard)
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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Josephine Skriver
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Birthdate: April 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish model Josephine Skriver, known for her work with Gucci and Armani, was discovered by an agent when she was in New York City with her school soccer team. Raised by a gay father and a lesbian mother, and conceived through IVF, she is also a prominent LGBT activist.

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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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Emilie Ullerup
(Danish Actress Best Known for Her TV Series: ‘Sanctuary’ and 'Chesapeake Shores)
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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Stephanie Corneliussen
(Danish Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Joanna Wellick’ in TV Series ‘Mr. Robot’)
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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Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
(Danish Actress Known for Playing 'Katrine Fønsmark' in the Television Series 'Borgen')
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. 

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Anne of Denmark
(Queen Consort of England and Ireland (1603 - 1619))
Anne of Denmark
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Birthdate: December 12, 1574
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Skanderborg, Denmark
Died: March 2, 1619

Often described as a "dumb blonde," Anne of Denmark, who became the queen of Scotland, England, and Ireland, through her marriage to King James VI and I, was an art connoisseur known for attending extravagant masques. She probably also converted to Catholicism later, going against James’s anti-Catholic stance.

Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
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Birthdate: August 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
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(Singer-songwriter)
MØ
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Birthdate: August 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ubberud, Denmark

MØ is a Danish singer-songwriter best known for her collaborations with world-renowned artistes like Iggy Azalea, Justin Bieber, and DJ Snake. She achieved international recognition in 2015 when she co-wrote and provided vocals for Lean On, which featured on music charts around the world. MØ has won several prestigious awards such as the Billboard Music Award and Danish Music Awards.

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Helle Thorning-Schmidt
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Birthdate: December 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rødovre, 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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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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Sofie Grabol
(Actress)
Sofie Grabol
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Birthdate: July 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Agnes Obel
(Danish SInger-Sngwriter Known for Her Hit Debut Album 'Philharmonics')
Agnes Obel
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Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gentofte, Denmark

Agnes Obel is a Danish musician, singer, and songwriter. She achieved national recognition in 2011 when she won five prizes at the Danish Music Awards that year. Her third studio album Citizen of Glass earned her critical acclaim as well as the IMPALA Album of the Year Award in 2016.

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Susanne Bier
(Film Director)
Susanne Bier
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Birthdate: April 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Ingrid of Sweden
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Birthdate: March 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 7, 2000
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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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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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Nadia Nadim
(Association football player)
Nadia Nadim
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Birthdate: January 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan
Margaret I of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 15, 1353
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 28, 1412
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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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Caroline Fleming
(Entrepreneur)
Caroline Fleming
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Birthdate: September 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: vendborg, Denmark

Caroline Fleming is a Danish noble, model, entrepreneur, and TV personality. She was the owner of Valdemar's Castle from 2003 to 2011. She is a direct descendant of the 17th-century naval hero Niels Juel. She has published two cookbooks, launched a perfume series, and appeared in many TV shows. She was once married to banker Rory Fleming.  

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Princess Marie of Denmark
(Member of the Danish royal family)
Princess Marie of Denmark
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Birthdate: February 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
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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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Pernille Harder
(Football Player)
Pernille Harder
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Birthdate: November 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ikast, Denmark
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Inga Arvad
(Journalist noted for being a guest of Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Summer Olympics)
Inga Arvad
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Birthdate: October 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 12, 1973
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Joanna Roth
(Actress)
Joanna Roth
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Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
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Louise of Hesse-Kassel
(Queen Consort of Denmark from 1863 to 1898)
Louise of Hesse-Kassel
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Birthdate: September 7, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, German Confederation
Died: September 29, 1898

Louise of Hesse-Kassel was the Queen consort of Denmark from 1863 until her demise in 1898. Although she did not take an active part in state affairs, Louise's intelligence, psychological strength, and judgment were of prime importance as King Christian IX was dependent on these qualities of his wife. She also supported 26 different charitable organizations during her reign.

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Princess Isabella of Denmark
(Second child and elder daughter of Crown Prince Frederik)
Princess Isabella of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 21, 2007
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Maria Sten
(Actress)
Maria Sten
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Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: Copenhagen, 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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Whigfield
(Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Whigfield
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Birthdate: April 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skælskør, Denmark

Whigfield is a Danish singer-songwriter and record producer. She achieved international recognition in 1994 when her single Saturday Night, which was released the previous year, became an international hit. She is currently associated with an Italian dance act named Whigfield.

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Cecilie Thomsen
(Danish Actress & Model)
Cecilie Thomsen
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Birthdate: October 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bogø, Denmark

Danish actor/model Cecilie Thomsen is known to audiences for her role of Professor Inga Bergstrøm in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. She was trained in dance in her younger days and has also studied dramatic arts. She also appeared in Bryan Adams’s video Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?

Princess Benedikte of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Natasja Saad
(Singer)
Natasja Saad
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Birthdate: October 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: June 24, 2007
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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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Mille Dinesen
(Actress)
Mille Dinesen
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Birthdate: March 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Sidse Babett Knudsen
(Danish Actress Known for Her Portrayal of a Fictional Danish Prime Minister on the Hit TV Series 'Borgen')
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.

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Caroline Wozniacki
(Tennis player)
Caroline Wozniacki
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Birthdate: July 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
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Louise Eriksen
(Football player)
Louise Eriksen
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Birthdate: September 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolding, Denmark

The Danish women are known for their exemplary strides towards investing time and strength in making it better for their future generations. Some notable Danish women are, Matilde Bajer who founded the oldest women's rights association in the world, Line Luplau who supported the cause of women's voting rights, and even Lise Norgaard, one of the greatest authors of her time. Read more about famous Danish women who helped bring about a change in their own little way.