Demi (Demetria) Moore was born on November 11th, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico. Her real father was an unemployed gambling addict who left her mother before she was born. Her childhood was a tough one and to make matters worse she was born cross-eyed and underwent two operations to fix the problem.Demi's mother remarried Danny Guynes. Unfortunately, Guynes didn't add any stability to the family. He was frequently changing jobs, which caused the family to move over 30 times during Demi's youth. Demi grew up dealing with alcoholism, poverty, divorce, poverty and her step fathers suicide when she was 18. Perhaps her afflicted childhood fueled her ambitions for fame and fortune.At 16 Demi quite school and moved to Los Angeles where she found work as a model (modeled in Europe) and worked for a collection agency. When she was 18 she married Rock musician, Freddy Moore. The marriage lasted for 4 years.Her break into show biz was on the Daytime series ''General Hospital'' as Jackie Templeton. She stayed with the show long enough to get noticed in Hollywood and was cast in her first significant role as the drug addicted Jules in ''St. Elmo's Fire''. Her own life mirrored that of her character as Demi herself was abusing drugs, mostly cocaine, and alcohol. After director Joel Schumacher threatened to fire her from the set of ''St. Elmo's Fire'' Demi began to turn her life around. She attended a two week drug rehab program and returned to work. She has remained clean and sober ever since.
After ending a three year engagement to fellow actor Emilio Estevez, Demi met Bruce Willis. After a highly publicized, whirl wind romance the couple were married in November of 1987. The couple stayed together for 11 years producing three daughters, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. Bruce and Demi divorced in 1998. With persistence and a flare for publicity stunts, like appearing nude on the cover of Vanity Fair while she was pregnant, she secured her place in tinseltown.The 90's brought Moore to the forefront of the Hollywood A-List with films such as ''Ghost'' (1990), ''Indecent Proposal'' (1993), ''Disclosure'' (1994), ''The Juror'' (1995), ''Striptease'' (1996), and ''G.I. Jane'' (1997).Demi Moore is one of the few former Brat Pack members to emerge from the 80's and 90's stronger and more successful than ever before. She may have been criticized for her intense ambition, but there is no doubt that she has been prosperous in her career. She is now recognized as one of the most powerful and influential women in Hollywood and she now rakes in over 12 million dollars a picture.