Nelson Sardelli is a Brazilian-born singer-comedian of Italian descent. He was an entertainer in Las Vegas. On 28 June 2008, he was awarded the Golden Pillow Award from the International Entertainer School of Las Vegas. He also acted in films including Myra Breckinridge and The Professionals. His fund-raiser event for mentally disabled children "Starshine" became an annual spectacle in Atlantic City.
In Sardelli's personal life, he was involved with actress Jayne Mansfield and the couple almost married.