Born in Germany, the daughter of a Dutch father and a German mother, Petra
grew up in the Netherlands. At the age of 17 Petra began her modeling career in
the Netherlands as a runway model and continued during her studies throughout
Europe for many years.
As time passed and Petra grew older she stopped modelling and pursued a
career as a Human Resource Manager.
At the age of 46, Petra moved to Hamburg, Germany to live with the love of her
life. She had given up her career in the Netherlands and her thoughts frequently
turned to becoming a model again. Her husband encouraged her to fulfil her
dream and so one day she decided to register with her former modelling agency,
with instant success!
Petra has now firmly established herself in Europe as a classic model. She has
worked for magazines and for advertisers such as Otto, Basler Fashion, Calgon,
Malaysian Airlines, Chopard and Schwarzkopf. On a regular basis you can find
her on the catwalk once again. She is also a welcomed guest on talk-shows in
Germany and the Netherlands.
After being discovered by Patty Sicular in Berlin, Petra has now signed an
exclusive contract at IconicFocus Models in New York and is thrilled to broaden
her horizon beyond Europe.
Petra strongly believes in her natural self and embraces growing older.
Refreshingly, she thinks this is to her advantage. She is looking forward to many
new experiences and adventures, challenging boundaries along the way.
Since 2011 Petra monthly participates in beauty workshops, as a volunteer and
ambassador, for the organisation “DKMS-LIFE” – Look Good Feel Better-. She
gives cosmetic seminars to woman diagnosed with cancer.
And since 2016 Petra is the ambassador of the Ronald McDonald House in
She is happily married and lives in Hamburg, Germany.