The other night I happened to watch a likable (and at times humorous) ~year 2000 vehicle called "Love and Sex", which starred Famke Janssen, and which was eclipsed pretty majorly by her other role that year, which was Jean Grey in the original "X-Men" movie. "Love and Sex" was a slightly, but not overly, naughty rom-com in which Famke played a woman trying to figure out the subjects in the title and their linkage. She ends up going back to a blobby artist played by Jon Favreau, who was devoted to her. She also tries making a go of it with a hunky and stupid guy. This brings back the factor of attractiveness; provided the Favreau character was sufficiently successful to be a provider (which in the case of real artists is NOt a given), then the fact that Famke was significantly more attractive than Jon would actually make for a stable relationship/marriage. And it indicated rather accurately that someone like the character played by Jon in the movie would be likely to be very devoted if someone with the attractiveness level of Famke was romantically and sexually involved with him.
The movie got me to thinking about Famke in a couple of ways. One, are there good nude or nearly nude pictures of her available (the logical question that seemingly always occurs in the era of the Internet)? Answer: not nude or even extremely close, but there are some early career lingerie shots, notably in Victoria's Secret. Example below.
Two, where is she, relationship-wise, these days? Apparently right at the moment she's with a guy named Cole Frates. She had a five-year childless marriage ended in 2000, and there aren't any other notable entanglements listed other than Ryan Gosling (who, d*mn him, has had his share of beautiful babes and was with Rachel McAdams for quite awhile).
I couldn't find anything that indicates what Cole Frates does other than be Famke's boyfriend (and walk her Boston Terrier with her), but his mother was founder of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute and president of the Oklahoma Arts Institute. So I suspect that he's involved with the theatrical arts in some capacity other than being Famke Janssen's boyfriend. One link I finally found indicated that he co-wrote the movie that is her directorial debut, "Bringing Up Bobby". So I guess that pretty much covers it, and she isn't currently eligible. Darn.
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