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Actress known for being part of TheEighties Creator/BratPack clique with films such as ''Film/StElmosFire'' and in TheNineties for popular films such as ''Film/{{Ghost}}'', ''Film/{{Disclosure}}'' and ''Film/IndecentProposal''. Also known for her relationship with the actor BruceWillis; with whom she has three daughters. She married Creator/AshtonKutcher in 2005, but they separated in 2011.

!!Her films include:
* ''Film/AboutLastNight''
* ''Film/BlameItOnRio''
* ''Film/{{Bunraku}}'', where she plays the FemmeFatale Alexandra.
* ''Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle'': Her comeback role after being out of the limelight for a number of years. Notably outshone the three leads despite having just turned 40 at the time.
* ''Film/{{Disclosure}}''
* ''Film/AFewGoodMen''
* ''Film/GIJane''
* ''Film/{{Ghost}}''
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' (voice) of Esmeralda.
* ''Film/IndecentProposal'': "What would you do if someone offered you one million dollars to sleep with your wife?"
* ''Film/TheJuror''
* ''Film/MarginCall''
* ''Film/MrBrooks''
* ''Film/NothingButTrouble''
* ''Film/{{Parasite}}''
* ''Film/TheScarletLetter''
* ''[[Film/StElmosFire St. Elmo's Fire]]''
* ''Film/{{Striptease}}''

!!Popularised such tropes as:
* ActionGirl: In ''G.I. Jane''.
* BaldWoman: Shaved her head on-screen in ''Film/GIJane''. Caused quite a stir.
* Creator/BratPack[=/=][[DoubleActsandGroups CelebPosse]]
* FemmeFatale: Better believe it, see ''Disclosure'' in which she starred as MichaelDouglas's predatory boss.
* HollywoodHypeMachine: It ''really'' got behind her after her stretch in the early nineties -- she was appearing on every ''Series/EntertainmentTonight'', and was constantly talked-about in magazines. It eventually switched itself off for her once ''Film/{{Striptease}}'' and ''Film/TheScarletLetter'' bombed, ruining her credibility.
** The same thing happened after ''Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.'' It really tried to push her as the archetype of "Hot Older Woman." It kinda sputtered again and she was much more known as "Tabloid Magnet" instead of "Actress."
* InkSuitActor: [[HotGypsyWoman Esmeralda]] from Disney's ''{{Disney/The Hunchback of Notre Dame}}'' is pretty much Demi Moore with wavy and full bodied hair.
* ItsPronouncedTropay: Her name is pronounced '''"Dmee"''' and not '''"Demmy"'''. Apparently a minor BerserkButton for her.
** They did an entire bit about the pronounciation on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' ("I never heard of a smee-tractor trailor!")
* MsFanservice: Was one of Hollywood's "go to" girls for nudity in cinema for a good long time. It's part of what kept her from being taken seriously as an actress (well, that and the bomb that was ''Striptease'').
* PeekABangs: During {{The Eighties}} and the early [[TheNineties Nineties]].
* ProductionPosse: In her Creator/BratPack days.
* RichBitch: See ''Film/{{Disclosure}}'', ''Film/IndecentProposal''.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: All three of her daughters are carbon-copies of their mother.