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Rose McGowan Biography

Birth Name:
Rose Arianna McGowan
Birth Place:
Florence, Italy
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Spent part of her childhood in a commune in Italy, where her father ran a chapter of the Children of God movement (the same religious group in which fellow thespians River and Joaquin Phoenix were raised)
  • Attended beauty and art schools in Seattle before moving to Los Angeles and pursuing acting
  • Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award (Best Debut Performance) in 1996 for her work in The Doom Generation (1995)
  • Sang backup vocals on Marilyn Manson's "Posthuman," a track on his 1998 album, Mechanical Animals
  • Caused a huge stir with the barely there dress she wore to the 1998 MTV Movie Awards
  • Is a fan of the Boston Terrier dog breed, and has done volunteer work for the non-profit group Boston Terrier Rescue Net


  • 1996Independent Spirit Awards-Best Debut Performance: nominated