Famous Danish Women

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen.
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Famous As: Danish photographer
Birthdate: December 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen

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.

 2 Brigitte Nielsen

Brigitte Nielsen.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rødovre, Denmark
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 3 Connie Nielsen

Connie Nielsen.
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 4 Lili Elbe

Lili Elbe.
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Famous As: One of the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery
Birthdate: December 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vejle, Denmark
Died: September 13, 1931
Danish painter Lili Elbe, a transgender woman, became one of the first to undergo a sex reassignment surgery. She passed away after a failed uterus transplant surgery. Her autobiography, Man into Woman: An Authentic Record of a Change of Sex, was released posthumously. She inspired the novel The Danish Girl.

 5 Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki.
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

 6 Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig.
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Famous As: Comedian, Writer
Birthdate: May 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen
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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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ubberud, Denmark
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 8 Nina Agdal

Nina Agdal.
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Famous As: Model
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.

 9 Gerda Wegener

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

 10 Amanda Collin

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

 11 Maria Feodorovna

Maria Feodorovna
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: November 26, 1847
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yellow Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 13, 1928

 12 Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark.
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Famous As: Princess
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.

 13 Sidse Babett Knudsen

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

 14 Karen Blixen

Karen Blixen.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 17, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rungsted, Zealand, 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. 

 15 Josephine Skriver

Josephine Skriver.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 14, 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.

 16 Stephanie Corneliussen

Stephanie Corneliussen.
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Famous As: Actress & Model
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.

 17 Birgitte Hjort Sørensen

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

 18 Clara Rugaard

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

 19 Anna Karina

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

 20 Emilie Ullerup

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Famous As: Actor
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.

 21 Mette Frederiksen

Mette Frederiksen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark

 22 Anne of Denmark

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Famous As: Queen of England
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.

 23 Queen Anne-Marie of Greece

Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: August 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

 24 Alba August

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

 25 Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Helle Thorning-Schmidt
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rødovre, Denmark

 26 Susanne Bier

Susanne Bier
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: April 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 27 Bodil Joensen

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

 28 Sofie Grabol

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

 29 Christiane Seidel

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

 30 Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gentofte, Denmark

 31 Linnea Berthelsen

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

 32 Ingrid of Sweden

Ingrid of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 7, 2000

 33 Louise of Hesse-Kassel

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Famous As: Queen of Denmark
Birthdate: September 7, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, German Confederation
Died: September 29, 1898

 34 Margaret I of Denmark

Margaret I of Denmark
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 15, 1353
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 28, 1412

 35 Whigfield

Whigfield
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Famous As: Singer, Model
Birthdate: April 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skælskør

 36 Louise Eriksen

Louise Eriksen
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolding, Denmark

 37 Caroline Fleming

Caroline Fleming
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: September 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: vendborg, Denmark

 38 Iben Hjejle

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

 39 Inga Arvad

Inga Arvad
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Famous As: journalist
Birthdate: October 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Died: 1973 AD

 40 Joanna Roth

Joanna Roth
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark

 41 Princess Benedikte of Denmark

Princess Benedikte of Denmark
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: April 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

 42 Lene Hau

Lene Hau
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vejle, Denmark

 43 Eivor Palsdottir

Eivor Palsdottir
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands

 44 Pernille Harder

Pernille Harder
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: November 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ikast, Denmark

 45 Natalie Madueno

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

 46 Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager
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Famous As: Executive Vice President
Birthdate: April 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glostrup, Denmark

 47 Cecilie Stenspil

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

 48 Angela Bundalovic

Angela Bundalovic
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1995 AD
Birthplace: Denmark

 49 Cecilie Thomsen

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

 50 Natasja Saad

Natasja Saad
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: June 24, 2007

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.