Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan

Highest Rated: 84% Grindhouse (2007)

Lowest Rated: 4% Bio-Dome (1996)

Birthday: Sep 5, 1973

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Appearing as a cross between Betty Boop's evil sister and a very curvaceous Hell's Angel, actress Rose McGowan made an undeniably distinct impression on Hollywood in the late '90s. With her sharp tongue and brash sensuality, McGowan has been a source of both titillation and discomfort to an industry that still hasn't quite figured out what to do with women who are both unapologetically smart and sexual.The child of hippies, McGowan was born September 5, 1975, in Florence, Italy, to a French mother and Irish father. The second oldest of six children, McGowan was raised on an Italian commune run by the Children of God cult. The controversial cult was known for panhandling as well as for taking extremely liberal approaches to parenting. Her family relocated to Oregon when McGowan was ten, and she left the commune at 15, legally emancipating herself from her parents. She supported herself with a variety of odd jobs and even lived on the streets for awhile before traveling to Los Angeles to attend an arts school. It was there that she was discovered by director Gregg Araki, who encountered her loitering outside a gym, refusing to go in because it was "too corny." Araki was busy casting his Sundance entry, The Doom Generation, and gave her the role of Amy Blue, the film's beautiful, spoiled, and morally ambiguous protagonist. Prior to her role, McGowan had only appeared as a minor character in 1992's Encino Man, making her casting in Araki's film all the more fortuitous. The Doom Generation was released in 1995, to mixed reviews and a fair amount of controversy, but helped to establish McGowan as, if not Hollywood's Next Big Thing, then Internet fodder for slavering males everywhere.The film also gave her a greater chance at steady work and she followed The Doom Generation with the low-budget thriller Kiss and Tell (1996). Subsequently, she landed a role in another thriller possessing a decidedly bigger budget, Wes Craven's Scream (1996). The film was a surprise hit and McGowan's turn as a frisky student who has an unfortunate encounter with a garage door further widened her fan base. After starring in the 1997 TV movie Devil in the Flesh, McGowan appeared in two back-to-back movies with fellow rising star Ben Affleck. First came her turn as the girl who tries to seduce a very excited Jeremy Davies in 1997's Going All the Way, followed by her role in the ski slope thriller Phantoms (1998). 1999 saw her take the lead in the independent film Jawbreaker, in which she starred with Rebecca Gayheart. As Alpha Bitch Courtney Shane, McGowan excelled in a role that was equal parts vamp, tramp, and camp. During this same period, McGowan began a relationship with gothy shock-rocker Marilyn Manson. The counter-culture pair seemed like a match made in entertainment heaven and she caused quite a stir by accompanying her beau to the 1998 MTV Movie Awards in a dress that consisted of little more than a few strands of black beads draped over her distinctly visible nude body. The two became engaged but eventually broke up over reported lifestyle differences. In 2001, a new period began in McGowan's career when star Shannen Doherty left the hit WB show Charmed, leaving directors looking for a witchy, raven-haired actress to replace her. McGowan joined costars Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs and found no trouble connecting with the show's fans, staying with the series for five years--two years longer than her predecessor. As the show was wrapping up in 2006. McGowan signed up for another role that fit perfectly with her screen image. Dark, sexy, and kitschy beyond a shadow of a doubt, the over-the-top flick Grindhouse would pair the actress with directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, who would each direct a full length film for the double feature. The starlet would have a small but memorable role in Tarantino's Death Proof, but she would have the starring role in Rodriguez's feature Terror Planet as a leg amputee whose appendage is repla

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Public Figure Actor 2019
25% The Sound Kelly Johansen 2017
No Score Yet The Tell-Tale Heart Ariel 2016
No Score Yet Dawn Director 2014
25% Conan the Barbarian Marique $21.4M 2011
No Score Yet The Pastor's Wife Actor 2011
No Score Yet Rosewood Lane Sonny Blake 2011
No Score Yet Dead Awake Charlie 2010
No Score Yet Black Oasis Actor 2010
83% Fifty Dead Men Walking Grace $1.8M 2008
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Cherry Darling 2007
84% Grindhouse Cherry Darling/Pam $25M 2007
64% Death Proof Pam 2007
32% The Black Dahlia Sheryl Saddon $22.6M 2006
No Score Yet Roads to Riches Moira 2002
19% Monkeybone Kitty $5M 2001
No Score Yet The Killing Yard Linda Borus 2001
23% Ready to Rumble Sasha 2000
No Score Yet The Last Stop Actor 2000
11% Jawbreaker Courtney Shayne 1999
38% Southie Kathy Quinn 1998
13% Phantoms Lisa Pailey 1998
No Score Yet Devil in the Flesh Debbie Strand 1998
68% Going All the Way Gail Thayer 1997
27% Nowhere Val Chick 3 1997
79% Scream Tatum Riley 1996
4% Bio-Dome Denise 1996
47% The Doom Generation Amy Blue 1995
No Score Yet Lewis & Clark & George George 1995
15% Encino Man Nora 1992

TV

Credit
71% Charmed
2004
Paige Matthews 2019
2018
85% Citizen Rose
2018
Executive Producer Appearing 2018
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Chosen
2013-2014
Josie Acosta 2014
2013
80% Once Upon a Time
2011-2018
Young Cora 2014
2013
2012
83% RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
Judge 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2011
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Cassandra Davina 2011
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Teddy Rowe 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2007
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Paige Paige Matthews 2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
38% What About Joan
2001
Maeve 2001

QUOTES FROM Rose McGowan CHARACTERS

Cherry says: Where'd you get that?

Dakota says: Useless talent #37.

Cherry says: You're a doctor'?

Dakota says: Yes

Cherry says: I wanted to be a doctor. Instead, I can do this. Useless talent #66.

Wray says: You remember how to ride a bike?

Cherry says: Useless talent #325

Cherry says: Useless talent #325.

Skip says: You know what a go-go dance is?

Cherry says: Useless talent #12.

Dewey Riley says: He's my superior.

Tatum Riley says: Janitors are your superior.

Tatum Riley says: Hey Dewey, can we go now?

Dewey Riley says: Hold on a second.

Tatum Riley says: Goddamn it! Dewey!

Dewey Riley says: What did mama tell you? When I wear this badge, you treat me like a man of the law!

Tatum Riley says: I'm sorry Deputy Dewey-boy, but we're ready to go. Now! Okay?

Jenny Pailey says: It almost got Lisa.

Lisa Pailey says: No, it wanted Deputy Wargle first, it wants men like him most of all.

Jenny Pailey says: What do you mean it wants men like him?

Lisa Pailey says: Well, its the devil don't you think, come up from hell tonight? I think he wants to dance with us.

Courtney Shayne says: What a fucking tearjerker. Look, Marce, its like Terms of Endearment Part III, only this time the boyfriends gay.

Randy Meeks says: Did the police ask if you liked to hunt?

Tatum Riley says: Why would they do that? They didn't ask me.

Stuart says: Because there's no way a girl could have killed them.

Tatum Riley says: That is so sexist. The killer could have easily been a female. Basic Instinct.

Stuart says: That was an ice pick, not exactly the same thing.

Stuart says: Yeah, Casey and Steve were completely hollowed out. In fact,it takes a man to do something like that.

Tatum Riley says: Or a man's mentality.

Sidney Prescott says: Didn't you used to date Casey?

Stuart says: Yeah, for, like, two seconds!

Randy Meeks says: Til she dumped his ass for Steve!

Tatum Riley says: (To Stu) I thought you dumped her for me...

Tatum Riley says: [to Stu] I thought you dumped her for me...

Amy Blue says: I'm so mad at you, I could rip your testicles off and staple them to your ankles. What the fuck did you have to go and tell Jordan for?

Xavier Red says: Tell him what?

Amy Blue says: What do you think, doorknob? That we got together!

Xavier Red says: Well, didn't you utterly dig it?

Amy Blue says: That is not the point!

Xavier Red says: Well, what is the point then, get it? Guilt is for married, old people!

Amy Blue says: You're incredible. You're not even human, are you? You're like a life-support system for a cock!

Amy Blue says: Oh my God. If i don't find my skull lighter, I'll, like, slit my wrists.

Amy Blue says: Oh my God. If I don't find my skull lighter, I'll, like, slit my wrists.

Amy Blue says: Eat my fuck.

Amy Blue says: If bullshit were music, you'd be a big brass band.

Amy Blue says: [Amy and Jordan are making out in a car] Just... ugh... put your dick in me!

Jordan White says: I'm... I'm trying!

Amy Blue says: When nature calls, it fucking hollers!

Amy Blue says: Why don't you go PASSIONATELY fuck yourself?

Xavier Red says: What, mommy and daddy won't be all worried about their baby girl?

Amy Blue says: My mom used to be a heroin addict, and now she's a Scientologist.

Jordan White says: [Jordan is hesitant to have sex with Amy] I'm worried about catching AIDS.

Amy Blue says: But we're both virgins!

Amy Blue says: What is this, night of the living BRAIN-dead?

Jordan White says: Do you love me, babe?

Amy Blue says: Sure! I totally do, babe.

Amy Blue says: Look, you fucking chunky pumpkinhead! I don't know what the fuck you're talking about!

Carnoburger Cashier says: You told me you loved me... You told me you'd never leave me...

Amy Blue says: What is this, Night of the Living Brain-dead? Wake up and smell the cappucino, geek. I don't know you, I've never fucking seen you before, I don't know who the fuck this 'Sunshine' is!

Amy Blue says: [first lines] Fuck.

Courtney Shayne says: I killled Liz. I killed the teen dream. Deal with it.

Gale Weathers says: Can you tell me anything?!!!

Gale Weathers says: Can you tell me anything?

Tatum Riley says: Yeah! you're real pain in the ass!!! Leave Sid alone!!!

Tatum Riley says: Yeah! you're real pain in the ass! Leave Sid alone!

Julie Freeman says: Its over Courtney

Julie Freeman says: It's over Courtney.

Courtney Shayne says: I am petrified

Courtney Shayne says: I am petrified.

Courtney Shayne says: First we are gonna stuff her pretty face with pancakes,then tie her to the flagpole in her bra and panties and watch the humiliation begin

Courtney Shayne says: First we are gonna stuff her pretty face with pancakes,then tie her to the flagpole in her bra and panties and watch the humiliation begin.

Marcie Fox says: she is gonna die (laughs)

Marcie Fox says: She is gonna die (laughs).

Courtney Shayne says: I made you and I can break you just as easily

Courtney Shayne says: I made you and I can break you just as easily.

Fern Mayo/Vylette says: good idea kill me like you did Liz

Fern Mayo/Vylette says: Good idea kill me like you did Liz.

Marcie Fox says: Do you smell something?

Julie Freeman says: Hi Fern

Julie Freeman says: Hi Fern.

Courtney Shayne says: I don't know a Fern

Courtney Shayne says: I don't know a Fern.

Fern Mayo/Vylette says: My names Vylette

Fern Mayo/Vylette says: My names Vylette.

Julie Freeman says: what?

Julie Freeman says: What?

Fern Mayo/Vylette says: My names Vylette

Fern Mayo/Vylette says: My names Vylette .

Courtney Shayne says: learn it..

Courtney Shayne says: Learn it..

Marcie Fox says: live it..

Marcie Fox says: Live it..

Marcie Fox says: love it

Marcie Fox says: Love it.

Courtney Shayne says: love it

Courtney Shayne says: Love it.

Courtney Shayne says: you like it?

Courtney Shayne says: You like it?

Dane Sanders says: its okay.

Dane Sanders says: It's okay.

Courtney Shayne says: there's nothing kinky about "okay" now is there?

Courtney Shayne says: There's nothing kinky about 'okay' now is there?

Julie Freeman says: No Honey your the bitch

Julie Freeman says: No Honey your the bitch.

Courtney Shayne says: oh so aggressive Julie its kinda turning me on

Courtney Shayne says: Oh so aggressive Julie its kinda turning me on.

Courtney Shayne says: Life's a bitch and then you die

Courtney Shayne says: Life's a bitch and then you die.

Courtney Shayne says: I have this gift I can smell a lie

Courtney Shayne says: I have this gift I can smell a lie.

Courtney Shayne says: You know there's a fine line between pleasure and pain

Courtney Shayne says: You know there's a fine line between pleasure and pain.

Courtney Shayne says: I am Courtney Shane I don't believe we have met what with the cruel politics of high school and all.

Cherry says: i need a dramatic change in my life

Cherry says: I need a dramatic change in my life.

Pam says: Hey Warren, who is this guy?

Warren says: Stuntman Mike.

Pam says: And who the hell is Stuntman Mike?

Warren says: He's a stuntman.

Tatum Riley says: (to Gale) - Nice welt, sweetie.

Tatum Riley says: (to Gale) Nice welt, sweetie.

Gale Weathers says: There she is! Sidney, hi, what happened? Are you alright?

Tatum Riley says: She's not answering any questions alright. Just leave us alone.

Sidney Prescott says: No, no Tatum it's OK. She's just doing her job, right Gale?

Sidney Prescott says: No, no Tatum it's okay. She's just doing her job, right Gale?

Gale Weathers says: That's right.

Sidney Prescott says: So how's the book?

Gale Weathers says: Oh it'll be out later this year.

Sidney Prescott says: Oh, I'll look for it.

Gale Weathers says: I'll send you a copy. (Sidney punches Gale in the face)

Sidney Prescott says: The Fog, Terror Train, Prom Night. How come Jamie Lee Curtis is in all of these movies?

Randy Meeks says: She's the "Scream Queen"!

Randy Meeks says: She's the 'Scream Queen'!

Stuart says: Yeah with a set of lungs like that, she should be.

Tatum Riley says: Tits! See?

Dewey Riley says: He's my superior!

Tatum Riley says: Janitor is your superior.

Stuart says: Because there's no way a girl could have killed them.

Tatum Riley says: That is so sexist. The killer could easily be female...Basic Instinct?

Tatum Riley says: That is so sexist. The killer could easily be female. Basic Instinct?

Randy Meeks says: That was an ice pick. Not exactly the same thing.

Stuart says: Yeah, Casey and Steve were completely hollowed out. In fact, it takes a man to do something like that.

Sidney Prescott says: You know if, if I was wrong about Cotton Weary, then the killer's still out there.

Tatum Riley says: Don't go there, Sid. You're starting to sound like some Wes Carpenter flick or something.

Tatum Riley says: Cut Casper, that's a wrap!

Tatum Riley says: (talking to Sidney about Casey Becker's death) - It's so sad. Her mom and dad found her hanging from a tree limb, her insides on the outside.

Tatum Riley says: (talking to Sidney about Casey Becker's death) It's so sad. Her mom and dad found her hanging from a tree limb, her insides on the outside.

Tatum Riley says: Just think, if they make a movie about all this, who would play you?

Dewey Riley says: I see you as a young Meg Ryan, myself.

Sidney Prescott says: Thanks, Dewey, but with my luck I'd get Tori Spelling.

Tatum Riley says: No, please don't kill me, Mr. Ghostface; I wanna be in the sequel!

Tatum Riley says: No, please don't kill me, Mr. Ghostface. I wanna be in the sequel!

Dewey Riley says: Tatum, you can't be here. This is an official crime scene.

Sidney Prescott says: It's okay.

Tatum Riley says: Her dad's out of town, all right. She's staying with us tonight.

Dewey Riley says: Does mom know?

Tatum Riley says: Yes doofus.

Tatum Riley says: Who am I...The beer wench?

Tatum Riley says: Who am I, the beer wench?

Tatum Riley says: Billy and his penis don't deserve you.

Tatum Riley says: (hits Stu with a lollipop) - Stupidity Leak!

Tatum Riley says: (hits Stu with a lollipop) Stupidity leak!

Stuart says: So what are you saying is...that I killed her?

Stuart says: So what are you saying is, that I killed her?

Randy Meeks says: It certainly would improve your high school "Q"

Randy Meeks says: It certainly would improve your high school 'Q'.

Tatum Riley says: Stu was with me last night, okay?

Stuart says: Yeah, I was.

Randy Meeks says: Was that before or after he sliced and diced?!

Dewey Riley says: When I wear this badge you treat me as a man of the law.

Tatum Riley says: I'm sorry Deputy-Dewey-Boy but, we're ready to go...now okay?

Tatum Riley says: I'm sorry Deputy-Dewey-Boy but, we're ready to go. Now okay?

Tatum Riley says: "I'll send you a copy." BAM! Bitch went down. "I'll send you a copy." BAM! Sid! Superbitch!

Tatum Riley says: I'll send you a copy. BAM! Bitch went down. I'll send you a copy. BAM! Sid! Superbitch!