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Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen 

Chris Abraham
Updated December 16, 2019 1.9k views 100 items
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
Dec. at 84 (1926-2010) from Regina
Leslie William Nielsen (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian actor, comedian, and producer. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than ...more
Brigitte Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Age 55 from Rødovre
Brigitte Nielsen (born 15 July 1963) is a Danish actress, model, singer and reality television personality who began her career modeling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later ...more
Connie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Age 53 from Frederikshavn
Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen (born 3 July 1965) is a Danish actress whose first major role in an English language film was a supporting role in The Devil's Advocate (1997). Her films include ...more
Rick Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Age 72 from USA
Richard Alan Nielsen (born December 22, 1948) is the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Cheap Trick. He is well known for his numerous custom-made guitars ...more
Brian Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Age 53 from Korsør
Brian Nielsen (born 1 April 1965) is a Danish former professional boxer. He held the IBO heavyweight title from 1996 to 1999 successfully defending it five times, including against Larry Holmes ...more
Carl Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Dec. at 66 (1865-1931) from Sortelung
Carl August Nielsen (Danish: [kʰal ˈnelsn̩]; 9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) was a Danish composer, conductor and violinist, widely recognized as his country's most prominent composer. Brought up ...more
Nancy Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Frans Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Age 34 from Herning
Frans Nielsen (born 24 April 1984) is a Danish professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He spent the first 10 years of ...more
Brian Steen Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Age 50 from Vejle
Brian Steen Nielsen (born 28 December 1968) is a former Danish professional footballer, who most notably played 66 matches as a defensive midfielder for the Denmark national team between 1990 ...more
Juanita Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Dec. at 38 (1937-1975) from Australia
Juanita Joan Nielsen (née Smith) (22 April 1937 – disappeared 4 July 1975) was an Australian newspaper owner, journalist and heiress, who was notable for her activism for urban ...more
Kai Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Kai Nielsen
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
Lykke Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Dec. at 60 (1946-2006) from Copenhagen
Lykke Nielsen was an actress and writer.
Helle Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Age 37 from Brøndby Municipality
Helle Nielsen (born 20 July 1981) is a Danish badminton player. In 1999, she won a silver and two bronzes at the European Junior Badminton Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in the girls ...more
Sanna Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Age 34 from Bromölla
Sanna Viktoria Nielsen (born 27 November 1984) is a Swedish singer and television presenter. After her seventh attempt, she won Melodifestivalen in 2014 with the song "Undo" and so ...more
Joachim Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Joachim Nielsen Dec. at 36 (1964-2000) from Oslo
Joachim Nielsen (8 September 1964 – 17 October 2000), better known as Jokke, was a Norwegian rock musician and poet. He was the frontman of Norwegian rock band Jokke & Valentinerne, the ...more
Sister Paula Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Poul Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Dec. at 71 (1891-1962) from Copenhagen
Niels Poul "Tist" Nielsen (25 December 1891 – 9 August 1962) was a Danish football player, who is the joint all-time best goalscorer for the Danish national team with 52 goals from ...more
Christine Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Asta Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Dec. at 91 (1881-1972) from Denmark
Asta Sofie Amalie Nielsen (11 September 1881 – 24 May 1972) was a silent film actress from Denmark who was one of the more popular leading ladies of the 1910s and one of the first international ...more
Natasha Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Natasha Nielsen
Natasha Nielsen is an actress.
Jakob Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Age 61 from Copenhagen
Jakob Nielsen (born 5 October 1957) is a Danish 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) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Dec. at 84 (1924-2008) from Regina
Erik Hersholt Nielsen (February 24, 1924 – September 4, 2008) was a Canadian politician, and longtime Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Yukon and was Leader of the Opposition and ...more
Kasper Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Age 43 from Hillerød
Kasper Nielsen (born 9 June 1975) 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 ...more
Matthew Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Age 41 from Penrith
Matthew Peter Nielsen (born 3 February 1978) is an Australian former professional basketball player. Between 2015 and 2019, he served as an assistant coach for the Perth Wildcats of the National ...more
Holger Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nielsen
Dec. at 89 (1866-1955) from Copenhagen
Holger Louis Nielsen (18 December 1866 in Copenhagen – 26 January 1955 in Hellerup) was a Danish fencer, shooter, and athlete. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. He is probably ...more