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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 November 1962Roswell, New Mexico, USA
Birth NameDemetria Gene Guynes
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Demi Moore was born 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico. Her father, Charles Foster Harmon, Sr., left her mother, Virginia Beverly (King), before Demi was born. Her stepfather, Danny Guynes, did not add much stability to her life, either. He frequently changed jobs and made the family move a total of 40 times. The parents kept on drinking, arguing and beating, until Guynes finally committed suicide. Demi quit school at age 16 to work as a pin-up-girl. At 18, she married rock musician Freddy Moore; the marriage lasted four years. At 19, she became a regular on the soap opera General Hospital (1963). From the first salaries, she started partying and sniffing cocaine. That lasted more than three years, until director Joel Schumacher threatened to fire her from the set of St. Elmo's Fire (1985) when she turned up high. She got a withdrawal treatment and returned clean within a week... and stayed clean. With determination and a skill for publicity stunts, like the nude appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair while pregnant, she made her way to fame. Thanks to the huge commercial success of Ghost (1990) and the controversial pictures Indecent Proposal (1993) and Disclosure (1994), she's Hollywood's most sought-after and most expensive actress.

In 2009, Demi Moore and spouse Ashton Kutcher launched The Demi and Ashton Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization directed towards fighting child sexual slavery. Its first campaign in "Real Men Don't Buy Girls". On April 23, 2011, Demi and Ashton appeared together for their first on-air interview on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight (2011) to promote their foundation and start the work towards ending child sexual slavery. The foundation's website enables people to educate themselves, show support and take action or make a donation. They first got involved in the issue in 2008 and that a great deal of the early work just involved starting discussions, raising awareness and creating urgency.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Zoerner < Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de> / rob clement

Spouse (3)

Ashton Kutcher (24 September 2005 - 26 November 2013) (divorced)
Bruce Willis (21 November 1987 - 18 October 2000) (divorced) (3 children)
Freddy Moore (8 February 1980 - 7 August 1985) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Sparkling green eyes
Husky voice

Trivia (62)

Hired three cameramen to videotape the birth of her first child.
Without giving a reason, Bruce and Demi announced they were ending their marriage of eleven years in 1998, although Bruce did not file for divorce until the following year, and the divorce was not final until October 2000. [June 1998]
Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
Was once engaged to Emilio Estevez.
She posed nude while seven months pregnant with daughter Scout LaRue Willis for a 1991 'Vanity Fair' magazine cover. In August 1992, she again posed nude for 'Vanity Fair', this time wearing body paint that resembled a man's suit.
Stripped on Late Show with David Letterman (1993), allegedly to disprove rumors that she's too fat for her new movie Striptease (1996).
Owns a production company: "Moving Pictures".
She appeared in John Parr's "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" music video.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis's Screen World, Vol. 38.
In order to play a coke addict, Jules, in St. Elmo's Fire (1985), she had to sign a contract stipulating that she would stop her own alcohol and drug abuse, an agreement that caused her life to turn around.
Was one of three finalists for the lead in Flashdance (1983). No one could decide between the three, so a group of about 50 men was brought into a room, shown the three audition tapes and asked who they would want to sleep with the most. Jennifer Beals won by a landslide.
Was replaced by Sandra Bullock for the lead in While You Were Sleeping (1995).
Operations on her left eye during childhood caused her to wear a patch.
First actress to reach 10 million dollar salary mark.
Aunt of actors Cooper Guynes and Oliver Guynes.
Demi's real father, Charles Harmon, abandoned the family before she was born, which is why she didn't share his last name on her birth certificate.
Continues to receive royalty checks for songs she wrote before becoming an actress.
Was spoofed in the video game Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail! (1996) as a hypersexual version of herself called "Dewmi (pronounced "Do Me") Moore".
First job was as a bill collector.
Voted #22 on VH1's Hottest Hotties.
Though born in New Mexico, she spent much of her childhood in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Supporter of Arsenal Football Club, and attends home games whenever she is in London.
She quit school at age 16 and started working as a pin-up girl.
According to an article in the now defunct Buzz magazine, she was so demanding when it came to perks and fringe benefits, her nickname around Hollywood studio executives was "Gimme Moore".
Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack", along with Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Ally Sheedy.
The only Brat Packer to become a huge and long-lasting movie star after the Brat Pack era ended.
Along with Pia Zadora, Madonna, Pauly Shore and Sylvester Stallone, one of the few people who have "won" back to back awards at the Razzies in successive years. She "won" Worst Actress of 1997 for her performances in the films The Juror (1996) and Striptease (1996), then again the next year she "won" Worst Actress for her role in G.I. Jane (1997).
Her wedding with Ashton Kutcher was attended by about 100 guests. Among them were ex-husband Bruce Willis, their three daughters, Ashton's best friend and co-star from That '70s Show (1998), Wilmer Valderrama, and Demi's close friend Lucy Liu.
Auditioned for (and won) the role of Jackie Templeton on General Hospital (1963) after producers put out a casting call for a "Margot Kidder/Karen Allen" type actress (both of whom were top box office stars at the time).
Married Bruce Willis at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas.
Little Richard presided over her wedding to Bruce Willis and Ally Sheedy was one of the bridesmaids.
Attended (but did not graduate from) Fairfax High School in Los Angeles with actor/producer Byron Allen.
Her ancestry includes English and Scottish.
Lived next door to Nastassja Kinski when moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
Her professional first name "Demi" (short for her birth name Demetria) is pronounced "deh-ME", not "DEM-ee", with emphasis on the second syllable just as in "Demetria".
Her mother died from cancer in 1998 at the age of 54.
Older half-sister of Morgan Guynes.
Named Demetria after a shampoo that her mother saw in a magazine.
Her mother was age 18 when Demi was born.
In 1995, she became the highest-paid actress in film history, up until that time, earning $12.5 million for Striptease (1996).
Thanked by Blink 182 in the liner notes of their album "Enema of the State".
Credited along with actor Daniel Morton for saving a woman's life through Twitter.
Was 20th Century Fox's choice to play Katharine Clifton in The English Patient (1996). However, the film's producers refused to give in on the studio's decision to cast Moore, and as a result Fox backed out of the film. Eventually, the film was picked up by Miramax and the role was given to Kristin Scott Thomas.
Auditioned for the role of Luisa Contini in Nine (2009), but Marion Cotillard was cast in the part instead.
Was in consideration for the role of Katherine Clifton in The English Patient (1996) but Kristin Scott Thomas, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
Lives in Los Angeles, California and Hailey, Idaho.
Along with Gerard Butler, Ben Stiller and director Paul Haggis, she visited a camp for internally displaced persons managed by Sean Penn and his Jenkins-Penn Humanitarian Relief Organization in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. [April 2010]
The controversial Vanity Fair magazine cover of Moore - nude and pregnant - was photographed by Annie Leibovitz in May 1991.
Had knee surgery [February 2011].
Remains friends with Daniel Morton since helping save a woman's life on Twitter together.
Former publicist is Michael Levine.
Showed interest in playing the title role in Æon Flux (2005) in 1997 before the project was put on the back burner.
Turned down the role of Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988).
Met first husband Freddy Moore at the Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles when she was 16 years old.
Has three younger paternal half-siblings (James, Charlotte, and Charles Jr.) who she does not have a relationship with.
Gave birth to her first child at age 25, daughter Rumer Glenn Willis (aka Rumer Willis) on August 16, 1988. Rumer's father is Demi's second ex-husband, Bruce Willis.
Gave birth to her second child at age 28, daughter Scout LaRue Willis on July 20, 1991. Scout's father is Demi's second ex-husband, Bruce Willis.
Gave birth to her third child at age 31, daughter Tallulah Belle Willis on February 3, 1994. Tallulah's father is Demi's second ex-husband, Bruce Willis.
Separated from her third husband of 6 years Ashton Kutcher. [November 2011]
(December 21, 2012) Third husband Ashton Kutcher filed for divorce after a 13 month separation and 7 years of marriage.
A huge fan of Susan Boyle. When Moore enthused about her on Twitter, the millions who followed helped to turn Boyle into a global megastar. Sadly, Boyle didn't know much about Moore and nothing about Moore's husband Ashton Kutcher.
Spokeswoman/model for Ann Taylor clothing store chain [August 2011]

Personal Quotes (10)

I'm sure there are a lot of people who think I'm a bitch.
The truth is you can have a great marriage, but there are still no guarantees.
There's this idea that if you take your clothes off, somehow you must have loose morals. There's still a negative attitude in our society towards women who use a strength that's inherent - their femininity - in any way that might be considered seductive.
Time is an amazing equalizer. I think if you stay true to yourself and keep moving forward, things come around.
On the changes made to Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" (she starred in the adaptation): In truth, not very many people have read the book...the ultimate message of "Hester Prynne" would have been lost if we'd stayed with the original ending.
I didn't want to work and drag my kids with me while they were trying to cross this huge transition. I wanted them to become as stable and as confident as possible. There are people who go through this and don't have the financial means, but I did. It wasn't a risk; it was the right thing to do.
Once you've tasted a bit of success, it's more challenging. We have to continue to be willing to take a risk so that we don't get too safe. Unwillingness to risk failure is always there, but it gets harder when you feel you have more to lose. So the better place to keep yourself in is out of your comfort zone, willing to try even at the risk of failing. And that's not natural to me at all. In fact, it's completely unnatural.
I think we all want the same things. We all want to feel loved, and feel a part of something, but we all have self-doubt no matter where we came from.
[on plastic surgery] It's completely false, I've never had it done. It's a way to combat your neurosis. The scalpel won't make you happy. For the moment I prefer to be a beautiful woman of my age than try desperately to look thirty.
[to Susan Boyle] You have nothing to lose - just keep sharing your light.

Salary (14)

Ghost (1990) $350,000
Nothing But Trouble (1991) $500,000
Mortal Thoughts (1991) $1,000,000
The Butcher's Wife (1991) $2,500,000
A Few Good Men (1992) $3,000,000
Indecent Proposal (1993) $5,000,000
Disclosure (1994) $5,000,000
The Scarlet Letter (1995) $7,000,000
Now and Then (1995) $500,000
The Juror (1996) $7,000,000
Striptease (1996) $12,500,000
G.I. Jane (1997) $11,000,000
Deconstructing Harry (1997) $450,000
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) $2,000,000

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