Rebecca Romijn

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Rebecca Romijn

Born

11/6/1972, Berkeley, California, USA

Birth Name

Rebecca Romijn

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Rebecca A Romijn
  • Rebecca Romijn on Eastwick.
  • Rebecca Romijn on Eastwick.
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8.4
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144 votes

Biography

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Rebecca Romjin (pronounced "Romaine", like the lettuce), a California native, is mostly remembered as being clad in flimsy lingerie in Victoria Secret catalogues, in body paint as Mystique in the X-Men movie series, and in fashionable clothing as Alexis Meade on Ugly Betty. The supermodel-turned-actress is daughter to…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1999, Rebecca had her song "Darling Nikki" included in the Party O' The Times - A Tribute To Prince compilation album. The song was also part of the albums, Essential '80s Masters (2001) and Electro Goth Tribute to Prince (2005).

    • She appeared on the music video of "Please Don't Go Girl" by New Kids on the Block.

    • Rebecca and husband Jerry O'Connell welcomed twin girls, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip on December 28, 2008. One of their daughters was named after Dolly Parton. They also own mixed poodles named Better and Taco.

    • Awards & Nominations:
      2001 (won) - Best Supporting Actress, Saturn Award, for X-Men
      2001 (won) - Favorite Supporting Actress - Science Fiction, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, for X-Men
      2003 (nominated) - Choice Movie Actress - Drama/Action Adventure, Teen Choice Award, for X2
      2003 (nominated) - Choice Movie Liar, Teen Choice Award, for X2
      2003 (nominated) - Worst Supporting Actress, Razzie Award, for Rollerball
      2004 (nominated) - Sexiest She-Villain, MTV Movie Award (Mexico), for X2
      2008 (nominated) - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, SAG Award, for Ugly Betty, shared with castmates

    • Rebecca never wore makeup nor had her hair done until she started modeling in 1991.

    • Rebecca's favorite foods are fillet mignon, tuna sashimi, and Häagen-Dazs Cappuccino Commotion ice cream. Her favorite passion is Vintage clothes. Among her favorite Broadway shows are Sound of Music, Gypsy, and Grease.

    • Romijn is a terrible cook. The whole time that she was married to John [Stamos], she only cooked two meals.

    • In 1997, Rebecca did a cover for GQ that shows her in a bikini bottom with Dennis Rodman's hands painted on her chest. In 1999, Rebecca graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition with a painted-on swimsuit.

    • Rebecca's costume in X-Men is made mostly of body paint. To play Mystique, every day she had to start out nude, and then makeup artists would apply blue body paint, and other stick-on parts, for 8 hours a day.

    • Rebecca has done work as a model for Miller Lite Beer (1997, 1999), National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board (1999), ACT Moutwash, Tommy Hilfiger (1997-1999), Maybelline (1992), Liz Claiborne's Fall casual collection (2000), Sports Illustrated, Dior (1994), Victoria's Secret, and Escada.

    • In 2002, Rebecca won her first leading role as Laure/Lily in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale.

    • Rebecca can speak both French and Portuguese.

    • List Appearances & Rankings:
      2008 - No.58, Maxim's Hot 100 List
      2007 - No.30, Maxim Hot 100 List
      2006 - No.86, FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2006 - No.46, AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
      2005 - No.13, AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
      2005 - No.80, Maxim Hot 100 List
      2005 - No.99, FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2004 - No.58, FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2004 - No.60, VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
      2004 - No.66, FHM US 100 Sexiest Women
      2003 - No.58, FHM US 100 Sexiest Women
      2003 - No.51, FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2003 - No.15, AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
      2002 - No.49, AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
      2002 - No.82, Stuff magazine's 102 Sexiest Women in the World
      2002 - No.34, FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2002 - No.25, FHM US 100 Sexiest Women
      2001 - No.08, FHM US 100 Sexiest Women
      2001 - No.37, FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2000 - No.42, FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2000 - No.06, FHM US 100 Sexiest Women
      1999 - No.79, FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      1999 - Listed, People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
      1997 - Listed, People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
      1997 - GQ magazine's Woman of the Year

    • Rebecca and her ex-husband, John Stamos, have both guest-starred on the show Friends, though not in the same episode.

    • When Rebecca was younger her parents had little money so she had to shop at Value Village. Today, she still shops at some thrift stores.

    • On July 14, 2007, Rebecca and longtime boyfriend Jerry O'Donnell were married at their ranch in Los Angeles. They had a western themed wedding and a BBQ reception. They spent their honeymoon at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.

    • Rebecca is 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 meters) tall. She has blond hair and blue eyes. Her measurements are 35-24-35. She is left-handed and wears a shoe size 10 (US). Also, she has the initials of her three best friends tattooed on her left ankle.

    • In 2003, Rebecca did the voice of Mercury on video game Tron 2.0. The following year, she voice-acted the same role on the sequel, Tron 2.0: Killer App.

    • Rebecca starred in four movies based on Marvel comic book characters. They include X-Men, X2, The Punisher, and X-Men 3.

    • From September, 19, 1998 until March, 1, 2005, Rebecca was married to actor John Stamos.

  • Quotes

    • Rebecca Romijn: (desperate for her breasts to keep their shape during her pregnancy with twins) I can't move anymore ... I'm a beached whale! I have not been without a bra this entire pregnancy. I refuse. I'm not taking any chances. I'm determined to keep the puppies up!

    • Rebecca Romijn: (revealing she wants to name one of her children Dolly, as a tribute to Dolly Parton) I have been a Dolly fan all of my life. She is a wonderful woman. I really connect with her music and I can't think of a better role model for my children. She was honored I had chosen the name Dolly.

    • Rebecca Romijn: Sometimes I find myself having to try extra hard to be goofy and disarming to prove to people that, yeah, I pick my nose just like you do.

    • Rebecca Romijn: Neither my sister nor I ever really thought about the way we looked growing up. In our teens, we didn't know or care about makeup or designers or anything like that. We both lucked out in the genes department. In fact, my first agent wanted to hire my mom as a supermodel-making machine. It was like, 'I'll pay you to make more babies.'

    • Rebecca Romijn: (her own words about her start in the business) I was a freshman at UC Santa Cruz, really poor and restless to see the world. I used to sit in my dorm room, thinking I just know I'm missing out on something. But, of course, I had no money. And so this friend hooked me up with an agency, and it happened very quickly. I moved to Paris, got a cover of French Elle, and stayed for two and a half years.

    • Rebecca Romijn: When my husband kisses my ears. My ears turn me on like nothing else, they must be my most erogenous zone. Just having my ears kneaded is like a full body massage.

    • Rebecca Romijn: I'm not for gratuitous nudity, but if there's humor, I don't have a problem.

    • Rebecca Romijn: I'm a little top heavy, so I have to pay attention to that area. I think it was from my years of swimming in school when I was a kid and it just overdeveloped my upper body. In fact, when I started modeling, my back was so developed, I could not fit into any dresses.

    • Rebecca Romijn: I'd have to say that, in general, models take themselves too seriously. Basically, they are genetic freaks who spend a couple of hours in hair and makeup.

    • Rebecca Romijn: I need eight hours of z's a night to be at my best.

    • Rebecca Romijn: (on changing her name upon marrying Jerry O'Connell) I'm probably just going to take the 'O'. Rebecca O'Romijn.

    • Rebecca Romijn: Playing a witch is a fantasy for a girl like playing a superhero is a fantasy for a guy. Your powers are limitless. I dressed up as a witch for Halloween probably three times when I was a kid. It's fun.

    • Rebecca Romijn: I don't know where its coming from, but I think studios are finally realizing that people want to see girls who can kick butt as well as guys can.

    • Rebecca Romijn: Sexy at the millennium means having a solid sense of self but never taking yourself too seriously.

    • Rebecca Romijn: I still can't believe that I walk down the runway once a year in high-heels and lingerie for Victoria's Secret. And that this is worthy of being broadcast on the Sony JumboTron in Times Square.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Consistent

    8.5
    She is a greaaaat tv host.
  • Rebbeca plays some very interesting roles

    7.0
    okay this is a very talented actress who doesnt play your regular you now girl next door routin all the time she plays very complex charachters my favorite being Mystique one the three X men serious she did an amazing job as the naked blue charachter who changed shape several times. okay so now she's on one of my favorite shows Ugly Betty as Alex-Alexsis Meade and yall she just came in and stole the show the episode she was revealed was Crazy it was like a punch in the face and a women who could play a women who used to be a man was like wow she was outstanding , keep it up the good work.moreless
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