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Yolanthe Cabau

Yolanthe CabauYolanthe Sneijder-Cabau, born on the 19th of March, 1985 in Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain is a Spanish-Dutch actress and television host. Currently, as of 2013, she lives in Istanbul, Turkey where her husband, Wesley Sneijder, plays football for the Turkish Süper Lig club Galatasaray.

Born on the Spanish resort island of Ibiza, her father, Xavier Cabau 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.

The childhood of Sneijder-Cabau in Spain was marked by domestic violence, after her father experienced financial problems and became addicted to drugs. When she was five years old, her mother moved with her children to her native Netherlands. She has seven siblings, as well as five other half brothers and sisters from the second marriage of her father.

After graduating from high school at the age of 17, she decided to pursue an acting career. As a little girl all she wanted to do was acting and at the age of 16 she had her first significant part. Now she had to choose between going to acting school or acting in practice. She chose the last option and decided to pursue a serious acting career.

Yolanthe CabauYolanthe starred in the School TV series Chromosomen in which she played the young Julia who was 14 years old. Subsequently she played the lady of Boris in several music videos (Dutch Idols winner), Ali B with Spanish lyrics and Charly Luske, for which she had to travel to Turkey.

Soon thereafter Yolanthe had to go to Turkey again, this time for the film Costa!. Soon after Yolanthe went to Austria, where she acted in the film Snow Fever. Until October 2008 Yolanthe played the role of Julia on the Dutch soap "Onderweg Naar Morgen". In 2006 and 2007 Yolanthe started presenting BNN's program URBNN.

In 2007 she was also a member of the team on another BNN program Try Before You Die. She also hosted the BNN program Crazy 88 as well.

Yolanthe appeared in the Dutch productions Snowfever in 2004 and Costa! in 2005. From 2005 through 2008, she had a recurring role in the soap opera Onderweg Naar Morgen. In 2006, Sneijder-Cabau starred in a short film called Turkse Chick, which was nominated for a Gouden Kalf, the Dutch equivalent of an Academy Award. In this film Yolanthe played the role of a Turkish girl Dilara, who stole the heart of a young skateboarder.

Yolanthe CabauAt the end of 2008 Yolanthe started to work for the broadcaster TROS. On October 24th, 2008 she won the first Televizier Talent Award. She presented several live programs for TROS, such as Twinzz and Buma Gouden Harpen Gala. She also presented programs for the channel Nederland 3, such as Te Leuk Om Waar Te Zijn and Ei Van Columbus.

In addition, Yolanthe is one of the permanent jury members for AVRO's live shows of the Junior European Song Festival. Yolanthe played the role of Kate Witte in RTL4 series Voetbalvrouwen during the season 2009-2010.

In 2009 Yolanthe played the role of the thoroughly evil Miss Volta in the first ever Mega Mindy film. Yolanthe also presented Stedenspel Belgium in April 2010, a television program in which Belgium and the Netherlands were battling against each other.

Yolanthe also hosted live the 2010 National Song Festival and presented the family program Mijn Vader Is De Beste and she played a part in the series Flikken Maastricht in 2010 as well.




Yolanthe CabauIn 2010 Giro d'Italia chose Yolanthe as Madrina, the hostess of the Giro d'Italia. This included that Yolanthe was the face of Giro d'Italia of 2010. She followed the cyclists the 3 weeks in Italy to do short interviews and presentations, wearing the jerseys of the Giro d'Italia.

In 2011 she appeared in television shows and in 2012 Yolanthe was starring in the main role in an episode of the tv-series Van God Los. A WAG in real-life, she appeared in the third season of the television show Voetbalvrouwen which is quite similar to the British series Footballers' Wives.

In 2006, 2007, and again in 2009, Yolanthe was voted the Sexiest Dutch Woman by the Dutch version of FHM Magazine. Yolanthe dated singer Jan Smit from 2007 to 2009, but in 2009 she began a relationship with football player Wesley Sneijder.

They were married on the 17th of July, 2010 in Tuscany, Italy, six days after Sneijder played the final of the FIFA World Cup. Following her marriage, she changed her surname from Cabau van Kasbergen to Sneijder-Cabau, which she also now uses professionally.




Yolanthe CabauSneijder-Cabau is a co-founder and ambassador of Stop Kindermisbruik, a foundation whose mission is 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 have endured. Since the end of 2007 she has created a body fashion line called Yolanthe's Choice with lingerie, bath and nightwear.

At the end of September 2006 the film Turkish Chick by film director Lodewijk Crijns was a nominee at the Dutch 'Gouden Kalf' Film Festival. At the end of 2008 Yolanthe started to work for the broadcaster "TROS". On October 24, 2008 she won the first 'Televizier Talent Award'.

She presented several live programs for TROS, such as "Twinzz" and "Buma Gouden Harpen Gala". She also presented programs for the channel Nederland 3, such as "Te leuk om waar te zijn" and "Ei van Columbus". Additionally, Yolanthe is one of the permanent jury members for AVRO's live shows of the Junior European Song Festival.

Yolanthe played the role of Kate Witte in RTL4 series "Voetbalvrouwen" during the season 2009-2010. In 2009 Yolanthe played the role of the thoroughly evil 'Miss Volta' in the first ever "Mega Mindy" film.

Yolanthe CabauYolanthe also presented "Stedenspel" Belgium in April 2010, a television program in which Belgium and the Netherlands were battling against each other. Yolanthe also hosted live the 2010 National Song Festival and presented the family program "Mijn vader is de beste" and she played a part in the series "Flikken Maastricht" in 2010 as well.

In 2010 Giro d'Italia chose Yolanthe as 'Madrina', the hostess of the Giro d'Italia. This included that Yolanthe was the face of Giro d'Italia of 2010. She followed the cyclists the 3 weeks in Italy to do short interviews and presentations, wearing the jerseys of the Giro d'Italia.

In 2011 she appeared in tv shows. In 2012 Yolanthe was starring in the main role in an episode of the tv-series "Van God Los'.

In addition to her presenting and acting career, Yolanthe started her own foundation "Stop Kindermisbruik" ( Free A Girl ). The main goals of this foundation are to prevent child abuse and to rescue children who are being abused, to help them to deal with those experiences and to offer them a secure future.

Readers of the Dutch men's magazine FHM voted Yolanthe as being the sexiest Dutch woman in 2006, 2007 and 2009. In 2007 Yolanthe won the BNN's award for best actress.

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Filmography

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 Pain & Gain Annalee Calvera

Television

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



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