Rebecca lived in Paris for two her during her modeling career.
Rebecca attended the University of California in Santa Cruz, but left school in 1991 to pursue her modeling career.
Rebecca is left-handed.
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.
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
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.
From September, 19, 1998 until March, 1, 2005, Rebecca was married to actor John Stamos.
Rebecca: (on doing the tv series The Librarians) You know, the script came to me and I initially was really attracted to it because of the genre. I grew up loving Indiana Jones. And I had not seen the movies. And so when I watched the movies, I fell even more in love with it because of the comic tone, which...
Rebecca: My very first concert was Purple Rain when I was 13. I have had the honor of seeing Prince perform at least 20 times. I feel like everything I know -- everything I have learned -- about style, sex appeal, attitude and generosity in performance comes from him.
Rebecca: I think he'd be great. I love watching him and Kelly together. He and Kelly are awesome [together]. He was born and raised in New York City, which I think is really important for whoever fills that seat. That's why people loved Regis Philbin so much -- he was a native New Yorker. It is such a New York show, even though it's national. Jerry is a wholesome married man with children, and people can relate to that when they watch a morning program.
Rebecca: Jennifer Lawrence is doing a fantastic job. I could not think of a cooler girl to share that role with. It's not like I take issue with who has taken over the role of Mystique. She is a solid actress and she's got an Oscar, so she is doing something right.
Rebecca: I haven't thought about it much because they signed us to these movies three at a time, so my contract was for the first three. It's a contractual thing. I don't have an opinion on whether or not there is some kind of double standard going with regard to bringing back the older men [Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen] but not the older women. I'd be happy to go back and reprise that role sometime but maybe they have moved on. Maybe they just want to keep going younger. People tweet at me all the time: "Would you ever go back and play Mystique again?" Um, do people realize that it's not my choice? Have I been asked? No, I have not been asked.
Rebecca: No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue. So it is frustrating. I know a lot of people -- legitimate fashion people -- can't stand it. Hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion. They are not true supermodels. And the thing is, I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower. I rely on Vogue to set the standard, not follow what everybody else is doing. So I have been disappointed that fashion magazines have been supporting this trend of social media stars to set our style standards. But it will change; fashion always does.
Rebecca: I was the first model ever painted for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. They always have a section of painted swimsuits [on models] and the first year they did it was the year that I was on the cover. That was not even my whole body -- the painting was a swimsuit with a shirt tied over it. And that was a 13-hour paint job.
Rebecca: Aging has never been scary to me. I've always admired my mom's lines - she has a beautiful, laughter filled face. I've always thought that was attractive.
Rebecca: I don't know where it's 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: 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.
Rebecca: Sexy at the millennium means having a solid sense of self but never taking yourself too seriously.
Rebecca: (on her last name correct pronunciation) It's pronounced "romaine", like the lettuce.
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.