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Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen is a fashion model. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark to a Danish father and Peruvian mother.

She stepped into the limelight in 1986 by claiming the title of Miss Denmark, allowing her to represent her country at the Miss Universe pageant. This provided an invaluable springboard to launch herself as an international model.

Ironically, it was not Christensen's modeling that launched her to true iconic status. In 1991, she was featured prominently in a music video for the Chris Isaak song Wicked Game. In the video, she is depicted as Isaak's lover. Christensen is topless for much of the video, though her nudity is relatively concealed with clever camera angles. It was decided that full frontal nudity would not be suitabile for mainstream release. Viewers still reacted to Christensen's sexually suggestive performance, and the video was later featured on MTV's 'Sexiest Video of All-Time'.

Helena is famous for being a devoted lover of cheese, proudly bursting that she can eat a whole wheel of cheese in a day: "There've been times when I've bought a whole pound of cheese and walked down the street and eaten it in one go, she confesses. I think it's incredibly sensual." The beautiful Dane even claims that there is a connection between music, sex, and cheese. "These things are connected. Truth be told, I love all cheese: French cheese, Italian cheese, even British cheese, but Danish cheese is the greatest. I get my best nightmares after I eat Danish cheese."

Helena co-founded Nylon (magazine)


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Helena Christensen Facts

OccupationModel
BirthdayDecember 25, 1968 (48)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Helena Christensen compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Christmas Party
The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show
Unzipped
Allegro
Catwalk
The Virgin Queen of St. Francis High
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