Izabella Scorupco


Actor, Singer

About

Birth Place
Poland

Biography

An almond-eyed and otherwise prim-featured beauty with a jawline to die for, Izabella Scorupco first emerged in her native Poland as a teenage model and then a punky pop singer before committing herself fully to the world of acting. In the late 1980s, director Staffan Hildebrand plucked her from relative obscurity for a part in his tender, melodramatic romance "Nobody Loves Like Us." Por...

Family & Companions

Mariusz Czerkawski
Companion
Hockey player. Polish; born c. 1972; played for Boston Bruins.

Biography

An almond-eyed and otherwise prim-featured beauty with a jawline to die for, Izabella Scorupco first emerged in her native Poland as a teenage model and then a punky pop singer before committing herself fully to the world of acting. In the late 1980s, director Staffan Hildebrand plucked her from relative obscurity for a part in his tender, melodramatic romance "Nobody Loves Like Us." Portraying a girl on the verge of womanhood who comes across her first moment of seemingly true love, Scorupco immediately stood out as a performer of spunky, unadulterated, and downright authentic sensuality. In '95, after just a handful of performances in Polish films, she caught the eye of the producers behind the James Bond franchise, who were gearing up to re-launch the series after a six-year hiatus and were in search of a Bond girl capable of exuding contemporary sex appeal. As such, Scorupco landed the role of the brainy but fun-loving computer programmer Natalya Simonova in the racy post-Cold War 007 adventure, "Goldeneye," which turned out to be one of franchise's most popular entries. While her subsequent onscreen career hasn't been all that prolific, Scorupco has garnered further roles in such high-profile genre efforts as the post-apocalyptic dragon tale "Reign of Fire" and the brutally violent creeper sequel "Exorcist: The Beginning" ('04).

Life Events

Family

Lech Scorupco
Father
Musician. Divorced Scorupco's mother c. 1971; died 1992.
Magdelena Scorupco
Mother
Julia
Daughter
Born c. 1999.

Companions

Mariusz Czerkawski
Companion
Hockey player. Polish; born c. 1972; played for Boston Bruins.

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