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

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

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
63% Death Proof Pam 2007
33% 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

71% Charmed
2004
Paige Matthews
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2006
  • 2005
85% Citizen Rose
2018
Executive Producer
  • 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
No Score Yet 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
Where'd you get that?
Dakota
Useless talent #37.
Cherry
You're a doctor'?
Dakota
Yes
Cherry
I wanted to be a doctor. Instead, I can do this. Useless talent #66.
Wray
You remember how to ride a bike?
Cherry
Useless talent #325
Cherry
Useless talent #325.
Skip
You know what a go-go dance is?
Cherry
Useless talent #12.
Dewey Riley
He's my superior.
Tatum Riley
Janitors are your superior.
Tatum Riley
Hey Dewey, can we go now?
Dewey Riley
Hold on a second.
Tatum Riley
Goddamn it! Dewey!
Dewey Riley
What did mama tell you? When I wear this badge, you treat me like a man of the law!
Tatum Riley
I'm sorry Deputy Dewey-boy, but we're ready to go. Now! Okay?
Jenny Pailey
It almost got Lisa.
Lisa Pailey
No, it wanted Deputy Wargle first, it wants men like him most of all.
Jenny Pailey
What do you mean it wants men like him?
Lisa Pailey
Well, its the devil don't you think, come up from hell tonight? I think he wants to dance with us.
Courtney Shayne
What a fucking tearjerker. Look, Marce, its like Terms of Endearment Part III, only this time the boyfriends gay.
Randy Meeks
Did the police ask if you liked to hunt?
Tatum Riley
Why would they do that? They didn't ask me.
Stuart
Because there's no way a girl could have killed them.
Tatum Riley
That is so sexist. The killer could have easily been a female. Basic Instinct.
Stuart
That was an ice pick, not exactly the same thing.
Stuart
Yeah, Casey and Steve were completely hollowed out. In fact,it takes a man to do something like that.
Tatum Riley
Or a man's mentality.
Sidney Prescott
Didn't you used to date Casey?
Stuart
Yeah, for, like, two seconds!
Randy Meeks
Til she dumped his ass for Steve!
Tatum Riley
(To Stu) I thought you dumped her for me...
Tatum Riley
[to Stu] I thought you dumped her for me...
Amy Blue
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
Tell him what?
Amy Blue
What do you think, doorknob? That we got together!
Xavier Red
Well, didn't you utterly dig it?
Amy Blue
That is not the point!
Xavier Red
Well, what is the point then, get it? Guilt is for married, old people!
Amy Blue
You're incredible. You're not even human, are you? You're like a life-support system for a cock!
Amy Blue
Oh my God. If i don't find my skull lighter, I'll, like, slit my wrists.
Amy Blue
Oh my God. If I don't find my skull lighter, I'll, like, slit my wrists.
Amy Blue
Eat my fuck.
Amy Blue
If bullshit were music, you'd be a big brass band.
Amy Blue
[Amy and Jordan are making out in a car] Just... ugh... put your dick in me!
Jordan White
I'm... I'm trying!
Amy Blue
When nature calls, it fucking hollers!
Amy Blue
Why don't you go PASSIONATELY fuck yourself?
Xavier Red
What, mommy and daddy won't be all worried about their baby girl?
Amy Blue
My mom used to be a heroin addict, and now she's a Scientologist.
Jordan White
[Jordan is hesitant to have sex with Amy] I'm worried about catching AIDS.
Amy Blue
But we're both virgins!
Amy Blue
What is this, night of the living BRAIN-dead?
Jordan White
Do you love me, babe?
Amy Blue
Sure! I totally do, babe.
Amy Blue
Look, you fucking chunky pumpkinhead! I don't know what the fuck you're talking about!
Carnoburger Cashier
You told me you loved me... You told me you'd never leave me...
Amy Blue
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
[first lines] Fuck.
Courtney Shayne
I killled Liz. I killed the teen dream. Deal with it.
Gale Weathers
Can you tell me anything?!!!
Gale Weathers
Can you tell me anything?
Tatum Riley
Yeah! you're real pain in the ass!!! Leave Sid alone!!!
Tatum Riley
Yeah! you're real pain in the ass! Leave Sid alone!
Julie Freeman
Its over Courtney
Julie Freeman
It's over Courtney.
Courtney Shayne
I am petrified
Courtney Shayne
I am petrified.
Courtney Shayne
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
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
she is gonna die (laughs)
Marcie Fox
She is gonna die (laughs).
Courtney Shayne
I made you and I can break you just as easily
Courtney Shayne
I made you and I can break you just as easily.
Fern Mayo/Vylette
good idea kill me like you did Liz
Fern Mayo/Vylette
Good idea kill me like you did Liz.
Marcie Fox
Do you smell something?
Julie Freeman
Hi Fern
Julie Freeman
Hi Fern.
Courtney Shayne
I don't know a Fern
Courtney Shayne
I don't know a Fern.
Fern Mayo/Vylette
My names Vylette
Fern Mayo/Vylette
My names Vylette.
Julie Freeman
what?
Julie Freeman
What?
Fern Mayo/Vylette
My names Vylette
Fern Mayo/Vylette
My names Vylette .
Courtney Shayne
learn it..
Courtney Shayne
Learn it..
Marcie Fox
live it..
Marcie Fox
Live it..
Marcie Fox
love it
Marcie Fox
Love it.
Courtney Shayne
love it
Courtney Shayne
Love it.
Courtney Shayne
you like it?
Courtney Shayne
You like it?
Dane Sanders
its okay.
Dane Sanders
It's okay.
Courtney Shayne
there's nothing kinky about "okay" now is there?
Courtney Shayne
There's nothing kinky about 'okay' now is there?
Julie Freeman
No Honey your the bitch
Julie Freeman
No Honey your the bitch.
Courtney Shayne
oh so aggressive Julie its kinda turning me on
Courtney Shayne
Oh so aggressive Julie its kinda turning me on.
Courtney Shayne
Life's a bitch and then you die
Courtney Shayne
Life's a bitch and then you die.
Courtney Shayne
I have this gift I can smell a lie
Courtney Shayne
I have this gift I can smell a lie.
Courtney Shayne
You know there's a fine line between pleasure and pain
Courtney Shayne
You know there's a fine line between pleasure and pain.
Courtney Shayne
I am Courtney Shane I don't believe we have met what with the cruel politics of high school and all.
Cherry
i need a dramatic change in my life
Cherry
I need a dramatic change in my life.
Pam
Hey Warren, who is this guy?
Warren
Stuntman Mike.
Pam
And who the hell is Stuntman Mike?
Warren
He's a stuntman.
Tatum Riley
(to Gale) - Nice welt, sweetie.
Tatum Riley
(to Gale) Nice welt, sweetie.
Gale Weathers
There she is! Sidney, hi, what happened? Are you alright?
Tatum Riley
She's not answering any questions alright. Just leave us alone.
Sidney Prescott
No, no Tatum it's OK. She's just doing her job, right Gale?
Sidney Prescott
No, no Tatum it's okay. She's just doing her job, right Gale?
Gale Weathers
That's right.
Sidney Prescott
So how's the book?
Gale Weathers
Oh it'll be out later this year.
Sidney Prescott
Oh, I'll look for it.
Gale Weathers
I'll send you a copy. (Sidney punches Gale in the face)
Sidney Prescott
The Fog, Terror Train, Prom Night. How come Jamie Lee Curtis is in all of these movies?
Randy Meeks
She's the "Scream Queen"!
Randy Meeks
She's the 'Scream Queen'!
Stuart
Yeah with a set of lungs like that, she should be.
Tatum Riley
Tits! See?
Dewey Riley
He's my superior!
Tatum Riley
Janitor is your superior.
Stuart
Because there's no way a girl could have killed them.
Tatum Riley
That is so sexist. The killer could easily be female...Basic Instinct?
Tatum Riley
That is so sexist. The killer could easily be female. Basic Instinct?
Randy Meeks
That was an ice pick. Not exactly the same thing.
Stuart
Yeah, Casey and Steve were completely hollowed out. In fact, it takes a man to do something like that.
Sidney Prescott
You know if, if I was wrong about Cotton Weary, then the killer's still out there.
Tatum Riley
Don't go there, Sid. You're starting to sound like some Wes Carpenter flick or something.
Tatum Riley
Cut Casper, that's a wrap!
Tatum Riley
(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
(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
Just think, if they make a movie about all this, who would play you?
Dewey Riley
I see you as a young Meg Ryan, myself.
Sidney Prescott
Thanks, Dewey, but with my luck I'd get Tori Spelling.
Tatum Riley
No, please don't kill me, Mr. Ghostface; I wanna be in the sequel!
Tatum Riley
No, please don't kill me, Mr. Ghostface. I wanna be in the sequel!
Dewey Riley
Tatum, you can't be here. This is an official crime scene.
Sidney Prescott
It's okay.
Tatum Riley
Her dad's out of town, all right. She's staying with us tonight.
Dewey Riley
Does mom know?
Tatum Riley
Yes doofus.
Tatum Riley
Who am I...The beer wench?
Tatum Riley
Who am I, the beer wench?
Tatum Riley
Billy and his penis don't deserve you.
Tatum Riley
(hits Stu with a lollipop) - Stupidity Leak!
Tatum Riley
(hits Stu with a lollipop) Stupidity leak!
Stuart
So what are you saying is...that I killed her?
Stuart
So what are you saying is, that I killed her?
Randy Meeks
It certainly would improve your high school "Q"
Randy Meeks
It certainly would improve your high school 'Q'.
Tatum Riley
Stu was with me last night, okay?
Stuart
Yeah, I was.
Randy Meeks
Was that before or after he sliced and diced?!
Dewey Riley
When I wear this badge you treat me as a man of the law.
Tatum Riley
I'm sorry Deputy-Dewey-Boy but, we're ready to go...now okay?
Tatum Riley
I'm sorry Deputy-Dewey-Boy but, we're ready to go. Now okay?
Tatum Riley
"I'll send you a copy." BAM! Bitch went down. "I'll send you a copy." BAM! Sid! Superbitch!
Tatum Riley
I'll send you a copy. BAM! Bitch went down. I'll send you a copy. BAM! Sid! Superbitch!