Monique van de Ven

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Monique van de Ven
Monique van de Ven in 1973
Born (1952-07-28) 28 July 1952 (age 61)
Netherlands
Occupation Actress, film director
Spouse(s) Jan de Bont (1973-1988)
Edwin de Vries

Monica Maria Theresia "Monique" van de Ven (Dutch pronunciation: [moˈnik fɑn də ˈvɛn]; born 28 July 1952, Zeeland (North Brabant)) is a Dutch actress and director.[1]

Life and career[edit]

From 1973 until 1988 she was married to Dutch cinematographer and director Jan de Bont, with whom she lived in Los Angeles for a number of years. She is now married to actor and writer Edwin de Vries.

Her film debut as an actress was in Turkish Delight in 1973. This film was an immediate breakthrough for her acting career. The Paul Verhoeven film was nominated for an Academy Award and was chosen as the best Dutch film of the century. Thirteen years later she played in the Oscar winning film The Assault.

Apart from acting in feature films she also performs in Dutch television series and commercials.

In 1996 she directed the short film Mama's Proefkonijn (English translation: 'Mama's Guinea Pig'); her first feature film as a director Zomerhitte (Summer Heat) was released 2008.

Monique van de Ven in 1988
Monique van de Ven in 2008

Filmography[edit]

Actress[edit]

  • Turkish Delight (1973)
  • Dakota (1974)
  • Way Out (1974)
  • Katie Tippel (1975)
  • The Last Train (1975)
  • Anita Drogemöller und die Ruhe an der Ruhr (1976)
  • Doctor Vlimmen (1977)
  • Inheritance (1978)
  • Stunt Rock (1978)
  • A Woman Like Eve (1979)
  • Splitting Up (1979)
  • Hoge hakken, echte liefde (1981)
  • Breach of Contract (1982)
  • Breathless (1982)
  • Burning Love (1983)
  • The Scorpion (1984)
  • The Assault (1986)
  • A Month Later (1987)
  • Iris (1987)[2]
  • Amsterdamned (1988)
  • Paint It Black (1989)
  • De Kassière (Lily Was Here) (1989)
  • Romeo (1990)
  • The Man Inside (1990)
  • Eline Vere (1991)
  • The Johnsons (1992)
  • Long Live the Queen (1995)
  • De Bovenman (2001)
  • The Discovery of Heaven (2001)
  • Amazones (2004)

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