A few years back, Rose appeared on the Animal Planet show Dogs 101 to talk about the history of Boston Terriers. In the video you can see Rose with her sweet little Boston. Bug unfortunately passed away in the summer of 2010. Rose is a huge lover Boston Terriers and frequently supports animal rescues and charities.
Full Name: Rose Arianna McGowan
Date of birth: September 5, 1973
Place of birth: Florence, Italy
Family: Daniel (father), Terri (mother), Nathaniel, Daisy, Eva, Viola, Rebecca, James, Bobbie and Lloyd (brothers and sisters)
Marrial status: Dating musician and producer Jordy Asher aka Boots
Pets: Sasquatch & Mrs. Noodle (dogs)
Height: 5′ 4″ (163 cm)
Hair color: Brunette
Eye color: Brown
Occupation: Director, musician
Former jobs: Rose noteably quit acting to go behind the camera, has been a part-time model including the face of “Bebe” clothing and has done singing for Marilyn Manson, BT and various movie roles, most notably for the Planet Terror soundtrack. She’s also been a waitress, an usher and worked at her aunt’s beauty salon and has had a number of other temporary jobs
Body modifications: Used to have a tattoo of a pin-up girl on her shoulder and a navel ring
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Rose has just released a striking new music video for her first official single “RM486.” The star teams up with Spun director Jonas Åkerlund and is styled by Swedish fashion maverick B. Åkerlund.
Styled as a gorgeous, white alien shuffling between eccentric costumes that range from fetish goth to fallen angel chic — it’s a fitting video for the eerie piano ballad accentuated only by the subtle synth line and reverb-y vocals. Watch the haunting video below and prepare to have your breath taken away.
A look at the inimitable actor’s first musical performance
Rose McGowan is done with being told what to do. Having called out the film industry for sexism and left her acting career behind, The Doom Generationstar returned to Hollywood earlier this year with guns blazing – this time from the other side of the camera. After shooting her arresting directorial debut, the Sundance Award-nominated short Dawn, the actor-turned-director has teamed up with Spun director Jonas Åkerlund, enlisting his signature gothic vision for her unanticipated pop promo in the form of RM486.
Styled by Swedish fashion maverick B. Åkerlund, each of McGowan’s theatrical guises represents a different facet of the star’s morphing persona: from alien outsider (“Not only did I not fit in, I didn’t want to fit in,” she says of her formative years) to Hollywood starlet and beyond. Each persona carries a message, with the goth confronting people’s perception of beauty: “I actually think she’s the most beautiful,” McGowan says. Here the actor-turned director talks rocking the boat and kicking up an art fuss.
This release marks your musical debut, why now?
Rose McGowan: In the last few years I’ve actually released some songs under different names, just me pranking the public. I woke up one day and realised I hated acting and that I’d always hated it. Imagine, its predominantly men whose scripts get done so it was mostly a male voice coming out of my mouth for fifteen years.
Bobby Caruso of VH1 wrote an article on Rose. Be sure to take a read!
Rose McGowan burst onto the scene in 1996 with Scream, then won over countless fans as the most sharp-tongued and sarcastic
spirit animalsister in Charmed. After a high-profile relationship with Marilyn Manson, and a series of notable magazine covers, McGowan seemed nearly unstoppable. Fast forward to 2015, and she found herself fired by her agent and nearly blacklisted from Tinsel Town.
OK, let’s rewind a bit. Rose grew up in Italy as part of a religious cult known as Children of God, but moved to America at 10. By 15, she had already left home as a newly emancipated teen hoping to make it big in Los Angeles. As her Hollywood career began, McGowan became eponymous with a young sex symbol in Hollywood. She was funny, cool, and intelligent.
Then on June 18 of this year, McGowan tweeted a casting note for a script she received that was pretty, well, f’d up.
Read the full article at VH1!
Wes Craven, the director who gave the world A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Scream franchise, and The Hills Have Eyes, has passed away at the age of 76 after enduring a private battle with brain cancer. Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision. Rose of coursed starred as Tatum Riley in 1996’s Scream. As huge fan’s of Craven’s and the Scream film, we are deeply saddened by this loss and our deepest condolences go out to Mr. Craven’s loved ones.
For many of us, Scream is what introduced us to Rose McGowan, and although Tatum only appears in one film, her iconic character is still a fan favorite and one of the more memorable roles in all of the series. Rose sent out the following tweets after Craven’s family posted the announcement on his Twitter.
“Shedding tears now. A giant has left us.
#wescraven #always #liveon“
Thank you for being the kindest man, the gentlest man, and one of the smartest men I’ve known. Please say there’s a plot twist.
On a personal note, as a huge horror fan, I am crushed by the news. So much of my youth was actually shaped by characters introduced by Craven. In 1997 I was introduced to horror films with a double feature screening of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream 2. That day my intense love of horror began. I still remember watching Scream for the first time, I remember being scared of Freddy Kruger and my uncle singing me “1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you…”. I remember looking for all the various Scream VHS box covers in every store we were in. If you are a lover of horror you know what an impact this man had on the genre and ultimately reinventing it with its cliches being brought to the surface with Scream. He gave us one of the most frightening (and cool) baddies with Freddy. Then he flipped the script and gave us a reinvention with A New Nightmare. Let us not forget his first film The Last House on the Left is one of the most brutal and scary films well before intensely brutal horror films became the thing. He gave us Freddy Kruger, Ghostface, Tatum Riley, Sidney Prescott, Nancy Thompson and let’s not forget he introduced us to a then unknown Johnny Depp!
His imagination and films will live on with us forever. Rest in pieces, Mr. Craven. 🔪
“What I’ve tried to do is make movies where I can honestly say I haven’t seen that before.” – Wes Craven
Rose McGowan knows three versions of herself through and through: the woman she is, the woman you thought of her as, and the woman she’s becoming. The former is a staunch feminist, articulate and no-holds barred. The latter is a filmmaker with what many are finding to be surprising depth and vision. It’s that middle one—that pesky version that for years shaded McGowan in every color but gray. That’s the one she ran away from seven years ago, that’s the one that she’s making sure never comes back.
We speak the day after the Golden Globes, which she was slated to attend until her body went into what she calls a “psychosomatic seizure” that debilitated her. Considering the alternative—hobnobbing with industry elite and foreign press members—it seems she may have gotten the better end of the stick.
“It just all feels like a scene in a movie that you’ve been in so many times, you forget why you keep going,” McGowan says. “It becomes about, ‘why did you cut your hair?’ Why the fuck not? How about that?”
As her debut short-film Dawn, is set to be released on June 21st on YouTube we met with Rose McGowan and discussed her new vocation as a film director, the story behind her upcoming first feature film The Pines, and her escape from Hollywood’s status quo of misogyny. And as it turns out, her new professional journey is far more personal than one could imagine.
First things first, let’s discuss your short-film debut, Dawn, the tragedy of a teenage girl…
Dawn is about growing up as a young woman in the 60s, experiencing first love and femininity, but it is also about asking what happens when we as a society, with maternal influences, bind our daughter’s hands? How we give them no defense mechanism at all-we only say ‘no, you can’t do this’, without explaining why. But it also questions the idea of masculinity, the two men that Dawn idolises are Robert Hunter and Rock Hudson, now known as gay actors, but at the time, they would have been her teenage dream. I also wanted to question class disparity by putting an emphasis on the material contrast between the working class and the middle class–for example, the condition of Dawn’s family car which is brand new, versus the boy’s car, who works at a gas station, which is much older. I say a lot without having to hit anybody over the head. So it’s not a coming-of-age story per se, it’s rather a cautionary tale.
What about the casting, how did you chose your actors?
I didn’t want anybody to look like an actor from L.A. I got Tara Barr to play Dawn, her face doesn’t have this innocent baby-fat anymore. As for the male lead role, I was looking for somebody who could embody a paedophile, a victimiser, a manipulator capable of gently scrambling Dawn’s brain.