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Raven van Dorst is not to be confused with Raven

Raven van Dorst is a a Dutch rock artist, actor and presenter. They are lead singer and guitarist in the band Dool and was previously known under the stage name Elle Bandita. They are a judge on the second season of Drag Race Holland, alternating with Carlo Boszhard.


Early Life[]

Raven was born with true hermaphroditism and calls themselves hermaphrodite. Adviced by the doctor, their parents had Van Dorst operated on so that they would have female genitalia only.[2][1]

Van Dorst played in the band Bad Candy. After Van Dorst left the band in 2004, the artist embarked on a solo career as well as performing as part of the pop-punk band The Riplets. As the guitarist of garage-punk band Anne Frank Zappa, Van Dorst released the vinyl-EP "AFZ" in 2010.


In December 2005, Van Dorst released their first solo album, entitled Love Juice, under the name Elle Bandita. This was followed by the albums Queen of Fools (2009) and Elle Bandita (2014). From the release of Queen of Fools, Van Dorst has been joined on stage by a live band, consisting of Vincent Niks (guitar), Menno "Mono" Bouma (bass), Micha "Hands" Haring (drums) and Jesse den Dulk (keyboards). In that year, the band performed at the Metropolis Festival, The Great Escape (UK), Lowlands and in Melkweg Amsterdam. In January 2019, Van Dorst stated that they had left the alter ego 'Elle Bandita' behind for good.


  • Van Dorst announced in 2021 that they wanted to part with their female identity and would go by they/them pronouns in the future.[1]


Drag Race Holland Season 1[]

Drag Race Holland Season 1 Looks[]

Drag Race Holland Season 2[]

Drag Race Holland Season 2 Looks[]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Dames 4 Denise
2019 Amsterdam Vice Dr. Rusteloos
2019 De club van lelijke kinderen (2019) Mevrouw van der Ven
2020 Soul Terry Voice


Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2013 Op zoek naar God EO Self Contestant
2014 Jouw Vrouw, Mijn Vrouw VIPS RTL 4 Self Contestant, with at the time girlfriend Christina Curry
2015 Expeditie Robinson RTL 5 (Netherlands)
VT 4 (Belgium)
Self Contestant, Season 16
2015 De Slimste Mens Talpa (2006)
RTL 4 (2009)
NCR (2012-2015)
KRO-NCRV (2015-)
Self Contestant
2016 De wereld rond in 6 stappen Net5 Self Contestant, formed a travel team with Zarayda Groenhart
2017 Geslacht! BNNVARA Self Host
2017- Ranking the Stars NPO 3 (S1-15)
RTL 5 (S16-17)
RTL 4 (S18-)
Self Panelist
2017 Risky Rivers NPO 3 Self Contestant, with Maxim Hartman
2017 Celebrity City Trip RTL 5 Self Contestant, formed a travel team with Rick Brandsteder
2018 Holland! Self Host
2018 Het Perfecte Plaatje RTL 4 Self Contestant, Season 3, quit
2018-2019 De Wereld Draait Door NPO 1 Self Contestant
2019-2020 Amsterdam Vice Videoland Dr. Rusteloos
2019- Nachtdieren Self Host
2019- Het Alternatief Self Host
2020 De gevaarlijkste wegen van de wereld NPO 3 Self Contestant, with Famke Louise
2020- Wie van de Drie NPO 1 (1963-1983; 2010-2013)
RTL 4 (1991)
SBS6 (2020-)
Self Panelist
2021 Drag Race Holland Videoland Self Main Judge

External Links[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 (NL) Post by ravenvandorst | Instagram — May 5, 2021
  2. (NL) Ryanne van Dorst: “Ik ben nu nog meer oké met mezelf dan ik al was” | Libelle — July 20, 2018


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