Cato van Ee was born 1990 in Bentveld, The Netherlands. She was discovered in 2004 after being a finalist in the Dutch Elite Model Look contest.
She spent most of her life in Bentveld, a small coastal town in Northern Holland. As a young girl, she wanted to move to Hollywood and become an actress, but her hairdresser in Amsterdam insisted that she consider a career in modeling. Cato was hesitant at first but quickly fell in love with fashion. She was a finalist in the 2004 Elite Model Look contest of the Netherlands.
In recent years she has appeared in editorials for German Vogue, Italian Flair and a Spanish Vogue editorial where she was photographed by James Macari. She was featured on the cover of Italian Marie Claire, photographed by Thierry Le Goues. A month later she was featured on her second consecutive cover of Italian Marie Claire. van Ee appeared in British Elle in an editorial photographed by David Slijper, a Flair editorial, photographed by Nagi Sakai and appeared in a V Magazine editorial, photographed by Duy Quoc Vo.
For the Autumn/Winter 2012 collections she worked with Andrew Gn, Arzu Kaprol, Collette Dinnigan , Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Moncler Gamme, Moschino Cheap'n'Chic, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Talbot Runhof, Temperley London, Thierry Mugler, Todd Lynn, Vanessa Bruno and Vionnet.