Nov. 11th, 1962
Roswell, New Mexico, USA
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Demi Moore was born 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico. Her father left her mother, Victoria, before Demi was born. Her stepfather, Danny Guynes, didn't add much stability to her life, either. He frequently changed jobs and made the family move a total of 40 times. The parents kept on drinking, arguing and beating, until Guynes finally committed suicide. Demi quit school at the age of 16 to work as a pin-up-girl. At 18, she married rock musician Freddie Moore (I); the marriage lasted four years. At 19, she became a regular on the TV show "General Hospital" (1963). From the first salaries, she started partying and sniffing cocaine. That lasted more than 3 years, until director Joel Schumacher fired her from the set of St. Elmo's Fire (1985) when she turned up high. She got a withdrawal treatment and returned clean after a week... and stayed clean. With determination and a skill for publicity stunts, like the nude appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair while pregnant, she made her way to fame. Since the huge commercial success of Ghost (1990) and the controversial pictures Indecent Proposal (1993) and Disclosure (1994), she's one of Hollywood's most sought-after and most expensive actresses.
- Named Demetria after a shampoo that her mother saw in a magazine.
- The only Brat Packer to become a huge and long-lasting movie star after the Brat Pack era ended.
- Lived next door to 'Nastassja Kinski' (qv) when moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
- Continues to receive royalty checks for songs she wrote before becoming an actress.
- Thanked by Blink 182 in the liner notes of their album "Enema of the State".
- Credited along with actor 'Daniel Morton (I)' (qv) for saving a woman's life through Twitter.
- Demi's real father, Charles Harmon, abandoned the family before she was born, which is why she didn't share his last name on her birth certificate.
- She appeared in 'John Parr (II)' (qv)'s "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" music video.