Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca De Mornay

Actress
Date of Birth: 29.08.1961
Country: USA

Content:
  1. Biography of Rebecca De Mornay
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Rise to Stardom
  4. Commercial Success and Personal Life
  5. Later Career

Biography of Rebecca De Mornay

Early Life and Education

Rebecca De Mornay was born on August 29, 1959, in Santa Rosa, California. Her father, Wally George, was a prominent conservative television talk show host known for his controversial style of "combat television." However, Rebecca's parents divorced when she was very young, and she took her mother's surname. Her mother remarried, but her stepfather passed away when Rebecca was only five years old. Following her stepfather's death, Rebecca and her half-brother were raised in both England and later Austria. She excelled academically and became fluent in French, German, and English.

Rebecca De Mornay

Rise to Stardom

Rebecca De Mornay returned to the United States at the age of 20 and made her debut in Francis Ford Coppola's commercially unsuccessful film "One From The Heart" (1982). She gained limited fame for her role as a call girl in the film "Risky Business" (1983). Her performances in Andrei Konchalovsky's "Runaway Train" (1985) and the American remake of "And God Created Woman" (1987) solidified her reputation as a promising star. She showcased her talent for serious psychological roles in the non-profit film "The Trip to Bountiful" (1985) and the TV movie "Avoiding the Punishment" (1994).

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Commercial Success and Personal Life

Rebecca De Mornay achieved mainstream success with the thriller "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992), where she played a natural-born villain. She also portrayed Lady de Winter in the modern version of "The Three Musketeers" (1993). However, her subsequent roles failed to meet expectations, including the thriller "Never Talk to Strangers" (1995), in which she also served as a co-producer. In 1997, she appeared in the television series "The Shining" based on Stephen King's novel, as well as the romantic comedy "Pasadena" and produced the film "Winner." Rebecca De Mornay has had a colorful personal life, having relationships with Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Cruise, poet and singer Leonard Cohen, and screenwriter Bruce Wagner (she was briefly married to him). She gave birth to her first daughter, Sofia, in November 1997, with Patrick O'Neal, the son of actor Ryan O'Neal. She later had another daughter, Veronica, in 2001.

Rebecca De Mornay

Later Career

Rebecca De Mornay continued to work in a variety of films, including "Music Within" (2007), "The Wedding Crashers" (2005), and "Lords of Dogtown" (2005). Some of her other notable films include "Identity" (2003), "Table for One" (1999), "Homecoming" (1999), "Getting Out" (1998), and "Thicker Than Water" (1998). Despite her unconventional features, she has been able to transform her appearance from role to role while maintaining her undeniable sex appeal. Although her potential as a star may not have fully blossomed in the limited number of films she has appeared in, she has also pursued a career as a writer and has been working on a novel.

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