10 Things You Didn’t Know About Demi Moore

  
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Demi Moore first rose to fame in the ‘80s but, it was during the ‘90s, that she became an A-list star. She starred in box office successes like Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal and Disclosure; however, after box office disappointments like Striptease and G.I. Jane, she took a long break from the spotlight. Even though she’s made several comebacks since, her career is nowhere near as successful as it once was, but that doesn’t matter – people are still really interested in her as a celebrity. In celebration of her upcoming birthday, we have 10 things you didn’t the actress:

10. Challenging Childhood

Moore’s stepfather frequently changed jobs so the family moved around a lot. As a result, Demi had to transfer schools frequently and was unable to form long-term friendships. He and her mother, Virginia, were also alcoholics and their arguments would turn physical. When she was 15, her mother and stepfather divorced and she and her mother moved to West Hollywood, California, because her mother got a job with a magazine distribution company. During her junior year, when she was 16, she dropped out of school, got her own apartment and began working as a debt collector. A year later, her stepfather Dan, committed suicide.

© 20th Century Fox Film Corp

© 20th Century Fox Film Corp

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9. Early Life

Demi Gene Guynes was born on November 11, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico. Her father Charles Harmon Sr., an air force airman, left her 19-year-old mother Virginia two months into their marriage before she was born. Her mother then married Dan Guynes, a newspaper advertisor, when Demi was three months old. She grew up believing that Dan was her father but, when she was 13, she learned that he was not when she found their marriage certificate, which indicated that they were married in 1963 – a year after she was born.

(c) Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

(c) Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

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