Famke was born in Holland, where she began her professional career as a model. She later moved to the United States, where she has made her home since 1984. Initially settling in New York, she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied acting with Harold Guskin. She then went to Los Angeles, where she continued to study acting under Roy London. Famke made her feature film debut with Jeff Goldblum in Fathers & Sons (1992).
Her two sisters are blonde and blue-eyed, while she is the only brunette.
Was cast as Serleena in Men in Black II (2002), but had to drop out due to a death in the family. Lara Flynn Boyle was cast in her place.
Speaks Dutch, German, English and French.
Offered the lead female role in _Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)_ , but turned it down.
Sisters Antoinette Beumer and Marjolein Beumer are a director and actress respectively.
Wears size 11 shoes. Because of their large size, her shoes had to be specially made for her for the film GoldenEye (1995).
Measurements: 36-24-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Provides the Dutch-language narration for the Studio Tram Tour at Disney parks.
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'."
Has a puppy named Licorice.
Ranked #69 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World." 
Her sister was visiting South-East Asia during the Tsunami on December 26th, 2004 and had to flee the water to save her life.