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Veerle Baetens

Veerle Baetens
Veerle Baetens (2011)
Born (1978-01-24) 24 January 1978
Brasschaat, Belgium
Occupation actress and singer

Veerle Baetens (born 24 January 1978) is a Belgian actress and singer probably best known for her roles in Elise/Alabama and The Broken Circle Breakdown. She has also starred in numerous Flemish movies.[1][2]


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Filmography 3
  • TV series 4
  • Musicals 5
  • Awards as film actress 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Early life

Baetens was born in Brasschaat, Belgium. She had a musical education at the Hoger Instituut voor Dramatische Kunsten in Brussels.


In 2005, she won the "John Kraaijkamp Musical Award", in the category of 'Leading Actress in a musical', for the title role in the Dutch musical adaptation of Pippi Longstocking.[3][4]

In 2008, she won the Flemish TV-star Award (Flemish equivalent of the Emmy Award) for Best Actress and Most Popular TV Personality, both for the title role in Sara.[5]

In 2012, she released an album with her band "Dallas", called Take it all.

In 2013, she won the "best actress" category at the European Film Awards for her role in The Broken Circle Breakdown.[6]

In 2013 she portrayed Queen Margaret of Anjou in Starz miniseries The White Queen, based on the novel of the same name by Phillipa Gregory. [7]



TV series

  • Sprookjes Grimm (2003)
  • Wittekerke (2003–2004) - Els Jacobs
  • Flikken (2004) - Annick Lafaille
  • Gevangen (2005)
  • Sara (2007–2008) - Sara De Roose
  • Code 37 (2009) - Hannah Maes
  • The White Queen (2013) - Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England
  • Cordon (2014) - Katja
  • The Team (2015) - Alicia Verbeeck


  • Cabaret (1998)
  • Where were you when... (1999)
  • Nonsens (1999)
  • Chicago (2000)
  • Holiday Love Show (2003)
  • Pippi Langkous (2005) - Pippi Langkous

Awards as film actress

Year Award Category Film Result
2013 European Film Awards[8] European Actress The Broken Circle Breakdown Won
2013 Tribeca Film Festival Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film The Broken Circle Breakdown Won


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External links

  • Official website
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