Birgit Brüel was a Danish singer and actress. Brüel’s professional career began in 1950 when she joined the Max Brüel Quartet as a jazz singer, and began training at the Danish Royal drama school. She married Brüel in 1951. During the 1950s she became well known as a theatre and screen actress, and between 1961 and 1966 she sang with the Danish Radio Jazz Group.n 1965, Brüel entered the Danish Eurovision selection, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, which she won and she represented Denmark at the tenth Eurovision Song Contest 1965. Brüel combined singing and acting and made numerous television and film appearances up to the early 1990s. From the 1970s she became involved with Amazonegruppen, a feminist theatrical and musical group. Her last musical recording was “Den hemmelige rude” in 1985 , consisting poems by Tove Ditlevsen set to music.
Birgit Brüel died on February 23, 1996, aged 68