Name: Famke Janssen
Date of Birth: January 1, 1964
Place of Birth: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Education: Attended University of Amsterdam and Columbia
Occupation: Actress, Model
New Year's Day in 1964 brought the world an amazing
beauty. Famke Janssen was born in Amsterdam, Holland.
Her two sisters are blonde and blue-eyed, while she
is the only brunette. "I felt different born into
a family with two sisters who are blonde and blue-eyed,
with me being the only brunette". She began her
professional career as a model in Amsterdam but work
for Chanel and other clients brought had her packing
and on a jet plane for New York City.
Life as a model wasn't intellectually stimulating for
Ms. Janssen, so she enrolled at Columbia University
to study writing and literature. Famke is quite intelligent,
and says her favorite authors are the Brontë sisters,
Vladimir Nabokov, and Jean Rhys. Just two years later,
though, her career in acting had begun to take off,
so Famke left Columbia. She began studying acting with
She then went to Los Angeles, where she continued to
study acting under Roy London. Famke made her feature
film debut with Jeff Goldblum in "Fathers and Sons".
But her turn in GoldenEye (opposite Pierce Brosnan)
as the sexy Xenia Onatopp brought her into the spotlight.
After the role, Famke took several supporting roles
in many films - including Celebrity (with Leonardo DiCaprio),
The Faculty (with Jordana Brewster), Deep Rising, and
The House on Haunted Hill. Famke was a shoo-in for the
role of Jean Grey in the heavily anticipated film, X-Men.
The film performed quite well at the box office, and
brought Famke further acclaim.
Off the screen, does Famke have a wildly romantic side?
"I've never dated," says the beautiful and
sexy woman. Say what? "I've always just had boyfriends."
Ahhhhh. In fact, Famke has a permanent boyfriend, husband