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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 15 July 1932Copenhagen, Denmark
Birth NameNina Magdelena Møller

Mini Bio (1)

Nina Van Pallandt became famous in the United States in the early 1970s as the mistress of hoaxer Clifford Irving, who went to jail when his biography of Howard Hughes, allegedly written with Hughes' co-operation, proved to be a fake when Hughes himself came out of seclusion to repudiate the work. Van Pallandt helped expose Irving's fraud by revealing that he was vacationing with her in Mexico at the time he was allegedly interviewing Hughes. She appears, as herself, in Orson Welles' non-fiction film "F For Fake" (F for Fake (1973)). Van Pallandt was known in Europe as a singer of folk songs before her involvement with Irving and subsequent film career, having been married to her fellow folk singer, Baron Frederik van Pallandt, with whom she toured Europe and had many hit records as "Nina & Frederik". The height of Van Pallandt's film career was her appearance in four Robert Altman movies: The Long Goodbye (1973), A Wedding (1978), Quintet (1979) and O.C. and Stiggs (1985).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Guy Lazarus

Spouse (2)

Frederik van Pallandt (1960 - 1975) (divorced) (3 children)
Hugo Wessel (? - ?)

Trivia (9)

Father's name is Kaj Møller, mother's birthname is Clara Kirstine Undset Gyth.
Nina and Frederik were Danish easy listening icons of the 1960s who moved effortlessly from folk to calypso to pop to protest songs ("Listen to the Ocean," "Sucu, Sucu," "Little Donkey"). The couple split up in 1969 and Nina went on to a solo career as a singer and Hollywood actress,
Her ex-husband Frederick was tragically shot to death in May of 1994 along with his second wife while aboard his yacht in the Phillipines, supposedly by river pirates. Rumors say his drug dealings with cartels may have actually precipitated his death.
She and Fredrik played the London Palladium in 1966.
Played by Julie Delpy in The Hoax (2006).
Became famous as the mistress of Clifford Irving. In American Gigolo (1980), she worked with Richard Gere, who would later play Irving in The Hoax (2006).
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 33, a daughter Ana Maria Else, Baroness van Pallandt on October 30, 1965. Child's father is her ex-husband, Frederik van Pallandt.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a daughter Kirsa Eleonore Clara, Baroness van Pallandt on August 9, 1963. Child's father is her ex-husband, Frederik van Pallandt.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a son Floris Nicolas Ali, Baron van Pallandt on June 10, 1961, who died in 2006. Child's father is her ex-husband, Frederik van Pallandt.

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