Izabella Scorupco Biography

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Born: June 04, 1970

IZABELLA SCORUPCO

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 Natalya Simonova.

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 Fire (2002).

Married briefly to NHL hockey player Mariusz Czerkawski, the couple had a daughter, Julia, in 1997.

Filmography:

Reign of Fire(2002)
Vertical Limit(2000)
Dykaren / Baltic Sea (2000)
Ogniem i mieczem / With Fire and Sword (1999)
GoldenEye(1995)
Petri tårar (1995)
Ingen kan älska som vi / Only We Can Love Like This (1988)

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