Izabella Dorota Scorupco (born June 4, 1970) was born in Bialystok, Poland. When she was one year old her parents separated and she remained with her mother. In 1978 they moved to Sweden where Scorupco learned to speak English, French and Swedish. In the late 1980's Scorupco travelled across Europe while working as a model. She also had a brief but successful career as a singer. She made one album titled IZA, which went gold in Sweden.