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Georgina Verbaan

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Georgina Verbaan
Verbaan supporting anti-fur campaign "Bont Voor Dieren", The Hague, 2008.
Born (1979-10-09) 9 October 1979 (age 44)
Occupation(s)Actress, singer
Partner(s)Rob van de Wouw

Georgina Carolina Verbaan (born 9 October 1979) is a Dutch actress and singer. Verbaan is best known for her recurring role in soap opera Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden. She has also appeared in various Dutch films, including Costa!, Volle maan and Oogverblindend.

Early life[edit]

Verbaan was born in The Hague, Netherlands and has an Indonesian father and a Dutch mother. She joined a musical group in her hometown, Zoetermeer, in 1990, at the age of 11. In 1992, Verbaan started attending a theatre school in The Hague. She graduated from mavo (high school) in Zoetermeer.


1997-2003: Soap opera, music and film[edit]

Verbaan joined the cast of soap opera Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden in 1997, at the age of 16. She played the recurring role of Hedwig Harmsen from 1997 to 2000, growing increasingly popular and famous during her tenure on the show.

Verbaan left the show in 2000, seeking to pursue an acting career. She appeared in the Dutch film Costa! in 2001. Costa! was a nationwide commercial success, attracting over 200,000 visitors. Verbaan sang the film's theme song.

Verbaan had a cameo in English-language, Dutch film Soul Assassin in 2001. She made a major appearance in Dutch film Volle maan in 2002, but the film was a commercial and critical failure. Verbaan had the lead role in 2003 film Adrenaline.

In 2002, she released her debut studio album Sugar Spider that resulted in a number of radio hits including "Ritmo", "Yo quiero bailar" a cover of Sonia & Selena and "Denis" a cover of Blondie.

Verbaan received a Golden Onion (Dutch: Gouden Ui), the Dutch equivalent to a Golden Raspberry, for her performance in the 2005 film Joyride.

2003-present: Television work and film[edit]

Verbaan starred in series like Dok12 and Floor Faber and had guest appearances several television shows and was a cast member of reality show Ranking the Stars. Later on, she received a recurring role in yet another television series, 't Schaep Met De 5 Pooten. She sang several songs for this series. For her role in this series, she also received a Beeld en Geluid Award ("Screen and Sound Award") for best actress.

In 2009, her role in the film Oogverblindend ("Dazzled"), directed by avantgarde filmmaker Cyrus Frisch, was critically acclaimed. The film was praised in Dutch press as "the most relevant Dutch film of the year".

She also had a minor, non-speaking role as the female bartender in Stanley Tucci's indie film "Blind Date" (2007), based on Theo Van Gogh's 1996 Dutch original. She played a major role in an episode of Dutch crime series "Van God Los" in 2011, playing a woman who kills her sister's friend after this friend has an affair with the woman's partner. For her role, Verbaan received critical acclaim and she was nominated for a Beeld & Geluid Award as best actress. Her episode of Van God Los (Spookbeeld) was also nominated for a Gouden Kalf.

Verbaan and Patrick Martens presented the television show Date Smakelijk.[1][2]

In 2023 Verbaan had a lead role in the film Klem.


Verbaan (second from right) campaigning against fur in 2008.

In 2006, Verbaan, a vegetarian and anti-fur activist, began speaking in support of the Party for the Animals (PVDD). In the 2006 Dutch general election, she appeared on the PVDD's list, among other prominent Dutch celebrities, such as acclaimed writer Jan Wolkers. Verbaan received 1,337 votes, while the PVDD received enough votes to secure two seats in the House of Representatives. In 2016 Verbaan was again put on the election list of PVDD as a candidate.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Verbaan became involved with trumpeter Rob van de Wouw in 2009. In April 2010, show business newscast RTL Boulevard reported Verbaan was pregnant with the couple's first child. Verbaan gave birth to a daughter, Odilia Lilibet van de Wouw, on 21 October 2010.[4] In June 2013 Georgina and Rob separated.[5]



Year Album Chart
2002 Sugar Spider 70


Year Album Chart
2000 "If You Want Me" 38
2001 "Ritmo" 11
"C.O.S.T.A." 24
"Yo Quiero Bailar"[8] 27
"This Christmas" 27
2002 "Denis" 30



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Goede tijden, slechte tijden: De reünie Hedwig Harmsen TV movie
1999 Enigma Dash TV movie
2001 Costa! Janet
Soul Assassin Reporter First international movie
2002 Volle maan Treesje Full Moon Party (English title)
2003 Adrenaline Freya
Pista! Klaartje TV movie
2004 Erik of het klein insectenboek Mevrouw Mug
Amazones Reneetje
06/05 Birgit Maas
2005 Joyride Chantal
Lulu Zita TV movie
2007 Blind Date Cute Woman
2008 Alibi Andrea
2009 Oogverblindend Woman
Kikkerdril Heleen
2010 Gangsterboys
Flysk Woman TV movie
2011 Midzomernacht Meike
Lotus Elsa
2012 Swchwrm Koningin (Queen)
De Marathon Anita
Alles is familie Leonie
2013 Frits & Franky Birgit
Nooit te oud Marleen Blok TV movie
Mannenharten Susanne
2015 The Surprise Anne de Koning
2016 Meester Kikker
2023 Klem

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997–00 Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden Hedwig Harmsen
2001–02 Dok 12 Rayna Pascal
2001 Costa! Janet
2005 Medea Vanessa Miniseries
2006 Rauw! Kiki Improvisation comedy series
2006–07 't Schaep met de 5 Pooten Lena Braams Remake
2009 't Vrije Schaep Lena Braams Spin-off
2009 Floor Faber Floor Faber
2010–11 't Spaanse Schaep Lena Braams Spin-off
2011 Van God Los Tilly 1 episode
2011–12 Mixed Up Touba Blauwboer
2012–13 't Schaep in Mokum Lena Braams Spin-off (post-production)
2017–20 Klem Kitty van Mook


Year Title Role Notes
20?? Bratz Jade Serie
2006 Bratz: Forever Diamondz (film) Jade Movie
2006 Bratz: Genie Magic Jade Movie
2014 Pim & Pom: Het Grote Avontuur Pim Movie
2012 Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure Flora Movie
2015 Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss Flora Movie



  • 2000: De Geest van Laat maar Waaien (2000)


  • 2005: Oogverblindend written and directed by Cyrus Frisch
  • 2005: De Barones
  • 2007: De Batavia written by Marcel Otten and directed by Ignace Cornelissen
  • 2010: Late Avond Idealen directed by Sanne Vogel
  • 2010: Ik hield van Hitler


  1. ^ "Georgina Verbaan en Patrick Martens presenteren datingshow op SBS". NU.nl (in Dutch). 24 April 2023. Retrieved 23 December 2023.
  2. ^ "Date Smakelijk: nieuwe datingshow op SBS6" [Date Smakelijk: new dating show on SBS6]. Broadcast Magazine (in Dutch). 28 June 2023. Retrieved 3 September 2023.
  3. ^ "Partij voor de Dieren presenteert lijstduwers Tweede Kamerverkiezingen | Nieuws". Partij voor de Dieren (in Dutch). Retrieved 4 July 2024.
  4. ^ "Privé | Het laatste nieuws over de sterren [prive]". Telegraaf.nl. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  5. ^ Grazia, Redactie (8 June 2013). "Relatie Georgina Verbaan voorbij | Grazia". grazia.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 July 2024.
  6. ^ "Georgina – Sugar Spider" (in Dutch). Hung Medien / dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  7. ^ a b "DutchCharts.com Georgina Verbaan discography page". DutchCharts.com. Retrieved 18 June 2013.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 22 January 2014.[dead YouTube link]

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