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Rutger Hauer Bio, Age, Net Worth , Wife, Daughter, Height, Death

Rutger Hauer Bio, Age, Net Worth , Wife, Daughter, Height, Death

Facts of Rutger Hauer

Full Name: Rutger Hauer
Birth Date: January 23, 1944
Age: 78 years
Death Date: July 19, 2019
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor, Writer, Environmentalist
Country: Netherlands
Horoscope: Aquarius
Height: 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m)
DivorceHeidi MerzHauer, Ineke ten Kate (1968-1985)
Net Worth$16 million
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorBlonde
Birth PlaceBreukelen
NationalityDutch
EthnicityWhite
EducationRudolf Steiner school, the Academy for Theater and Dance
FatherArend Hauer
MotherTeunke Hauer
KidsAysha Hauer
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Rutger Hauer was a Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist who was named the Best Dutch Actor of the Century by the Dutch public in 1999.

Death of Rutger Hauer

On 19th July 2019, Rutger Hauer died at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness at the age of 75 years old. His funeral was held on Wednesday, July 24th where many famous personalities were also seen.

Hauer’s Childhood & Family

Rutger Hauer entered this world as Rutger Olsen Hauer on 23rd January 1944, Breukelen, the Netherlands under the birth sign of Aquarius. He was born to parents Arend Hauer (father) and Teunke Hauer (mother). His parents were drama teachers. Rutger has three sisters, one older and two younger. They all grew up in Amsterdam.

Rutger held a Dutch nationality and belonged to a white ethnical background. He attended Rudolf Steiner school, as his parents wanted him to develop his creativity. At the age of 15, he ran off to sea and spent a year scrubbing deck aboard a freighter.

Returning home, Rutger worked as an electrician and a joiner while finishing his high school diploma at night. Later, he attended the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam for acting classes but soon dropped out to join the Royal Netherlands Army.

Who was Rutger Hauer Married to?

Rutger Hauer was married twice in his life. Firstly, he married Heidi MerzHauer but there is no information about their relationship. Also, their wedding date and venue are missing at the moment. They shared a daughter together, Aysha Hauer who was born in the year 1966.

Their daughter, Aysha is an American actress who is known for Kick of Death (1997), Welcome Says the Angel (1996) and At Ground Zero (1994).

Rutger Hauer with his daughter, Aysha Hauer
Caption: Rutger Hauer with his daughter, Aysha Hauer Photo: Pinterest

Later, they could not handle their relationship properly and ended their marriage in divorce. After his divorce from Heidi, Rutger tied the wedding knot with Ineke ten Kate in the year 1968.

How much was Rutger Hauer’s Net Worth and Salary?

Rutger Hauer had a whopping net worth of around $16 million. He earned his net worth from a lifelong fruitful acting career, spanning from the late 1960s.

Movies

He made his first screen debut in the lead role of the television series Floris, a Dutch medieval action drama in the year 1969. After that, he became a famous name in his own country, and in 1973 before moving into English films, he started in the Dutch film Turkish delight.

Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor
Caption: Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor Photo: Variety

Rutger starred in his first movie in English in the year 1975, The Wilby Conspiracy, but quickly returned to Dutch movies when this was not a great success. Later, he returned to working in English titles and starred in the American movie, Nighthawks, in 1981.

After that, he became internationally recognized for starring in some blockbuster movies including Blade Runner in 1982, Flesh and Blood, and Ladyhawke, both released in 1985.

From the 1990s on, he moved into low-budget films, and supporting roles in major films such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Batman Begins (2005), and The Rite (2011).

His career as an Environmentalist and Writer

Rutger was also famous for his work as an environmentalist. He had established his AIDS awareness organization, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association. He was recognized for his work in the year 2013 when he was made a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion.

In the year 2007, he published his four autobiographies, All Those Moments: Stories of Heroes, Villains, Replicants, as well as Blade Runners in which he discusses many of his movie roles.

Awards

He won the Rembrandt Award for Best Actor for his lead role in The Heineken Kidnapping (2011). Also, he won the 1987 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in the television film category for his role in Escape from Sobibor.

Career

  • Rutger started his acting career at the age of 11, in the play Ajax as Eurysakes.
  • He became a stage actor with the Toneelgroep Noorder Compagnie, after graduating from the Academy for Theater and Dance.

FAQs of Rutger Hauer

Who was Rutger Hauer?

Rutger Hauer was a Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist who was named the Best Dutch Actor of the Century by the Dutch public in 1999.

When did Rutger Hauer die?

On 19th July 2019, Rutger Hauer died at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness at the age of 75 years old. His funeral was held on Wednesday, July 24th where many famous personalities were also seen.

Where was Rutger Hauer born?

Rutger Hauer entered this world as Rutger Olsen Hauer on 23rd January 1944, Breukelen, the Netherlands under the birth sign of Aquarius.