This week’s post-Comic-Con models post looks at Dutch model-turned-actor Famke Janssen.
Born in Amstelveen, Famke Janssen (b. 1964) studied economics at the University of Amsterdam before moving to the United States to pursue a modelling career. She signed with Elite in 1984. Returning to university in the early 1990s, Janssen gravitated toward drama; she went on to win starring roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, GoldenEye (1995), and the X-Men franchise.
Update: According to James B., a longtime editor with Vogue-Butterick, this is Karina Gomez, but isn’t she a dead ringer for Janssen? Gomez did some modelling work for Butterick in the late 1980s: bridal and designer suits and formal wear by Ronnie Heller, Nicole Miller, and Morton Myles.
Just for fun, here’s an ’80s editorial image featuring Janssen:
5 thoughts on “Famke Janssen”
Look at those shoulder pads! She is a lovely looking lady, no wonder she was modelling everywhere!
I didn’t realise she modelled before she became an actor!
I would have liked to make some really intelligent comment, but all I can get out is “wow! she is GORGEOUS!” (Off to google more about her…)
The model in all 4 Butterick Patterns is Karina Gomez, she was a Ford model.i was on all of those photo shoots.
Hi James, Thanks for stopping by. That is a long tenure! I’ll figure out a way to make the correction.