History Creator / FamkeJanssen

9th Jun '16 1:55:44 PM SilentHunterUK
Is there an issue? Send a Message


She also plays the manipulative matriarch Oliva Godfrey in the netflix original Series/{{Hemlock Grove}}

to:

She also plays the manipulative matriarch Oliva Godfrey in the netflix original Series/{{Hemlock Grove}}
Grove}} and will series lead the upcoming spinoff from ''Series/TheBlacklist'', ''Series/TheBlacklistRedemption''.



* OlderThanTheyLook: According to TheOtherWiki, she's nearly 50. She could pass for a woman in her late 20s.

to:

* OlderThanTheyLook: According to TheOtherWiki, she's nearly 50.51. She could pass for a woman in her late 20s.
29th May '16 4:50:03 AM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Despite the potential pitfall of being a Bond Girl (there is talk of the curse that condemns many an actress' career, as seen with the output of over 50 percent of the actresses in the series after their Bond role), Janssen was savvy enough to not carve out an acting career based solely on blockbusters. After ''Film/DeepRising'', she established herself as a talented indie actress, though she was notable for appearing in the creepy remake of ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1999''. She then appeared in the three ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies as ComicBook/JeanGrey, widely accepted as a decent portrayal of the character, despite the screwover she got during ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' -- when ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' clearly sets up the Dark Phoenix Saga, perhaps the most famed story from the [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} comics]].

to:

Despite the potential pitfall of being a Bond Girl (there is talk of the curse that condemns many an actress' career, as seen with the output of over 50 percent of the actresses in the series after their Bond role), Janssen was savvy enough to not carve out an acting career based solely on blockbusters. After ''Film/DeepRising'', she established herself as a talented indie actress, though she was notable for appearing in the creepy remake of ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1999''. She then appeared in the three ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen'' movies as ComicBook/JeanGrey, widely accepted as a decent portrayal of the character, despite the screwover she got during ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' -- when ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' clearly sets up the Dark Phoenix Saga, perhaps the most famed story from the [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} [[Comicbook/XMen comics]].
18th Dec '15 6:35:29 AM FuzzyBoots
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CardCarryingVillain: Xenia. Phoenix, and her snippy bitch-wife in House on Haunted Hill.
12th Sep '15 10:20:05 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Since then, Janssen has been notable for playing transsexual life coach Ava Moore in ''NipTuck'' and for her (finally!) leading roles in movies such as ''Film/OneHundredFeet'' and ''Turn the River'', as well as a role in ''Film/{{Taken}}'' and its sequel.

to:

Since then, Janssen has been notable for playing transsexual life coach Ava Moore in ''NipTuck'' ''Series/NipTuck'' and for her (finally!) leading roles in movies such as ''Film/OneHundredFeet'' and ''Turn the River'', as well as a role in ''Film/{{Taken}}'' and its sequel.
5th Sep '15 6:29:59 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LadyInRed: Her first appearance in ''Film/GoldenEye'', the smoking number she wears throughout ''House on Haunted Hill'', as Trillian for the first half of ''Film/DeepRising'', and the outfit she wore as Dark Phoenix in ''The Last Stand''.
22nd Aug '15 8:31:50 PM RainbowPhoenix
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* StatuesqueStunner: Janssen is an even six feet tall when barefoot.
4th May '15 2:58:18 AM Skarlettefox
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

She also plays the manipulative matriarch Oliva Godfrey in the netflix original Series/{{Hemlock Grove}}
6th Mar '15 1:10:08 PM XFllo
Is there an issue? Send a Message
6th Mar '15 1:08:45 PM XFllo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Though her birthday is disputed, TheOtherWiki cites it as being November 5, 1965, and Janssen was born in UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands. Despite being Dutch, Famke also speaks English and French, as evidenced by her acting career. Despite this, her early career was that of a model, after a failed attempt at an economics degree in Amsterdam (described by the actress as one of her stupidest moves), and she also produced several TV commercials. Finally, in the 1990s, she moved into acting. Several almost {{B Movie}}-level roles passed, including one with Creator/JeffGoldblum, before she obtained a role in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "The Perfect Mate". This was quickly followed by a role in the Creator/CliveBarker adaptation ''Film/LordOfIllusions''.

Her big break came with the ''Film/JamesBond'' revival movie ''Film/GoldenEye'' in 1995. Famke won the role of [[MurderousThighs thigh-crushing assassin]] Xenia Onatopp.

to:

Though her birthday is disputed, TheOtherWiki cites it as being November 5, 1965, and Janssen was born in UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands. Despite being Apart her native Dutch, Famke also speaks English and French, as evidenced by her acting career. Despite this, her Her early career was that of a model, after a failed attempt at an economics degree in Amsterdam (described by the actress as one of her stupidest moves), and she moves). She also produced several TV commercials. Finally, in In the 1990s, she moved into acting. Several almost {{B Movie}}-level roles passed, including one with Creator/JeffGoldblum, before she obtained a role in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "The Perfect Mate". This was quickly followed by a role in the Creator/CliveBarker adaptation ''Film/LordOfIllusions''. \n\n Her big break came with the ''Film/JamesBond'' revival movie ''Film/GoldenEye'' in 1995. Famke won the role of [[MurderousThighs thigh-crushing assassin]] Xenia Onatopp.




* ActionGirl: Famke occasionally plays this, in films like ''Deep Rising'' and ''I Spy''. Not so much these days.
* CardCarryingVillain: Again, Xenia. Phoenix, and her snippy bitch-wife in House on Haunted Hill.

to:

\n* ActionGirl: Famke occasionally plays this, in films like ''Deep Rising'' and ''I Spy''. Not so much these days.
Spy''.
* CardCarryingVillain: Again, Xenia. Phoenix, and her snippy bitch-wife in House on Haunted Hill.



** Also as the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Grand High Witch]] in ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters'', where she hands the good guys their backsides numerous times, and it takes a RasputinianDeath to finally kill her.
* DeathBySex: She famously kills with her thighs in ''Film/GoldenEye'', and it's somewhat played with in X3, where she pretty much kisses Cyclops to death.
* DistressedDamsel: Almost always subverted, except in ''100 Feet'', where there's pretty much no-one around to help her anyway. It helps Famke usually plays darker or somewhat tougher characters than the average Hollywood actress.
** Even in ''Film/DontSayAWord'', where her character is crippled (thanks to a skiing accident), she still subverts the trope.
** Played straight in the sequel to ''Taken'', where her job is to be dragged around and play dead until Liam Neeson saves her.
*** Unfortunately taken to a conclusion in Taken's final installment, where she has been StuffedIntoTheFridge to frame Neeson's character, as established in the trailers. Some fans are still hoping it's a bait and switch and that she could be the BiggerBad of the third movie, after the trauma of the last film.

to:

** Also as As the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Grand High Witch]] in ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters'', where she hands the good guys their backsides numerous times, and it takes a RasputinianDeath to finally kill her.
* DeathBySex: She famously kills with her thighs in ''Film/GoldenEye'', and it's somewhat played with in X3, where she pretty much kisses Cyclops to death.
* DistressedDamsel: Almost always subverted, except in ''100 Feet'', where there's pretty much no-one around to help her anyway. It helps Famke usually plays darker or somewhat tougher characters than the average Hollywood actress.
** Even in ''Film/DontSayAWord'', where her character is crippled (thanks to a skiing accident), she still subverts the trope.
** Played straight in the sequel to ''Taken'', where her job is to be dragged around and play dead until Liam Neeson saves her.
*** Unfortunately taken to a conclusion in Taken's final installment, where she has been StuffedIntoTheFridge to frame Neeson's character, as established in the trailers. Some fans are still hoping it's a bait and switch and that she could be the BiggerBad of the third movie, after the trauma of the last film.
her.



* FemmeFatale: A couple of her roles, including the Phoenix, Xenia Onatopp, and her character in the remake of ''House on Haunted Hill'', although she's a bit too snippy and snarky, and is nasty even in death.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: A number of her characters do it, most notably in her smaller roles, but Onatopp in ''Film/GoldenEye'' gets cigars.
* LadyInRed: Her first appearance in ''Film/GoldenEye'', the smoking number she wears throughout ''House on Haunted Hill'', as Trillian for the first half of ''Film/DeepRising'', and the outfit she wore as Dark Phoenix in ''The Last Stand''. Not to mention her first Ganger!teacher appearance in ''The Faculty''.

to:

* FemmeFatale: A couple of her roles, including the Phoenix, Xenia Onatopp, and her character in the remake of ''House on Haunted Hill'', although she's a bit too snippy and snarky, and is nasty even in death.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: A number of her characters do it, most notably in her smaller roles, but Onatopp in ''Film/GoldenEye'' gets cigars.
* LadyInRed: Her first appearance in ''Film/GoldenEye'', the smoking number she wears throughout ''House on Haunted Hill'', as Trillian for the first half of ''Film/DeepRising'', and the outfit she wore as Dark Phoenix in ''The Last Stand''. Not to mention her first Ganger!teacher appearance in ''The Faculty''.



* SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains: Played straight and subverted across Famke's career. Onatopp has a mixture of these, including her more modest leather military gear and the suit on the train, but then also has the lingerie, cleavage-revealing dress, and that robe. Jean Grey has a full leather bodysuit, but beyond that, Famke's characters are a little more average.
* StatuesqueStunner: Janssen stands 5'11/180 cm tall.



* WomanInBlack: Many of her roles: nearly every outfit in ''Film/GoldenEye'' (except the white robe pictured above), Jean Grey's leather suit, and the SpyCatsuit in ''ISpy''.
24th Jan '15 3:26:56 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DarkActionGirl: Memorably done and carrying on the Bond series tradition with Xenia Onatopp.
** Also as the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Grand High Witch]] in HanselAndGretelWitchHunters, where she hands the good guys their backsides numerous times, and it takes a RasputinianDeath to finally kill her.

to:

* DarkActionGirl: DarkActionGirl:
**
Memorably done and carrying on the Bond series tradition with Xenia Onatopp.
** Also as the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Grand High Witch]] in HanselAndGretelWitchHunters, ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters'', where she hands the good guys their backsides numerous times, and it takes a RasputinianDeath to finally kill her.
This list shows the last 10 events of 16. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.FamkeJanssen