Famke Janssen was born November 5, 1965, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and has two other siblings. Moving to America in the 1980s, she modeled for Chanel in New York. Later, taking a break from modeling, she attended Columbia University, majoring in literature.
This model-turned-actress broke into Hollywood in the early 1990s. Her first film was Fathers & Sons (1992); later, she became James Bond’s enemy in GoldenEye (1995) opposite Pierce Brosnan. Famke received strong critical acclaim for her performance as the femme fatale villainess, becoming the most famous Bond girl of the 1990s. Her career has bloomed since then with her starring in such films as House on Haunted Hill (1999), a reoccurring role on FX’s “Nip/Tuck” (2003) and the blockbuster trilogy X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), and Taken (2008/I). —IMDb