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Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Nielsen. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Nielsen on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Nielsen as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Nielsen along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Nielsen, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Nielsens include Leslie Nielsen, Brigitte Nielsen, and Connie Nielsen, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Leslie Nielsen Died at 84 (1926-2010) - Leslie William Nielsen, OC was a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters. Nielsen was born in ...more

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Brigitte Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Brigitte Nielsen age 53 - Brigitte Nielsen is a Danish actress, model, singer, and reality television personality who began her career modelling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later acted in the 1985 ...more

Connie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Connie Nielsen age 51 - Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen is a Danish actress whose first major role in an English language film was a supporting role in The Devil's Advocate; Nielsen later gained international attention for ...more

Rick Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Rick Nielsen age 70 - Richard Alan "Rick" Nielsen is the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Cheap Trick. For the band's first few albums, Nielsen wrote the majority of ...more

Brian Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Brian Nielsen age 52 - Brian Nielsen is a retired Danish professional boxer. He is the former IBO and International Boxing Council Heavyweight Champion.

Carl Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Carl Nielsen Died 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

Nancy Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Nancy Nielsen age 75

Frans Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Frans Nielsen age 31 - Frans Nielsen is a Danish professional ice hockey player currently playing with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. He is the first Danish citizen to play in the NHL.

Brian Steen Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Brian Steen Nielsen age 47 - Brian Steen Nielsen is a former Danish professional footballer from Denmark, who most notably played 66 matches as a defensive midfielder for the Denmark national team between 1990 and 2002, ...more

Juanita Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Juanita Nielsen Died at 38 (1937-1975) - Juanita Joan Nielsen was an Australian publisher, activist for conservation and community issues - particularly anti-development campaigns - and heiress. She disappeared in Kings Cross, Sydney ...more

Kai Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Kai Nielsen age 89 - Kai Nielsen is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Calgary. Before moving to Canada, Nielsen taught at New York University. He specializes in metaphilosophy, ethics, and social ...more

Fernando Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen

Lykke Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Lykke Nielsen Died at 60 (1946-2006) - Lykke Nielsen was an actress and writer.

Helle Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Helle Nielsen age 35 - Helle Nielsen is a female badminton player from Denmark.

Sanna Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Sanna Nielsen age 32 - Sanna Viktoria Nielsen is a Swedish pop singer. After her seventh attempt, she won Melodifestivalen in 2014 with the song "Undo" and so represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song ...more

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Joachim Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Joachim Nielsen Died at 36 (1964-2000) - Joachim Nielsen, better known as Jokke, was a Norwegian rock musician and poet. He was the frontman of Norwegian rock band Jokke & Valentinerne, the brother of cartoonist Christopher ...more

Sister Paula Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen

Poul Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Poul Nielsen Died at 71 (1891-1962) - Niels Poul "Tist" Nielsen was a Danish football player, who is the joint all-time best goalscorer for the Danish national team with 52 goals from only 38 matches, averaging 1.37 goals ...more

Christine Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen

Asta Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Asta Nielsen Died at 91 (1881-1972) - Asta Nielsen, was a Danish silent film actress who was one of the most popular leading ladies of the 1910s and one of the first international movie stars. Seventy of Nielsen's 74 films were made ...more

Natasha Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Natasha Nielsen Natasha Nielsen is an actress.

Jakob Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Jakob Nielsen age 59 - Jakob Nielsen is a web usability consultant. He holds a Ph.D. in human–computer interaction from the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen.

Erik Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Erik Nielsen Died at 84 (1924-2008) - Erik Hersholt Nielsen PC DFC QC was a Canadian politician, and longtime Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Yukon.

Kasper Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Kasper Nielsen age 41 - Kasper Nielsen is a Danish team handball player. He is a two-times European Champion by winning both the 2008 and the 2012 European Men's Handball Championships with the Danish national handball ...more

Matthew Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Matthew Nielsen age 37 - Matthew Peter "Matt" Nielsen is an Australian former professional basketball player. He is currently working with the Perth Wildcats as a big-man coach.

Holger Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Holger Nielsen Died at 89 (1866-1955) - Holger Louis Nielsen was a Danish fencer, shooter, and athlete. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. He is probably best known for drawing up the first modern set of rules for the ...more

Jesper Westerlin Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Jesper Westerlin Nielsen age 54 - Jesper Westerlin Nielsen is a film director, film editor and a screenwriter.

Hans Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Hans Nielsen Died at 54 (1911-1965) - Hans Nielsen was a German film actor. He appeared in 136 films between 1937 and 1965.

Helen Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Helen Nielsen Died at 84 (1918-2002) - Helen Nielsen was an author of mysteries and television scripts for such television dramas as Perry Mason and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. She was born in Roseville, Illinois, and studied ...more

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Hans Jacob Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Hans Jacob Nielsen Died at 68 (1899-1967) - Hans Jacob Nielsen was a Danish featherweight and lightweight boxer who competed in the 1920s. He was reigning world champion between 1924 and 1928 after winning the gold medal in boxing at the ...more

Kim Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Kim Nielsen age 42 - Kim Nielsen is an American retired professional wrestler and valet. She is best known for her stint in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Desire.

Frederik Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Frederik Nielsen age 33 - Frederik Løchte Nielsen is a professional male tennis player. He is a former Wimbledon Men's Doubles champion, in 2012, and now competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour in both singles ...more

Michael Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Michael Nielsen age 43 - Michael Aaron Nielsen is a quantum physicist and science writer living outside Toronto, Canada. In 2004 he was characterized as Australia's "youngest academic" and secured a Federation ...more

Amaldus Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Amaldus Nielsen Died at 94 (1838-1932) - Amaldus Clarin Nielsen was a Norwegian painter.

Inga Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Inga Nielsen Died at 62 (1946-2008) - Inga Nielsen was a Danish soprano who had an active international opera career from 1971 to 2006. A child prodigy, Nielsen performed on American radio during the 1950s, beginning at the age of ...more

Petra Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Petra Nielsen age 50 - Petra Nielsen is a Swedish singer and actress. She has starred on Broadway during her career. Her mother is Swedish actress Monica Nielsen and her father Adam Inczédy-Gombos. She is best ...more

Chris Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Chris Nielsen age 37 - Chris Nielsen is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre. Nielsen was born in Tanzania while his Canadian father was stationed there working for the Canadian International Development ...more

Paul C. Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Paul C. Nielsen Paul C. Nielsen is a TV editor and sound editor.

Jim Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Jim Nielsen age 72 - James Wiley Nielsen is an American politician from California currently serving in the California State Senate representing the 4th district. He is a Republican. Nielsen served on the Yolo ...more

Kristine Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Kristine Nielsen age 60 - Kristine E. Nielsen is an American actress known for her work on Broadway and Off-Broadway. Nielsen was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance ...more

Harald Herborg Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Harald Herborg Nielsen Died at 70 (1903-1973) - Harald Herborg Nielsen was an American physicist. He was born in Menominee, Michigan to immigrant parents who had moved to the United States from Denmark. His college education was attained at ...more

Allan Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Allan Nielsen age 46 - Allan Nielsen is a Danish former professional football player whose most notable period of football was four years at English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur with whom he won the 1999 ...more

Finn Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Finn Nielsen age 78 - Finn Nielsen is an actor.

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Jerri Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Jerri Nielsen Died at 57 (1952-2009) - Dr. Jerri Lin Nielsen was an American physician with extensive ER experience, who in 1998 was hired to spend a year at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, as the station's only doctor. During ...more

Henry Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Henry Nielsen Died at 77 (1890-1967) - Henry Nielsen was a Danish stage and film actor.

Jeff Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Jeff Nielsen age 44 - Jeffrey Michael Nielsen is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played in the NHL with the New York Rangers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, and Minnesota Wild. He is the older brother of ...more

William Jøhnk Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
William Jøhnk Nielsen age 19 - William Jøhnk Nielsen is an actor.

Benny Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Benny Nielsen age 51 - Benny Leo Nielsen is a former butterfly swimmer from Denmark, who won the silver medal in the 200 m butterfly at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

Arthur Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Arthur Nielsen Died at 83 (1897-1980) - Arthur Charles Nielsen, Sr. was an American market analyst who founded the ACNielsen company.

Ingvard Eversen Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Ingvard Eversen Nielsen Ingvard Eversen Nielsen was a constable in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and an actor.