Rose McGowan, born Rósa Arianna McGowan on September 5, 1973, is an actress and activist who resides in the United States. She was born in Florence, Italy to American parents. McGowan made her film debut in “Encino Man,” a comedy, which was released in 1992. She has achieved global recognition for her performance in “The Doom Generation,” a dark comedy thriller released in 1995. The movie was nominated for ‘Best Debut Performance’ at the Independent Spirit Awards. McGowan’s movie career took off, and she did movies such as “Going All the Way,” 1997; “Devil in the Flesh,” 1998; and “Jawbreaker,” 1999. McGowan is also a well-known gay-rights activist.
Rósa Arianna McGowan
September 5, 1973
Rósa Arianna McGowan, nicknamed Rose, was born on September 5, 1973, in Florence, Italy to writer Terri McGowan and artist Daniel McGowan. Until 1978, Terri ran a chapter of the Children of God. McGowan spent much of her childhood at the commune and frequently visited other countries in Europe with her family. Her father’s career as an artist helped McGowan become a child model, and she appeared in “Vogue Bambini” and other Italian magazines.
The family relocated to the U.S. and settled in Eugene, Oregon, when McGowan was ten. Following the separation of her parents, she lived with her father in Seattle and attended Nova Alternative High School. During this time, she also worked at the local McDonald’s. She is a trained dancer and took ballet lessons till she was 13. However, when she was 15, she emancipated herself from her parents and relocated to Los Angeles.
Her role as Paige Matthews in the T.V. drama, “Charmed,” which aired from 2001 to 2006, made her a well-known name in the television industry. She starred in Quentin Tarantino’s double feature film titled “Grindhouse” (2007) and was nominated for the Saturn Awards for her role. She continued to feature in many action movies and became quite famous. She emerged as one of the most prominent voices during the “Me Too” movement and was also honored as one of the Silence Breakers and Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ in 2017 for speaking out against sexual harassment and assault, particularly about Harvey Weinstein. McGowan released her memoir titled “Brave” in 2018. She starred in the four-part documentary series titled “Citizen Rose.”
McGowan makes her movie debut with a minor role in the movie, “The Doom Generation.”
She causes quite a stir when she attends the MTV Video Music Awards in a skimpy fishnet dress.
McGowan wins the award for ‘Favorite Sister’ for her role in the family T.V. show, “Charmed.”
McGowan stars in a sci-fi zombie apocalypse movie called “Planet Terror,” which gains widespread notoriety.
McGowan is nominated for the Saturn Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role in the movie “Grindhouse.”
In relation to a reported sexual assault in 1997, she receives a $100,000 settlement from Hollywood tycoon Weinstein.
McGowan wins the ‘Midnight Outstanding Achievement Award’ at the San Francisco International Film Festival for speaking out against sexual harassment.
WHY WE LOVE ROSE MCGOWAN
She speaks up against assault
Rose McGowan has emerged as one of the most significant voices of the “Me Too” movement and was one of the first women to stand against the Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein. She has been very vocal about her painful experiences in the industry.
She’s a vegetarian
She turned into a vegetarian after working at Mcdonald’s during her teenage years to earn some extra money. She loves animals and follows only a plant-based diet.
She adores Boston terriers
She has immense love for this particular dog breed and has even had two as pets; they are named Bug and Fester. Unfortunately, Bug died in July this year, leaving her shattered.
5 SURPRISING FACTS
She was replaced by Angelina Jolie
McGowan auditioned for a role in “Girl Interrupted,” but it was ultimately given to Jolie.
She wanted to be a curator
When McGowan was younger, she aspired to be a museum curator.
She ran away from home
McGowan ran away from her home when she was nine years old as she disliked the Children of God cult her parents were members of.
She detests fish
McGowan has revealed in an interview that she hates the smell and taste of fish.
She struggled with substance abuse
When she was 13, her mother had her admitted to a rehab center for substance abuse, despite McGown denying having any such issue.