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Out of Bondage: Famke Janssen

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Name: Famke Janssen Age: 32 Don’t miss: Her smart, downbeat turn as a thief’s widow in the L.A. film noir City of Industry. Last seen: As the supremely ”fatale” femme Xenia Onatopp, who gave new meaning to the term thunder thighs in Goldeneye. Recently: Has been teaching herself to paint. Just completed what she calls a ”really disturbing” picture of a mermaid suspended from a wooden beam above a shadowy city. Next up: A kleptomaniac in Disney’s giant-octopus movie Deep Rising; a vindictive alcoholic who can’t come to terms with her divorce in Robert Altman’s The Gingerbread Man. Her attitude: ”Anytime I read a script and go, ‘Oh, my God, I can’t do this!’ — that’s the kind of role I want to play.” Free advice: ”I think she could have a Michelle Pfeiffer-type career,” says a City casting director, Dori Zuckerman, ”because she has that ability to work against her looks.”