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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). Known 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 226,548 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Asta Nielsen is the 488th most popular actor (down from 367th in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 70th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 488 out of 9,996Before her are Barbara Stanwyck, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tom Waits, Tim Curry, Lionel Logue, and Lee Strasberg. After her are Barry Nelson, Steve Reeves, Robert Vaughn, Lucia Bosè, Rachel Weisz, and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

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Among people born in 1881, Asta Nielsen ranks 39Before her are François Darlan, Władysław Sikorski, Walter Rudolf Hess, Vincenzo Peruggia, Otto Wille Kuusinen, and Carlo Carrà. After her are Theodore von Kármán, Ivan Ribar, Otto Bauer, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, William Boeing, and Emil Ludwig. Among people deceased in 1972, Asta Nielsen ranks 27Before her are Cristóbal Balenciaga, Talal of Jordan, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Paul-Henri Spaak, Max Theiler, and Heinrich Lübke. After her are Georg von Békésy, Ferdinand Čatloš, Margaret Rutherford, Jackie Robinson, Emil Maurice, and Ludwig von Bertalanffy.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Asta Nielsen ranks 89 out of 893Before her are Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864), Eric IV of Denmark (1216), Michael Laudrup (1964), Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847), Valdemar III of Denmark (1314), and Peter Schmeichel (1963). After her are Sweyn III of Denmark (1125), Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891), Christopher I of Denmark (1219), Princess Thyra of Denmark (1853), Eric II of Denmark (1090), and Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark (1900).

Among ACTORS In Denmark

Among actors born in Denmark, Asta Nielsen ranks 3Before her are Anna Karina (1940) and Mads Mikkelsen (1965). After her are Erik Bruhn (1928), Giancarlo Esposito (1958), Jesper Christensen (1948), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (1970), Connie Nielsen (1965), Sidse Babett Knudsen (1968), Annette Stroyberg (1936), Lars Mikkelsen (1964), and Ulrich Thomsen (1963).

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