Rutger Hauer

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: Rutger Hauer attends the 'Il Vill

Hauer in 2011, photo by Denis Makarenko/

Birth Name: Rutger Oelsen Hauer

Date of Birth: 23 January, 1944

Place of Birth: Breukelen, Netherlands

Date of Death: 19 July, 2019

Place of Death: Beetsterzwaag, Netherlands

Ethnicity: Dutch, including Frisian

Rutger Hauer was a Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist.

His parents, Teunke Hauer (born Teunke Mellema) and Arend Hauer, were actors, and also operated an acting school. His father was from Utrecht. His mother was born in Zoutkamp, De Marne, Groningen, and had Frisian ancestry. Rutger was married to Ineke ten Cate, until his death. He had a daughter, actress Aysha Hauer, with his former wife Heidi Merz.

Rugter’s paternal grandfather was Marinus Hauer (the son of Marinus Hauer and Christina Helena Verbeek). Rutger’s grandfather Marinus was born in Utrecht. Rutger’s great-grandfather Marinus was the son of Hendrik Adriaan Hauer and Johanna Vernée. Christina was the daughter of Gerrit Verbeek and Helena Sophia Wilhelmina Klesman.

Rutger’s paternal grandmother was Louise Antonia van Winkoop (the daughter of Arend van Winkoop and Zijtje van Daalen). Louise was born in Utrecht. Arend was the son of Hendrik van Winkoop and Louise Antonia van Ommeren. Zijtje was the daughter of Johannes Cornelis van Dalen/Daalen and Gertje Keijman.

Rutger’s maternal grandfather was Theunis Lourens Remts Mellema (the son of Remt Remts Mellema and Louwize/Louwise Theunis Teensma). Rutger’s grandfather Theunis was born in Schiermonnikoog, Friesland. Remt was the son of Remt Willems Mellema and Theunke/Teuneke Tijsen/Tijssen/Tijssens Kuiper. Louwize was the daughter of Theunis/Teunis Lourens Pieters Teensma and Dieuwke Ytjes Post.

Rutger’s maternal grandmother was Fenna Teens Orré (the daughter of Teen Jeppes Orré and Teuneke/Theunke Jeppes Teensma). Fenna was born in Schiermonnikoog, Friesland. Rutger’s great-grandfather Teen was the son of Jeppe Teens Orré and Fenne Edes Karst/Carst. Teuneke was the daughter of Jeppe Pieters Teensma and Aukje Eises Karst/Carst.

Source: Genealogy of Ruger Hauer –

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Hauer in 2008, photo by Prphotos

3 Responses

  1. madman says:

    His daughter Aysha Hauer has a son with actor Thomas Jane.

  2. madman says:

    His mother had Frisian ancestry.

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