Izabella Scorupco (born Izabela Dorota Skorupko, June 4, 1970) is a Polish-Swedish actress and model. She played Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye.
Scorupco was born to Lech and Magdalena Skorupko 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.
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. In 1995, she played Natalya Simonova in the James Bond film GoldenEye, starring opposite Pierce Brosnan.
On December 25, 1996, Scorupco married Polish ice hockey player Mariusz Czerkawski, then a player for the Edmonton Oilers. They separated in 1998, having had one daughter together, Julia (born September 15, 1997). On January 30, 2003, Scorupco married an American, Jeffrey Raymond; they have a son, Jakob (born July 24, 2003), and now live in Los Angeles and New York City.
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, Le 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 made her debut to the comedy world in July 2013 after announcing her lead role in a new romantic comedy alongside David Hellenius called Last Chance or Sista Chansen which is due to come out in Summer 2014.
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 Shot
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
2005 Alias Sabina TV series, Season 4, Episode 15: “Pandora”
2006 Cougar Club Credited as Paige; real character Daniella
2007 Solstorm Rebecka Martinsson
2010 Änglavakt Cecilia