Name: Famke Janssen
Date of Birth: 1 January 1964
Place of Birth: Netherlands
Height: 5' 11"
Relations: Jeff Goldblum (actor), Ex Husband:
Todd Williams, separated 1999
Hair color: Brunette
Eye color: Brown
Education: Columbia University in New York
(writing and literature), University of Amsterdam
(majored in Economics) Took acting classes with
would rather not work than play in a movie that nobody watches."
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.article
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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 Brontė 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 Todd
name is Frisian for "little girl".
two sisters are blonde and blue-eyed, while she is the only
cast as Serleena in Men in Black II (2002), but had to drop
out due to a death in the family. Lara Flynn Boyle was cast
in her place.
Dutch, German, English and French.
the lead female role in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
(2003), but turned it down.
Antoinette Beumer and Marjolein Beumer are a director and
size 11 shoes. Because of their large size, her shoes had
to be specially made for her for the film GoldenEye (1995).
36-24-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
the Dutch-language narration for the Studio Tram Tour at Disney
appearing on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993)
to promote her role of the sex-crazed assassin in the James
Bond film GoldenEye (1995), Famke gave Conan a first hand
experience of her character's signature moves by performing
them on him using the top of his desk. When she asked him
if he would like the demonstration, Conan responded with "This
is what we in the industry call a 'no-brainer'."
a puppy named Licorice.
2001, dated actor Ben Affleck.
#69 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World"
sister was visiting South-East Asia during the Tsunami on
December 26th 2004 and had to flee the water to save her life.
felt different born into a family with two sisters who are
blonde and blue-eyed, with me being the only brunette".
In an interview to People Weekly magazine, July 31, 2000.
Volume 54, Number 5.
would rather not work than play in a movie that nobody watches.