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Overview (3)

Born in Berkeley, California, USA
Birth NameRebecca Alie Romijn
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rebecca Alie Romijn was born on November 6, 1972 in Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker. Her mother was American-born, with Dutch and English ancestry, and was a teacher of English. Rebecca attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the "Jolly Blond Giant", then she attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where she majored in Music, but left in 1995.

She was a natural for modeling, and has posed for Sports Illustrated, Christian Dior and Victoria's Secret, to name but a few. Rebecca first met John Stamos in 1994, at a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and had her first date with him at Disneyland. They married in September 1998, but have since gotten divorced.

Rebecca's favorite foods are fillet mignon, tuna sashimi and Häagen-Dazs Cappuccino Commotion ice cream. But to keep her weight at a svelte 130 pounds, she stays fit with a rigorous stretching and strengthening routine (her firm body tone is evident when compared to photos of her earlier modeling, where she was very slim but not toned). Rebecca's most famous movie role, so far, was as the shapeshifting Mystique in X-Men (2000), based on the long-running comic book series about teenage mutant superheroes (that Jack Kirby and Stan Lee created in 1962). To play Mystique every day, Rebecca had to start out nude, and then two female makeup artists would apply blue body paint and other stick-on parts for 8 hours a day. Rebecca told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) that things like tissue paper would stick to her hips; and, one day, the long hours of wearing sticky paint makeup made her so upset that director Bryan Singer told her to have a glass of white wine and relax. Notwithstanding those technical difficulties, X-Men (2000) was a box-office bonanza, and Rebecca's future in films was assured.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: kdhaisch@aol.com

Spouse (2)

Jerry O'Connell (14 July 2007 - present) (2 children)
John Stamos (19 September 1998 - 1 March 2005) (divorced)

Trivia (31)

Attended the University of California in Santa Cruz but dropped out in 1991 to pursue her modeling career.
One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. [1999]
One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. [1997]
GQ's Woman of the Year. [1997]
Has appeared in five movies based on Marvel comic book characters: X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), The Punisher (2004), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), and X: First Class (2011).
Ranked #60 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
Her father is Dutch and her mother is American. Rebecca's maternal grandfather was of Dutch ancestry, while Rebecca's maternal grandmother had English ancestry. Through her maternal grandmother, Rebecca is a relative of Dorothy Mengering, David Letterman's mother.
Ranked #82 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
She and her ex-husband John Stamos have both guest-starred on the situation comedy Friends (1994), though not in the same episode.
Announced her engagement to actor Jerry O'Connell in September 2005.
When she was young, her parents didn't have money, so she had to shop at Value Village.
Still shops at thrift stores.
Named #80 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list.
Ranked as #99 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Ranked #30 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Sister-in-law of Charlie O'Connell.
Married her boyfriend of 2 1/2 years, Jerry O'Connell, in a surprise backyard ceremony. The couple exchanged vows in front of 100 family and friends who thought that they had been invited to a barbecue.
Has appeared as Adrienne Barker, Dennis Finch's girlfriend (and later wife) on several episodes of Just Shoot Me! (1997) in 1999 and early 2000. During one scene for that show, Adrienne voices her contempt at Finch's obsession with science fiction movies, and he retorts that she'd do anything for a part in one of those movies. Subsequently, in July 2000, she did have a part in such a movie, appearing as Mystique in X-Men (2000).
Ranked #58 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Is a huge fan of Dolly Parton.
On December 28, 2008, Rebecca and Jerry welcomed fraternal twin daughters, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip.
Along with Ian McKellen playing Magneto in five live-action X-Men and Wolverine films, James Franco & Willem Dafoe as Harry Osborn and Norman Osborn, respectively, in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, Gene Hackman playing Lex Luthor in three (nonconsecutive) Superman films, Cillian Murphy playing Dr Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's "Batman: The Dark Knight" trilogy, and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films, she is one of the few people to play a comic book criminal in at least three live-action films (she has played Mystique in four films).
On November 6, 2002, the film Femme Fatale (2002), in which she starred, opened on her 30th birthday in North America.
Returned to work three months after giving birth to her twins Dolly and Charlie when she began filming The Con Artist (2010).
Was five months pregnant with her twins Dolly and Charlie when she completed filming on Ugly Betty (2006).
Delivered her twins Dolly and Charlie via Caesarean section.
She is left-handed.
Has not kept in touch or spoken to her former husband _John Stamos_ since their divorce.
Her name is still legally Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.
First model to pose for Sports Illustrated in body paint.
Friends with Tyra Banks, and Howard Stern.

Personal Quotes (5)

It's pronounced "romaine", like the lettuce.
Sexy at the millennium means having a solid sense of self but never taking yourself too seriously.
I still can't believe that I walk down the runway once a year in high heels and lingerie for Victoria's Secret. And that this is worthy of being broadcast on the Sony JumboTron in Times Square.
I don't know where it's coming from, but I think studios are finally realizing that people want to see girls who can kick butt as well as guys can.
Aging has never been scary to me. I've always admired my mom's lines - she has a beautiful, laughter filled face. I've always thought that was attractive.

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