Bolaji Badejo

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Bolaji Badejo
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Bolaji Badejo as the alien in the film Alien 1979
Born Bolaji Badejo
23 August 1953
Lagos, Nigeria
Died 22 December 1992 (aged 39)
Lagos, Nigeria
Cause of death Sickle Cell Anaemia
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Actor, visual artist
Years active 1979-1992
Known for Acting as the Alien creature in the original 1979 Alien film.
Height 6' 10"

Bolaji Badejo (born, 23 August 1953, Lagos[1] – died, 22 December 1992, Nigeria) was a Nigerian visual artist[2] and actor who became known as one of Hollywood's most unlikely on-screen performers[3] in the role of the Alien in Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien, his only film role. He died of sickle cell anemia at the age of 39.[4]



  1. ^ "Top-5 Celebrities Who Were Born In Nigeria". Naij.
  2. ^ Staff (March 7, 2016). "Bolaji Badejo, dos metros y 18 centímetros de extrema delgadez dentro de Alien". Hoy Cinema.
  3. ^ Page, Thomas (7 March 2016). "Bolaji Badejo: The Nigerian giant who played 'Alien'". CNN.
  4. ^ "Meet the man behind Alien's Xenomorph: photos show the actors who played movie monsters". The Telegraph. May 18, 2016.

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