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Overview (3)

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

Mini Bio (1)

Demi Moore was born on November 11, 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) (1982-1983). 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 became 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 (66)

Hired three cameramen to videotape the birth of her first child.
(June 24, 1998) Bruce and Demi announce they are ending their marriage of eleven years. No reasons given.
Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1996).
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 music video "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)".
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 were 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.
Is the 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, Virginia Beverly Guynes, died from cancer in 1998 at age 54.
Older half-sister of Morgan Guynes.
Her mother was 18 when she had her.
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). When the film's producers refused to give in on the studio's decision to cast Moore, Fox withdrew their funding. Miramax eventually picked up the film 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 role instead.
Had to pull out of A League of Their Own (1992) because she became pregnant.
Lives in Los Angeles, California and Hailey, Idaho.
Along with Gerard Butler, Ben Stiller, Susan Sarandon 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 the title role in Æon Flux (2005) that Charlize Theron eventually played. Aeon creator Peter Chung disapproved of the casting of Moore.
Turned down the role of Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988), which went to Jodie Foster.
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]
Is a (raw) vegan.
In early March 1997, while then-husband Bruce Willis was filming The Jackal (1997) in Delaware and their three daughters were with a nanny in Idaho, paparazzi staked out Moore's Malibu digs and captured Leonardo DiCaprio entering her residence and allegedly not leaving until the following morning, still wearing the same clothes he was wearing the night before. The reports were picked up and repeated in newspapers and magazines around the world, caused an immediate storm and had Moore threatening various publications with lawsuits. A spokesman for the actress denied that DiCaprio had spent the night, claiming he was just one of many guests who had a meeting with her to discuss a project and then left. That seemed to kill the story, except that those surrounding both Moore and DiCaprio continued to make claims about the pair for years. The two stars were photographed having coffee in Paris while Willis filmed Mercury Rising (1998) in Chicago several months later, and in late summer 2002 they were spotted out together at numerous Los Angeles nightspots locked in public displays of affection, though arriving and leaving separately. In November 2012, the National Enquirer reported that Moore was attempting to reignite the romance in New York where DiCaprio was filming The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), claims that were indirectly denied through a friend of hers.
Former sister-in-law Lesley Guynes publicly made claims in July 2007 that Demi suffered a miscarriage two years earlier. She is also reported to have had miscarriages in 1997 and 2011.
She and her daughter Rumer Willis have both dated Hard Rock Café heir Harry Morton, whose other ex-girlfriends include Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Aniston and Britney Spears.
Is an avid doll collector and keeps a separate residence in Idaho to house her 2,000 vintage dolls.

Personal Quotes (29)

All you need is for some of these things to appear in print a couple of times and people start to believe it. I think what really is happening is that the only way the media can allow me to be smart and ambitious is by making me 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.
I don't think anyone could imagine it, but with Redford, all of a sudden, I was very shy and more self-conscious. This was THE Robert Redford and he's a kind of shy and reserved guy.
I'm honored if I can inspire somebody else.
[on her approach to acting] It's 100 percent instinct. I haven't had years of learning in acting class. It just didn't go that way for me. Not because I ever felt I was so wonderful I didn't need it. I'm sure I could use plenty of guidance. Actually, I was too insecure to want to take that path. I always just felt that if I got in a class and somebody said, 'Boy, you're really not good, and maybe you should consider something else,' I would have had to, and I thought that if I could fake it long enough maybe I could figure it out. There's that old saying, 'Fake it until you make it,' and I think I might have been skating on that thin ice for a while in the hope nobody would find me out. I never even really had the ability to put myself in that kind of learning situation until right before I did Ghost (1990), when I worked in New York with a teacher named Harold Guskin. I enjoyed it, but being in a class would probably still be intimidating for me.
The press is a big machine that runs of its own will, and to fight against it would take too much of my focus and my energy. All I can really do is try to find the safest way I can to use the press for positive things - promoting what I love, the movies I make. The rest of it, even though sometimes it hurts, sometimes it's disappointing, sometimes it's unjust, I just don't want to get caught up in it. I've seen what the press does to other stars, and I know I'm no exception. Everybody has their day. Sometimes it's a good time for you in the press, sometimes it's just your turn to get hit. There seems to be no rhyme or reason, no matter what you're doing or how hard you're working. Except you do see that sometimes it comes like the tide - if it's been a really good time for you, the press starts looking for reasons to bring you down, and if you're really down it seems as if they start to jump on a bandwagon so they can be the creators and bring you back. So I just try to ride the wave.
I do take a stand about how a scene should be played. I have a passion for my work, and that sometimes triggers creative conflicts.
I have no obligation to be politically correct.
[on About Last Night... (1986)] Some of the critics didn't like the happy ending. But there was no way you could have any other ending on that movie. After building up compassion for the characters, to just throw it away with an unhappy ending would have been stupid.
[on working with Michael Caine in Flawless (2007), 2008] Fantastic. I have to say, I've certainly grown in having a greater appreciation for who he is. I realized actually, when I was 20 when I did the film (Blame It on Rio (1984)) playing his daughter, we didn't have the resource to be able to watch his films like we have today. Young actors now can go back and find everything. For me to have really been that familiar, I would've had to go to those arthouses and really waited to get that little sliver. So now I really have a greater appreciation, which hopefully we do as we get older anyway.
[on women in combat] If there are women, whatever that percentage might be - two percent, five percent - if they have the desire, if they have the ability to match up on an equal standard, then I think we want them there, because that just means somebody's found what they're supposed to do in their lifetime that they're good at. And if they have the passion to create that kind of commitment to be there, why shouldn't they be?
[on 1950s anti-abortion laws depicted in her film, If These Walls Could Talk (1996)] The shame and degradation that these women faced - that is really what is criminal.
[1985, on being dubbed a member of the "Brat Pack"] I hate it! I find it embarrassing, hateful and demeaning.
I used to say that I attended 48 schools, but I think it's something over 30. I attended six high schools, and I always had at least two schools in every grade. Sometimes I made three moves in one grade. My shortest stay was two months.
[2005] In his own way, Ashton is romantic. We were apart for awhile, and he phoned me and said he'd shaved his leg. One leg. Because then at night, he said, it's like sleeping with a woman when he rubs against himself.
Some of my lowest points were the most exciting opportunities to push through to be a better person.
There's nothing wrong with having a desire to want nice things. It's when we place that as a measure of the value of ourselves that it goes askew.
[at a briefing on Domestic Sex Trafficking in Washington D.C., 5/4/10] As long as one person is enslaved, we are all enslaved. As long as we continue to allow these young women to be criminalized, the message we're putting out is that women and girls can be bought ... It's time that we bring the dirty little secret out into the open.
There was a point in my career that I was being encouraged to do a film for what felt like the wrong reasons, which were for monetary reasons, but I had an overwhelming sense of intuition that it wasn't right, that it felt unsafe, that there were elements that really just were wrong, and what's interesting is, I didn't follow my intuition. I allowed myself to be persuaded, and the biggest part of why that was created is that I didn't have enough self-confidence or trust in my own information.
[presenting Ghost (1990) at the ArcLight Hollywood, April 2013] It's something that touches people's heart, it transcends and has comforted people's soul in great loss and it has instilled a sense of hope and magic that those we love are always still with us. And I'm truly grateful to have been part of this film, and I'm honored to be sharing with you tonight. I thank AFI and Target for bringing together this magical night for you to see it on the big screen.
I'm sure there was a huge boon in pottery classes that they hadn't seen since macrame, Birkenstocks, and hairy legs were in fashion!

Salary (13)

Ghost (1990) $750,000
Mortal Thoughts (1991) $1,000,000
The Butcher's Wife (1991) $2,500,000
A Few Good Men (1992) $2,000,000
Indecent Proposal (1993) $5,000,000
Disclosure (1994) $5,000,000
The Scarlet Letter (1995) $6,000,000
Now and Then (1995) $500,000
The Juror (1996) $7,500,000
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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