Famke Janssen

Fashion Model + Activist + Actress
Born Nov 5, 1965
Age 50
Hometown Amstelveen
Height 6' (183 cm)
Weight 119 lbs (54.0 kg)...
Measurements 36-24-36
Nationality Dutch
Alma Mater University of Ams...

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, Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series (2000–2006), and Lenore Mills in Taken (2008), and its sequel, Taken 2 (2012). In 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity by United Nations. She made her directional debut with Bringing Up Bobby in 2011.… Read More

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


1964 Birth Born on November 5, 1964.


1984 19 Years Old In 1984, Janssen moved to the United States to begin her professional career as a fashion model. … Read More


1988 23 Years Old She starred in a 1988 commercial for the perfume Exclamation by Coty, Inc. … Read More
1992 27 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 30 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 35 Years Old In 2000, Janssen played superhero Dr. Jean Grey in the Marvel Studios film X-Men.
2002 37 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 38 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 42 Years Old 1 More Event
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 43 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity by the United Nations.
2011 46 Years Old 1 More Event
She made her directorial debut with Bringing Up Bobby in 2011. … Read More
2013 48 Years Old She returned as Jean in the 2013 film The Wolverine as a hallucination of Wolverine's.
2014 49 Years Old In 2014, Janssen reprised her role of Jean Grey in a brief cameo for X-Men: Days of Future Past, as did a few of the original actors from the first three films including Anna Paquin and James Marsden. … Read More
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