Asta Nielsen

1881 - 1972

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Asta Sofie Amalie Nielsen (11 September 1881 – 24 May 1972) 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 in Germany where she was known simply as Die Asta (The Asta). Noted for her large dark eyes, mask-like face and boyish figure, Nielsen most often portrayed strong-willed passionate women trapped by tragic circumstances. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Asta Nielsen has received more than 131,487 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Asta Nielsen is the 367th most popular actor (down from 314th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 65th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Actor.

Asta Nielsen was a Danish actress and film director who was most famous for her roles in silent films.

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Among actors, Asta Nielsen ranks 367 out of 10,030Before her are Peter Stormare, Sammo Hung, Charlize Theron, Ginger Rogers, Oona O'Neill, and Juliette Gréco. After her are Bob Hoskins, Jeff Goldblum, Chow Yun-fat, Monica Vitti, Carole Lombard, and Danny Glover.

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Among people born in 1881, Asta Nielsen ranks 35Before her are Juan Ramón Jiménez, Irving Langmuir, François Darlan, Guccio Gucci, Natalia Goncharova, and Władysław Sikorski. After her are Walter Rudolf Hess, Theodore von Kármán, Otto Wille Kuusinen, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Sveinn Björnsson, and Ivan Ribar. Among people deceased in 1972, Asta Nielsen ranks 22Before her are Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Erhard Milch, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Dino Buzzati, Andrei Tupolev, and Talal of Jordan. After her are Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Maurice Chevalier, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Max Theiler, Heinrich Lübke, and Ludwig von Bertalanffy.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Asta Nielsen ranks 70 out of 783Before her are Canute IV of Denmark (1043), Prince Vincent of Denmark (2), Sven Hassel (1917), Johannes Fibiger (1867), Inge Lehmann (1888), and Princess Benedikte of Denmark (1944). After her are Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656), Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted (1879), August Krogh (1874), Michael Laudrup (1964), Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark (1771), and Richard Møller Nielsen (1937).

Among ACTORS In Denmark

Among actors born in Denmark, Asta Nielsen ranks 2Before her are Anna Karina (1940). After her are Erik Bruhn (1928), Mads Mikkelsen (1965), Giancarlo Esposito (1958), Connie Nielsen (1965), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (1970), Jesper Christensen (1948), Ghita Nørby (1935), Viggo Larsen (1880), Ulrich Thomsen (1963), and Lars Mikkelsen (1964).

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