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Kickboxing is a combat sport based on kicking and punching. We have compiled a list of famous kickboxers from all over the world. This list contains names such as Patrick Smith, Remigijus Morkevičius, Rick Roufus, Sage Northcutt and Shemsi Beqiri.
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Alistair Overeem
(First Fighter to Hold World Titles in MMA and K-1 Kickboxing at the Same Time)
Alistair Overeem
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Birthdate: May 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
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Israel Adesanya
(New Zealand Mixed Martial Artist and Kickboxer)
Israel Adesanya
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Birthdate: July 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and former boxer. Considered one of the best strikers in MMA, Adesanya has won multiple championships and is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. In 2019, Israel Adesanya was named New Zealand Sportsman of the Year at the Halberg Awards.

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Mark Hunt
(New Zealand Former Mixed Martial Artist and Kickboxer Famous as 'The King of Walk-Offs')
Mark Hunt
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Birthdate: March 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand MMA fighter and kickboxer Mark Hunt won the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix and also competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Known as the "King of Walk-Offs" due to his habit of walking away before the referee ends the match, Hunt inspired the documentary The Art of Fighting.
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Bob Sapp
(American Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer and Actor)
Bob Sapp
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Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Badr Hari
(Moroccan-Dutch Heavyweight Kickboxer)
Badr Hari
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Birthdate: December 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Moroccan-Dutch kickboxer Badr Hari, also known as Bad Boy and The Golden Boy, has won the K-1 Heavyweight and Showtime Heavyweight championships. He represented the Netherlands until his loss to Stefan Leko, after which he began playing for Morocco, due to aggressive criticism from his Dutch fans.

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Tenshin Nasukawa
(Japanese Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Tenshin Nasukawa
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Birthdate: August 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chiba, Japan
Former Rizin bantamweight title-holder Tenshin Nasukawa had begun training in karate at age 5. The Japanese MMA fighter and kickboxer is known for his peculiar style that mingles kickboxing and full-contact karate. He ended up crying after being steamrolled by U.S. boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in a match in Tokyo.
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Germaine de Randamie
(Dutch Mixed Martial Artist and Former Kickboxer)
Germaine de Randamie
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Birthdate: April 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
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Benny Urquidez
(Kickboxer Who Achieved Six World Titles in Five Different Weight Divisions)
Benny Urquidez
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Birthdate: June 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States

Benny Urquidez is an American actor, martial arts choreographer, and kickboxer. One of the pioneers of full-contact karate in the United States, Urquidez held six world titles in five weight divisions during his illustrious 27-year career. In 1978, he was named Competitor of the Year by Black Belt magazine. Benny Urquidez has also played important roles in films like 1408.

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Carlos Condit
(American Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Carlos Condit
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Birthdate: April 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Carlos Condit is an American retired mixed martial artist. A former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion, Condit has also competed in World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) where he was a Welterweight Champion. While competing in the UFC, Condit won five Fight of the Night awards. After retiring from MMA, Condit went on to establish many business ventures, such as a coffee shop. 

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Giga Chikadze
(Georgian Mixed Martial Artist and Former Kickboxer)
Giga Chikadze
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Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgian
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Semmy Schilt
(Dutch Former Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Semmy Schilt
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Birthdate: October 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Alain Ngalani
(Hong Konger Mixed Martial Artist and Muay Thai Kickboxer)
Alain Ngalani
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Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
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Francois Botha
(South African Former Professional Boxer and Kickboxer)
Francois Botha
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Birthdate: September 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Witbank, South Africa

South African boxer, kickboxer, and mixed martial artist Francois Botha has been one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of his country. Nicknamed The White Buffalo, he has fought against the best fighters, such as Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, and registered legendary wins against Axel Schulz and Timo Hoffmann.

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Peter Aerts
(Heavyweight kickboxer)
Peter Aerts
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Birthdate: October 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Rico Verhoeven
(Dutch Kickboxing Star Known as the 'King of Kickboxing')
Rico Verhoeven
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Birthdate: April 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

Touted by the media as The King of Kickboxing, Dutch kickboxer Rico Verhoeven is the current Glory Heavyweight Champion. Inspired by his karate black belt father, he stepped into martial arts at age 5 and was competing against adults by age 16 due to his huge frame.

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John Wayne Parr
(Retired Australian Kickboxer and Boxer)
John Wayne Parr
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Birthdate: May 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Australia

Australian kickboxer and boxer John Wayne Parr, known as The Gunslinger to his fans, began his martial arts training at age 11 and won his first title at 17. He was also the first Western boxer to make it to the cover of the popular Muay Thai magazine of Thailand, Muay Siam.

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Gökhan Saki
(Dutch-Turkish Kickboxer)
Gökhan Saki
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Birthdate: October 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schiedam, Netherlands
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Jérôme Le Banner
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Birthdate: December 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Le Havre, France
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Lucia Rijker
(Dutch Kickboxer)
Lucia Rijker
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Birthdate: December 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Uriah Hall
(First UFC Fighter in History to Win a Fight Without Throwing a Single Strike)
Uriah Hall
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Birthdate: July 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Uriah Hall is a Jamaican-American professional mixed martial artist who emerged as The Ultimate Fighter 17 Knockout of the Season. He currently fights in the middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has previously been associated with Bellator MMA and Ring of Combat. Besides mixed martial arts, he has made a few media appearances. 

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Remy Bonjasky
(Kickboxer)
Remy Bonjasky
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Birthdate: January 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
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Melvin Manhoef
(Dutch Mixed Martial Artist and Kickboxer)
Melvin Manhoef
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Birthdate: May 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
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Ben Nguyen
(Mixed martial artist)
Ben Nguyen
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Birthdate: August 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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Philip Ng
(Actor,)
Philip Ng
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Birthdate: September 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Giorgio Petrosyan
(One of the Greatest Kickboxers of All Time)
Giorgio Petrosyan
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Birthdate: December 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

Giorgio Petrosyan is an Armenian-born Italian professional kickboxer who currently competes in the middleweight division. Counted among the greatest kickboxers of all time, Petrosyan is renowned for his supreme defensive prowess, ringsmanship, and technical skills. Nicknamed The Doctor, Giorgio Petrosyan's skills have helped him defeat some of the world's best strikers while taking little-to-no damage.

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James Johnson
(Basketball player)
James Johnson
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Birthdate: February 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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Joe Schilling
(American Professional Muay Thai Kickboxer)
Joe Schilling
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Birthdate: January 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
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Raymond Daniels
(American Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Raymond Daniels
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Birthdate: April 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Gary Daniels
(English Actor and Kickboxer)
Gary Daniels
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Birthdate: May 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
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Choi Hong-man
(South Korean Kickboxer)
Choi Hong-man
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Birthdate: October 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jeju, South Korea
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Nieky Holzken
(Super middleweight kickboxer, Boxer)
Nieky Holzken
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Birthdate: December 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helmond, Netherlands
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Ramon Dekkers
(Kickboxer)
Ramon Dekkers
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Birthdate: September 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Breda, Netherlands
Died: February 27, 2013
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Dennis Alexio
(American Former Professional Kickboxer)
Dennis Alexio
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Birthdate: March 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vacaville, California, United States
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Igor Vovchanchyn
(Former Ukrainian Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Igor Vovchanchyn
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Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zolochiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine

Igor Vovchanchyn is a Ukrainian former kickboxer and mixed martial artist. Renowned for his punching power, Vovchanchyn was regarded as one of the most feared strikers of his time. He made up for his short reach with an aggressive counterpunching style. Igor Vovchanchyn is also known for his significant grappling skills and dexterity on the ground.

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Jamal Ben Saddik
(Moroccan-Belgian Professional Kickboxer)
Jamal Ben Saddik
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Birthdate: October 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

Jamal Ben Saddik is a Moroccan-Belgian kickboxer best known for his association with his current promotion Glory, where he competes in the heavyweight division. He achieved popularity in 2018, when he won the Glory Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. In August 2022, Jamal Ben Saddik was ranked second in the official heavyweight rankings of the promotion.  

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Benjamin Adegbuyi
(Romanian Boxer and Kickboxer)
Benjamin Adegbuyi
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Birthdate: January 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Known to His Fans as Mr. Gentleman and Hammer, Romanian kickboxer and boxer Benjamin Adegbuyi has been a GLORY Heavyweight champion thrice. He was also a Glory Heavyweight Grand Prix runner-up once. The son of a Nigerian-origin university professor, he was also trained in karate and basketball in his school days.

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Norifumi Yamamoto
(Former mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competed in the bantamweight division of the UFC)
Norifumi Yamamoto
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Birthdate: March 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kawasaki, Japan
Died: September 18, 2018

One of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters of all time, MMA fighter and kickboxer Norifumi Yamamoto, nicknamed Kid, had successful stints at Shooto and K-1 Hero's. After revealing his cancer diagnosis on Instagram in August 2018, he succumbed to the disease, at age 41, in September the same year.

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Ernesto Hoost
(Kickboxer)
Ernesto Hoost
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Birthdate: July 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Heemskerk, Netherlands
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Zabit Samedov
(Kickboxer)
Zabit Samedov
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Birthdate: June 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gardabani, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
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Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong
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Birthdate: September 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buriram, Thailand
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Mighty Mo
(Kickboxer)
Mighty Mo
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Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pago Pago, American Samoa
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Gary Goodridge
(Trinidadian-Canadian Former Kickboxer)
Gary Goodridge
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Birthdate: January 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Ray Sefo
(One of the Greatest Heavyweight Kickboxers to Have Never Won the K-1 World Grand Prix)
Ray Sefo
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Birthdate: February 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
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Pedro Rizzo
(Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer)
Pedro Rizzo
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Birthdate: May 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Joe Lewis
(Actor, Martial artist)
Joe Lewis
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Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
Died: August 31, 2012
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Andy Hug
(One of the Greatest Heavyweight Kickboxers of All Time)
Andy Hug
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Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: August 24, 2000
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Cosmo Alexandre
(Brazilian Professional Kickboxer and Former It’s Showtime 77MAX World Champion)
Cosmo Alexandre
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Birthdate: April 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santos, Brazil
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Patrick Smith
(American Kickboxer)
Patrick Smith
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Birthdate: August 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coalgate, Oklahoma, United States
Died: June 18, 2019
 49 
Mike Zambidis
(Greek Kickboxer and Martial Artist)
Mike Zambidis
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Birthdate: July 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Porto Rafti, Greece

Mike Zambidis is a Greek martial artist and kickboxer. A four-time national kickboxing champion, Zambidis has also trained in other forms of martial arts like Shotokan, Boxing, Wrestling, Muay Thai, sanshou, and Pankration. Mike Zambidis has won several championships, including SUPERKOMBAT Middleweight Championship and W.O.K.A Super Welterweight World Championship.

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Hesdy Gerges
(Kickboxer)
Hesdy Gerges
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Birthdate: February 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands