Izabella (Iza) Dorota Scorupco was born on June 4, 1970 in the northern Polish town of Bialystok, but moved to Sweden with her mom at a very young age. In school she studied drama and music, and at age 17 was discovered by a Swedish film director who cast her in the movie Ngen Kan Alska Som Vi, which made her a teenage idol. She then took up modeling in Sweden and throughout Europe, where she made good use of her fluency in four languages. In 1989, Izabella launched 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. Then in 1994 she landed a role as a woman who lives her life as a man in the medieval drama, Petri tårar. She is currently married to Jeffrey Raymond, whom she had her second child, Jacob Martin Raymond (2), with. Her first child, Julia (8), is the daughter of her former husband Mariusz Czerkawski.