Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau is best known as the better half of Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder.
Years active 2004–present
Age: 33 years and 3 months
Sun Sign Pisces
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color Dark Brown
Height 5′ 5″ – 168 cm
Measurement 33-24-35 (84 – 61 – 89 cm)
Bra size 32B
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau father, Xavier Cabau (1954–2007), was Spanish, while her mother, Richarda “Rici” van Kasbergen, is Dutch.
Xavier Cabau was a wealthy entrepreneur known as the “King of Ibiza”, who owned several discothèques, restaurants, and bars.
Sneijder-Cabau’s childhood in Spain was marked by domestic violence, after her father experienced financial problems and became addicted to drugs.
When she was five years old, her mother moved with her children to her native Netherlands.
She has seven siblings, as well as five half-siblings from her father’s second marriage.
After graduating from high school at the age of 17, Sneijder-Cabau decided to pursue an acting career.
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau appeared in the Dutch productions Snowfever (2004) and Costa! (2005). From 2005 to 2008, she had a recurring role in the soap opera Onderweg naar morgen.
In 2006, Sneijder-Cabau starred in the short film Turkse chick, which was nominated for a Gouden Kalf, the Dutch equivalent of an Academy Award.
A real-life WAG, she appeared in the third season of the dramedy Voetbalvrouwen, similar to the British series Footballers’ Wives.
In 2006, 2007, and 2009, Sneijder-Cabau was voted the “Sexiest Dutch Woman” by the Dutch FHM.
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau began a relationship with football player Wesley Sneijder in 2009.
They were married on 17 July 2010 in Tuscany, Italy, six days after Sneijder played the final of the FIFA World Cup.
Following her marriage, she changed her surname from Cabau van Kasbergen to Sneijder-Cabau, which she also uses professionally.
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau is a co-founder and ambassador of Stop Kindermisbruik, a foundation which aims to put an end to child sexual abuse in developing countries.
Stop Kindermisbruik engages in actions such as freeing child prostitutes, preventing children from becoming child prostitutes, and helping freed children cope with the trauma they endured.
As a little girl all she wanted to do was acting and at the age of 16 she had her first significant part.
Now she had to choose between going to acting school or acting in practice. She chose the last option and decided to pursue a serious acting career.
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau starred in the “School TV ” series “Chromosomen ” in which she played the young Julia of 14 years old.
Subsequently she played in several music videos the lady of Boris (Dutch Idols winner), Ali B (which she had to go into the studio for the Spanish lyrics) and Charly Luske, for which Yolanthe had to travel to Turkey.
Soon thereafter Yolanthe had to go to Turkey again, this time for the film “Costa!”.
Hereafter Yolanthe went to Austria, where she acted in the film “Snow Fever”.
Until October 2008 Yolanthe played the role of Julia on the Dutch soap “Onderweg Naar Morgen”.
In 2006 and 2007 Yolanthe started presenting BNN’s program “URBNN”.
In 2007 she was also a member of the team on another BNN program “Try before you die”.
She hosted the BNN program “Crazy 88” as well.
At the end of September 2006 the film Turkish Chick by film director Lodewijk Crijns was a nominee at the Dutch ‘Gouden Kalf’ Film Festival.
In this film Yolanthe played the role of a Turkish girl Dilara, who stole the heart of a young skateboarder.
At the end of 2008, Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau started to work for the broadcaster “TROS”.
On October 24, 2008 she won the first ‘Televizier Talent Award’. She presented several live programs for TROS, such as “Twinzz” and “Buma Gouden Harpen Gala”.
She also presented programs for the channel Nederland 3, such as “Te leuk om waar te zijn” and “Ei van Columbus”.
Additionally, Yolanthe is one of the permanent jury members for AVRO’s live shows of the Junior European Song Festival.
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau played the role of Kate Witte in RTL4 series “Voetbalvrouwen” during the season 2009-2010.
In 2009 Yolanthe played the role of the thoroughly evil ‘Miss Volta’ in the first ever “Mega Mindy” film. Yolanthe also presented “Stedenspel” Belgium in April 2010, a television program in which Belgium and the Netherlands were battling against each other.
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau also hosted live the 2010 National Song Festival and presented the family program “Mijn vader is de beste” and she played a part in the series “Flikken Maastricht” in 2010 as well.
In 2010 Giro d’Italia chose Yolanthe as ‘Madrina’, the hostess of the Giro d’Italia.
This included that Yolanthe was the face of Giro d’Italia of 2010.
She followed the cyclists the 3 weeks in Italy to do short interviews and presentations, wearing the jerseys of the Giro d’Italia.
In 2011 she appeared in tv shows. In 2012 Yolanthe was starring in the main role in an episode of the tv-series “Van God Los’.
In addition to her presenting and acting career, Yolanthe started her own foundation “Stop Kindermisbruik” ( Stop child abuse ). The main goals of this foundation are to prevent child abuse and to rescue children who are being abused, to help them to deal with those experiences and to offer them a secure future.
Since the end of 2007 she has a body fashion line “Yolanthe’s Choice” (lingerie, bath and nightwear).
Readers of the Dutch men’s magazine FHM voted Yolanthe as being the sexiest Dutch woman in 2006, 2007 and 2009. In 2007 Yolanthe won the BNN’s award for best actress.
First married Wesley Sneijder in a civil ceremony in Amsterdam on April 7, 2010; then in a church ceremony in the Propositura dei Santi Giusto e Clemente in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany, Italy on July 17, 2010.
The subsequent reception was held at the nearby Castel Monastero.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter named Xess Xeva Sneijder on October 15, 2015. Child’s father is her husband, Wesley Sneijder.
Provided a voice in the Dutch version of Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006).
Posed for FHM.
Writes a column for “Glossy”
2008 – TV commercial for Livera
2008 she was a photo model for the exhibition “de tijdloze, mystieke vrouw”, photographs by Ronald Schmets
Portrayted on a abonnee-card for Veronica Magazine
2008 – guest on BNN’S Grazy 88
30 April 2008 – guest on Een Vandaag.
Provided the voice of Tijger in the Dutch version of Kung Fu Panda (2008).
2008-present: host of program “Te leuk om waar te zijn”.
(February 2010) Host of the Dutch “National Songfestival”.
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau beauty & look are characterized by her long hair (bra strap length) & alternative hairstyle.