Veerle Baetens

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Veerle Baetens
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Veerle Baetens (2011)
Born (1978-01-24) 24 January 1978 (age 36)
Brasschaat, Belgium
Occupation actor and singer

Veerle Baetens (born 24 January 1978) is a Belgian actress and singer probably best known for her roles in Sara and The Broken Circle Breakdown. She has also starred in numerous Flemish movies.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Baetens was born in Brasschaat, Belgium. She had a musical education at the Hoger Instituut voor Dramatische Kunsten in Brussels.


In 2005, she won the "John Kraaijkamp Musical Award", in the category of 'Leading Actress in a musical', for the title role in the Dutch musical adaptation of Pippi Longstocking.[3][4]

In 2008, she won the Flemish TV-star Award (Flemish equivalent of the Emmy Award) for Best Actress and Most Popular TV Personality, both for the title role in Sara.[5]

In 2012, she released an album with her band "Dallas", called Take it all.

In 2013, she won the "best actress" category at the European Film Awards for her role in The Broken Circle Breakdown.[6]



TV series[edit]

  • Sprookjes Grimm (2003)
  • Wittekerke (2003–2004) - Els Jacobs
  • Flikken (2004) - Annick Lafaille
  • Gevangen (2005)
  • Sara (2007–2008) - Sara De Roose
  • Code 37 (2009) - Hannah Maes
  • The White Queen (2013) - Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England


  • Cabaret (1998)
  • Where were you when... (1999)
  • Nonsens (1999)
  • Chicago (2000)
  • Holiday Love Show (2003)
  • Pippi Langkous (2005) - Pippi Langkous

Awards as film actress[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2013 European Film Awards[7] European Actress The Broken Circle Breakdown Won
2013 Tribeca Film Festival Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film The Broken Circle Breakdown Won


  1. ^ Geplaatst door Belgische Madammen en Babes (2009-11-18). "Belgische Madammen en Babes: Veerle Baetens 'De Laatste Show'" (in German). Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
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  3. ^ "Musicals & Theaters - Veerle Baetens" (in German). Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  4. ^ hans-maarten (23 March 2005). "Veerle Baetens is Pippi Langkous". De Standaard (in German). 
  5. ^ "Veerle Baetens naakt in Code 37" (in German). Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  6. ^ "Winners 2013". European Film Awards. European Film Academy. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’ Leads European Film Awards Nominations". PMC. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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