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Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Famke Beumer Janssen

Birth Date :

November 05, 1965

Birth Place :

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Spouse :

Tod Williams (film director/writer, 1995 - 2000)

Claim to fame :

As Xenia Onatopp in "GoldenEye" (1995)

Biography


Satisfyingly makes a fine transition from model to actress, Famke Janssen has truly risen as one of the most prominent figures representing Netherlands who is outstandingly capable to well-maintain her hold in Hollywood film industry amidst the American female movie stars. Began modeling at a young age, she was born Famke Beumer Janssen, the only brunette in a family of blondes, on November 5, 1965 in Amsterdam and grew up in the city with her two sisters, Antoinette and Marjolein, before moved to United States by 1984 to undergo some modeling stints for Chanel in New York City. Also used her time to study creative writing and literature at Columbia University while taking acting lessons under the guidance of Harold Guskin, the girl gradually became deeply attracted to acting which finally led her to a decision of pursuing a career in the field instead of continuing her glowing path in modeling.

Unable to suppress the desire of becoming a full-time actress, Famke then left Columbia and headed for Los Angeles where she proceeded to polish her acting skills, this time with Roy London, a noted drama coach who had helped such luminaries as Patrick Swayze and Michelle Pfeiffer. A film debut in "Fathers & Sons" (1992) landed not long after followed by a few appearances on small screen, like in TV series "Melrose Place" also "The Untouchables" by 1994, but the spotlight did not yet cast its light upon her until she was billed to play villainous Xenia Onatopp in the 1995 installment of James Bond feature, "GoldenEye." Being in this hugely popular film franchise which also amazingly collected almost $349 million during its international run, the beauty unmistakably soared to be the new center of world's attention as consequence, furthermore received a nod for Best Fight category she shared with Pierce Brosnan at MTV Movie Awards a year later.

Latest News


Simon Kinberg: Storm, Cyclops and Jean to Be Recast for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

September 25, 2014 03:58:44 GMT

Storm, Cyclops and Jean are confirmed to return for the next "X-Men" movie, but , and might not be back reprising those roles. Producer/writer Simon Kinberg says that recast is imminent to find fresh faces that will portray the younger version of the three mutants.
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Famke Janssen Files Police Report After Intruder Left Creepy Children's Book Near Bed

August 14, 2013 07:55:46 GMT

has recently experienced a bizzare incident. According to a New York police source, the Dutch actress filed a police report on Saturday, August 10 after she returned to her Greenwich Village pad over the weekend and found a children's book called "The Lonely Doll", which is not hers, on a shelf beside her bed.
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Ashley Greene Becomes a Redhead

October 22, 2012 05:05:46 GMT

has a new hair color. The "" actress dyed her hair red and showed it off when she had a lunch with her friends on Saturday, October 20. While crossing a street in New York City, she was spotted smiling to paparazzi. She wore a dark sweater which was paired with a pair of black skinny jeans.
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Video: George Clooney Sings 'Sweet Caroline' at Carousel of Hope Ball

October 22, 2012 04:50:04 GMT

helped deliver a song to entertain the guests at the 26th Annual Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles. Looking sleek in a suit complete with a bowtie, the guest of honor belted out the chorus of "Sweet Caroline" with the original singer.
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Report: Jean Grey to Make Appearance in 'The Wolverine'

October 22, 2012 04:39:50 GMT

Will "" have a cameo from an "X-Men" member? According to latest report from We Got This Covered, the upcoming -starring Marvel film will feature an appearance from none other than Jean Grey a.k.a Phoenix, who was portrayed by in the previous "X-Men" movies.
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