Madeleine Stowe grew up in Eagle Rock, a working-class neighborhood of Los Angeles. At age ten she started practicing for a career as a concert pianist and trained every day for hours. However, when her instructor died in 1976 she more or less quit playing.
She went to University of Southern California and studied cinema and journalism before taking up acting at Beverly Hills' Solaris Theater. She made a few appearances in TV and on film but her breakthrough came in 1987 with Stakeout (1987). Other major credits include The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Short Cuts (1993).
When not filming she spends her time at her ranch in Texas, which she shares with her husband Brian Benben.
|Brian Benben||(8 August 1986 - present) 1 child|
She is half British (father) and half-Costa Rican (mother).
Pretended to be a reporter just so she could meet John Travolta before she became famous.
Was extremly shy in high school
She and husband Brian Benben own a working cattle ranch outside of Fredericksburg, Texas.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#90). 
She played two heroines from the 'Leatherstocking Tales' by James Fenimore Cooper. Cora Munro (older sister) in The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Hetty Hutter (younger sister) in The Deerslayer (1978) (TV).
Coincidentally, Stowe appeared in the 1990 theatrical film "Revenge" and also appears in an unrelated TV series also titled "Revenge".
One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2012).
Gave birth to her 1st child, a daughter named May Theodora Benben, with her husband Brian Benben. 
Ranked #5 in People's Most Beautiful Women of the World (2012).
|Bad Girls (1994)||$1,500,000|
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