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Helena Christensen


Model whose profession spanned a lot more than 3 years. She also proved helpful as Creative Movie director for Nylon mag. She was crowned Miss Denmark 1986. She released a clothing range known as Christensen & Sigersen with her friend. She is at a romantic relationship with professional Norman Reedus for five years as well as the few had a boy named Mingus jointly. She decided to go to her friend Heath Ledger on your day that he passed away.

Quick Facts

Full Name Helena Christensen
Date Of Birth December 25, 1968
Place Of Birth Denmark
Height 1.78 m
Profession Model
Nationality Danish
Children Mingus Lucien Reedus
Parents Elsa Christensen, Flemming Christensen
Siblings Anita Christensen
Partner Paul Banks, Paul Banks
Movies Allegro, Bullrun: L.A. to Miami: Cops, Cars and Superstars, SHADOW PLAY: THE MAKING OF ANTON CORBIJN
Star Sign Capricorn

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1 Residing in New York City.
2 Good friends with R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe.
3 Has a four years younger sister named Anita.
4 Had a four-year relationship with actor Norman Reedus (1998-2002). The relationship produced one son, Mingus.
5 Owns, with her friend Leif Sigersen, a little shop in New York called "butik".
6 Is good friends with Gwyneth Paltrow. Helena was one of the first people to visit Gwyneth in hospital after she gave birth to her son Moses.
7 Was ranked #12 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
8 One of the world's top fashion models.
9 cousin of actress/singer Christine Buchart
10 Has homes in Monaco, France and in New York City.
11 Is an accomplished photographer.
12 Collects perfume bottles.
13 Helena's father is a Danish typographer, her mother is Peruvian.
14 One of the world's top fashion models in the 1980s and 1990s.
15 Became Miss Denmark in 1986
16 Got her first modelling job at age 9.
17 Is a creative director of a new magazine called 'Nylon'.
18 Gianni Versace said that she has "the most beautiful body in the world."
19 Son Mingus Luchien Reedus born 22 October 1999 in Copenhagen, Denmark.



Klassefesten 3: Dåben 2016 Isabella
Oh Land: Cherry on Top 2014 Video short Ballet Instructor (uncredited)
Away We Stay 2010 Short Alex
42 One Dream Rush 2010 Short
The Christmas Party 2009 Karen
Best of Chris Isaak 2006 Video segment "Wicked Game" uncredited
Allegro 2005/I Andrea
Enchantement 2004 Short Ring master
March of the Anal Sadistic Warrior 1998 Short
Inferno 1992 TV Movie
Chris Isaak: Wicked Game 1991 Video short Woman on beach (uncredited)
Wicked Game 1991 Short Love Interest



Alone: The Only Thing to Fear Is Yourself 2016 grateful acknowledgment
Unzipped 1995 Documentary very special thanks



The Rachel Zoe Project 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn 2009 Documentary
DeLuxe 2009 TV Series Herself
The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show 2008 Video documentary Herself
Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York 2007 TV Movie Herself
Rachael Ray 2007 TV Series Herself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Herself
Iconoclasts 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Go' aften Danmark 2005 TV Series Herself
Once Upon a Time... 2005 TV Movie Herself
Bullrun: Cops, Cars & Superstars 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The Importance of Being Famous 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Herself
Pride of Britain Awards 2003 2003 TV Special
Danish Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Det kan aldrig blive for meget 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Stjerner i manegen 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
1998 MTV Movie Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
MTV Fashionably Loud: The Event 1997 TV Movie Herself - model
MTV Europe Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Herself
Catwalk 1995 Documentary Herself
Anyone for Pennis? 1995 TV Movie Herself
La nuit des stars 1995 TV Movie Herself
Nulle part ailleurs 1995 TV Series Herself
Unzipped 1995 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Ready to Wear 1994 Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of 2014 TV Series Herself
20 to 1 2009-2011 TV Series documentary Herself

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1 Some designers retain a sense of humour about what they do, but others are deathly serious and have no life outside of it; they're lying awake night after night constructing dresses in their heads.
2 There are particular images that I like. Allegro is composed of a series of still life photographs that has been put to speed. There is so much care that has gone into the composition of the cinematography.
3 This was all very new to me and I did not want to ruin his film! So we worked hard on that basis of confidence that is needed to collaborate comfortably.
4 When on the set of a film, you have to play natural for entire scenes in a very unnatural environment. You have to express emotions and interact with other actors and also use your voice.
5 When you are modelling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body.
6 Women can explore so much in dressing. But if I was a guy I would wear vintage suits constantly. With crazy ties!
7 I am very much aware of the visual side of things. I do a lot of photography. I often take Polaroids of things that strike me as visually interesting, just to remember them and perhaps use later.
8 I still love taking pictures with Polaroid film. For me, it offers the most beautiful way of capturing reality and transferring it onto a flat piece of paper.
9 I was once stranded on a broken-down boat in shark-infested waters in the middle of the Indian Ocean for five days before we were rescued while doing a 'Vogue' shoot.
10 Kate is going to come back, she is going to be super-strong again. Everybody is going to want her again because she is that kind of person. She is very professional and beautiful and she is going to be around forever.
11 So many times I've wanted to crack up, standing there stiff while seven women are crawling round my toes fixing hems and the designer's having a freak-out because the denim cuffs are crooked. I'm on the verge of hysteria.
12 Modelling is a silly, crazy business.
13 The more people explore the world, the more they realize in every country there's a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
14 There will always be a desire for something new, fresh and innovative, as well as a yearning and respect for timeless elegance and beauty.
15 There have been times when I've bought a whole pound of cheese and walked down the street and eaten it in one go.
16 I like people who dress quirkly and differently. Like in womenswear, thank god for Helena Bonham Carter!
17 I love playing around with vintage fabrics and lace.
18 I wasn't worried about turning 40 at all.
19 I would love to photograph Stephen Hawking. I am just fascinated by science, I really am.
20 I'm a fun person. I like cracking jokes and being completely nerdy.
21 I've taken my knickers off. My friends told me my panty line was visible, so I went without.
22 It's incredible to have been part of fashion history - my whole career has been one big highlight.
23 It's really intimidating to go on the beach in a bikini.
24 Like any woman, I worry about my body.
25 I believe food is the most brilliant invention ever.
26 I don't look at fashion the way other people do.
27 I felt like I was in the best photography school in the world - I had Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn teach me.
28 I find it utterly bizarre that total strangers write about your life in a completely fictional manner.
29 I had never done any serious acting before, but I decided that it was a chance that I should take.
30 Cheese is one of my great weaknesses, I could eat the stuff by the pound.
31 From the minute I wake up until I go to bed I think about food.
32 Harbour Island in the Bahamas is a wonderful little island with beautiful beaches, a great restaurant culture and friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
33 I always loved the style of Jean Seberg, Jane Birkin and Marilyn Monroe.
34 I am a serious food lover and Peruvian cuisine is one of the best in the world.
35 If I have an hour in a city, I go to vintage stores first because it's so much cooler to find a piece that is unique. I love the thought of some girl having worn it before and living her life in it.
36 A beautiful person is someone who stays true to themselves and their spirit; someone who is self-confident and can make you smile.
37 Denmark is like a secret little place with its own special language.
38 I want to live to be 120. That's when I will start worrying about my age.
39 In modelling, there is no point in trying to prove you have a brain, so why even bother? I'd sooner save the energy for something more meaningful.
40 Speaking in grand understatment about her famous catwalk figure; "I have a bit here and a bit there. Or as we say in Denmark, something to the courtyard and something to the street.""

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