Izabella Anna Mikołajczak (born January 21, 1981), better known as Izabella Miko, is a Polish actress and model. Miko was born in Łódź, Poland to Grażyna Dyląg and Aleksander Mikołajczak, both of whom are actors. She grew up in Warsaw, where she studied to be a ballerina. An American choreographer invited her to study in New York City on a scholarship, and she traveled there with her mother on her 15th birthday. Miko's film roles include Coyote Ugly (2000), The Forsaken (2001), Park (2006), The House of Usher (2006) and Save the Last Dance 2 (2006). In addition, she appeared in 3 episodes of HBO's Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Deadwood, and in The Killers' video for "Mr. Brightside". Miko was ranked #48 on Maxim's Hot 100 Women of 2001 list.