20 Things You Might Not Have Realised About Demi Moore

What’s your favourite Demi Moore moment? We’ll give you a clue to ours: It involves her sitting on the lap of a hunky gentlemen whilst taking part in some pottery making. Yes, we all remember that scene from Ghost, as it was most definitely a movie moment that had something to offer for both sexes.


But there’s more to Moore than her legendary role in Ghost, as not only has she always been in the public eye, for various reasons, but she’s also starred in a number of other brilliant movies, including St. Elmo’s Fire, A Few Good Men and Indecent Proposal.

Below are 20 fascinating facts about this gorgeous star of the silver screen.

20. She never knew her real dad

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Demi Moore, born Demi Gene Harmon on 11th November 1962, has sadly never known her real dad, an Air Force pilot who left her mum before she was even born.

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Moore didn’t even realise the dad she knew was not her biological father until she found her parents’ marriage certificate.

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It was then she saw that the pair had been married a year after she was born.

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Moore has been quoted as saying “my dad was Dan Guynes. He raised me. There is a man who would be considered my biological father who I don’t really have a relationship with.”

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Tragically, Dan Guynes committed suicide in 1980 at the age of 37.

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Given that the 80s made Demi Moore into a star, it’s hard to imagine how she coped with both the tragic news and the burdens of her newfound fame.



19. She was a songwriter before she was an actress

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Before she made it big in Hollywood, Moore was once a model, after signing up with an agency when she was just 16 years old.

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She also wrote three songs for the band The Nu Kats, after getting to know, and living with, their lead singer Freddy Moore.

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She also appeared in the band’s music video for the song ‘It’s Not a Rumour’.

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The couple would later wed, and after they later divorced, Demi continued to use Freddy’s surname.

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She still regularly receives royalties from her time as a songwriter.

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18. She posed nude when she was underage

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Shockingly, Moore appeared naked on the front cover of an adult magazine when she was just 16 years old.

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Moore has said “I only posed for the cover of Oui. I was 16, I told them I was 18.”

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She also appeared naked in Celebrity Sleuth magazine, later admitting “I was 17 years old. I was underage.”

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Moore was first introduced to the modelling world after she signed with the Elite Modelling Agency and went to Europe to work as a pin-up girl.

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She then turned her hand to acting after enrolling in a drama class.

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17. She hated being part of the ‘Brat Pack’

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Moore’s breakthrough movie was 1985’s St. Elmo’s Fire, which was a big success despite being unpopular with critics.

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Her role in the movie meant that she was often considered to be part of the Brat Pack.

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However, she always fought against this claim, believing that it was “demeaning”.

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Moore is listed as a ‘core member’, alongside stars such as Ally Sheedy and Rob Lowe.

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Like many of her Brat Pack peers, such fame at a young age led to substance abuse issues.

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16. She can choose which eye to cry out of on demand

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When auditioning for the 1990 movie Ghost, Moore impressed everyone with her amazing ability to produce tears on demand.

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We’re sure you’ll agree this is a good trick to have up your sleeve as an actress.

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And believe it or not, not only could she produce tears whenever she wanted, but she was also able to choose which eye to produce the tears from!

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However, unlike most of us, Moore actually manages to pull of a red-eyed, tear-stained face.

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A tough feat for sure!

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15. Ghost made half a billion dollars worldwide

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You may not be too surprised to learn that Ghost was by far Moore’s most successful movie, making over half a billion dollars at the box office.

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Ghost also earned Moore a Golden Globe nomination, in addition to the movie’s Best Picture Academy Award nomination.

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Ghost became the highest grossing film of 1990, and was the first movie directed by Jerry Zucker on his own.

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The film received a mixed critical response, but was a huge commercial hit.

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This was the movie that made Moore a household name.

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14. She was once the highest paid actress in movie history

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Moore received a whopping $12 million to star in the 1996 movie Striptease.

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This made her the highest-paid Hollywood actress at the time.

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Striptease was actually a fairly big commercial success, making $113 million from a budget of $50 million.

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The film boasted a star-studded cast, including Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg.

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However, it was completely panned by critics.

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13. Her career never recovered from Striptease

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After the critical mauling she received for Striptease, Moore starred in 1997’s G.I. Jane, for which she famously shaved her head.

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G.I. Jane was also panned, and despite going on to appear in movies such as Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and Mr. Brooks, her career never really recovered.

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Moore has recently spoken out about sexism in the industry after she was told she was too old to play ‘sexy roles’.

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Moore has made it clear she’s not yet ready to take on the ‘grandma’ role.

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‘There aren’t that many good roles for women over 40,’ Moore explained. ‘A lot of them don’t have much substance, other than being someone’s mother or wife.’

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12. She bought a property solely to house her doll collection

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Moore has become known as the world’s most high profile doll collector, and her favourite is said to be the Gene Marshall doll.

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Moore is thought to own over 2,000 dolls, and even keeps a separate property to house them all!

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Her ex-husband Ashton Kutcher was apparently less enamoured with her creepy collection.

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“I’m trying to convince wifey to open a doll museum,’ Kutcher was quoted saying. ‘She also has thousands of Barbies and original GI Joes.’

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Her collection was recently insured for £1.5 million.

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11. Her autobiography is due to be released very soon

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Those of you who would like to know more about Moore’s life will be pleased to hear that her memoir is due to be released very soon.

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The autobiography has been described as ‘deeply candid and insightful.’

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In the memoir, Moore discusses her ‘tumultuous’ relationship with her mother, as well as opening up about her three failed marriages.

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She also addresses her addiction and subsequent recovery, as well as her ‘journey to open heartedness.’

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Titled Inside Out, the book is available to purchase from 24th September 2019.

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10. She had a challenging childhood

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Moore grew up in a home stricken by poverty, with her father struggling hold down a steady job.

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This led to the family moving repeatedly, something which took a toll on the young Moore.

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Her parents also had issues with substance abuse.

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As well as this, her father also struggled with gambling, which only added to the family’s financial problems.

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This resulted in an incredibly turbulent upbringing for the future star.

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9. She had a childhood illness

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As a child, Moore suffered from Strabismus which resulted in her having crossed eyes.

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She also endured complications caused by kidney disfunction.

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Moore underwent two  surgeries in an attempt to cure her condition.

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Luckily, the surgery was successful and left Moore free to pursue her modelling career.

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Let’s face it, in an industry focused on appearances, she probably wouldn’t have been the star she is today without it.

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8. She has three children with Bruce Willis

 

The pair got hitched back in 1987, and Willis was Moore’s second husband.

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Together, they had three children named Rumer, Scout and Tallulah.

 

Unfortunately the pair split in 1998, after 11 years of marriage.

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They still managed to co-parent their three kids, maintaining a close family unit.

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The couple remain close friends to this day.

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7. She did a nude photoshoot whilst pregnant

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Although no stranger to the limelight, Moore went one step further when she posed nude on the cover of Vanity Fair, baby bump and all.

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At the time, she was seven months pregnant with her second child.

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One year later, she posed naked for the magazine again.

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This time she was coated head-to-toe in body paint.

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Strangely, she manages to pull of this unique look.

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6. She’s a high school drop out

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Moore was just 16 when she dropped out of school to pursue a career in modelling.

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She had been attending Fairfax High School in Los Angeles.

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She was encouraged to follow her dream of being an actress by her next door neighbour, Nastassja Kinski.

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Kinski is a German actress and model.

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The pair met when Moore moved in with her first husband, Freddy Moore.

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5. She got married when she was just 17

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When Moore first met Freddy Moore, she was just a teen.

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Freddy was twelve years her senior and married to his first wife at the time.

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However, his wife was soon out of the picture and Demi firmly in it.

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The pair wed in 1980, but the happy union lasted just four years before the actress decided to call it a day.

 

During their marriage, she used the surname ‘Moore’ as a stage name. This has (obviously) stuck ever since.

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4. She was married to a toy boy

 

Moore is clearly no stranger to age-gap relationships.

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However, this time it was her who would be the older and wiser of the pair.

 

Moore began dating actor Ashton Kutcher in 2003, and they married two years later.

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Kutcher is 15 years younger than the actress and just ten years older than her eldest daughter.

 

The couple divorced in 2012, and Kutcher is now married to actress Mila Kunis with whom he has two children.

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3. She only eats raw vegan wholefoods

 

A huge advocate for the importance of healthy eating, Moore has been following a raw plant-based diet for years now.

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Her eating habits have apparently helped her to sustain a healthy body image.

 

Moore has spoken openly about the pressures she faces to stay ‘young and sexy’.

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She also utilises low impact exercise routines to keep her body toned.

 

‘I sit today in a place of greater acceptance,’ Moore stated in a recent interview.

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2. There was a surprise guest at her wedding

 

As we’ve already established, Moore married Ashton Kutcher in 2005. At the time, Moore was 41 and Kutcher just 25.

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The ceremony was a simple affair, with 150 guests in attendance.

 

Amongst the list of attendees, the one that surprised us most was Moore’s ex-husband Bruce Willis.

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He attended the do along with the couple’s three kids.

 

Although this might have been awkward for some, it’s clear Moore and Willis’ amicable divorce allowed them to stay close friends.

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1. Her daughter has followed in her footsteps

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Moore and Willis’ first daughter, Rumer, was born in in 1998.

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Like her mother, Rumer has made quite a name for herself in Hollywood.

 

She made her film debut alongside Demi in Now and Then (1995), as well as making an appearance in Striptease.

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She has also worked with her father on several occasions, namely in The Whole Nine Yards and Hostage.

 

In 2015, she made an appearance on Dancing with the Stars, where she showed off some serious moves and actually ended up winning.

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