Linda de Mol
De Mol (1989)
|Occupation||Actress, television presenter|
|Fred Reuter (1991-1995)|
|Sander Vahle (1995-2007)|
Jeroen Rietbergen (2007-)
|Awards||Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau (2011)|
Linda Margaretha de Mol, (born 8 July 1964 in Hilversum), known as Linda de Mol, is a Dutch actress and television presenter in the Netherlands and Germany. She is the sister of Endemol co-founder John de Mol. She has her own magazine called LINDA.
De Mol made her television debut at age 12 in Wat je zegt ben je zelf, a programme made by children for AVRO.
In 1984, she resurfaced on Sky Channel, hosting music programmes such as Coca-Cola Eurochart Top 50 and In touch with the Dutch (some of Endemol's first productions). From 1986 onwards, De Mol announced cartoons on The DJ Kat Show named after her feline sidekick played by US-exile puppeteer Robbie Hahn. In 1990, some of the scripts for Billy Hot Dog were re-written and shown on TROS' Wednesday evening slot.
De Mol went on to present shows and quizzes, such as Miljoenenjacht (the original version of Deal or No Deal), De Slimste, and M/V. From 2005 until 2009, De Mol starred in the weekly drama series Gooische Vrouwen on RTL4 (originally on Tien).
In 1991 De Mol released a Dutch-language album written by Henk Westbroek of the former band Het Goede Doel. Six years later Dino released De Mol's holiday CD single "Perfect Harmony", a duet with The Bold and the Beautiful star Jeff Trachta and featuring backing vocals by American singer Wendy Alane Wright.
De Mol married her childhood sweetheart, jeweler Fred Reuter, on 23 August 1991. In September 1995 they divorced. Soon after, De Mol started dating director Sander Vahle. They moved in together a year later. The pair have two children, son Julian (born 1997) and daughter Noa (born 1999). On 31 October 2007 it was announced that De Mol and Vahle had officially separated. Since then De Mol has been in a relationship with composer and keyboardist Jeroen Rietbergen.