Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Romijn

Age
41
Birthday
Nov. 6th, 1972
Born in
Berkeley, California, USA
Height
5' 11

Rebecca Romijn's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Ugly Betty TV Show
Ugly Betty
King & Maxwell TV Show
King & Maxwell
Eastwick TV Show
Eastwick
The Librarians TV Show
The Librarians
NTSF:SD:SUV:: TV Show
NTSF:SD:SUV::
Pepper Dennis TV Show
Pepper Dennis
 

Main Movie Roles

2008 - Lake City
2006 - X-Men: The Last Stand
2006 - Man About Town
2006 - The Alibi
2004 - The Punisher
2004 - Godsend
2003 - X2: X-Men United
2002 - S1m0ne
2002 - Rollerball
2002 - Femme Fatale
2000 - X-Men
1999 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
1998 - Dirty Work

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Adrienne Barker
8
Herself - Guest
3
Herself - Guest Judge
1
Joannifer
1
Charlotte (Voiced)
1
Cheryl
1
Paris Everett
1
Speaker (Voiced)
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Rebecca Romijn (pronounced Romaine, like the lettuce) was born on November 6, 1972, in Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker; her mother was American-born, of Dutch descent, and was an English teacher. Rebecca attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the "Jolly Blond Giant", then she attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where she majored in Music, but left in 1995.

Rebecca (in her own words): "I was a freshman at UC Santa Cruz, really poor, and restless to see the world. I used to sit in my dorm room, thinking, "I just know I'm missing out on something. But, of course, I had no money. And so this friend hooked me up with an agency and it happened very quickly. I moved to Paris, got a cover of French Elle, and stayed for two and a half years". This tall (5' 10") blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty was a natural for modeling, and has posed for Sports Illustrated, 'Christian Dior' and Victoria's Secret, to name but a few. Rebecca first met John Stamos in 1994, at a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and had her first date with him at Disneyland. They married in September 1998, but have since gotten divorced.

Rebecca's favorite foods are fillet mignon, tuna sashimi and Hagen-Dazs Cappuccino Commotion ice cream. But to keep her weight at a svelte 130 pounds, she stays fit with a rigorous stretching and strengthening routine (her firm body tone is evident when compared to photos of her earlier modeling, where she was very slim but not toned).

Rebecca's most famous movie role, so far, was as the shape-shifting "Mystique" in "X-Men" (2000), based on the long-running comic book series about teenage mutant superheroes (that 'Jack Kirby' and 'Stan Lee' created in 1962). To play "Mystique" every day, Rebecca had to start out nude, and then two female makeup artists would apply blue body paint and other stick-on parts for 8 hours a day. Rebecca told 'Jay Leno' on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) that things like tissue paper would stick to her hips; and, one day, the long hours of wearing sticky paint makeup made her so upset that director 'Bryan Singer' told her to have a glass of white wine and relax. Notwithstanding those technical difficulties, "X-Men" (2000) was a box-office bonanza, and Rebecca's future in films was assured.


TRIVIA:
  • One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People (1999).
  • Along with Ian McKellan playing Magneto in the first three live-action X-Men films, James Franco as Harry Osborn in the first three live-action Spider-Man, and Gene Hackman's non-consecutive turns as Luthor in three Superman films, one of the few people to play a comic book criminal in three live-action films.
  • Announced her engagement to actor 'Jerry O'Connell' (qv) in September 2005.
  • Is left-handed.
  • Ranked #58 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
  • Sister-in-law of 'Charlie O'Connell (I)' (qv).
  • Born on the same day as actress 'Thandie Newton' (qv).
  • Has starred in four movies based on Marvel comic book characters: _X-Men (2000)_ (qv), _X2 (2003)_ (qv), _The Punisher (2004)_ (qv) and _X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)_ (qv).


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