Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan

Highest Rated: 84% Grindhouse (2007)

Lowest Rated: 11% Jawbreaker (1999)

Birthday: Sep 05, 1973

Birthplace: Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy

Actress Rose McGowan was a fixture of late 1990s genre and independent films, playing dangerous vixens in films like "The Doom Generation" (1995) and "Scream" (1996) before moving into television stardom with "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006) and becoming a key figure in the #MeToo movement of the late 2010s. Born Rose Arianna McGowan on September 5, 1973 in the Tuscan town of Certaldo, Italy, she was one of six children by creatively inclined parents - her father, Daniel, was an artist, while her mother, Terri, was a writer - who were also members of the religious cult the Children of God. Her early childhood was spent traveling to the group's communes throughout Europe, though she also spent time as a child model and appearing in layouts for various Italian fashion publications. When she turned 10 years of age, McGowan's family split with the group and relocated to Eugene, Oregon; there, her parents divorced and she lived with her father in Seattle, Washington and then her grandmother until an accusation of drug use led to a period of homelessness in Portland, Oregon. At the age of 15, McGowan emancipated herself from her parents and moved to Los Angeles, California. There, she experienced considerable emotional turmoil - she suffered from a severe eating disorder and was left devastated by the murder of her boyfriend, club owner Brett Cantor, in 1993 - before launching her acting career with minor roles in the film "Class of 1999" (1990). Her breakout role came three years later in Gregg Araki's dark comedy "The Doom Generation" (1995), for which she played a sardonic young woman who joins a boyfriend (James Duval) and a drifter (Johnathon Schaech) on a killing spree. The film's abundant sex and violence polarized audiences, but McGowan's audacious performance won critical praise, as well as a nomination for Best Debut Performance at the 11th Independent Spirit Awards. She soon settled into a string of appearances, largely as sharp-tongued femme fatales, in studio films as Wes Craven's "Scream" (1996) and Darren Stein's "Jawbreaker" (1999), though the majority of her c.v. was devoted to indie efforts like Araki's "Nowhere" (1997). She also maintained a consistent media presence thanks to modeling work for companies like Bebe, appearances in music videos and a high-profile romance with the musician Marilyn Manson. Her devil-may-care screen persona and off-camera life soon began to overshadow some fine character turns in films like "Southie" (1998), and for a period of time, she seemed consigned to playing noirish vixens in films like "Going All the Way" (1997) and "Roads to Riches" (2002). Television provided her with a new showcase, beginning in 2001 when she replaced Shannen Doherty as one of the leads on "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006). As Paige, long-lost sister to twenty-something witches Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs, McGowan lent humor and spunk to the series, and the mainstream exposure gave her career a much-needed boost in the form of supporting roles in projects like the miniseries "Elvis" (CBS, 2005), which cast her as actress Ann-Margret, and Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia" (2006). When "Charmed" ran its course in 2006, McGowan returned to features, where she earned a jaw-dropping showcase as an exotic dancer turned zombie fighter - complete with a prosthetic machine-gun leg - in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's "Grindhouse" (2008). Though the subject of considerable media attention, the film was only a modest success, and McGowan's subsequent film efforts -including the indie thriller "50 Dead Men Walking" (2008) and the action-fantasy "Conan the Barbarian" (2011) - failed to find an audience. She was soon back to television as a guest player and recurring performer on the Crackle series "Chosen" (2013-14), but these efforts were largely overwhelmed by the media attention afforded to her comments in interviews and on social media. She appeared to criticize the gay community for a perceived lack of support for women's rights, lambasted what seemed to be a sexist casting call for an Adam Sandler comedy, and allegedly leveled criticism at Caitlyn Jenner for being named "Woman of the Year" by Glamour. In 2017, she was named as one of several women who had received settlements from producer Harvey Weinstein as part of a sexual harassment case. McGowan would later assert that Weinstein had raped her in 1997, and media coverage of his past actions revealed that he had hired an intelligence agency to spy on her.  For her willingness to come forward about Weinstein, Time acknowledged her as one of the Silence Breakers - women in the entertainment industry and elsewhere that had spoken out about sexual harassment - to whom it awarded the 2017 Person of the Year. McGowan continued to address her experiences through a memoir, Brave (2018) and a four-part documentary series, Citizen Rose (E!, 2018)

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Lollipop Dr. Coco (Voice) - 2020
No Score Yet 33% Public Figure Herself (Character) - 2019
25% 17% The Sound Kelly Johansen (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 45% The Tell-Tale Heart Ariel (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 53% Dawn Director - 2014
No Score Yet 20% Rosewood Lane Sonny Blake (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 30% The Pastor's Wife Mary Winkler (Character) - 2011
25% 30% Conan the Barbarian Marique (Character) $21.3M 2011
No Score Yet 18% Dead Awake Charlie (Character) - 2010
83% 68% Fifty Dead Men Walking Grace (Character) - 2008
84% 87% Grindhouse Cherry (Character) $25M 2007
64% 72% Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof Pam (Character) - 2007
74% 77% Planet Terror Cherry (Character) - 2007
32% 27% The Black Dahlia Sheryl Saddon (Character) $22.5M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacuums Debbie Dinsdale (Character) - 2002
19% 27% Monkeybone Kitty (Character) $5.4M 2001
No Score Yet 44% Roads to Riches Moira Kennedy (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killing Yard Linda Borus (Character) - 2001
23% 52% Ready to Rumble Sasha (Character) $12.4M 2000
No Score Yet 41% The Last Stop Nancy (Character) - 2000
11% 55% Jawbreaker Courtney Shayne (Character) $3.1M 1999
38% 50% Southie Kathy Quinn (Character) - 1998
13% 27% Phantoms Lisa Pailey (Character) $5.7M 1998
No Score Yet 45% Devil in the Flesh Debbie Strand (Character) - 1997
68% 24% Going All the Way Gale Ann Thayer (Character) $86.2K 1997
78% 79% Scream Tatum Riley (Character) $103.1M 1996
No Score Yet 43% Lewis & Clark & George George (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss & Tell Jasmine Hoyle (Character) - 1996
47% 62% The Doom Generation Amy Blue (Character) - 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chopped Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Front Row Late Guest 2018
85% 43% Citizen Rose Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2018 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018
41% 64% Chelsea Guest 2016
80% 78% Once Upon a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chosen Unknown (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cassandra Davina (Guest Star) 2011
75% 79% Nip/Tuck Dr. Teddy Rowe (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 88% Charmed Paige Matthews (Character) 2001-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvis Unknown (Character) 2005
38% No Score Yet What About Joan Unknown (Guest Star) 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!