Françoise Sylvie Meis, also known as Sylvie van der Vaart, was born on Breda, April 13, 1978, and she is a Dutch model and showgirl.
Se then had fame as a television presenter for the music channel MTV the Netherlands, leading entertainment programs (MTV Awards) and interviews with pop stars like Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue. In 2002 she was awarded a role in the Belgian-Dutch television series Costa!, which she held until 2004. In 2003 she was also elected as the sexiest woman in the Netherlands and has been romantically linked to Dutch footballer Rafael van der Vaart.
In 2004 she participated in an episode of the television series on MTV Pulse and led of the TMF Awards 2004. Netherlands channel the same period has also launched on the market in the Netherlands Pure by Sylvie, his own line of personal jewelry.
On 10 June 2005 she married Rafael van der Vaart, acquiring the surname of her husband. In 2006, the newspapers have given her the title Miss Bundesliga and has expanded its line of jewelry, even throwing it on the German market. In May of that year also she gave birth to her son Damián Rafael van der Vaart.
Until 2008 she lived with her husband and son Damián Rafael in the city of Hamburg. From 2008 to 2011 she was also a member of the jury of the German program Das Supertalent alongside Dieter Bohlen and Bruce Darnell. In 2009 she was listed as one Woman of the Year 2009 of Maxim magazine and was testimonial of Gillette Fusion in Germany. On June 16 of that year announced that she was suffering from breast cancer, for which you is then subjected to surgery and chemotherapy. After the event has become testimonial of the German League of bone marrow donors and supported the Pink Ribbon campaign to increase screening and early detection for this type of tumors.
In 2010, she is Gillette testimonial along with the tennis player Roger Federer and Radio Regenbogen has appointed her as Media Woman of the Year. From the same year and until 2013 was also ambassador of L’Oreal Professional hairline. In 2011 she collaborated with the company phone The Phone House Telecom and has also launched a perfume, Coal Diamond by Sylvie van der Vaart. She also participated in the German Let Dance show, reaching the second place.
In 2012 she received, for participating in the dance program, the German Television Award and was chosen as a testimonial of Philips. That same year she began a collaboration with the brand of clothing Hunkemöller, so he began making several lines of underwear, swimwear, clothing for the sports.
In 2013, together with her husband, officially she announced by the family lawyer the end of her marriage. With divorce from midfielder then she resumed using her original surname because, in her view her talent is independent from the use of the surname used.
In 2015 he began a collaboration with the shoe brand Deichmann, for which she made has created a collection called Sylvie van der Vaart for Deichmann and starred in the German film Sophie Kocht.