List of Famous people born in Denmark, Kingdom of Denmark

Deepika Padukone

First Name Deepika
Born on January 5, 1986 (age 38)
Born in India
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress and producer who works in Hindi films. One of the highest-paid actresses in India, her accolades include three Filmfare Awards. She features in listings of the nation's most popular personalities, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.

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Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito is a Danish-born American actor. He is best known for portraying Gus Fring in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2009–2011) and the prequel series Better Call Saul (2017–present), for which he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and earned three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

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Lili Elbe

Einar Magnus Andreas Wegener
First Name Lili
Last Name Elbe
Born on December 28, 1882
Died on September 13, 1931 (aged 48)

Lili Ilse Elvenes, better known as Lili Elbe, was a Danish painter and transgender woman, and among the early recipients of sex reassignment surgery. She was a successful painter under her birth name Einar Magnus Andreas Wegener. After transitioning in 1930, she changed her legal name to Lili Ilse Elvenes and stopped painting; she later adopted the surname Elbe. She died from complications following a uterus transplant. The US and UK English versions of her semi-autobiographical narrative were published posthumously in 1933 under the title Man into Woman: An Authentic Record of a Change of Sex.

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Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen

Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen, is a Danish actor. Originally a gymnast and dancer, he rose to fame in Denmark as an actor for his roles such as Tonny in the first two films of the Pusher film trilogy, Detective Sergeant Allan Fischer in the television series Rejseholdet (2000–2004), Niels in Open Hearts (2002), Svend in The Green Butchers (2003), Ivan in Adam's Apples (2005) and Jacob Petersen in After the Wedding (2006).

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Kevin Ray Mendoza Hansen

Kevin Ray Mendoza Hansen is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Malaysia Super League club Kuala Lumpur City and the Philippines national team.

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Christian Eriksen

Christian Dannemann Eriksen

Christian Dannemann Eriksen is a Danish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Denmark national team. Eriksen is also capable of playing as a central midfielder or mezzala in a 4–3–3 system.

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Peter Schmeichel

Peter Bolesław Schmeichel, MBE is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is best remembered for his most successful years at English club Manchester United, whom he captained to victory in the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final to complete the Treble, and for winning UEFA Euro 1992 with Denmark.

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Connie Nielsen

Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen
First Name Connie
Born on July 3, 1965 (age 58)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

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 (1997). Her films include Soldier with Kurt Russell (1998), Gladiator (2000), Mission to Mars (2000), One Hour Photo (2002), Basic (2003), The Hunted (2003), The Ice Harvest (2005), and Nymphomaniac (2014). She starred as Meredith Kane on the Starz TV series Boss (2011–2012) and was a lead character in the second season of The Following. She starred in 3 Days to Kill with Kevin Costner (2014). She has joined the DC Extended Universe, appearing as Hippolyta in its films Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020).

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

First Name Nikolaj
Born on July 27, 1970 (age 53)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor and producer. He graduated from the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen in 1993. He became widely known for his role as Jaime Lannister in the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Coster-Waldau's breakthrough role in Denmark was in the film Nightwatch (1994).

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Ludvig Lorenz

First Name Ludvig
Born on January 18, 1829
Died on June 9, 1891 (aged 62)

Ludvig Valentin Lorenz was a Danish physicist and mathematician. He developed mathematical formulae to describe phenomena such as the relation between the refraction of light and the density of a pure transparent substance, and the relation between a metal's electrical and thermal conductivity and temperature.

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