Louise "Loes" Diana Wilhelmina Catharina Luca (born 18 October 1953) is a Dutch actress, singer and comedian. She began her career in the 1980s as a stage actress and singer in various musicals. She later started a successful film and television career, starring in Spetters, Het meisje met het rode haar, De Noorderlingen and Ja zuster, nee zuster. She also appeared in the television show 't Schaep met de 5 Pooten.
|Born||18 October 1953|
|Occupation||Actor, singer and comedian|
She was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. When she was seventeen she wanted to go to the Academie voor Expressie. Because she didn't speak French at the time and had only three years Mulo, after which she departed for France to become an au pair. Five years later she was admitted and she is now an official drama teacher. Luca married in the 1980s and had one daughter (BAFTA and Sundance winning animation film director Nina Gantz) but divorced in 1992 after her husband had cheated on her. Until his death in 2008 she was in a relationship with Harald van der Lubbe (brother to De Dijk's Huub van der Lubbe).
In an interview with the Dutch Psychology Magazine, Luca disclosed that her father engaged in sexual activities with younger men during her youth. She added that this had strained her relationship with her father.
In the onewomanshow Moordwijven Loes Luca depicts the racy story of five women fighting life's challenges in just a few scenes. Luca was nominated for the Theo d'Or, a theatre prize awarded annually to the best actress in a leading role. In March 2007 the production "Sophie Tucker, The Last of the Red Hot Mama's" premiered.
|1981||De wangedachte||De Horde|
|1982||Ik mag zo graag eenvoudig stil||De Horde|
|2006||Loes Luca – Moordwijven (Murder bitches)||five women||Aat Ceelen||Kikproductions|
Late 2006 she released a CD called Wenend in het portaal (crying in the porch), in which she sings old almost forgotten tear-jerkers.
|1981||Een vlucht regenwulpen||A flight of rainbirds||Driver|
|Het meisje met het rode haar||The girl with the red hair||An|
|1983||Het veld van eer||Ada|
|1984||De schorpioen||The Scorpion||Girl in bar|
|1987||Een maand later||A month later||Voice of Ingrid|
|1989||Theo en Thea||Masochistic housekeeper|
|1992||De Noorderlingen||The northerners||Fat Willy's mother|
|1994||Wie aus weiter Ferne||Woman farmer & tea lady||(TV)|
|Seth & Fiona||Ellen||1 Episode|
|1996||De jurk||The dress||Blind woman|
|Mijn Franse tante Gazeuse||Midwife Willems|
|2001||Minoes||Undercover kitty||Aunt Moortje||(Voice)|
|Ja zuster, nee zuster||Yes Nurse! No Nurse!||Sister Klivia|
|Robots||Aunt Fanny||(Voice Dutch version)|
|2006–||'t schaep met de 5 pooten||Dora||Doortje Lefèvre||8 Episodes (running)|
|2019||Baantjer: Het Begin||Amsterdam Vice||Louise|
|Mi Vida||Lou Welter|
- "SophieTucker" (in Dutch). xs4all Uitburo. Archived from the original on 24 March 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2007.
- "Loes Luca – Moordwijven" (in Dutch). Amsterdam Uitburo. Archived from the original on 20 August 2006. Retrieved 31 October 2007.
- "Muziek theatergroep De Horde voor het eerst in Leeuwarder Harmonie". Search for '"De Horde" met nieuw programma in de Harmonie' (registration required) (free) (in Dutch). Leeuwarder Courant. 1 April 1981. Retrieved 31 October 2007.
- ""De Horde" met nieuw programma in de Harmonie". Search for '"De Horde" met nieuw programma in de Harmonie' (registration required) (free) (in Dutch). Leeuwarder Courant. 1 March 1982. Retrieved 31 October 2007.
- "Loes Luca" (in Dutch). IMDb. Retrieved 29 October 2007.
- "Informatie over artiest 'Loes Luca'" (in Dutch). Filmkeuze/Filminfo. Archived from the original on 4 February 2005. Retrieved 29 October 2007.
- "Duizendpoot Loes Luca:Leven en werken vanuit het hart" (in Dutch). NCRV Gids. 12 January 2007. Archived from the original on 12 November 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2007.