Belgian actresses who were born in 1977

Here are 6 famous actresses from Belgium were born in 1977:

Hannelore Knuts

Hannelore Knuts (November 4, 1977 Hasselt-) is a Belgian fashion model and actor.

She began her modeling career in the late 1990s and quickly rose to prominence, appearing on the runway for numerous high-profile designers and in campaigns for major fashion brands. Knuts is known for her unique look and versatility, having modeled everything from avant-garde designs to commercial products. In addition to her successful modeling career, she has also acted in several films and television series. Knuts is admired for her philanthropy, supporting various charitable organizations that focus on animal rescue and environmental conservation.

Knuts was born in Hasselt, Belgium, on November 4, 1977, and grew up in a creative and artistic family. She was discovered by a modeling scout at the age of 18 and quickly signed with a top agency in Brussels. Her striking features and edgy style quickly caught the attention of industry insiders, and she soon began working with some of the world's top designers and photographers.

Over the years, Knuts has become known for her fearless approach to fashion, and has worked with high-profile designers such as Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Karl Lagerfeld. She has also walked the runway for major fashion weeks in cities like Paris, Milan, and New York.

In addition to her modeling work, Knuts has also pursued a career in acting, appearing in several films and television series. She has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including supporting animal rescue organizations and advocating for environmental conservation. Knuts has been praised for her efforts to raise awareness about social and environmental issues, and is considered a role model by many in the fashion and entertainment industries.

Eva van der Gucht

Eva van der Gucht (September 1, 1977 Mortsel-) is a Belgian actor.

She started her career in theater in the late 1990s and has since appeared in a variety of productions on stage, TV, and film. Some of her notable TV series include "Code 37", "The Spiral", and "13 Geboden". She has also acted in films such as "Madly in Love", "Swooni", and "The Verdict". In addition to her work in front of the camera, Eva van der Gucht is also a voice actress and has lent her voice to various films and TV shows. She has been nominated for several awards for her work, including a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Magritte Awards for her role in "Madly in Love".

Eva van der Gucht was born in Mortsel, Belgium in 1977. She studied at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Brussels before starting her career in theater in the late 1990s. Her first notable stage performance was in the production of "Les Ménines" by the Belgian artist Jan Fabre.

In addition to her work in theater, Eva van der Gucht also started acting in TV series and films. She made her debut on the big screen in the film "Team Spirit" in 2003. Since then, she has appeared in numerous films such as "Swooni" (2011), "The Verdict" (2013), and "Marina" (2013).

Eva van der Gucht has also been very active on the small screen, appearing in TV series such as "Code 37" (2009-2012), "The Spiral" (2012), and "13 Geboden" (2017). Her performance in "Code 37" earned her a Best Actress in a Television Series nomination at the 2012 Belgian TV Stars Awards.

Apart from her on-screen work, Eva van der Gucht is also a voice actress. She voiced the character of Sally Carrera in the Belgian and Dutch versions of the film "Cars" (2006) and its sequels. She has also worked on several other animated films and TV shows, including "Monsters University" (2013), "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (2018), and the Dutch version of "The Powerpuff Girls" (2016-2019).

Eva van der Gucht's talent as an actress has been recognized several times, with nominations for awards such as the Magritte Awards and the Ensor Awards. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2012 Magritte Awards for her role in "Madly in Love" (2010).

Christelle Cornil

Christelle Cornil (August 28, 1977 Brussels-) is a Belgian actor, film art director and production designer.

She graduated from the National Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Brussels in 2000, and soon after began working as a production designer on several Belgian films. Cornil then transitioned to acting, making her screen debut in the 2005 film "A Piece of Sky" and has since appeared in numerous films and television shows. She is best known for her lead role in the acclaimed Belgian drama series "La Trêve" (The Break), which garnered international recognition. In addition to her work in film and television, Cornil has also worked as an art director on several commercials and music videos.

She has been awarded the Best Actress Award at the Aubagne International Film Festival for her performance in the film "On the Edge" in 2019. Cornil has also received critical praise for her performances in the films "Vincent" and "The Room." In 2021, she starred in the film "Milla," which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. Cornil is known for her strong female roles and her ability to bring depth and complexity to her characters. Outside of acting and production design, Cornil is also passionate about photography and painting, and has submitted her works to art exhibitions in Brussels.

Virginie Efira

Virginie Efira (May 5, 1977 Schaerbeek-) is a Belgian actor, presenter and newscaster. Her child is called Ali El Mechri.

Efira began her career as a television presenter and newscaster in Belgium, hosting several shows on Belgian television, including "Absolument Fabuleux" and "Le Grand Journal". She later transitioned to acting, starring in numerous French films, including "It Boy", "Elle" and "An Impossible Love". She has been nominated for several César Awards for her performances in French cinema. In addition to her acting career, Efira has also worked as a voice actress and has voiced several characters in French dubbed versions of animated films such as "The Grinch" and "Despicable Me".

Efira was born in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium, and grew up in a family of Moroccan and Ukrainian heritage. Growing up, she dreamed of becoming a pianist, but later decided to pursue a career in acting. She graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with a degree in acting and began her career as a television presenter at the age of 22.

In 2004, Efira made her acting debut in the French comedy film "La Beuze", and has since starred in numerous films and television series. She is known for portraying strong and complex female characters with nuance and depth. In 2018, Efira received critical acclaim for her performance in the French-Belgian film "Un amour impossible", for which she was nominated for a César Award for Best Actress.

In addition to her work in front of the camera, Efira is also an ambassador for various charitable organizations, including SOS Children's Villages and UNICEF. She is also an advocate for women's rights, and has spoken publicly about her experiences with inequality and harassment in the entertainment industry.

Lisbeth Gruwez

Lisbeth Gruwez (August 11, 1977 Kortrijk-) is a Belgian actor.

Lisbeth Gruwez is not only an actor, but also a renowned contemporary dancer and choreographer in the international dance scene. She co-founded the dance company Voetvolk with composer and musician Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, with whom she has created several critically acclaimed dance pieces that have toured globally. Gruwez's unique movement style combines precision with raw emotion, resulting in powerful and mesmerizing performances. In addition to her impressive career in dance, Gruwez has also ventured into theater, film, and television. She was awarded the prestigious Flemish Culture Prize for Performing Arts in 2016.

Gruwez began her training at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and then went on to study contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. She made her debut as a professional dancer at the age of 21 with Jan Fabre's company Troubleyn. Later, she became a member of Ultima Vez, Wim Vandekeybus' dance company, where she danced for 10 years. Gruwez's first solo creation, It's going to get worse and worse my friend, premiered in 2012 and has since toured extensively across Europe, Asia, and Australia. The piece won the prestigious Golden Lion Award for Best Performance at the Venice Biennale in 2018. In addition to her work with Voetvolk, Gruwez has also choreographed for other companies, such as Ballet Vlaanderen and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. Her most recent work, The Sea Within, premiered in 2018 and features nine female dancers exploring themes of strength, vulnerability, and sisterhood.

Catherine Demaiffe

Catherine Demaiffe (August 15, 1977-) is a Belgian actor.

She was born in Brussels, Belgium and started her acting career at a young age. She received her training at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and made her first professional appearance in a stage production of "L'Ecole des Femmes" at the Théâtre Royal du Parc.

Demaiffe has since appeared in numerous films, television series and theater productions in Belgium and France. She is best known for her roles in the films "Les Émotifs Anonymes" (2010) and "In the Name of the Son" (2012), and the television series "La Trêve" (2016) and "Ennemi Public" (2018).

In addition to her acting career, Demaiffe is also a writer and director. She co-wrote and directed the short film "Vous êtes ici" (2018) and is currently developing her first feature film as a director.

Demaiffe has been recognized for her talent in the entertainment industry with numerous awards and nominations, including a Best Actress nomination at the Magritte Awards for her performance in "Les Émotifs Anonymes".

She is also a dedicated activist for social issues and has been involved in many initiatives to support people with disabilities. She is a member of the organization "Les Compagnons de la Vie", which provides assistance and support to people with developmental disabilities. Demaiffe is also a spokesperson for "Inclusion Handicap", an organization that advocates for the integration of people with disabilities in society. Her dedication to these causes has earned her the honor of being appointed Knight of the Order of Leopold II in 2019. Despite her success in the entertainment industry, Demaiffe remains humble and continues to use her platform to raise awareness on important social issues.

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