Danish actress Brigitte Nielsen got the shock of her life on Monday night (10JAN05) - when her former mother-in-law Jackie Stallone joined her on a British reality TV show.

Nielsen, 41, has been living with seven other fading celebrities, including supermodel Caprice Bourret and feminist Germaine Greer, in a specially-built London house for CHANNEL 4 show CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER since Thursday (06JAN05).

Nielsen split from Jackie's famous son Sylvester Stallone in 1987 after less than two years of marriage. Until last night, Nielsen and psychic astrologer Jackie hadn't spoken since the divorce.

When a fur coat-clad Jackie entered the Big Brother house, a shocked Nielsen screamed, "Oh my God, Jackie. How are you? This is Sylvester's Mom. How are you sweetie?" before embracing her former mother-in-law.

Before entering the house, a confident Jackie, 71, stated, "I intend to win. I've never lost anything in my life."

11/01/2005 02:35