History Creator / FamkeJanssen

17th Dec '16 2:48:38 AM Morgenthaler
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Though her birthday is disputed, TheOtherWiki cites it as being November 5, 1965, and Janssen was born in UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands. Apart her native Dutch, Famke also speaks English and French, as evidenced by her acting career. 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). She also produced several TV commercials. 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.

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Though her birthday is disputed, TheOtherWiki cites it as being November 5, 1965, and Janssen was born in UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands. Apart from her native Dutch, Famke also speaks English and French, as evidenced by her acting career. 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). She also produced several TV commercials. 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.
13th Oct '16 7:46:43 PM siberia82
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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/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/XMen comics]].

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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 four entries of the three ''Film/XMen'' movies ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''[[note]]the original trilogy and ''Film/TheWolverine''[[/note]] 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/XMen comics]].
9th Jun '16 1:55:44 PM SilentHunterUK
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She also plays the manipulative matriarch Oliva Godfrey in the netflix original Series/{{Hemlock Grove}}

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She also plays the manipulative matriarch Oliva Godfrey in the netflix original Series/{{Hemlock Grove}}
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* OlderThanTheyLook: According to TheOtherWiki, she's nearly 50. She could pass for a woman in her late 20s.

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* 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
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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]].

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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
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* CardCarryingVillain: Xenia. Phoenix, and her snippy bitch-wife in House on Haunted Hill.
12th Sep '15 10:20:05 PM nombretomado
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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.

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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
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* 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
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* StatuesqueStunner: Janssen is an even six feet tall when barefoot.
4th May '15 2:58:18 AM Skarlettefox
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She also plays the manipulative matriarch Oliva Godfrey in the netflix original Series/{{Hemlock Grove}}
6th Mar '15 1:10:08 PM XFllo
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