Elisabeth Jacoba den Uyl-Villareal (Amsterdam, 18 June 1924 – d. Dresden, 30 september 1990) was a Dutch writer , activist and politician of the Dutch Labour Party. She was the wife of the well-known politician Joop den Uyl (Prime Minister from 1973 to 1977). She was involved in many political, social and cultural activities, published a number of collections of short stories and wrote for magazines like Vrij Netherlands, Aside, Marguerite and for Het Parool .
As a child she attended the primary school and the hbs. After this, she went to study psychology . Because the Second World War broke out, she could not finish this study.During the war she went to work at Querido publishing house in Amsterdam. During this time she met her future spouse know Joop den Uyl. They were married on 30 August 1944 and had four daughters and three sons between 1946 and 1965, by cabaret artist Wim Kan ever jokingly called "the Uylskuikens" . Their daughter Saskia(1946) was between 1994 and 2006 Member of the labour party in the House of representatives, daughter Barbara (1949) is filmmaker and son Xander (1953) is Federal Secretary of the Abvakabo.
Den Uyl resumed her studies after the war, but when her second child was born they finally stopped.
Liesbeth den Uyl was a member of the Supervisory Board, policy and opinion of the VARA, Member of the Board of the region Amsterdam of the Dutch Labour Party, head of the Board of the Red women in the PvdA (Dutch Labour Party-a separate grouping of female members), President of the region of Amsterdam the Red Women, President of SAAM and Chairman of the District Council of Buitenveldert. They also fulfilled several management positions.
After the death of her husband she wrote the book I'm not good but be crazy. She wrote the book Later Beppie van Vessem, in which she combined with childhood memories for falling out of her family life and political life.
To her is the Liesbeth den Uyl-vines Foundation named. This Foundation stands up for the interests of women in dictatorial countries, particularly for the Mothers inArgentina. For this group she founded the stichting SAAM on (support for Argentine Mothers).
In the city of Deventer is a street named after her, the Liesbeth den Uylstraat.
Liesbeth den Uyl died at the age of 66.