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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameMadeleine Marie Stowe Mora
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Madeleine Stowe was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mireya Maria (Mora Steinvorth) and Robert Alfred Stowe, a civil engineer. Her mother was a from a prominent political family in Costa Rica. 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson < mattias.thuresson@mbox300.swipnet.se>

Spouse (1)

Brian Benben (8 August 1986 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (15)

Her father was from Oregon and had Dutch, German and English ancestry. Her mother was from a prominent political family in Costa Rica. One of Madeleine's maternal great-grandfathers was a German immigrant to Costa Rica, while one of her maternal great-great-grandfathers, Bruno Carranza, was President of Costa Rica (serving a term of several months).
Pretended to be a reporter just so she could meet John Travolta before she became famous.
Was extremely shy in high school.
She and husband Brian Benben own a working cattle ranch outside of Fredericksburg, TX.
In 1995 she was chosen by "Empire" magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#90).
Replaced Faith Hill as Julie Moore in We Were Soldiers (2002).
In The Last of the Mohicans (1992), her character is Cora Munro; in China Moon (1994), it is "Rachel Munro".
Portrayed a blind woman in Blink (1993) and in an episode of Little House on the Prairie (1974).
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).
In one of her earliest film appearances, she was re-voiced by Anne Lockhart, daughter of June Lockhart and granddaughter of Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart.
She appeared in the film Revenge (1990) and later in the TV series "Revenge" (2011). Neither had anything to do with the other.
One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2012).
Daughter May Theodora Benben was born on June 28, 1996 in San Antonio, TX. Father is her husband Brian Benben.
In 2012 she was ranked #5 in "People" Magazine's Most Beautiful Women of the World.
In 1982 she married her boyfriend of a year Brian Benben, whom she met on the set of the NBC miniseries The Gangster Chronicles (1981).

Personal Quotes (1)

While it was nice working with a lot of those people, ultimately it was unsatisfying to play a victim, and I realized I couldn't do it anymore. It had to stop.

Salary (2)

Bad Girls (1994) $1,500,000
Revenge (2011) $75,000 per episode (2012-2013)

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