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Ivan Drago (ex) wife: Brigette Nielsen to return in Creed 2

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The lovely Brigette Nielsen, 55, who played the ice-cold wife of villain Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, will make an appearance in Creed 2 (or Rocky 8).

Creed 2, which will be released in November, is a sequel to Creed (or Rocky 7) which debuted in late 2015.

In the latest Creed segment, Rocky's protege, Adonis Creed, faces the son of his father's killer, Ivan Drago. And yes, appearing in a Rocky movie for the first time since Rocky IV (1985), Dolph Lundgren will reprise his role as the infamous Ivan Drago.

So, what about Ludmilla Drago, Ivan's beautiful-but-sadistic wife, who served as the secondary antagonist in Rocky IV?

Look for Nielsen to reprise her role as Ivan Drago's wife or ex-wife in a role smaller than her previous role in Rocky IV.

Why ex-wife?

Earlier this week, Lundgren told Celebtainment what we should expect from today's version of Ivan Drago.

"He's lost everything -- his country, his wife, his respect and he's been living as an outcast when we find him," stated Lundgren.

"The only thing he has that's worth anything, apart from his drive for redemption, is his son who is another heavyweight fighter."

So it appears Ivan losses Ludmilla following his bout with Rocky. Although no longer married to Ivan, perhaps she is seen in the movie supporting her son, Viktor, who faces off against Donnie Creed in a high-profile title fight?

Married to Sylvester Stallone in real life when Rocky IV debuted (1985), Nielsen was perfect for Ludmilla's role. Stunning and cunning but with a vile evil streak, Ludmilla was part of Drago's promotional team and reveled in Apollo's death at the hands of her husband.

Ludmilla Vobet Drago facts

  • Age: 55
  • Nationality: Russia
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Personality: Cold and arrogant; Well educated; Fluent in Russian and English
  • Double-gold medalist in swimming
  • One of a select few spokespersons for Team Drago in Rocky IV
  • Wife of Ivan Drago
  • Mother of new villain and light heavyweight contender Viktor Drago

About Brigitte Nielsen...
Brigitte Nielsen (born Gitte Nielsen; 15 July 1963) is a Danish-Italian actress, model, singer and reality television personality who began her career modelling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later acted in the 1985 films Red Sonja and Rocky IV.

She is also known for her marriages to Sylvester Stallone and NFL legend Mark Gastineau, and a 2005 relationship with Flavor Flav.

And on June 22, 2018, Nielsen, at 54, gave birth to a daughter named Frida.


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