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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.

May Andersen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Denmark
age 36 Lykke May Andersen, known as May Andersen, is a Danish former model. She is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She is assistant director of ...more

Anine Bing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Denmark
age 36 Anine Irmelin Bing is a Danish designer/model and singer.

Anna Karina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Denmark
age 78 Anna Karina is a Danish-French citizen, film actress, director, and screenwriter who has spent most of her working life in France. She is known as a muse of the director Jean-Luc Godard, one of ...more

Max Heindel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 54 (1865-1919) Max Heindel, born Carl Louis von Grasshoff in Aarhus, Denmark on July 23, 1865, was a Danish-American Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic. He died on January 6, 1919 at Oceanside, ...more

Victor Borge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Died at 91 (1909-2000) Victor Borge was a humorist, entertainer and world-class pianist affectionately known as the Clown Prince of Denmark and the Great Dane.He was a popular artist in his native Denmark until he - ...more

Nils Asther is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 84 (1897-1981) Nils Anton Alfhild Asther was a Danish-born Swedish actor active in Hollywood from 1926 to the mid-1950s, known for his beautiful face and often called "the male Greta Garbo". Between ...more

Piet Hein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 91 (1905-1996) Piet Hein was a Danish scientist, mathematician, inventor, designer, author, and poet, often writing under the Old Norse pseudonym "Kumbel" meaning "tombstone". His short ...more

Carl Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 66 (1865-1931) Carl August Nielsen is widely recognized as Denmark's greatest composer, and is also remembered as a skilled conductor and a violinist. Brought up by poor but musically talented parents on the ...more

Erik Bruhn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 58 (1928-1986) Erik Belton Evers Bruhn was a Danish danseur, choreographer, artistic director, actor, and author.

Arne Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 69 (1902-1971) Arne Emil Jacobsen, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect and designer. He is remembered for his contribution to architectural Functionalism as well as for the worldwide success he enjoyed with ...more

Camilla Dallerup is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Denmark
age 44 Camilla Dallerup is an English-based Danish ballroom dancer, dance teacher and model.

Mianne Bagger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Denmark
age 52 Mianne Bagger is a professional golfer from Denmark. Bagger moved with her family to Australia in 1979, when she was twelve and started to again play golf fully in 1998, first as an amateur ...more

Dante is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 72 (1883-1955) Harry August Jansen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and settled in the United States. He traveled the world as a professional magician under the name Dante the Magician.

Soren Sorensen Adams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 84 (1879-1963) Soren Sorensen "Sam" Adams was a Danish American inventor and manufacturer of novelty products, including the Joy Buzzer.

Carl Theodor Dreyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 79 (1889-1968) Carl Theodor Dreyer, commonly known as Carl Th. Dreyer, was a Danish film director. He is regarded by many critics and filmmakers as one of the greatest directors in cinema. His best known films ...more

Kai Pindal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Denmark
age 91 Kai Pindal is a film director, screenwriter and production designer.

Anders Hejlsberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Denmark
age 58 Anders Hejlsberg is a prominent Danish software engineer who co-designed several popular and commercially successful programming languages and development tools. He was the original author of ...more

Jean Hersholt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 70 (1886-1956) Jean Pierre Hersholt was a Danish-born actor who lived in the United States, where he was a leading film and radio talent, best known for his 17 years starring on radio in Dr. Christian and for ...more

Rasmus Quist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Denmark
age 38 Rasmus Quist Hansen is a Danish rower and double World Champion in the Lightweight Double Sculls, with his partner Mads Rasmussen. Quist and Rasmussen placed first in the 2012 Summer Olympics in ...more

Haakon VII of Norway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 85 (1872-1957) Haakon VII, known as Prince Carl of Denmark until 1905, was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. He was a member of the House of ...more

August Bournonville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 74 (1805-1879) August Bournonville was a Danish ballet master and choreographer. He was the son of Antoine Bournonville, a dancer and choreographer trained under the French choreographer, Jean Georges Noverre, ...more

Cnut the Great is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Denmark
Dec. at 45 (990-1035) Cnut the Great, more commonly known as Canute, was a king of Denmark, England, Norway, and parts of Sweden, together often referred to as the Anglo-Scandinavian or North Sea Empire. After his ...more

Katja K is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Denmark
age 51 Katja K, also known as Katja Kean, is a Danish former pornographic actress. She also starred in two adult hardcore films produced by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Lars von Trier's company ...more

Lars Ulrik Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Denmark
age 63 Lars Ulrik Mortensen is a Danish harpsichordist and conductor. He studied with Karen Englund and Jesper Bøje Christensen at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and with Trevor ...more

Kurt Westergaard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Denmark
age 83 Kurt Westergaard is a Danish cartoonist who created the controversial cartoon of the Islamic prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb in his turban. This cartoon was the most contentious of the 12 ...more