"Symphonic Rock Pioneer " Born Sharon Janny den Adel in Waddinxveen in The Netherlands in 1974. Sharon den Adel is best known for being the front woman of Within Temptation. Den Adel began playing in various bands at age 14. She joined her life partner Robert Westerholt in 1996 to create the band Portal, which became Within Temptation. Within Temptation's second single "Ice Queen" brought about their breakthrough. Den Adel is mostly self taught practiced her voice three to four hours a day.