Known for her recurring role as Julia Branca in the Dutch soap opera Onderweg Naar Morgen, she also appeared in a Gouden Kalf-nominated short film titled Turkse Chick.
For two consecutive years (2006 and 2007) and again in 2009, she was named FHM magazine's most alluring Dutch woman of the year.
British actress Zoe Lucker appeared on the television series Footballers' Wives; Sneijder-Cabau acted on a similar Dutch series, Voetbalvrouwen, from 2009-2010.
She had a turbulent childhood. Born in Ibiza, Spain to a Dutch mother and a Spanish father, she and her seven brothers and sisters grew up in the shadow of domestic violence.
She married Dutch soccer player Wesley Sneijder in 2010.