Loes Luca

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.[1]

Loes Luca
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Loes Luca portraying the character of Yvette de Vriesch (1992)
Born (1953-10-18) 18 October 1953 (age 67)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
OccupationActor, singer and comedian
Years active1980–present
ChildrenNina Gantz

Personal lifeEdit

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.[citation needed] 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).[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


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.[2] In March 2007 the production "Sophie Tucker, The Last of the Red Hot Mama's" premiered.[1]

Year Title Role Director Production company
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.


Year Title International Title Role Notes
1980 Spetters
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
1986 Abel Voyeur Christine
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)
2002 De sluikrups Roxy
Ja zuster, nee zuster Yes Nurse! No Nurse! Sister Klivia
2005 Lepel Koppenol
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


  1. ^ a b "SophieTucker" (in Dutch). xs4all Uitburo. Archived from the original on 24 March 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2007.
  2. ^ "Loes Luca – Moordwijven" (in Dutch). Amsterdam Uitburo. Archived from the original on 20 August 2006. Retrieved 31 October 2007.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ ""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.
  5. ^ "Loes Luca" (in Dutch). IMDb. Retrieved 29 October 2007.
  6. ^ "Informatie over artiest 'Loes Luca'" (in Dutch). Filmkeuze/Filminfo. Archived from the original on 4 February 2005. Retrieved 29 October 2007.
  7. ^ "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.

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