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• Famke has a Boston Terrier named Licorice.

• She used to eat almonds and dried cranberries everyday while filming X-Men.

• Famke is a model turned actress. Famke once modeled for Chanel.

• She appears with her dog, Licorice, whom she named after her love for the candy, in PETA’s angel for animals advertisements. She is known to support PETA as well as many other charities.

• She appears in commercials for a charity network fighting against HIV.

• Her sister was visiting southeast Asia during the tsunami on December 26th, 2004 and had to flee the water to save her life.

• Famke dyed her hair red for the first X-Men movie, but she chose to wear a wig in the second and third X-Men movies.

• While appearing on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (1993) to promote her role of the sex-crazed assassin in the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995), Famke gave Conan a first hand experience of her character’s signature moves by performing them on him using the top of his desk. When she asked him if he would like the demonstration, Conan responded with “This is what we in the industry call a ‘no-brainer’.”

• Famke studied acting with Harold Guskin.

• Famke’s favorite authors are Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Vladimir Nabokov, and Jean Rhys.

• Before pursuing an acting career, Famke studied creative writing and literature at Columbia University.

• Famke two sisters are blonde and have blue eyes. She is the only brunette and has brown eyes. Also, her sisters, Antoinette Beumer and Marjolein Beumer, also work in the entertainment industry. One is a director and the other is an actress. Through her sister she was once the sister-in-law of director Joram Lürsen.

• Famke is 5′ 11″ tall.

• In 1996, Famke ranked number 65 in FHM magazine’s 100 Sexiest Women.

• In 2002, Famke was ranked number 69 in Stuff magazine’s 102 Sexiest Women.

• In 2002, Famke was ranked number 69 in Askmen magazine’s Most Desirable Woman.

• Famke wears US size 11 shoes. The shoes she wore in the 1995 film, GoldenEye, were custom made.

• Famke speaks Dutch, German, English and French. She also provides the Dutch narration for the Studio Tram Tour at Disney theme parks.

• Famke’s first name means little girl in Frisian.

• Famke was married to Tod Williams in 1995 until they got divorced in the year 2000. In January, 2001, Famke dated Ben Affleck. Famke has also dated Jeff Goldblum.

• Famke Did all her own pool shots in Turn the River (2007).

• Famke favorite movies of her career are Love & Sex (2000) and Turn the River (2007).

• Turn the River (2007) was written for her by her The Treatment (2006) co-star Chris Eigeman.

• Famke favorite horror movie is The Shining (1980).

• Famke is a fan of Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.

• Famke Is a vegetarian.

• Lives in New York City.