Famke Janssen

Fashion Model + Activist + Actress
Born Nov 5, 1965

Famke Beumer Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter, and former fashion model. She is known for playing the villainous Bond girl Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye, Evelyn Stockard-Price in House on Haunted Hill (1999), and Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series (2000–2006).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Famke Janssen.


1964 Birth Born in 1964.


1984 20 Years Old In 1984, Janssen moved to the United States to begin her professional career as a fashion model. … Read More
1988 24 Years Old She starred in a 1988 commercial for the perfume Exclamation by Coty, Inc. … Read More
1992 28 Years Old 1 More Event
After retiring from modelling in the early 1990s, Janssen had guest roles on several television series, including a starring role in the 1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Perfect Mate", as empathic metamorph Kamala, opposite Patrick Stewart, with whom she later starred in the X-Men film series. … Read More


1995 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995, Janssen appeared in Pierce Brosnan's first James Bond film, GoldenEye, as femme fatale Xenia Onatopp. … Read More
2000 36 Years Old In 2000, Janssen played superhero Dr. Jean Grey in the Marvel Studios film X-Men.
2002 38 Years Old In 2002, Janssen landed the role of villainess Serleena in Men in Black II, but had to abandon the film due to a death in her family. … Read More
2003 39 Years Old She later reprised the role in the 2003 sequel, X2 where her character shows signs of increasing powers but at the end of the film, she is presumably killed. … Read More


2007 43 Years Old In 2007, she starred in Turn the River, for which she was awarded the Special Recognition Best Actress Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival. … Read More
2008 44 Years Old On 28 January 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime at a United Nations anti-corruption conference held in Nusa Dua, Bali.
2011 47 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She made her directorial debut with Bringing Up Bobby in 2011.


Janssen is scheduled to star in the 2016–2017 season crime thriller, The Blacklist: Redemption, on NBC. … Read More
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