Demi has developed from an unknown TV actress into a world famous star and cultural icon after starring in several successful movies in the 1990's. Despite her age, she clearly maintains her status and appearance and continues to stay at the peak of hollywood stardom by starring in movies. Demetria Gene Guynes was born on the November 11, 1962, in Roswell, New Mexico. Not only was her family poverty stricken, but her entire family life wasn't much to cheer about. The future soap opera actress' childhood was a drama in itself. By the time she was 18, Demi's family had experienced divorce, poverty, alcoholism, and suicide. Her father left the family before she was born and her mother married Danny Guynes, a newspaper ad salesman. His unstable job forced the family to move around from time to time, and whatever money he did make was lost to gambling. To add to her less than positive upbringing, her cross-eyed condition, which was finally corrected thanks to two operations, did not help her much. After her surgery, Demi used her looks to earn some money modeling in Europe (after dropping out of high school), and put her now trademark raspy voice to work as a collection agent.
Demi's 18th year was marked with a funeral and a wedding. Her father committed suicide, and Demi married rock musician Freddy Moore, who was twelve years her senior. Her short-lived marriage did more than make Demi Mrs. Moore; it is what led her to pursue an acting career. Demi and Freddy lived next door to actress Nastassja Kinski, who inspired Demi to become an actress. Demi earned her start as an actress on the soap opera General Hospital (which also later triggered the career of Vanessa Marcil). After appearing in a few unsuccessful films and as Michael Caine's daughter in Blame It On Rio, Demi left the soap in 1984.
That same year, Demi became a member of the Brat Pack with a role in St. Elmo's Fire. For a while, she played a dual role as a cocaine addict, both on- and off-screen; she finally kicked the habit after receiving an ultimatum from the film's director. The '80s were marked with an engagement to Emilio Estevez, a marriage to Bruce Willis and some more film roles, but none as memorable as her role in Ghost.
Demi's star rose to the top of the box office after the commercial and critical success of 1990's romantic tearjerker Ghost. Her role in the courtroom drama A Few Good Men91992), co-starring heavy hitters Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise, secured her standing in Hollywood and made audiences forgive her for her 1991 roles in Mortal Thoughts, Nothing But Trouble and The Butcher's Wife. In 1994, Demi starred in Indecent Proposal, which garnered her an MTV Movie Award for Best Onscreen Kiss. That same year, she co-starred with Michael Douglas in Disclosure, in which her physical assets were disclosed to audiences worldwide.
What followed were a string of box-office disappointments, with The Scarlet Letter (1995), Now and Then (1995) and The Juror (1996). The buzz and hype surrounding her controversial film Striptease (1996) were the only reasons to flock to the theatres -- well, aside from the obvious fact that Demi was playing a stripper. This was the film that placed Demi among the highest paid female actresses, with a salary of $12.5 million.
After her role in Striptease, Demi disappeared from the spotlight, only to resurface with the lead role in G.I. Jane (1997) and a highly publicized separation from her husband of 11 years, Bruce Willis. Demi is not only an actress and former model, she is also an avid doll collector (she hopes to someday open a doll museum), a businesswoman and a mother to her three daughters with Bruce Willis -- Rumer Glenn, Scout LaRue and Tallulah Belle.
Demi's time in the spotlight is also due to her behavior in the media. She appeared nude in the '80s for the magazine Oui and twice on the cover of Vanity Fair; once while seven months pregnant, and a second time covered in body paint.
Demi also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman before the release of Striptease, wearing nothing but a bikini and the top-ten list cards covering her, successfully disproving rumors that she was too fat to appear in the movie. And just as Demi-hype calmed down in the media, she again proved to audiences that she was fit enough to star as a Marine in G.I. Jane, by doing one-arm pushups on the Late Show.
Demi returned to the spotlight after a three-year hiatus, this time in 2000's Passion of Mind. After lending her voice to Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame II in 2002 and hooking up in real life with teen heartthrob Ashton Kutcher, she made her much-anticipated screen comeback as the villain in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle a year later.
Demi Moore is known as much her media antics and personal life as she is for her film roles . She may have been out of the spotlight in recent years, but Demi's rise from a drug and suicide-infused adolescence to her commercial success, as well as her status as one of the highest paid female actresses, is impossible to overlook.
Demi Moore mocks age-gap critics !
Demi Moore has answered all those who question the much-discussed age gap between her and boyfriend Ashton Kutcher, by dressing up as an elderly woman for hit comedy show Saturday Night Live, of which Kutcher is the host. .
The 42 year old striptease star, made news when her romance with 27-year-old Kutcher became public in 2003.She chose comedy show Saturday Night Live to mock the hullabaloo over their age gap.
While introducing the US TV hit, Kutcher declared, "There's so much of these celebrity magazines that focus on our age difference, and I don't get it, because all that I focus on is that she is the best thing that ever happened to me. And she's here tonight. Demi, I love you.", Contactmusic.com quoted him as saying.
The camera then closed in on an elderly looking Moore who was seated in the audience, all made up with grey hair, wrinkles and a double chin. And, when Kutcher invited Moore onstage, she took the aid of a stroller to slowly walk her way there.
Later, an attempt at a passionate kiss by the couple failed , when Moore's false teeth came away in Kutcher's mouth.Kutcher ended the show saying, "I love you too, Nana, I mean honey!"
Is Demi Moore pregnant?
Actress dances around People magazine question. Demi Moore didn't quite answer the question. Asked about tabloid stories saying she's pregnant, the 42-year-old actress told People magazine: "The rumors are just that: rumors."
Moore's publicist, Stephen Huvane, issued this statement: "Having another child is something Demi would like to do, but she cannot at this time say she is pregnant."
A call to Huvane Friday by The Associated Press wasn't immediately returned.
Earlier in the week, the would-be father, 27-year-old Ashton Kutcher, joked about the reports. At a news conference promoting his new movie, "Guess Who," he said: "Why am I the last person to find out everything? I'm going to be a daddy? God, no one tells me anything."
Moore and her second husband, Bruce Willis, divorced in 2000. They have three daughters.
She recently finished shooting the thriller "Half Light." Her films also include "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" and "G.I. Jane."
Kutcher has an MTV prank show, "Punk'd," and co-stars in the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show."
Hollywood stars add a spin to Kabbalah
Madonna, Demi Moore, Donna Karan, Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, Roseanne Barr and Paris Hilton are followers of a celebrity-centric philosophy that has little resemblance to the ancient Jewish mysticism Kabbalah whose name it bears, according to Vanity Fair.
The New York Daily News, armed with an advance copy, says Jewish history scholar Allan Nadler says Hollywood's glitzy Kabbalah Centre represents a subversion of the faith. "The original study," he says, "was the equivalent of a truly elite monastery somewhere in the middle of nowhere -- they didn't hold press conferences, and they certainly didn't put on cone-like bras and prance around" -- an obvious dig at the Big M.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are madly in love
I'VE NEVER ASKED nor wondered "how" Demi Moore keeps her relationship with Ashton Kutcher steady. From my minor experience with her, Demi seems to be a grounded and realistic person. She knows her priorities (her three daughters with her ex, Bruce Willis). I have to assume then that Ashton is more adult than his movie and MTV image would lead one to think.
But Life & Style Weekly does wonder, and it persuaded somebody to talk a bit: "They are madly in love," the source says, "but if Ashton wants to have a night out with the guys, she tells him to go have a good time." So she gives the guy some space. Nothing revolutionary about that. Movie stars are just real people, after all. But I must ask, what red-blooded young man wants a night out with the boys when Demi Moore is waiting at home?
Surviving yet another Hollywood breakup
BRAD AND JEN BROKE UP? NO! WHAT EVER WILL I DO? I DON'T THINK I CAN GO ON! WHY MUST LIFE BE SO CRUEL? YOU HAVE SMASHED MY DREAMS, AND ALL THAT IS GOOD IN THE WORLD...
...would be your response to this shocking turn of events if you didn't have The Hollywood Celebrity Breakup Historical Anthology. Dry your eyes, the magic and wonder that is Tinseltown will return. You just have to take a little gander at the past.
We'll begin with Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. Before their 1998 split, Bruce and Demi seemed the picture of stability: a happy family, a ranch in Idaho and Planet Hollywood franchises. Both had endured bumps in their careers. Bruce shot to stardom with "Die Hard" in 1988, followed by Demi's successes with "Ghost" (1990) and "A Few Good Men" (1992) and each saw their share of mid-'90s bombs ("Striptease," "Last Man Standing"), but their marriage survived.
But after Demi started filming "G.I. Jane" (1997), shaving her head bald for the role of the tough-as-nails Navy SEAL-in-training, suddenly the marriage collapsed. Maybe two bald people in the same marriage became too much for Bruce.
Maybe they were waiting for the right time, as suggested by E! News ("the announcement of the split was said to be delayed until summer - and until summer vacation - to mitigate the schoolyard-teasing factor for the couple's three kids." This action, though considerate, raises the question of precisely what kind of schoolyard bully would want to tangle with Bruce Willis's family. The man has killed like 44,000 terrorists).
The point is that sometimes breakups can be surprising, but not fatal. Despite their split, Demi and Bruce remain close friends and occasionally rumors surface that they will get back together.
So perhaps Brad and Jen are not totally finished. But clearly, the end of a relationship will doubtless affect their careers. Will Brad or Jen ever work again? Will there be an "Ocean's Baker's Dozen?" What about "Along Came Polly, Again?" Fear not, for past history again provides a hopeful answer.