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Demi Moore Today Demi Moore is as well known for her fabulous figure daring Vanity Fair cover photos and much-publicized 2000 split from husband Bruce Willis as for her films However the husky-voiced actress who rose from a troubled upbringing to stardom has toiled successfully behind the scenes as a producer of the hits Austin Powers International Man of Mystery 1997 and its sequel Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 Moore was born Demetria Guynes in Roswell New Mexico on November 11 1962 to her mother Virginia and stepfather Danny Guyness a newspaper ad salesman Her parents relationship was at times abusive and the family struggled moving frequently as Danny sought work When Moore was in her teens Danny committed suicide Dropping out of high school to pursue modeling and acting Moore landed her first acting job as Jackie Templeton on the TV soap General Hospital Then at age 18 she married rock musician Freddy Rocker divorcing him four years later Moores early films included the horror flick Parasite 1981 Young Doctors in Love 1982 and No Small Affair 1982 But it was the post-college angst drama St Elmos Fire that put the actress in the big league The films ensemble cast included Emilio Estevez Rob Lowe Ally Sheedy Andrew McCarthy and Judd Nelson all of whom became collectively known as the Brat Pack Fittingly the actors played a group of yuppie twenty-somethings trying to figure out next steps after graduation And Moore played Jules a vivacious but cocaine-addicted woman -- a role that unfortunately was too close to home at the time With her job in St Elmos Fire on the line the actress had to overcome drug dependency while shooting the movie St Elmos Fire solidified the stardom of Moore and her fellow Brat Packers However only Moore would go on to bona fide stardom as an adult Her acting talents and womanly charms were on
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