Famke Janssen Trivia

  • Famke Janssen
    • 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)


  • Used to consume almonds and dried cranberries every day during the filming of "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006).
  • Originally was billed to portray the title role in Juraj Jakubisko's "Bathory" (2007), but later was surprisingly replaced by Anna Friel with undisclosed reason.
  • Turned down the female lead role in "Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines" (2003).
  • Gained the 69th rank in Stuff Magazine's list of 102 Sexiest Women in the World by 2002.
  • Actually had been cast to play Serleena in "Men in Black II" (2002), but later quitted the project due to a death in her family and so was replaced by Lara Flynn Boyle.
  • Was placed on the 65th rank in FHM magazine's list of 100 Sexiest Women in 1996 and 69th in Askmen's Most Desirable Woman by 2002.
  • Her shoes in "GoldenEye" (1995) were made specially for her because of her large shoe size which reaches 11.
  • Was offered the role of Lieutenant Jadzia Dax in TV series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993-1999), but refused it in order to remain available to appear in big screen productions.
  • Her favorite authors include Vladimir Nabokov, the Bronte sisters, and Jean Rhys.
  • Has a black terrier named Licorice and likes to dress up the dog.
  • Likes drinking cappuccino and scotch.
  • Admires Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.
  • Her first name, Famke, means little girl in Frisian language, a Dutch dialect from Friesland, Netherlands.
  • Has a knack in imitating accents.
  • Contributed her voice to provide the Dutch-language narration for Disney's Studio Tram Tour.
  • Is able to speak fluent German and French aside from Dutch and English.