50 facts about Rose McGowan


Rose McGowan was born in Certaldo, Italy. Learn 50 interesting things about actress McGowan.

1. Her middle name is Arianna.

2. She is an actress and singer.

3. She is best known for playing Paige Matthews in The WB supernatural drama series Charmed from 2001 to 2006.

4. She made her film debut in the 1992 comedy Encino Man, where she played a small role.

5. Her performance as Amy Blue in the 1995 dark comedy film The Doom Generation brought her wider attention, and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

6. McGowan then appeared in the 1996 hit horror film Scream and starred alongside Ben Affleck in the 1997 coming-of-age feature Going All the Way.

7. Later, she appeared in several Hollywood films, including Devil in the Flesh, Jawbreaker, Ready to Rumble, Monkeybone and The Black Dahlia.

8. In 2005, McGowan played Ann-Margret alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Elvis Presley in the CBS miniseries Elvis.

9. In 2007, she starred in Planet Terror, part of the double-feature film directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, Grindhouse.

10. In 1996, McGowan was the cover model for the Henry Mancini tribute album Shots in the Dark; and she was the face of American clothing company Bebe from 1998 to 1999.

11. She has also appeared on numerous magazine covers, including Seventeen, Interview, Maxim, GQ, Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone.

12. McGowan is the second-eldest of six children.

13. She has two half-siblings.

14. Was born in Certaldo, Italy.

15. She is the daughter of Terri, a former writer and Microsoft employee, and Daniel McGowan, who worked as a commercial artist.

16. Her parents were American.

17. Has Irish and French ancestry.

18. Through her father's art contacts in Italy, McGowan became a child model and appeared in Vogue Bambini and various other Italian magazines.

19. Her parents returned to the United States when she was ten years old, settling in Eugene, Oregon.

20. McGowan had a wayward childhood, living as a teenage runaway in Portland, Oregon and associating with a group of drag queens in the city.

21. After her parents divorced, McGowan lived with her father in Seattle, Washington, attending Roosevelt High School and Nova Alternative High School.

22. Worked at McDonald's.

23. At the age of 15, she officially emancipated herself from her parents and relocated to Los Angeles.

24. McGowan made her first appearance in a Hollywood film with a role in the 1992 Pauly Shore comedy Encino Man.

25. Her role in the 1995 dark comedy The Doom Generation brought her to the attention of film critics, and she received a nomination for "Best Debut Performance" at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards.

26. McGowan spent the majority of the 1990s appearing in a variety of independent films, including roles in Southie, Going All the Way, and Lewis & Clark & George.

27. In 1997, she appeared in the short film Seed, directed by San Francisco-born filmmaker Karin Thayer, and played opposite Peter O'Toole in the 1998 film adaptation of the Dean Koontz novel Phantoms.

28. McGowan gained much attention for the revealing fishnet outfit she wore to the 1998 Video Music Awards.

29. Her role in the 1998 dark comedy Jawbreaker earned McGowan a nomination for Best Villain at the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.

30. In 2001, McGowan was cast as Paige Matthews in the popular WB television series Charmed, as a replacement lead actress after Shannen Doherty departed the show.

31. She was offered to be a producer after the seventh season alongside co-stars Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano, but turned it down.

32. During and after Charmed, McGowan tackled a variety of different roles. She portrayed actress/singer Ann-Margret in Elvis, a Golden Globe-winning CBS mini-series about the life of Elvis Presley, and also appeared in Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia.

33. In addition to film and television, McGowan lent her voice to the video games Darkwatch, playing a femme fatale named Tala, and Terminator Salvation, as a troubled soldier named Angie Salter.

34. She also co-hosted the TCM's film-series program The Essentials alongside Robert Osbourne in 2008, discussing classic Hollywood film.

35. Dated Marilyn Manson.

36. While dating Marilyn Manson, McGowan appeared in a music video for the song "Coma White".

37. Performed backing vocals on the song "Posthuman". Both of these songs are available on the album Mechanical Animals.

38. McGowan appeared on a Brian Transeau track called "Superfabulous", from his album Emotional Technology, which was also featured on the final Charmed soundtrack, The Final Chapter.

39. She wrote and recorded a song titled "Protection", which was featured in her film Strange Hearts.

40. McGowan has also appeared in the Imperial Teen music video for "Yoo Hoo", which was featured on the Jawbreaker soundtrack, and she recorded the theme song from the film, Dead/Awake.

41. McGowan has expressed interest in recording an album of her own. During an interview with Living TV, she said, "I was actually thinking of going back and doing more soulful tunes and older tunes ... and I would love to, when I have a little bit more time."

42. In the Charmed episode "Sense and Sense Ability", McGowan performed, in character, a cover of the Peggy Lee classic "Fever". She performed three songs from the Planet Terror portion of Grindhouse, released on the film's soundtrack by the Varèse Sarabande label.

43. She also appeared briefly in Charli XCX's video for "Break the Rules".

44. McGowan lived in Seattle, Washington but currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

45. She admitted she had been a sleepwalker as a child: "The weirdest spot I ever woke up was a snow bank in Montreal. Now I just speak Italian in my sleep."

46. She is also known as an activist for Boston Terriers.

47. She has two dogs, named Bug and Fester, and has personally donated to various Boston rescues.

48. McGowan reportedly encouraged friends to donate to Boston Terrier Rescue Net, and according to BTRN: "Having fallen in love with Bug and Fester, her friends donated generously.

49. After a formal engagement to Marilyn Manson, McGowan ended the relationship over "lifestyle differences".

50. In July 2013, after one year of dating, McGowan became engaged to artist Davey Detail. They married on October 12, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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