Born in the northern Polish town of Bialystok, 'Izabella Scorupco'
(qv) moved to Sweden with her mother as a young child. She studied
drama and music and, at 17, was discovered by a Swedish film
director who cast her in the movie No One Can Love Like Us, which
made her a local teenage idol. She then became a successful model
in Sweden and throughout Europe, where she made good use of her
fluency in four languages. In 1989, Scorupco displayed another
facet of her talents, launching her career as a pop singer with her
first single, Substitute. The single and subsequent album, IZA,
both went gold, and she followed with another hit single, Shame,
Shame, which she recorded in 1991. Returning to acting in 1994, she
immediately won the lead role in the Swedish film Petri Tears.
Scorupco stars as a woman who lives her life as a man in the
medieval drama, which was released in August 1995.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).