Demi Moore Biography

news-details Actress and producer Demi Moore was born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962, in Roswell, New Mexico, USA. This 5'5" actress, who is a vegetarian, has had an unhappy childhood. Her biological father, Charles Harmon, who was an Air Force serviceman, left her mother Victoria Guynes after a two-month marriage, before Demi was born. This bad luck kept continuing, as her stepfather Danny Guynes didn't guarantee much stability to her life either. He changed jobs again and again and made the family move for more than 30 times and he also had a drinking and gambling problem as well. Though, Demi had never known that Danny was not her real father until her adolescence. Moreover, she also has a half brother on her father's side, named James Craig Harmon.

Throughout her childhood, Demi had faced a bitter life, in which she often found her parents drunk and argued, until her stepfather Guynes horribly committed suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide from the exhaust of his car when she was seventeen years old. In the wake of the incident, the whole family moved to Los Angeles. Demi eventually dropped out of high school to work as a pin-up-girl/model and was roommate with famed Natasha Kinski who had just been cast in a Roman Polanski film. At the age of 18 years that was in 1980, Demi got married with the rock musician Freddy Moore, but the marriage lasted only four years (1984). Subsequent to her marriage, in January 1980 she posed nude in Oui Magazine, which then granted her a role in the 1981 film "Choiches." Two years later, that was in 1983, she once again posed nude for the same magazine, preceded her break in the following year romantic comedy "Blame it on Rio."

After the minor parts, in 1982 she got a regular role on the TV show "General Hospital" (1963). Yet, being newly married and having a steady acting job didn't guarantee her life stability. Along with the success and her sudden burst of fame, she used her first salaries to start celebrating parties and sniffing cocaine. She began living the rocker lifestyle, abusing drugs, and did addicted to it for more than 3 years. Things came to an end when director Joel Schumacher threatened to fire her from the set of "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985), unless she got sober. Might be afraid of losing everything she had just gotten, she consciously agreed to take drug rehab treatment and returned after a week, and stayed clean and sober. From this point on, Demi had started a new beginning in her life, which soon brought many positive things into her movie career. As a result, she was chosen as one of three finalists for the lead in "Flashdance" (1983), though Jennifer Beals later won by a landslide.

While working on the set of "St. Elmo's Fire," she met Emilo Estevez with whom she began a passionate romance that dipped in and out of engagement for three years. Yet, romantically linked to Estevez who almost reached stardom had surely opened few more chances for Demi to expand her started-to-deem career even more. As fate would have it, both of them were later split and she next in love to Bruce Willis, whom she met at a screening of Estevez's 1987 film, "Stakeout." After seeing each other almost daily for just four months, they were married in Vegas at the Golden Nugget by a fittingly flamboyant minister "Little Richard" (singer) on November 21, 1987. In 1990, three years after the marriage, Demi's big break through came with the release of the movie "Ghost" starring her and Patrick Swayze. The movie was a great success and as a result she got movie offers for 3 films in 1991, which among others "The Butchers Wife", "Mortal Thoughts" and "Nothing but Trouble" starring Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and Chevy Chase. Those movies success in the early 90s, indeed, helped Demi's career bound over to the top of the A-list of Hollywood actresses. But her later films, like the 1996's "Striptease" and "G.I. Jane" failed to impress critics and audiences alike.

Ensuing her career success, in 1991 Demi sparked controversy when she appeared nude on the cover of Vanity Fair while she was seven-months pregnant with Scout, her second child with Bruce. In 1993, she was, in return, shocked with her mother posed nude in High Society Magazine and caused their mother-daughter relationship to falling apart. Infuriated with what her mother did, the star decided to pay her mother's bills and at that point cut her off. However, Demi later changed her mind and reconciled with her mother upon hearing the news of her mother's cancer.

Unfortunately for Demi that at the time her mother was diagnosed with cancer, her marriage was also on rock. Alas, during the year of 1997 many tabloids reported her marriage to Bruce would soon come to an end as they often spotted the hard-working couple often spent more time apart. At almost the same time, the couple also had a highly publicized court battle with former nanny, Kim Tannahill, who accused the pair, especially Demi, of being negligent to the children and abusive employers. Sad to say that after their more than ten years marriage, the rumors widely spread by those tabloids proved right. A few weeks earlier before Demi's mother died of a rare brain cancer in 1998, Bruce filed in for divorce, which was finally legalized on October 18, 2000, with Demi hold custody of their three children; Rumer Glenn, Scout LaRue, and Tallulah Belle. In spite of the divorce, she and Bruce remain friends and he even bought a house in the small town of Hailey Idaho near her home.

After that divorce, she did produced the "Austin Powers Movies" (1999-2002) and turned up on the TV show "Will and Grace" in February 2003, plays Jack's babysitter. Furthermore, in 2003 she also plays sexy fallen angel in the Sequel to "Charlie's Angels" dubbed "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." Opened July that year, the film did well at the box office, considering it stars any other famous actresses, like Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu. As for her personal life, Demi dating actor Ashton Kutcher from TV's "That 70's Show," who is 15 years younger than her. The couple eventually tied the knot on September 24, 2005 in a lavish wedding ceremony held in Los Angeles, California, after establishing two-years love relationship.

As for the achievement she got for her movie works, Demi once was nominated for 1991 Golden Globe, but she didn't win. Moreover, she also got some awards, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for: "Ghost"; MTV Movie Award: Best Onscreen Kiss, "Indecent Proposal" (1994); People's Choice Award: Favorite Actress in a Movie Drama (1996); chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World [1996]; and was voted #22 on VH1's Hottest Hotties.