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Also Known As: Rose Arianna Mcgowan Died:
Born: September 5, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Florence, , IT Profession: actor, worked in a beauty salon

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Much more than a pretty face, Rose McGowan's early roles as sexy, snarky, troubled teens initially won her praise, including an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her breakthrough role in Gregg Araki's "The Doom Generation" (1995). She reprised her villainous and violent ways in a number of little-seen indies and went on to taste commercial success in edge-of-your seat teen thrillers "Scream" (1996) and "Jawbreaker" (1999). A spot in the cast of the Goth hen party "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006) rescued McGowan from an impending slide into anonymity, after which she resurfaced in the indie film world with a charismatic performance as a stripper in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's tribute to trash, "Grindhouse" (2007). McGowan's bad girl screen image was no stretch, as the actress ultimately became better known for eliciting controversy through her romantic relationships with rocker Marilyn Manson and her "Grindhouse" director, Rodriguez, than for her acting credits. However, the raven-haired actress held a definitive, almost hard-edged appeal, stealing most scenes she was in when given the opportunity to shine in quality productions.

Much more than a pretty face, Rose McGowan's early roles as sexy, snarky, troubled teens initially won her praise, including an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her breakthrough role in Gregg Araki's "The Doom Generation" (1995). She reprised her villainous and violent ways in a number of little-seen indies and went on to taste commercial success in edge-of-your seat teen thrillers "Scream" (1996) and "Jawbreaker" (1999). A spot in the cast of the Goth hen party "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006) rescued McGowan from an impending slide into anonymity, after which she resurfaced in the indie film world with a charismatic performance as a stripper in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's tribute to trash, "Grindhouse" (2007). McGowan's bad girl screen image was no stretch, as the actress ultimately became better known for eliciting controversy through her romantic relationships with rocker Marilyn Manson and her "Grindhouse" director, Rodriguez, than for her acting credits. However, the raven-haired actress held a definitive, almost hard-edged appeal, stealing most scenes she was in when given the opportunity to shine in quality productions.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fortune (2013)
2.
 Rosewood Lane (2012)
3.
 Napa (2012)
4.
5.
 Dead Awake (2010)
7.
 Grindhouse (2007)
8.
9.
 Fast Sofa (2001)
10.
 Monkeybone (2001) Kitty
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Milestones close milestones

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Was a child model in <i>Vogue Bambini</i> and other Italian magazines from the age of three
1990:
Made early TV appearance in an episode of the Fox series, "True Colors"
1991:
Became an emancipated minor
1992:
Made film debut in "Encino Man"
1995:
Had breakthrough role as speed princess in Gregg Araki's "The Doom Generation"
1997:
Re-teamed with Araki for a cameo in "Nowhere"
1997:
Appeared opposite Peter O'Toole in the film adaptation of "Phantoms"
1999:
Headlined the black comedy, "Jawbreaker"
2000:
Co-starred in the comedy feature, "Ready to Rumble"
2001:
Joined the cast of The WB series, "Charmed"
2005:
Portrayed Ann-Margret in the CBS miniseries, "Elvis"
2007:
Co-starred in both segments of the double feature, "Grindhouse," a collaboration of both Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" and Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof"
2008:
Co-starred opposite Ben Kingsley in the drama thriller, "Fifty Dead Men Walking"
2009:
Appeared in a recurring role on FX's "Nip/Tuck"
2010:
Cast as Cherry Darling in Rodriguez' action drama "Machete"
2011:
Portrayed Khalar Zym's daughter and a powerful witch in "Conan the Barbarian"
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Education

Roosevelt High School: Seattle , Washington -
Nova Alternative High School: Seattle , Washington -

Notes

On the effects of her relationship with rock singer Marilyn Manson, Rose McGowan told The Daily Telegraph (May 26, 2001): "Studio executives thought I stayed at home killing puppy dogs, when really I stay at home taking care of them [she has two Boston terriers]. And they seem to be personally offended that I fell in love with a man who flies in the face of what is considered attractive."

"Yep, I have made some bad films. But unlike Kate Hudson [daughter of Goldie Hawn] or Gwyneth Paltrow [daughter of film mogul Bruce Paltrow] I didn't grow up in Hollywood, with stability and wealth and all my needs catered to. I came here trying to survive. I couldn't afford to make worthy, artistic movies for no money. I had to pay the rent." --McGowan quoted in The Daily Telegraph, May 26, 2001.

"I'm a good actress. I can tear it up! This guy drove down from Texas to give me a picture he drew of me. Hollywood's a strange gig, y'know?" --Rose McGowan in Us, March 1997.

"I traveled to Portland and started hanging out and dancing in gay clubs, where you could spend all night and be safe--although I was gay-bashed one time coming out of a club. I got socked in the face because someone thought I was a lesbian, and I woke up in the parking lot. But this isn't even an eighth of the things that happened to me. My formative years were like Mr. Toad's wild ride. As a result, things don't faze me anymore." --Rose McGowan in Interview, March 1997.

On her childhood: "I could read when I was three and I teid my shoes when I was six ... pretty much sums it up. ..." --quoted in Bikini, February 1997.

When challenged by the interviewer that she was not being forthcoming, McGowan replied: "I enjoy my walls. I make use of them daily." --quoted in Bikini, February 1997.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Marilyn Manson. Singer. Became engaged on February 12, 1999; separated January 2001.
companion:
Kip Pardue. Actor. Met during the filming of "Vacuum" in 2001; no longer together.
companion:
Ahmet Zappa. Actor, musician. Born on May 15, 1974; began relationship in fall 2001.
companion:
David Zinczenko. Editor in Chief for Men's Health Magazine. Born c. 1970; dating as of September 2002.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Daniel McGowan. Artist. Irish; ran the Italian chapter of Children of God when McGowan was born; left McGowan's mother for the nanny when McGowan was nine years old.
mother:
Terri McGowan. Writer. French; abandoned by husband when he ran off with family nanny when Rose was nine years old.
brother:
Nathaniel McGowan. Graphic designer. Born c. 1971.
sister:
Daisy McGowan. Born c. 1975.
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