Louisa Ghijs

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Louisa Ghijs
Louisa Ghijs and her future husband Johannes Heesters in 1928.
Born Ludovica Ghijs
(1902-03-19)19 March 1902
Brussels, Belgium
Died 18 July 1985(1985-07-18) (aged 83)
Bavaria, Germany
Other names Wiesje Ghijs
Occupation Actress
Years active 1914–1935
Spouse(s) Johannes Heesters (1930–1985)
Children Wiesje Heesters (b. 1931)
Nicole Heesters (b. 1937)

Ludovica "Louisa" Ghijs (19 March 1902 – 18 July 1985) was a Belgian stage actress. She was married to Dutch actor and centenarian Johannes Heesters. Louisa Ghijs met Heesters in 1928, they married in 1930 and had two daughters Wiesje (1931), nowadays a pianist in Vienna, and Nicole (1937) who became an actress. One of her grandchildren is also an actress: Saskia Fischer (born 1966). In 1935, she played in her last movie, De vier Mullers, alongside her husband.

Louisa Ghijs was the inspiration for Wiske ("Suzy") in the Belgian comic series Suske en Wiske (English: Spike and Suzy).[1]


  1. ^ Van Hooydonck, Peter (1994). Biografie Willy Vandersteen. De Bruegel van het beeldverhaal (in Dutch) (2nd ed.). Antwerpen: Standaard Uitgeverij. pp. 9–10. ISBN 90-02-19500-1.