best dutch actors/actress

by ltg-kerkhof | created - 19 Jun 2011 | updated - 18 Jan 2012 | Public

1. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was a Dutch noblewoman, while her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, to English and Austrian parents.

After her parents' divorce, ...

2. Rutger Hauer

Actor | Blade Runner

Blond, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer enjoyed an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a Dutch town and former municipality in the province of Utrecht.

He was the son of Teunke ...

3. Famke Janssen

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Famke Janssen was born November 5, 1964, in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, and has two other siblings. Moving to America in the 1980s, she modeled for Chanel in New York. Later, taking a break from modeling, she attended Columbia University, majoring in literature.

This model-turned-actress broke into...

4. Jeroen Krabbé

Actor | The Fugitive

Jeroen Krabbe was born in Amsterdam to a family of painters. His grandfather was a famous impressionist, his father a talented artist and his mother a qualified interpreter responsible for translating Dutch films into English. He was destined to be a painter but after high school and a year of ...

5. Carice van Houten

Actress | Game of Thrones

One of Europe's most celebrated actresses, Carice van Houten is perhaps best known as 'Melisandre' in the iconic TV show Game of Thrones, a performance for which she has been recognized with an Emmy Award nomination in 2019. Other projects include Paul Verhoeven's award-winning Black Book and Bryan...

6. Thekla Reuten

Actress | In Bruges

As a young Dutch actress with numerous internationally acclaimed films under her belt and whose work has been twice Oscar nominated, Thekla Reuten is an undeniable front-runner in the new wave of European actresses lauded on the international stage and screen.

Thekla first came to wide international...

7. Yorick van Wageningen

Actor | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Yorick van Wageningen was born on April 16, 1964 in Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands. He is an actor and writer, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013) and The Judgement (2021).

8. Huub Stapel

Actor | Amsterdamned

Huub Stapel was born on December 2, 1954 in Tegelen, Limburg, Netherlands. He is an actor, known for Amsterdamned (1988), De Partizanen (1995) and Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997). He has been married to Resie Jansen since December 2, 2004. They have two children.

9. Derek de Lint

Actor | Soldaat van Oranje

Derek de Lint was born on July 17, 1950 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He is an actor and director, known for Soldier of Orange (1977). He has been married to Dorith Jessurun since 1979. They have three children.

10. Antonie Kamerling

Actor | Exorcist: The Beginning

Antonie Kamerling was born on August 25, 1966 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands. He is known for Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), Dominion (2005) and Goede tijden, slechte tijden (1990). He was married to Isa Hoes. He died on October 6, 2010 in Zevenhoven, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

11. Thomas Acda

Actor | De zevende hemel

Thomas Acda became popular with a large Dutch audience through his cooperation with Paul de Munnik. As Acda & De Munnik they toured for 20 years with a repertoire of their own melodious and touching songs.

After they split up, Thomas branched out into various disciplines: acting in tv, film and ...

12. Jack Wouterse

Actor | Vet hard

Jack Wouterse was born on June 17, 1957 in Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands. He is an actor and director, known for Too Fat Too Furious (2005), All stars: De serie (1999) and Gangsterboys (2010).

13. Thom Hoffman

Actor | Zwartboek

In his early career he often played tormented/troubled characters such as in De Witte Waan, as a death-seeking junkie (1984), and in Zoeken Naar Eileen (1987) as a desperately in love, and in De Avonden (1989) playing Frits van Egters. An often quoted phrase of Hoffman is "I have a dark look on ...

14. Georgina Verbaan

Actress | 't Schaep met de 5 pooten

Georgina Verbaan was born on October 9, 1979 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. She is an actress and writer, known for 't Schaep met de 5 pooten (2006), Klem (2017) and Joyride (2005).

15. Egbert Jan Weeber

Actor | Sint

Egbert Jan was born in Groningen in 1981. He went to the Theatre School in Groningen for four years. When he was 18 years, he made his debut in "Uitgesloten", a TV production about a boy who is "excluded" from the Jehovah's Witness' parish. Egbert Jan was nominated for a Golden Calf for his role as...

16. Renée Soutendijk

Actress | Suspiria

Renée Soutendijk was born on May 21, 1957 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. She is an actress, known for Suspiria (2018), Eve of Destruction (1991) and Private Resistance (1985). She is married to Thed Lenssen. They have two children.

17. Theo Maassen

Actor | TBS

Theo Maassen was born on December 8, 1966 in Oegstgeest, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He is an actor and writer, known for Nothing to Lose (2008), Black Book (2006) and Miss Minoes (2001).

18. Robert de Hoog

Actor | National Theatre Live: Obsession

Next to his Emmy Award Nomination for Best Actor in SKIN, Robert de Hoog is one of the youngest winners of the Dutch film award, the Golden Calf. After drama school he worked with Ivo van Hove on plays such as Obsession, Othello, Fountainhead and Kings of War. In 2013 he played in LOVE ETERNAL, ...

19. Monique van de Ven

Actress | Romeo

Monique van de Ven was born on July 28, 1952 in Zeeland, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. She is an actress and director, known for Romeo (1990), Ademloos (1982) and Amsterdamned (1988). She has been married to Edwin de Vries since 1991. They have two children. She was previously married to Jan de Bont.

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