Demi Gene Guynesnote (born November 11, 1962), professionally known as Demi Moore, is an American actress, filmmaker, and model. After appearing on the soap opera General Hospital, she subsequently gained recognition for her work in Blame It On Rio (1984) and St. Elmo's Fire (1985) and for being part of The '80s Brat Pack clique. Her first film to become both a critical and commercial hit was About Last Night... (1986), which established her as a Hollywood star.
In 1990, Moore starred in Ghost, the highest-grossing film of that year, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She had a string of additional box-office successes in the early 1990s, including A Few Good Men (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993), and Disclosure (1994). In 1996, Moore became the highest-paid actress in film history when she was paid a then-unprecedented fee of $12.5 million to star in Striptease, a film that was a high-profile disappointment. Her next major role, G.I. Jane (1997), for which she famously shaved her head, was followed by a lengthy break and significant downturn in Moore's career, although she remained a subject of substantial media interest for her relationship with the actor Bruce Willis, with whom she has three daughters. She married Ashton Kutcher in 2005, but they separated in 2011.
Her films include:
- Parasite (1982)
- Blame It On Rio (1984)
- St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
- About Last Night... (1986)
- Ghost (1990)
- Nothing but Trouble (1991)
- A Few Good Men (1992)
- Indecent Proposal (1993)
- Disclosure (1994)
- The Scarlet Letter (1995)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996, voice of Esmeralda)
- Striptease (1996)
- Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996, voice of Dallas Grimes)
- G.I. Jane (1997)
- Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003): 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.
- Mr. Brooks (2007)
- Bunraku (2010), where she plays the Femme Fatale Alexandra.
- Margin Call (2011)
- LOL (2011 American remake of the 2008 French film) (alongside Miley Cyrus)
Tropes associated with this actress' works and portrayals in media:
- Action Girl: In G.I. Jane.
- Bald Woman: Shaved her head on-screen in G. I. Jane. Caused quite a stir.
- Buxom Is Better: She had breast augmentation surgery in the mid-1990s to help her career as a Hollywood sex symbol, and her bigger bust definitely attracted the notice of the tabloids.
- Femme Fatale: Better believe it, see Disclosure in which she starred as Michael Douglas's predatory boss.
- Hollywood Hype Machine: It really got behind her after her stretch in the early nineties — she was appearing on every Entertainment Tonight, and was constantly talked-about in magazines. It eventually switched itself off for her once Striptease and The Scarlet Letter bombed, ruining her credibility. It started again after Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle; really trying to push her as the archetype of "Hot Older Woman," but it kinda sputtered again and she was much more known as "Tabloid Magnet" instead of "Actress."
- Ink-Suit Actor: The Hot Gypsy Woman Esmeralda from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame is pretty much Demi Moore with wavy and full bodied hair.
- Its Pronounced Tro PAY: Her name is pronounced "Dmee" and not "Demmy". Apparently a minor Berserk Button for her. They did an entire bit about the pronounciation on Seinfeld ("I never heard of a smee-tractor trailer!")
- Ms. Fanservice: 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).
- Peek-a-Bangs: Her characters tended to sport these during The '80s and the early '90s.
- Production Posse: In her Brat Pack days.
- Rich Bitch: See Disclosure, Indecent Proposal.