Famous Danes

On these pages you will find several famous Danes. Maybe you will recognize a few of them. As stated several times before Denmark is a very small country, but somehow we DO have a certain talent for making ourself famous in a lot of different ways. Good as well as not so good ways! I believe it has to do with the general Danish mentality. We don't think of ourselves as "small people" in any way. We probably still have a little Viking-blood running through our venes. Today we are known to be proud and friendly people. Quite a few Danes have become famous through history and on this page you will find some of them.


Hans Christian Andersen: ( April 2nd 1805 till April 4th 1875)
His stories and fairy tales have been told to many a child all over the world. Most people will know his fairy tales: The Little Mermaid, The Emperors new cloth, The Little Match Girl, The Princess and the Pea, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Swineherd and The Ugly Duckling...just to name a few.... More about this famous Dane

Viggo Mortensen:
Danish Actor. The most famous part he played was probably as "The returning King", Aragorn, in The Lord of the Rings. We Danes like to call him Danish, but the truth is, that he was born by a Danish father but his mother was American.... More about this famous Dane
Mads Mikkelsen
Mads is an amazing young actor, he became known by the world for his part as Tristan in "King Arthur". I'm sure the world will see more of him soon!... More
Brigitte Nielsen
She is known to be a very tall, blonde beauty, who married Sylvester Stallone back in 1985. She has starred in several movies over the the years. Brigitte Nielsen reached the peak of her fame in 1987, when she played the assassin Karla Fry in Beverly Hills Cop II.... More
Connie nielsen
Best known for as Lucilla in The Gladiator and asTerri Fisher in Mission to Mars. ... More
Svend Ole Thorsen
Thorsen has appeared in fifteen Arnold Schwarzenegger movies (as of 2006) (twelve as actor, three as stuntman or trainer), making him Arnie's most frequent collaborator.... More
Movie directors
Bille August
He instructed the famous movie Pelle the Conqueror back in 1987 and with that movie he won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.... More
Gabriel Axel
Babette's Feast from 1987, won an Oscar Best Foreign Language Film in 1988... More
Lars von Trier
Wellknown director of several movies in Cannes. Breaking the waves from 1996, Dogville (starring Nicole Kidman) from 2003 ....just to name a few.... More

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