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Famous People From Denmark

Updated June 8, 2017 24.9k views992 items

List of famous people from Denmark, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Denmark, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Denmark you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Denmark, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People on this list include Vibeke Windeløv and Kenzie Dalton.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Denmark?" or "Which celebrities were born in Denmark?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • May Andersen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    Lykke May Andersen (born 16 June 1982), known as May Andersen, is a Danish model. She is best... more on Wikipedia
  • Anine Bing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Anine Bing

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceDenmark

    Anine Bing is a women's fashion brand. The brand is based out of Los Angeles, CA. The founder,... more on Wikipedia
  • Anna Karina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    BirthplaceSolbjerg, Denmark

    Anna Karina (22 September 1940 - 14 December 2019) was a Danish-French film actress, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Heindel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Max Heindel

    Dec. at 54 (1865-1919)

    BirthplaceAarhus, Denmark

    Max Heindel (born Carl Louis von Grasshoff, July 23, 1865 – January 6, 1919) was a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Victor Borge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Victor Borge

    Dec. at 91 (1909-2000)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    Børge Rosenbaum (3 January 1909 – 23 December 2000), known professionally as Victor Borge (... more on Wikipedia

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  • Nils Asther is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Nils Asther

    Dec. at 84 (1897-1981)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark, Hellerup

    Nils Anton Alfhild Asther (17 January 1897 – 19 October 1981) was a Swedish actor active in... more on Wikipedia
  • Piet Hein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Piet Hein

    Dec. at 91 (1905-1996)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    Piet Hein (16 December 1905 – 17 April 1996) was a Danish polymath (mathematician, inventor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Carl Nielsen

    Dec. at 66 (1865-1931)

    BirthplaceSortelung, Denmark

    Carl August Nielsen (Danish: [kʰal ˈnelsn̩]; 9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) was a Danish... more on Wikipedia
  • Erik Bruhn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Erik Bruhn

    Dec. at 58 (1928-1986)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    Erik Belton Evers Bruhn (3 October 1928 – 1 April 1986) was a Danish danseur, choreographer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Arne Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Arne Jacobsen

    Dec. at 69 (1902-1971)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    Arne Emil Jacobsen, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect and designer. He is remembered for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Camilla Dallerup is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    BirthplaceAalborg, Denmark

    Camilla Sacre-Dallerup (born 6 April 1974) is a Danish author, life coach hypnotherapist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Mianne Bagger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Mianne Bagger

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceDenmark

    Mianne Bagger (born in 25 December 1966) is a professional golfer from Denmark. Bagger moved... more on Wikipedia
  • Dante is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Dante

    Dec. at 72 (1883-1955)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    Harry August Jansen (October 3, 1883 – June 15, 1955) was a Danish-born entertainer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Soren Sorensen Adams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Soren Sorensen Adams

    Dec. at 84 (1879-1963)

    BirthplaceDenmark, Eurasia, Aarhus, Aarhus Municipality

    Soren Sorensen "Sam" Adams (May 24, 1879 – October 20, 1963) was a Danish-American inventor... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Theodor Dreyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Carl Theodor Dreyer

    Dec. at 79 (1889-1968)

    BirthplaceDenmark, Eurasia, Copenhagen

    Carl Theodor Dreyer (Danish: [kʰaːˀl tˢeːotoɐ̯ ˈtʁaɪ̯ɐ]; 3 February 1889 – 20 March 1968),... more on Wikipedia
  • Kai Pindal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Kai Pindal

    Age: 92

    BirthplaceDenmark, Eurasia, Copenhagen

    Kai Pindal is a film director, screenwriter and production designer.
  • Anders Hejlsberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    Anders Hejlsberg (, born 2 December 1960) is a prominent Danish software engineer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Jean Hersholt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Jean Hersholt

    Age: Died at 70 (1886-1956)

    BirthplaceDenmark, Eurasia, Copenhagen

    Jean Pierre Carl Buron (12 July 1886 – 2 June 1956), known professionally as Jean Hersholt,... more on Wikipedia
  • Rasmus Quist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    BirthplaceMiddelfart, Denmark

    Rasmus Quist Hansen (born 5 April 1980 in Middelfart), also known as Rasmus Quist, is a Danish... more on Wikipedia
  • Haakon VII of Norway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Haakon VII of Norway

    Dec. at 85 (1872-1957)

    BirthplaceCharlottenlund Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Haakon VII (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈhoːkɔn]; born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar... more on Wikipedia
  • August Bournonville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    August Bournonville

    Dec. at 74 (1805-1879)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    August Bournonville (21 August 1805 – 30 November 1879) was a Danish ballet master and... more on Wikipedia
  • Cnut the Great is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    Cnut the Great

    Dec. at 45 (990-1035)

    BirthplaceDenmark

    Cnut the Great (; Old English: Cnut se Micela; Old Norse: Knútr inn ríki; c. 995 – 12 November... more on Wikipedia
  • Lars Ulrik Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    BirthplaceEsbjerg, Denmark

    Lars Ulrik Mortensen is a Danish harpsichordist and conductor largely in Baroque solo and... more on Wikipedia
  • Kurt Westergaard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    BirthplaceDenmark

    Kurt Westergaard (born Kurt Vestergaard; 13 July 1935) is a Danish cartoonist who created the... more on Wikipedia
  • Margrethe II of Denmark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Denmark

    BirthplaceAmalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Margrethe II (born 16 April 1940) is the Queen of Denmark, as well as the supreme authority of... more on Wikipedia

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