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Izabella Scorupco
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Izabella Scorupco in 2013
Born
Izabela Dorota Skorupko

4 June 1970 (1970-06-04) (age 51)
Years active 1988–present
Agent Estern Models: Warsaw
Mikas: Stockholm
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8.5 in)
Spouse(s)
Mariusz Czerkawski
(m. 1996; div. 1998)

Jeffrey Raymond
(m. 2003; div. 2015)

Karl Rosengren (m. 2019)
Children 2

Izabella Scorupco (born Izabela Dorota Skorupko; 4 June 1970) is a Polish actress, singer and model. She is best known for having played Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. She is also remembered for her cover of the Shirley & Company song "Shame, Shame, Shame" which was released in 1992 and became a European hit.

Life

Scorupco was born to Lech, a musician, and Magdalena Skorupko, a doctor, in Białystok, Poland, in 1970. When she was one year old, her parents separated, and she remained with her mother. In 1978, they moved to Bredäng in Stockholm, Sweden, where Scorupco learned to speak Swedish, English and French.

On 25 December 1996, Scorupco married Polish ice hockey player Mariusz Czerkawski. They had one daughter together, Julia (born 15 September 1997). They divorced in 1998.

On 30 January 2003, Scorupco married an American, Jeffrey Raymond; they have a son, Jakob (born 24 July 2003). They divorced in 2015. She now lives in Los Angeles and New York City. Since 2017, Scorupco has been in a relationship with Karl Rosengren. They married on 6 October 2019.

Career

In the late 1980s, Scorupco travelled throughout Europe working as a model, and appeared on the cover of Vogue. In 1987, she was discovered by director Staffan Hildebrand and starred in the film Ingen kan älska som vi ("Nobody can love like us"). In the early 1990s, she had a brief but successful career as a pop singer, releasing the album IZA, which was certified gold in Sweden in 1991. Her 1992 cover version of "Shame, Shame, Shame" was a hit in several European countries.

In 2011, Scorupco reprised her singing career, duetting with Swedish musician Peter Jöback in his single Jag Har Dig Nu and featuring in the song's music video. She also starred in Jöback's short extension film La vie, L'amour, La mort. Scorupco went on to host the spring 2012 series of Sweden's Next Top Model but did not continue it for a second series.

Scorupco moved into comedy in July 2013 when she was named to a lead role in a new Swedish romantic comedy, Micke & Veronica, alongside David Hellenius. It premiered on 25 December 2014.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Ingen kan älska som vi Annelie
1991 Bert Zindy Dabrowski
1991 V som i viking The Single Mother TV mini-series
1995 Det var en mörk och stormig natt Petronella Short
1995 Petri Tårar Carla
1995 GoldenEye Natalya Simonova
1999 With Fire and Sword Helena Kurcewiczówna
2000 Dykaren Irena Walde
2000 Vertical Limit Monique Aubertine
2002 Reign of Fire Alex Jensen
2004 Exorcist: The Beginning Sarah Novak
2005 Alias Sabina TV series, Season 4, Episode 15: "Pandora"
2007 Cougar Club Daniella Stack
2007 Solstorm Rebecka Martinsson
2010 Änglavakt Cecilia
2014 Micke & Veronica Veronica
2017 Sleepwalker Dr. Cooper
2018 Hidden Eldh TV series
2018 The Undreaming of Anna Bell Zeigler Harriet Zeigler

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart position
SWE
IZA 11

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUT
BEL
(FL)

GER
NL
NOR
SWE
SWI
"Substitute" 1990 3 IZA
"I Write You a Love Song" 1991 93 10
"Brando Moves" 37
"Shame, Shame, Shame" 1992 22 4 37 7 2 3 39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.
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