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(March 3, 1972 - June 25, 2009) Belgium


Singer and radio-TV host


YasmineBorn in the Antwerp municipality of Kontich as Hilde Rens, she became famous in Belgium at the beginning of the 1990s. Yasmine started her singing career at age 19. She was a successful recording artist and released 9 albums. She was also a beloved television presenter who quickly became one of the key faces of the Flemish Public Broadcasting Company, where she presented De Rode Loper, a popular entertainment magazine, and a variety of other shows.

Yasmine released her first CD (Mooi zo) in 1991. Recently, she has made various adaptations of Leonard Cohen songs, translated into Dutch.

Yasmine is a regular on the VRT's main television station, één, where she is currently an in-vision continuity announcer and also presents the entertainment news programme De Rode Loper and musical contest Zo is er maar één. Prior to joining the VRT, she presented music programmes for commercial station VTM and was one of the launch VJs for TMF Flanders.

In 2003 she married Marianne Dupon, the winner of De Mol (The Mole), an immensely popular reality game show. It was the first high-profile lesbian wedding in Belgium. It was the first high-profile lesbian wedding in Belgium. In 2007, the couple had a daughter.

In March 2009, Dupon ended the relationship. It was clear that Yasmine wasn't handling the break-up well and she lost a lot of weight. Yasmine stated in an interview that she was going through a difficult time, but that she was coping. After splitting from her wife, Marianne found someone new and Yasmine was left alone, She could not stand it, and took her own life.



  • Suzanne (duet with Dutch singer Frank Boeyen)
  • De Rode Loper (VRT, 2001)
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