Heidi Albertsen is a Danish international model. She is the ambassador for Life Project for Africa and the Lower Eastside Service Center. Albertsen was born in Copenhagen and her first job, at the age of 10, was delivering newspapers in her hometown of Copenhagen. She worked as a dishwasher at a restaurant and butcher shop, within weeks, she moved to Manhattan to embark upon her newly catapulted supermodel career. Albertsen has appeared in print and television throughout her career. Since the mid-1990s, she has had a presence in runway shows, magazines and commercials around the world. She has been seen in and on the cover of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Woman, M. and several fitness magazines. She has been the model in numerous campaigns by La Perla, LOréal, Nicole Miller, Roberto Cavalli. She has appeared on Fox News, MTV, E-Channel, Good Morning America, Albertsen has worked for American Express, Comme des Garçons, Dove, Fruit of the Loom and Vera Wang, among others.
Fitness magazine featured her as Body of the Year for 2000, Albertsen was chosen by Breashears in 2000 to be part of the team to climb Kilimanjaro, the worlds largest freestanding mountain in Tanzania, Africa. The expedition had seven climbers, including Albertsen and she completed the climb twice, the first time in June 2000 and the second in November 2000. Albertsen described the quests of climbing to the top of the 19,341 feet peak as experiences that challenged her physically and intellectually and she documented the climb through sketches, photography, and by filming her own documentary. Albertsen has had appearances in judging modeling and beauty competitions. In 2005, Albertsen was a celebrity judge in the Miss Universe Pageant, in 1994, Albertsen was a celebrity judge in the 1994 Elite Model Look World Final in Ibiza, Spain. Between 1995 and 1999, she judged the Elite Model Look national competitions of Denmark, Indonesia, in 2011, Albertsen was a contestant on the Danish franchise of the television show MasterChef, which achieved the highest ratings among all MasterChef national franchises throughout Europe.
In 2013, she reunited with the production and joined the series as a contestant on MasterChef Denmark All-Stars. In November 2013, Albertsen appeared on Fox News and discussed with Carol Alt her lifelong battle with eczema and she wrote in detail about her regimen for curbing her eczema episodes. Albertsen has served as a spokesperson for multiple charities that benefit abandoned children, children with HIV and AIDS, and she continues to serve as a goodwill ambassador for multiple charities
August Bournonville was a Danish ballet master and choreographer. Bournonville was born in Copenhagen, where his father had settled and he initiated a unique style in ballet known as the Bournonville School. Following studies in Paris as a man, Bournonville became solo dancer at the Royal Ballet in Copenhagen. From 1830 to 1848 he was choreographer for the Royal Danish Ballet, for which he created more than 50 ballets admired for their exuberance, lightness and he created a style which, although influenced from the Paris ballet, is entirely his own. As a choreographer, he created a number of ballets with varied settings that range from Denmark to Italy, a limited number of these works have survived. Bournonvilles work became known outside Denmark only after World War II, since 1950, The Royal Ballet has several times made prolonged tours abroad, not the least to the United States, where they have performed his ballets. Bournonvilles best-known ballets are La Sylphide, Napoli, Le Conservatoire, The Kermesse in Bruges, born in Copenhagen 21 August 1805, Bournonville was the son of the French ballet master Antoine Bournonville, who had settled in Denmark, and Lovisa Sundberg, a Swede.
On 2 October 1813, Bournonville made his first stage appearance in a part as the son of a Viking king in Galeottis Lagertha. Less than a later, he received his first personal applause for dancing a Hungarian solo at the Court Theatre. He was the one in out of the children who showed any interest in dancing. He married Helena Fredrika Håkansson on 23 June 1830, in 1820, Antoine Bournonville received a grant from his sovereign to briefly study ballet in Paris. Upon returning to Denmark, Bournonville became a member of the Royal Theatre, in the spring of 1824, Bournonville returned to Paris for final studies and examination preparations at the Paris Opera. The expected fifteen-month sojourn would stretch to five years, during which time Danish ballet would approach near-disastrous decline, in Paris, Bournonville met his fathers old friend, Louis Nivelon, in Paris who provided him with friendship and entree into society. Bournonville wrote his father, Bournonville danced from 1820 to 1828 with the noted dancer Marie Taglioni, Bournonville stopped teaching adult classes in the spring of 1877.
On returning from church on 30 November 1879, he was stricken and taken to a hospital, Bournonville was interred near Asminderød Church near Fredensborg. Bournonvilles work remains an important link with earlier traditions and he resisted many of the excesses of the romantic era ballets in his work. He is noted for his choreography, which gave equal emphasis to both male and female roles, at a time when European ballet emphasized the ballerina. Many of his contemporaries explored the extremes of emotion, while Bournonville, using enthusiastic footwork and fluid phrases in his work
Caroline Brasch Nielsen
Caroline Brasch Nielsen is a Danish fashion model. She is well known for being the face of Marc Jacobs and Valentino, as well as fragrances, Fendis Fan di Fendi Blossom. Caroline Brasch Nielsen was scouted in a bar in Copenhagen. She started walking runways, her first being Dries Van Noten at Paris Fashion Week fall 2010, the same season she opens Valentino and walks for Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel. Models. com names her one of the « Top 10 Newcomeers FW2010 » and she walked the 2011 and 2013 Victorias Secret Fashion Show. She is currently ranked #19 at Models. coms Top 50 Models, Caroline Brasch Nielsen at the Fashion Model Directory Caroline Brasch Nielsen
Ernst Immanuel Cohen Brandes
Outraged by his politicized blasphemy conviction for an article anonymously written by Pontoppidan for the Kjøbenhavns Børs-Tidende in 1889, Brandes committed suicide in 1892. Ernst Brandes was born to a Danish Jewish family in Copenhagen on 1 February 1844, trained as an economist, Brandes spent much of the energies of his brief life on economic and social questions. The chief objects of Brandes attack in his 1885 Samfundssporgsmaal were the theories of Thomas Malthus. Though prominent as a liberal, Brandes reserved part of Samfundssporgsmaal for a critique of the Marxist movement. Having met Henrik Pontoppidan through Edvard, Brandes encouraged the outstanding Danish writer to join and his ideas were anonymously published in a regular column written under the pseudonym Urbanus. Brandes 1889 publication of Messias and 1890 publication Den gamle Adam - two pieces penned by Pontoppidan under his pseudonym - triggered a scandalous reaction. Den gamle Adam was a version of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve inspired by an old German folk retelling.
Indicted on blasphemy charges for both pieces in December 1890, Brandes was made to answer for each as distinct offenses against the laws before a jury trial. He was acquitted for Den gamle Adam but ordered to two months for the publication of the Messias article. The defense argued that Brandes was being singled out as a prominent Brandes brother, despondent for months afterward, he committed suicide by taking poison in Copenhagen on 6 August 1892. 1886 lecture by Ernst Brandes on Henry George Ernst Brandes letters to Henrik Pontoppidan Entry on Brandes at JewishEncyclopedia. com
Lona, Inger and Gertrude Barrison were actual sisters of Danish-German descent. The five sisters were all born in Copenhagen, along with their mother, the five sisters emigrated to the United States in 1886, joining their father, who had earlier made the same journey. Later on, she was joined by her siblings, originally called Bareisen, they anglicized their surname, thus becoming the Barrison Sisters. The five blond and curly-haired siblings were said to sing in high squeaky voices and they achieved notoriety, however, by ingenious use of double entendres on stage. Actress Pearl Eytinge initially produced them and wrote a comedietta for them called Mr Cupid and her manager, Danish born William Fleron, took over the management of the sisters and married Lona in 1893. In their most famous act, the sisters would dance, raising their skirts slightly above their knees, after their success in Europe in the mid-1890s, scores of troupes purporting to be sisters followed in their footsteps, among them the British Machinson Sisters.
The Barrison Sisters broke up in 1897, but both Gertrude and Lona went on to have solo careers on the stage. Gertrude, the youngest and perhaps most talented of all, became a groundbreaking modern dancer in Vienna. She was the last to die—in 1946 in Copenhagen, the Old Spice Girls by Richard Smithson Text of one of their performances
Mette Marie Astrup
Mette Marie Astrup was a Danish actress, one of the best known of her time in Denmark, and she enjoyed a career totalling fifty years at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. Astrup was born the child of Sven Andersen Astrup, a servant who was employed as porter at the Royal Danish Theatre upon its foundation in 1748. She began her career in 1772, and by 1773 was employed at the Theatre itself. She was described as dignified and with a feeling for her costume. When the new style of acting was introduced onto the stage in 1808 and she played Leonore in Den Stundenlöse, Else Skolemesters in Barselstuen, and Lady Macbeth in the Scottish play Macbeth in 1817. Astrup never married, but she did have a relationship with Adam Hauch, who was director of the Royal Danish Theatre from 1794 to 1798. Her other sister, Anne Marie, worked at the Theatre, mette Marit Astrup gave her last performance in 1823, retiring after fifty years on the stage