Izabella Scorupco biography
Date of Birth: June 4, 1970
Actress, model and singer Izabella Scorupco was born in the northern Polish
village of Bialystok, before being taken to Sweden where her mother raised
her. During her teen years she studied music and drama.
At 17 she was
discovered by a Swedish film director, who cast her in the feature film No
One Can Love Like Us (1988). The film not only made her a teen idol in her
local town, it fostered her interest in the art.
Scorupco then launched her career as a photographic model and became
successful in Sweden and the rest of Europe.
During her modeling career,
she appeared in television series and films, making use of her fluency in
four languages. She also began her singing career.
After releasing her first
single, 'Substitute', she released the album IZA which went gold.
Returning to film work in the mid 90's, Scorupco immediately won the lead
role in the Swedish film Petri Tears (1995), followed by her Hollywood debut
in the James Bond film, Goldeneye (1995) playing the Russian computer expert
Though she had garnered worldwide exposure from the film, she returned home
for her next few film projects and didn't return to Hollywood until she
landed major roles in the action films, Vertical Limit (2000) and Reign of
Married briefly to NHL hockey player Mariusz Czerkawski, the couple had a
daughter, Julia, in 1997.
Izabella Scorupco Filmography