Demi Moore was probably more successful in the 90’s than she was in the 80’s, but her role as Jules in St Elmo’s Fire, as well as her relationship with Emilio Etsevez, cemented her place in The Brat Pack. About Last Night was her other big 80’s hit but it was 1990’s Ghost alongside Patrick Swayze that really launched her as a global superstar.
Demi Moore Biography
Demetria Gene Guynes was born on 11th November 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico and spent her childhood in the suburbs of Pittsburg. Her biological father left her mother before she was born. As a result, Morre was give the Surname of her stepfather, Danny Guynes.
Danny Guynes frequently changed jobs, and made the family move fourty times. He committed suicide in 1980. Moore’s parents were bot alcoholics and frequently fought and beat each other.
Demi Moore’s family settled in Los Angeles in 1976. At 16, Moore was pursuaded by a friend to drop out of high school to become an actress.
Her big break came in the soap opera General Hospital where she played Jackie Templeton for a year from 1982. This led to bigger movie roles including the Bart Pack films, St Elmo’s Fire and About Last Night.
The 90’s and current work
During the 90’s, Demi Moore was at one point the highest paid actress in Hollywood. She became the first actress to be paid $10 million for a movie and starred in smash hits including Ghost, Disclosure, A Few Good Men and Indecent Proposal.
The mid nineties saw Moore’s career suffer slightly and she eventually took a break from acting. She returned in 2003 with a starring role in Charlie’s Angles: Full Throttle. She most recently appeared in the Emilio Estevez picture, Bobby.
Demi Moore has been married three times, to Freddie Moore from 1980 – 1984, to Bruce Willis from 1987 – 2000 and most recently to Aston Kutcher in 2005.
Demi Moore Quotes
“There’s this idea that if you take your clothes off, somehow you must have loose morals. There’s still a negative attitude in our society towards women who use a strength that’s inherent – their femininity – in any way that might be considered seductive.”
“Time is an amazing equalizer. I think if you stay true to yourself and keep moving forward, things come around.”
Demi Moore Links
Demi Moore on IMDB – Demi’s IMDB page.