|Birth name||Nives Zeljković|
|Also known as||Nives Celsius|
18 December 1981 |
Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
|Genres||Dance pop, pop|
|Occupation(s)||Model, columnist, writer, singer|
Nives Zeljković (Croatian pronunciation: [zěːʎkoʋit͡ɕ]; born 18 December 1981), known by her stage name Nives Celzijus (Nives Celsius), is a Croatian socialite, model, singer and writer. She is a current columnist for German Bild magazine and the ex-wife of the football player Dino Drpić.
Personal and media life
Nives was born in Zagreb, at the time part of Yugoslavia. Her biological, estranged, father Spaso Čanković (known as Anej Sam) was born in Sanski Most, and works as a writer in Slovenia. Her mother is named Mira. Her parents separated prior to her birth. During the Croatian War, she was abused due to her surname.[clarification needed] She has stated that she was raped at the age of 16 by a Dinamo Zagreb player, though she will not reveal his name. She lived in Belgrade for a couple of years before returning to Zagreb, where she released the song "Na koljena" which became a hit.
Nives Celzijus is married to NK Rijeka football player Dino Drpić, with whom she has two children, Leon and Taiša. The couple has been named "David and Victoria Beckham of Baden" in Germany. As a guest of Serbian RTV Pink show Ami G Show on 22 January 2009, Celzijus stated she and her husband had sex in an empty Stadion Maksimir, a statement which attracted a lot of media attention. Although it was reported she was pregnant for a third time, Celzijus denied those rumours[when?]. In October 2009 she was sentenced by the Municipal Criminal Court for defamation, after she stated in an interview for Serbian Playboy magazine that her father molested her.
In 2008 Nives and husband Dino made headlines across Europe in a bizarre story. While vacationing on the Croatian island of Krk, their son Leone was mistakenly identified as the abducted UK girl Madeleine McCann, who was last seen in Portugal.
Sexiest women countdowns
- Nives (2002)
- Cura moderna (2005)
- Bijesna (2007)
- 2008 – Gola istina (The Naked Truth)
- 2009 – U krevetu sa C.R. (In Bed with C.R.)
- 2011 – Oreal (Halo)
- 2014 – Gola istina 2 (The Naked Truth 2)
Awards and nominations
|2009||Kiklop Book Awards||Hit Novel of the Year||Gola istina||Won|
- Nives Celsius – Official Biography[dead link]
- Ko su Bekamovi pokrajine Baden
- Nives Celzijus: seks na praznom Maksimiru
- Nives Celzijus i Dino Drpić čekaju svoje treće dete?
- Istina o mojoj "trudnoći"
- Slikanje za Playboy: Nives Celzijus osuđena zbog uvrede svog oca
- "Nakon devet godina braka razvode se Nives Celzijus i Dino Drpić". Večernji list (in Croatian). 7 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- Nives Celzijus uvrštena u 15 najseksi cica u Nemačkoj