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Monique van de Ven

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

Her film debut was Turkish Delight in 1973. This film was immediately her breakthrough in acting. The Paul Verhoeven film was nominated for an Academy Award and is chosen as the best Dutch film of the century. 23 years later she played in the Oscar winning film The Assault.

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

In 1996 she directed the short film Mama's Proefkonijn (English translation: 'Mama's Laboratory Animal').

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Monique van de Ven Facts

Birth NameMonica Maria Theresia van de Ven
BirthdayJuly 28, 1952 (69)
BirthplaceZeeland, Netherlands

Selected Filmography

Katie's Passion
Altared Steele
Dixie Changing Habits
Turkish Delight
The Assault
Amsterdamned Misterio en los canales
Stunt Rock
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