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Her father also ran the Italian chapter of the cult Children of God, and she spent some of her childhood in the groups communes. She said to Maxim she remembered, All these weirdo people were always running around naked. I remember seeing a lot of legs, but not a lot of faces. I still really dislike seeing naked people en masse.
Rose McGowan became a child model and appeared in Italian magazines. When she was 10, she came to the United States when her parents divorced. She didnt speak English and had to learn it while she settled in Seattle, Washington.
When she was 15, Rose McGowan emancipated herself from her parents and pursued a career in film while enrolled in beauty school.
She landed her first role in Encino Man, followed by The Doom Generation and Scream. After landing roles in mainly indie movies, she got a gig for which she is probably most known, as Paige Matthews on Charmed. Rose won an award for Favorite Sister from the Family Television Awards.
More roles followed, including Monkeybone, Elvis, Grindhouse and the remake of Conan the Barbarian. She lent her voice to the video game Darkwatch and appeared in a music video Come White. Maxim, Stuff and FHM have all included her on their Sexiest and Hot lists.
Rose McGowan was once engaged to musician Marilyn Manson and later to director Robert Rodriquez. She once wore a see-through chain-mail dress at the 1998 MTV Movie Awards.
She is an activist for gay rights. McGowan recalls, When I was 13, I was a runaway and taken in by a drag queen in Portland, Oregon. I used to go to gay nightclubs and dance the night away. So, its pretty much been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember (ontopmag.com).
Rose McGowan told Maxim, Im a pussycat unless you do something to my friends. Then Ill think of unique ways to get back at you. Im more creative than the average bear. She added, Fifty percent of me wants to be good and raise the bar on the evolutionary scale, and the other part wants to destroy everything. Im sure if I lived back in Salem, I would have been burned at the stake.
Rose McGowan has described herself as a man with really nice breasts. She elaborated, Im like a guy in the emotional sense. I dont like to talk about things. Discussing where the relationship is going makes me want to stick my head in the oven.