Rutger Hauer Biography


Rutger Hauer was popular for featuring in The Osterman Weekend (1983).

More about the relationship

Rutger Hauer was married to his second wife at the time when he kicked the bucket. He exchanged vows with a painter Ineke Ten Kate on 22 November 1985.

They started to see each other in the year 1968 and were together till Rutger’s death.

Previously, he was married to Heidi Merz but their wedding plus divorce details are hidden. This former couple welcomed their child Aysha Hauer, an actress born in 1966.

Relationship Facts of Rutger Hauer

  • Rutger Hauer is married to Ineke ten Kate.
  • He is father of One (Ayesha Hauer).
  • Rutger Hauer is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who was Rutger Hauer?

Rutger Hauer also The Dutch Paul Newman was an actor of Dutch nationality.

Rutger Hauer was popular for featuring in The Osterman Weekend (1983), Ladyhawke (1985), The Hitcher (1986), The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988), etc.

For his acting in Escape from Sobibor as Lieutenant Aleksandr, he received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1987. Similarly, he was nominated for the same award for Best Actor for the movie Fatherland.

His autobiography In All Those Moments: Stories of Heroes, Villains, Replicants, and Blade Runners, came out in April 2007.

Rutger Hauer- Age, Death

This amazing actor took his last breath at the age of 75 on 19 July 2019. He died after an illness in his own home which is situated in Beetsterzwaag. A funeral of his was held on 24 July and only a few people were invited.

Rutger Hauer- Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

His birthdate was 23 Jan 1994 and he was born in Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands as Rutger Oelsen Hauer. The name of his mother was Bondilyn Joy and his father’s identity was Ethan Jolly.

Further, Rutger Hauer’s ancestry was Dutch and had three sisters. As per his academics, he went to Rudolf Steiner school but left for the Dutch merchant navy. Here he did not become captain as he was colorblind.

After this, he wanted to finish his studies so he joined Academy for Theater and Dance. Like the previous one, Rutger Hauer left the academy for the Royal Netherlands Army. When he rejected to use of deadly weapons, his service was terminated.

Then he returned to the same academy and completed his study in 1967.

Rutger Hauer- Profession, Career

Rutger Hauer had many TV shows as well as films in his bag. His first screen presence was in 1969 and since then, this actor has shown his acting skills in several projects.

The list of his TV shows is,

  • True Blood as Niall Brigant
  • Mata Hari as Stolbakken
  • Porters as Tillman
  • Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block as Joseph Peach
  • The Law of the Desert by Tom Burton
  • Duel in de diepte as John Van Der Velde
  • The 10th Kingdom as Huntsman

Similarly, the movies he was featured in are,

  • Soldier of Orange as Erik Lanshof in 1977
  • Blade Runner as Roy Batty in 1982
  • The Legend of the Holy Drinker as Andreas Kartak in 1988
  • Goal II: Living the Dream as Rudi Van Der Merwe in 2007
  • 24 Hours to Live as Frank in 2017
  • The Sisters Brothers as The Commodore in 2018

Rutger Hauer- Net Worth, Salary

By the sources of 2022, his net worth was estimated at $16 million. The yearly salary that Rutger charges are under the rug.

Rumors, Controversy

This actor who played the lead role in the movie in Turkish Delight (1973), Rutger was keeping himself away from scandals as well as rumors.

Body Features- Height, Weight

Rutger Hauer had a height of 6 ft 1 inch and his body weight was average. Adding some more, he had beautiful blue eyes with blonde-colored hair.

Social Media

Rutger Hauer was not available on many social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


  • His zodiac sign was Aquarius.
  • He had a baritone voice.
  • He received training in a combat medic.
  • His dad was an actor plus a drama teacher.
  • He was with the AIDS research foundation, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation.
  • His parents used to run an acting school.
  • One of his hobbies was designing trucks.


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