Rose McGowan

*Rose McGowan
(43 years old)

5 September 1973
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
5' 4" (1.63 m)

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 Maldita generación (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: Vigila quién llama (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 Caramelo asesino (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 Attica, la cárcel de la muerte (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 Embrujadas (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. - IMDb Mini Biography By: A Rose by any other name & LibertySt


Davey Detail (12 October 2013 - present) 

Trade Mark*

Black hair and very light skin

Curvaceous, buxom figure

Dark red lipstick

Deep sexy voice

Deadpan cynicism


Auditioned for the role of Lisa Rowe in Inocencia interrumpida (1999), which eventually went to Angelina Jolie.

She won the role of Amy Blue in Maldita generación (1995), after Jordan Ladd backed out.

(1998-2001) Was engaged to Marilyn Manson.

Modeled as a child and dreams of being a museum curator.

Second oldest of six children.

She and Marilyn Manson announced that they were splitting up. [January 2001]

Told Howard Stern that she broke up with Marilyn Manson because she tired of the rock and roll lifestyle he engaged in. When pressed further, she admitted that drug use was a big part of that lifestyle. [October 2001]

A tattoo of a woman on her right shoulder has been surgically removed.

She knits, gardens, collects shoes and collects Marlene Dietrich memorabilia.

The WB network announced that she would be playing Paige Matthews, the long-lost, baby half-sister of Prue, Piper and Phoebe on the television series Embrujadas (1998). She was cast after Shannen Doherty, who played eldest sister Prue Halliwell, was fired when she refused to sign a two-year contract extension. [June 2001]

She won the role of Tatum Riley in Scream: Vigila quién llama (1996) after Melinda Clarketurned it down. Coincidentally, the two would later work together when Clarke guest starred on Embrujadas (1998) in October 2002.

She attended high school with Nicole Berger

Ranked #39 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).

She ran away at age 9 to escape the Children of God cult that her parents were a part of. River Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix, Summer Phoenix, Rain Phoenix and Joaquin Phoenix were also child members of Children of God.

Absolutely hates fish

Has agoraphobia and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

Has two Boston terriers named Bug and Fester.

Watched Cita en Las Vegas (1964) many times in order to prepare for her role of Ann-Margret in the miniseries Elvis (2005).

Is the favorite actress of both Brian De Palma and Quentin Tarantino.

Legally emancipated herself from her parents at age 15.

Collaborated with musician BT on the song "Superfabulous", found on his 2003 CD, "Emotional Technology".

Ranked #44 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.

Ranked #14 on Wizard magazine's 'Sexiest Women of TV' list (March 2008).

Broke her left foot after running into the edge of a doorway made of stone. [April 2008]

Was engaged to director Robert Rodriguez from 2006 to 2009.

In the movie Rats (2003), the character Rose is based on the writer's experience with the actress Rose McGowan, and played by character actress Eileen Grubba.

Played the character Tatum Riley in Scream: Vigila quién llama (1996), best friend of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), her character Paige Matthews lives at 1329 Prescott Street, the address of Halliwell Manor on Embrujadas (1998).

Asked to have the stripper pole sanitized before doing her go-go dance routine in Planet Terror (2007).

While filming Scream: Vigila quién llama (1996), she discovered that she could actually fit through a pet flap.

After Rose's arrival in the United States, the future actress took a brief job at a McDonald's fast food restaurant. During her 5-day stint at the restaurant Rose became a vegetarian in protest of the non-vegetarian options at McDonald's. However, her efforts were pointless and Rose quit the job after just a week.

She revealed that she still goes to Marilyn Manson (her ex-boyfriend)'s concerts: "What can I say? I'm a groupie but without the sex".

She adores British pop music.

Her mother, Terri, was a writer, but she now works for Microsoft. Her father, Daniel, is an artist. Her parents divorced by the time she was 10 and she went to live with grandmother in Washington. Rose has two brothers, two sisters and two half siblings.

When she was 14, she was sent to a drug rehab center because of her appearance, even though she wasn't on drugs. She hated it, ran away and was homeless for a year.

She was considered a loner in high school. She wore black and spent most of her time in the library.

She loves singing karaoke to Patsy Cline.

Her dog, "Fester", was named after "Uncle Fester" on La família Addams (1964).

She frequently bases her "look" on the style of stars from the 1940s, stating that Marlene Dietrich and Ava Gardner are her "style icons".

She did all her own stunts in the horror movie Scream: Vigila quién llama (1996).

She admires Sophia Loren, Ralph Fiennes, Susan Sarandon, Linda Fiorentino, Clara Bow, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Jessica Lange and Ava Gardner.

Is mentioned in David Navarro's book "Don't Try This At Home". It features pictures of her alone and also with her ex, rock musician Marilyn Manson.

One of Rose's favorite episodes on Embrujadas (1998) was Embrujadas: Charmed Noir(2004), as she loves anything from the 40s time period, which was what the episode was based upon.

She is a huge fan of Elizabeth Taylor.

Is good friends with Caramelo asesino (1999) co-stars Julie Benz and Rebecca Gayheart.

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 dyed her hair blonde, in order to contrast her black hair from Neve Campbell's, in the horror movie Scream: Vigila quién llama (1996).

She sings in BT's song, "Superfabulous", with Scott McCloud.

On February 22, 2006, she appeared at UC Irvine to help raise awareness and confront myths about sexual assault on college campuses across the nation. Rose courageously shed her Hollywood image to have a "real talk" with students about the ways that they are affected by alcohol and sexual violence. The event was free and open to the public.

She made $55,000 per episode in her early years of Embrujadas (1998), which was bumped up to $102,000 per episode from season 7, onwards.

Did not speak English until age 10, when she and her family moved to the United States.

Her parents were both American-born. She has Irish, French, and English ancestry.

(October 12, 2013) Married her boyfriend of a year Davey Detail following a 3-month-long engagement.

Was supposed to star in the lead role in a remake of El guerrero rojo (1985). Two promotional posters for the movie were released during the Comic Con in 2008. Both featured McGowan, dressed as Red Sonja with fierce red hair. On one she was licking blood from a sword and on the other she was kneeling on a pile of skulls with red plots flying around her. Both posters promoted the movie to be released in 2009. It was never released that year and the project never materialized.

Personal Quotes*

I think if I had lived back in Salem, I would have been burned at the stake.

I am going to be pretty kick ass by the time I'm thirty, and I can't wait!!

You have to work to carve out your own little corner, and I'm certainly smacking my head against the wall trying to make a dent. I just hope I don't get brain-damaged before I get there.

"I always thought I was more satanic than Manson" (Discussing the sinister reputation of her ex-fiancé Marilyn Manson).

I feel people have tried to stamp out what is special about me. Why should I downplay myself to make someone else more comfortable?

It's my job to spread deviance to the American youth.

I'm a pussycat unless you do something to one of my friends. Then I'll think of unique ways to get back at you. I'm more creative than your average bear.

When I lived in Europe, I was usually pretty exalted for the way I looked. I had minions who would run and get me candy...But when I moved to Oregon and entered my goth phase with spiky black hair, kids threw things at me.

I don't believe in rules. I would be happy to be climbing a pyramid when I'm 70. And I know I will be.

I want to live in Paris. I want to learn to ice-skate and to box. I want to get a degree in Egyptology. I would like to not have to say "Like, oh my God!" in any movies. I would like to have a day go by without people screaming various obscenities about body parts. I'd like to still have Bug and Fester, my Boston terriers. I think I'd like to be with my boyfriend, except (laughs) I'm pretty commitment-shy. I'd like to please my father, who used to be in the Children of God, and do at least one more "porno" film - which is what he called The Doom Generation. I'd like to start some sort of counselling program for girls - when I was that age I was always told that I was gonna burn in hell. I would like to lose the guilt I have for compulsive spending. I would like to stop being addicted to diet hot chocolate.

"I'm a fan of pink, I'm a fan of high-heeled shoes and I'm a fan of strange-looking dogs, so this hits all the notes for me" (At the Una rubia muy legal 2 (2003) premiere).

I don't really care how people view me particularly. It's not really any of my business because everyone is going to have their own opinion and if I started thinking about what everyone else thought of me, I'd go crazy.

I think women look better with a little more weight on them. Being super thin makes you look haggard.

Hollywood is all about making an entrance. I don't want to be a walking advertisement for anyone other than myself.

People thought (I was wild) because of who I was with (Manson). In reality I've been home baking cupcakes.

I've always admitted it: I'm a man with really nice breasts - I'm so guilty of doing every single male thing. Not calling, not showing up, leaving at four in the morning.

I still say I can do whatever I want as long as I'm not hurting anybody else. I don't understand why more people aren't like that.

If one person starts crying, I'll cry. If one person has no money, I'll give them mine. If I had a bicycle growing up, I always felt incredibly guilty when I see someone sitting at the bus stop.

I know I am kind and I have fun and if I sat there and worried about what everybody else thought of me my brain would be very crowded.

I imagine, had I grown up in Belfast, I would 100 per cent have been in the IRA. My heart just broke for the cause. Violence is not to be played out daily and provide an answer to problems, but I understand it.

I've never come across any uncircumcised men. Actually except for Manson, my boyfriends have always been Jewish.


Charmed (1998) $102.000 an episode

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