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Demi Moore

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Demi Moore (born Demetria Guynes on November 11, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico) is an American actress with a trademark husky voice.

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Moore as Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter (1995)

Demi's father Charles Harmon left her mother, Victoria, before she was born. Because of this, Demi didn't share his last name on her birth certificate. 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. To make matters worse, operations on her left eye during childhood caused her to wear a patch. Although Demi was born in New Mexico, she spent much of her childhood in Eastern Pennsylvania. Danny and Victora kept on drinking, arguing and beating each other, until Danny finally committed suicide.

A friend persuaded Demi to drop out of Hollywood's Fairfax High School at age 16 to become an actress. After quitting school, Demi went to work as a pin-up girl. Her big break came playing the part of Jackie Templeton on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital, a role she played from 1982 to 1983.

From the first General Hospital salaries, Demi celebrated by partying and sniffing cocaine. Demi's drug abuse lasted more than 3 years, until director Joel Schumacher fired her from the set of St. Elmo's Fire when she turned up high one day. She soon got a withdrawal treatment and returned clean after a week... and stayed clean. Incidentally, Moore's character in St. Elmo's Fire Jules was herself a cocaine addict. She had to sign a contract stipulating that she would stop her own alcohol and drug abuse, an agreement that caused her life to turn around.

She appeared nude on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine in 1991 while seven-months pregnant with her daughter Scout LaRue, with enormous attendant publicity. At the height of her popularity she was spoofed with a cartoon version of herself (called "Dewmi Moore") in the popular video game Leisure Suit Larry.

For a time during the 1990s, Moore was the highest paid actress in Hollywood; she was the first actress to reach the 10 million dollar mark for salary. Moore was coming off of the heels of a string of box office hits such as Ghost, A Few Good Men, and Indecent Proposal. Moore's career suffered though when starring vehicles like The Scarlett Letter, The Juror, Striptease, and G.I. Jane (a movie in which Moore went as far as shaving her head for) failed at the box office and mostly garnered poor reviews.

According to an article in the now defunct Buzz magazine, she was so demanding when it came to perks and fringe benefits, her nickname around Hollywood studio executives was "Gimme Moore."

After a long break from her acting career Moore returned to the screen as a former member of Charlie's Angels in the film Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle. When Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle was about to be released, much was made in the press about how the now 40 year old mother of three repeatedly had plastic surgery to remove fat on hips, tummy and behind and to enlarge her breasts on the other side. In addition, Moore in the process, became the subject of much tabloid fodder thanks to her romantic relationship with actor Ashton Kutcher, who happens to be 15 years Moore's junior. Both would eventually spoof about the public's facination with their age difference during the monologue on the March 19, 2005 edition of Saturday Night Live. Kutcher, who served as guest host, brought Moore on stage while Moore was made up to appear like a very eldery woman, who constantly babied Kutcher.

She has been married and divorced twice. Her first marriage was to musician Freddy Moore for whom Demi married when she was 18 years old. She has three daughters by her marriage to Bruce Willis: Rumer Glenn, Scout LaRue and Tallulah Belle. Moore was also briefly engaged to fellow Brat Packer Emilio Estevez.

Her primary residence now a days is in Hailey, Idaho, near the famous Sun Valley resort.

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