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Sylvia Hoeks (born 1 June 1983) is an actress from the Netherlands.

Sylvia Hoeks
Born Sylvia Gertrudis Martyna Hoeks
(1983-06-01) 1 June 1983 (age 34)
Maarheeze, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Other names Sylvia Hoecks, Sylvia Hoek
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2005–present


Early lifeEdit

Hoeks grew up in Maarheeze, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.[1] She speaks Dutch, German, French, and English.[1][2] After finishing high school, she attended the Maastricht Theatre Academy.[3][4]


Hoeks was scouted by Elite Model Management at age 14.[3][5] Her first job was a cover for Elle Girl,[5] and she traveled Europe as a model for several years.[2]

Shortly after graduation from Maastricht Theatre Academy,[2] Hoeks appeared in the Jos Stelling film Duska (2007).[3] She won a Golden Calf, the Dutch equivalent of an Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress for the role.[6][7] She next played Julia in The Storm (2009), and the title role in Tirza (2010).[2][7] Hoeks starred as Johanna van Heesch in The Gang of Oss in 2011,[8] and as Elise in The Girl and Death in 2012.[7] In 2013, Hoeks played Claire Ibbetson in the film The Best Offer.[7][9]

Hoeks starred in the Dutch television series Blood Relatives from 2010 to 2014 and Adultery from 2011 to 2015.[7]

Hoeks portrayed the replicant Luv in the 2017 science fiction film Blade Runner 2049.[10][11] She trained with weights and in martial arts for six hours a day, six days a week before and during filming.[4]

Hoeks will appear in the Luc Besson action film Renegades.[12] In October 2017, she was cast in The Girl in the Spider's Web, the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.[13]





  1. ^ a b Smith, Krista (25 August 2017). "Sylvia Hoeks Is Ready for Her American Debut". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Danielsen, Shane (31 January 2011). "Berlinale: Shooting stars 2011". Variety. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "10 Europeans to Watch in 2017". Variety. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Guccione, Bob, Jr. "Actress Sylvia Hoeks on working with Harrison Ford, what she's most attracted to in a man, and training six hours a day for Blade Runner 2049". Men's Fitness. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Ivan-zadeh, Larushka (4 October 2017). "Sylvia Hoeks: 'Blade Runner overwhelmed me, it was so high fashion'". Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Golden Calf Winners 1981 to date". Nederlands Film Festival. Retrieved 11 October 2017 – via 
  7. ^ a b c d e f Geier, Thom (26 April 2016). "Blade Runner 2 Casts Dutch Actress Sylvia Hoeks". TheWrap. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  8. ^ van Hoeij, Boyd (23 October 2011). "Review: The Gang of Oss". Variety. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  9. ^ Weissberg, Jay (24 January 2013). "Review: The Best Offer". Variety. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  10. ^ Galuppo, Mia (26 April 2016). "Dutch Actress Sylvia Hoeks Joins Cast of Blade Runner". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  11. ^ Alexander, Bryan (6 October 2017). "Who is the killer replicant Luv? Meet Blade Runner 2049 breakout Sylvia Hoeks". USA Today. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  12. ^ A. Lincoln, Ross (1 April 2015). "Matt Lanter Boards USS Indianapolis With Nicolas Cage; Two More Jump In The Lake". Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin (20 October 2017). "Blade Runner Breakout Sylvia Hoeks Joins Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Sequel". Variety. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  14. ^ "Sylvia Hoeks wint eerste Sylvia Kristel Award" (in Dutch). 5 September 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  15. ^ "Film by the Sea: Awards" (in Dutch). Film by the Sea. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Fourth Sylvia Kristel Award goes to Romy Louise Lauwers". Retrieved 11 October 2017. 

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