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Izabella Scorupco (Natalya Simonova in GoldenEye) turns 50

By: Anders Frejdh
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From Sweden with Love celebrates the lovely Izabella Scorupco - Polish-born Swedish model, singer and "James Bond Girl" in GoldenEye (1995) directed by Martin Campbell - on her 50th birthday.

With this page, we would like to extend our birthday wishes to the gorgeous and absolutely wonderful Izabella Scorupco, without doubt one of the world's hottest mums.

"Kram och grattis på din dag älskade Izabella, FSWL och alla andra i Sverige är mycket stolta över dig!"

Keith Hamshere, stills photographer on every Bond film from 1981 to 2002 apart from one:

"Izabella was absolutely stunning and was great in the studio sessions, whenever there was some free time I would shoot pictures of her in my studio at Leavesden and team her up with other characters in the film."

About model, singer and actress Izabella Scorupco

Born in the Polish town Bialystok to Lech and Magdalena Skorupko, Izabella was only one year old when her parents separated and she ended up living with her mother. In 1978, they moved to Bredäng in Stockholm, Sweden. Coming to Sweden as an 8 year old, she learned to speak Swedish and English.

In the late eighties, working as a model, she was discovered by director Staffan Hildebrand and got the starring role as "Annelie" in his 6th film, Ingen kan älska som vi (1988).

In the early nineties, she also had a brief but successful career as a pop singer, releasing an album which went gold in Sweden. In 2011, Scorupco also appeared in Peter Jöback's music video for "Jag har dig nu".

In early 2012, Izabella hosted the Swedish version of Top Model on TV3.

Over the years, Iza (as she is called by her friends), has graced the covers of various magazines including GQ (October 1995) and Empire (December 1995) in the UK, Boxoffice (November 2000) and Stuff (July 2002) in the US, Sense & Style (both December 2010 and March 2012 issues) in Poland. In Sweden, she's been on the cover for Frida (July 1991 and July 1992), Café (June 1995, February 2001, September 2002, December 2004 and November 2010 issues), Vecko Revyn (27th March 1997 and 18th December 1997), Plaza Kvinna (April 2007, July 2008 and February 2010 issues) and for Damernas Värld (April 2012).

Since 2003, Izabella lives in Los Angeles with her children, Julia och Jacob. She is currently the face for Pierre Robert in Sweden and one of the models for Smarteyes in Scandinavia with Swedish action star Dolph Lundgren.

Editor's note:
During 2012, FSWL did an interview with Izabella Scorupco (to be published later) and promoted the charity auction of her bikini from GoldenEye to benefit Barncancerfonden.

Films and television series with Izabella Scorupco

2019: Hidden: Förstfödd (Viveca Eldh) - Director: Jonathan Sjöberg & Daniel Di Grado / Yellow Bird
2014: Micke & Veronica (Veronica) - Director: Staffan Lindberg / Stella Nova
2010: Änglavakt (Cecilia) - Director: Johan Brisinger / Drama Svecia
2007: Solstorm (Rebecka Martinsson) - Director: Leif Lindblom / Sandrew Metronome
2006: Cougar Club (Paige) - Director: Christopher Duddy
2004: Exorcist: The Beginning (Sarah) - Director: Ronny Harlin
2002: Reign of Fire (Alex) - Director: Rob Bowman
2000: Vertical Limit (Monique Aubertine - Director: Martin Campbell
2000: Dykaren (Irena Walde) with Lars Lundgren as stunt coordinator - Director: Erik Gustavsson
1999: With Fire and Sword (Helena Kurcewiczówna) - Director: Jerzy Hoffman
1995: Petri Tårar (Carla/Carlo) - Director: Erich Hörtnagl
1995: GoldenEye (1995) (Natalya Simonova) - Director: Martin Campbell
1989: Ingen kan älska som vi (Annelie) - Director: Staffan Hildebrand

1990: "Substitute" (single)
1991: IZA (album)
1991: "I Write You A Love Song" (single)
1991: "Brando Moves" (single)
1992: "Shame, Shame, Shame" (single)

Photo on top:
Izabella Scorupco at the GoldenEye premiere in Paris 1995. © Joël Villy. All rights reserved.

For more information about Izabella Scorupco's acting career, check out her IMDB page.



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