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Rose McGowan is an American actress and director, known for her contribution to independent film. Since the age of nineteen, she has appeared in acclaimed films by Gregg Araki, Wes Craven, Brian De Palma, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. In 2014, her directorial debut Dawn (2014) was nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Rose Arianna McGowan was born on September 5, 1973 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy, to American parents Terri and Daniel Patrick McGowan. She is the second eldest of six siblings, and has Irish, French, and English ancestry. As a young child, she was raised within the Italian chapter of the Children of God. During the early 1980s, her family severed ties with the community and migrated to Eugene, Oregon, USA. Following the divorce of her parents, Rose relocated to Gig Harbor, Washington, to live with her grandmother. At age 14, McGowan was accused of drug use by a family friend and committed to rehabilitation. She has consistently maintained the decision was unjustified. Upon release, she spent a year without a home and was emancipated from her parents by the age of 15. McGowan’s career as an actor began with The Doom Generation (1995). Originally intended for Jordan Ladd, the character of Amy Blue was, coincidentally, awarded to McGowan by an associate of director Gregg Araki. For her performance, she was nominated at the 1995 Independent Spirit Awards for Best Debut Performance. Subsequently cast in Wes Craven’s Scream (1996), she experienced further success when the project defied expectations to become one of the highest grossing films of the year. The innovative career of McGowan was overshadowed throughout much of the 1990s by her high-profile relationship with musician Brian Warner (aka Marilyn Manson). Strong performances in Going All the Way (1997), Lewis & Clark & George (1997), Southie (1998) and Jawbreaker (1999) were largely unseen by the general public. When the relationship ended between Rose and Manson in 2001, she remarked: “There is great love, but our lifestyle difference is, unfortunately, even greater”. Rose continued to work solidly, appearing in a string of soft-sounding studio and independent films. Performances from this period included: a political activist in Showtime’s The Killing Yard (2001), a grifter in Strange Hearts (2002) and a factory worker in “Stealing Bess” (aka Vacuums (2003)). She was re-introduced to the mainstream as Paige Matthews in Aaron Spelling’s Charmed (1998), a popular television series for which she devoted five consecutive years. When “Charmed” finished its run in 2006, McGowan emerged in top form. Critics praised her efforts in Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror (2007), and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof (2007). In several interviews, McGowan has expressed a general apathy and disdain for Hollywood. Despite this, her work ethic remains strong. Following her recent marriage to LA-based artist Davey Detail, the actress has resolved to purse further projects as a director.
Interesting Facts about Rose McGowan
- Her parents were both American-born. She has Irish, French, and English ancestry.
- (March 1, 2019) Once had an abortion after birth control failed.
- (1998-2001) Was engaged to Marilyn Manson.
- The New York Times reported that Rose McGowan was one of at least 8 women with whom producer Harvey Weinstein settled. The incident involving McGowan and Weinstein happened in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. The Times added that the $100,000 payment was “not to be construed as an admission,” but rather to “avoid litigation and buy peace,” according to an official document. Although she declined to comment for that story, McGowan has often hinted that she was sexually assaulted by a studio mogul. She even referred to the incident as “rape” on Twitter, but didn’t disclose who raped her, only giving multiple clues, that the man was probably Weinstein. [October 2017]
- At age 15, she left to live on her own, legally emancipated, supporting herself with several odd jobs, often having to lie about her age. Living on her own meant being forced to live on the streets for a short time, but despite this she later attended art and beauty school before heading to Los Angeles where she was found outside a gym because thought it was “too corny” and had a chance encounter with independent film director Gregg Araki. Her performance in Araki’s dark road movie earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards.
- She made $55,000 per episode in her early years of Charmed (1998), which was bumped up to $102,000 per episode from season 7, onwards.
- She was considered for the role of Trixie in Speed Racer (2008), but the role was given to Christina Ricci.
- She did all her own stunts in the horror movie Scream (1996).
- She sings in BT’s song, “Superfabulous”, with Scott McCloud.
- Has two Boston terriers named Bug and Fester.
- She knits, gardens, collects shoes and collects Marlene Dietrich memorabilia.
- She frequently bases her “look” on the style of stars from the 1940s, stating that Marlene Dietrich and Ava Gardner are her “style icons”.
Personal Quotes by Rose McGowan
Someone asked me who I would be if I were a character in the ‘Wizard of Oz.’ I would be the curtain. I would be the one who saw both sides that nobody noticed, that was pretty and there to be used and discarded when they were done.- Rose McGowan
That’s my takeaway from ‘Scream’ – I know I can fit in dog doors. You have to jimmy your body in a certain position and really hope you’re not wearing something super fancy.- Rose McGowan
I was up watching Meet Joe Black at four AM. I was hoping Brad Pitt would die, and he was still alive at seven forty in the morning! I actually felt sorry for once, for critics.- Rose McGowan
I never considered myself a celebrity. I hate that word. It’s tawdry.- Rose McGowan
At 13, when I was a runaway, I was taken in by the most amazing drag queens in Portland, Ore. We didn’t always know where our next meal was coming from, but there was so much camaraderie and love. Not to mention, those girls could paint a face, and I learned how because of them.- Rose McGowan