Helle Thorning-Schmidt

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Birthday
14, 1966
Birthplace
Rodovre, Denmark
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1966 (age 52)
Birthplace
Rodovre, Denmark

About

Known for her leadership of the Danish Social Democratic Party, she took office in 2011 as Prime Minister of Denmark. She also served a five-year term in the European Union Parliament and a six-year term in the Danish Parliament.

Before Fame

She studied political science at both the College of Europe (Brussels, Belgium) and the University of Copenhagen.

Trivia

While living in Belgium, she did consulting work for the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions.

Family Life

She married World Economic Forum member Stephen Kinnock in 1996; they had daughters named Camilla and Johanna.

Associated With

She was criticized for the 2013 "selfie" photo that she took with American President Barack Obama and English Prime Minister David Cameron at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.