Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau

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Yolanthe Cabau
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Cabau at the Giro d'Italia in 2010
Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen

(1985-03-19) 19 March 1985 (age 34)
OccupationActress, model, television host
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Wesley Sneijder (2009-2019)

Yolanthe Cabau (née Cabau van Kasbergen; 19 March 1985) is a Spanish-Dutch actress, model and television host.

Early life[edit]

Cabau was born on the Spanish island of Ibiza. Her father, Xavier Cabau (1954–2007),[1] was Spanish, while her mother, Richarda "Rici" van Kasbergen, is Dutch. Xavier Cabau was a wealthy entrepreneur known as the "King of Ibiza", who owned several discothèques, restaurants, and bars.[2] Cabau's childhood in Spain was marked by domestic violence, after her father experienced financial problems and became addicted to drugs.[3] When she was five years old, her mother moved with her children to her native Netherlands.[3] She has seven siblings, as well as five half-siblings from her father's second marriage.[1] After graduating from high school at the age of 17, Cabau decided to pursue an acting career.[2]


Cabau appeared in the Dutch productions Snowfever (2004) and Costa! (2005). From 2005 to 2008, she had a recurring role in the soap opera Onderweg naar morgen. In 2006, Cabau starred in the short film Turkse chick, which was nominated for a Gouden Kalf, the Dutch equivalent of an Academy Award. The film contained a controversial sex scene to which Cabau received public backlash. She later admitted that she regrets doing the scene.[4][5][6][7] A real-life WAG, she appeared in the third season of the dramedy Voetbalvrouwen, similar to the British series Footballers' Wives.[8] In 2006, 2007, and 2009, Sneijder-Cabau was voted the "Sexiest Dutch Woman" by the Dutch FHM.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Cabau began a relationship with football player Wesley Sneijder in 2009. They were married on 17 July 2010 in Tuscany, Italy, six days after Sneijder played the final of the FIFA World Cup. The couple has one son.[10][deprecated source] Following her marriage, she changed her surname from Cabau van Kasbergen to Sneijder-Cabau, which she also uses professionally.

Cabau is a co-founder and ambassador of Stop Kindermisbruik, a foundation which aims to put an end to child sexual abuse in developing countries. Stop Kindermisbruik engages in actions such as freeing child prostitutes, preventing children from becoming child prostitutes, and helping freed children cope with the trauma they endured.[11]

On March 5, 2019 the couple announced their decision to split up, but made it clear that there was not (yet) going to be a divorce. Yolanthe stopped using the name Sneijder-Cabau and refers to herself now as Yolanthe Cabau.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Snowfever Brenda
2006 Turkse chick Dilara Short film
2006 Complexx Lianne
2009 Het geheim van Mega Mindy Miss Volta
2013 Valentino Nienke
2013 Pain & Gain Annalee Calvera
2014 STUK! Elizabeth
2015 Kidnapping Freddy Heineken Pretty Woman 2
2015 Polis Akademisi Alaturka Susan
2015 Popoz Sacha


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Villa Genetica Julia
2004 Het glazen huis Student Episodes: "Shit" and "Liefdadigheid"
2005–2008 Onderweg naar Morgen Julia Branca
2005 Costa! Harem woman Episode: "Zon, zee, seks en een prins"
2006 Sprint! Jong Episode: "Jong, strak en lekker"
2009–2010 Voetbalvrouwen Kate Witte 12 episodes
2010 Flikken Maastricht Elke Episode: "Heksen"
2012 Van God Los Mathilde Bruma Episode: "Procedure Exit"
2013 Beyaz Show Guest appearance Talk show
2014 Yolanthe Herself Reality Show
2014–2015 Bluf Shira
2018 De TV Kantine Morticia Addams


  1. ^ a b Van de Velde, Fleuriëtte (3 September 2007). "Jan Smit zegt optredens af na dood schoonvader". Elsevier (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Voetbalmodel van de dag: Yolanthe" (in Dutch). Esquire.nl. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau: Er was veel angst in mijn jeugd". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). 4 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
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  8. ^ Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau on IMDb
  9. ^ "Yolanthe FHM's meest sexy vrouw" (in Dutch). FHM.nl. 8 September 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  10. ^ "Dutch World Cup star Wesley Sneijder makes TV presenter Yolanthe a footballer's wife". Daily Mail. 18 July 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  11. ^ "Sneijder ambassadeur Stop Kindermisbruik". Het Parool (in Dutch). 8 November 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2011.

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