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Marijke Demuynck Biography

Updated On 25 Aug, 2023 Published On 25 Aug, 2023
Marijke Demuynck

Facts of Marijke Demuynck

Age : 66 years old
Family Name : Demuynck

Relationship short Statistics of Marijke Demuynck

What is Marijke Demuynck marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Marijke Demuynck have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Marijke Demuynck having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Marijke Demuynck Lesbian ? Don't Know

Clark Olofsson, a notorious Swedish criminal who committed murder, robbery, and other crimes, was once married to Marijke Demuynck. He is also known for being the origin of the term Stockholm Syndrome. After serving his time in prison, he got a second chance at life and moved to Belgium, where he left his past behind.

Marijke Demuynck: The Woman Who Stood by Clark Olofsson for 23 Years

Despite being aware of his crimes and his character, Marijke Demuynck fell in love with the Swedish gangster Clark Olofsson. She married him on August 12, 1976, in a simple ceremony at the Kumla Prison in Sweden, where he was serving a sentence for another robbery. However, their marriage did not last and they divorced in 1999.

Marijke Demuynck with her former husband Clark Olofsson.  

Furthermore, she met the Swedish gangster Clark on a train, when he was on the run for a bank robbery in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was smitten by him and chose to marry him even though she knew his true nature.

Clark, Marijke’s former husband, was a long-time criminal who robbed the Handelsbanken, a well-known bank in Sweden. He was sent to the Kumla prison for his crime. He and Marijke first met on a train, when he was fleeing from the police.

Marijke Demuynck & Clark Olofsson are the Parents of Three Sons

Clark was a bad person who did bad things. He liked multiple women and had many kids with different females. He had three boys with Marijke Demuynck, whom he married while in jail. Their names were David Demuynck, Dorian Demuynck, and Donegal Demuynck.

The eldest son of Clark and Marijke was David, who was born on May 29, 1983. He was followed by Donegal, who came into the world on March 5, 1985. The youngest of the trio was Dorian, who was born on November 12, 1991. All three sons inherited their mother’s preference for a low-profile life, and their current locations are unknown.

However, Clark had two daughters from a previous relationship before he married Marijke. She knew he had other children, but she still went ahead with the wedding. 

Donegal's dad, Clark, is really happy about his sixth baby with his soon-to-be wife. The names of his youngest son and his mother are not revealed. Daniel Demuynck is the older brother of the baby.

Clark Olofsson’s Love Affairs with Other Women

Clark Olofsson has dated many women in his life. Before he married Marijke, he had a previous fiancee named Madiore Britmer in 1967. He was engaged to her a few years before he wed Marijke.

Olofsson had relationships with other women before and after his marriage with Marijke. One of them was Angelique, who gave birth to one of his six children. However, the identities of some of his children’s mothers are unknown.

According to the Swedish gangster himself, Clark and Marijke did not part ways on bad terms after their marriage. He said in 2018 that they still keep in touch and have a friendly relationship. Besides that, check out the relationship status of Canadian Chelah Horsdal. 

Clark Olofsson: The Criminal Behind the Stockholm Syndrome

Clark Olofsson is a Swedish criminal who has been involved in several notorious crimes since the 1960s. He is also known for coining the term “Stockholm Syndrome” after his participation in the 1973 Norrmalmstorg bank heist, where he and another robber held four hostages for six days and developed a psychological bond with them.

Clark Olofsson, a Swedish criminal. 

The term “Stockholm Syndrome” refers to a phenomenon where hostages or victims of abuse develop positive feelings or empathy for their captors or abusers. It is believed that this is a coping mechanism or a survival strategy that helps them endure the traumatic situation.

The term was first used by a Swedish psychiatrist, Nils Bejerot, who assisted the police during the Norrmalmstorg bank robbery.

Marijke Demuynck’s Role in the Netflix Series ‘Clark’

Olofsson's life and the bad things he did have been written about in many books, documentaries, and movies. One of these is a show on Netflix called Clark that came out in 2022. The show was about Marijke's ex-husband, Clark. It focused on the bad things he did and the trouble he got into.

The TV show tells the story of a Swedish criminal named Clark and his former wife Marijke, who is played by Sofie Hoflack. She is in two parts of the show, and her ex-husband is played by Bill Skarsgård.

The television series tries to show different parts of Clark's interesting personality, but it doesn't always show what really happened. For instance, in real life, they had three kids, but the show only shows them having two.

How Much is Marijke Demuynck's Net Worth?

After ending her marriage with the infamous gangster Clark Olofsson, Marijke Demuynck has been hiding her identity and location. Her current occupation and lifestyle are unknown.  However, it is estimated that she inherited a substantial amount of money from her father’s estate.

Marijke Demuynck's husband Clark Olofsson has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of now.  

On the other hand, Clark, Demuynck’s former husband, amassed a fortune of about $8 million through his criminal deeds in the past. But we all know that money earned by blood does not last long. After serving his prison term, Olofsson is now leading a normal life with a net worth of around $1.3 million.

How Clark Olofsson Left His Criminal Past Behind &  Started a New Life in Belgium?

After spending half of his life in jail, Clark Olofsson was released from prison in 2018. He is no longer involved in any robberies, as he has left his criminal past behind. He now lives a normal life in Belgium.

Furthermore, he goes by a different name now, Daniel Demyunck, but he changed it back in 1991. He was still active in the criminal world then and got arrested later on. Conversely, the current location of Marijke Demuynck remains shrouded in uncertainty.

Quick Facts About Clark Olafsson

  • Marijke Demuynck was born in 1957 in Belgium. 
  • She belongs to a wealthy and influential family, as her father was the director of Philips, a multinational electronics company.
  • She met Olofsson in 1976, when she was 19 years old, on a train at a German station.
  • Her parents did not approve of her relationship with Olofsson. 
  • Marijke is not very active on social media like Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. 

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