Initially famous for her role as Olga Stapels in the Oscar-nominated film Turkish Delight, this Dutch screen actress later played two roles in the Academy Award-winning film The Assault. As a director, she worked on the 2008 movie Zomerhitte.
She grew up in Zeeland, North Brabant, Netherlands. In addition to Turkish Delight, her early film credits include Dakota and Katie Tippel.
She played the title role in the 1979 movie A Woman Like Eve.
During the 1970s and 1980s, she was married to director and cinematographer
She appeared with Michael York in the 1991 movie Eline Vere.