Famke Beumer Janssen began her path to fame as a fashion model. Her first contract was with Elite Model Management through which she landed work for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Victoria's Secret. She did get a starring role in a commercial for the perfume Exclamation by Coty.
Famke would eventually retire out of modelling in the early 1990's and get guest roles in various television series. Famke would eventually land her first movie 'Fathers & Sons' alongside Jeff GoldBlum.
She would do a few more movies before landing her most famous role to date. Jean Gray in the movie series X-Men.