Famke Janssen was born Famke Beumer Jannsen on the 5th of November 1965 in Amstelveen, The Netherlands. She is quite fluent in three other languages, French, English and German, aside from her native Dutch. She is most known for her appearances in Nip/Tuck, X-Men and Golden Eye. Famke is also a famous model.
In 1984, Famke Janssen moved to the United States to pursue her career in modeling. Her move was a good decision. Elite Model Management signed her as one of their top models. She then started to appear for Chanel, Victoria’s Secret and Yves Saint Laurent. While at the prime of her modeling, she sustained a neck injury, making her lost several modeling works.
While in the United States, Famke Janssen went to Columbia University and studied writing and literature. After earning her degree from Columbia University, Famke Janssen went to Los Angeles to begin her career in acting. After moving to LA she landed several parts as guest roles for television. She appeared in the television sci-fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Then she appeared in the hit series Melrose Place.