Rose Arianna McGowan (born September 5, 1973)  is an American actress best known for her role as Paige Matthews in WB Network supernatural drama series Charmed. She has also appeared in several major Hollywood films including The Doom Generation, Scream, Rose McGowanJawbreaker, and Grindhouse. She was until recently the co-host of TCM’s film-series program, The Essentials; in the most recent season, Alec Baldwin has replaced her as co-host. She played Ann Margaret alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Elvis Presley in the CBS mini-series Elvis.


Auditioned for the role of Lisa in Girl, Interrupted (1999). The part eventually went to Angelina Jolie

She won the role of Amy Blue in The Doom Generation (1995), after Jordan Ladd backed out.

Was engaged to Marilyn Manson. [1998-2001]rose_mcgowan

Modeled as a child.

Second oldest of six children.

She and Marilyn Manson announced that they were splitting up. [18 January 2001]

Told Howard Stern that she broke up with Marilyn Manson because she tired of the rock and roll lifestyle he engaged in. When pressed further, she admitted that drug use was a big part of that lifestyle. [October 2001]

A tattoo of a woman on her right shoulder has been surgically removed.


She knits, gardens, and collects shoes and Marlene Dietrich memorabilia.

The WB network announced that she would be playing Paige Matthews, the long-lost, baby half-sister of Prue, Piper and Phoebe on the hit series “Charmed” (1998). She was cast after Shannen Doherty, who played eldest sister Prue Halliwell, was fired when she refused to sign a two-year contract extension. [June 2001]

She won the role of Tatum Riley in Scream (1996/I) after Melinda Clarke turned it down. Coincidentally, the two would later work together when Clarke guest starred on “Charmed” (1998) in October 2002.

She attended high school with Nicole Berger


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Ranked #39 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World” (2002).

She ran away at age 9 to escape the Children of God cult that her parents were a part of. River Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix, Summer Phoenix, Rain Phoenix and Joaquin Phoenix were also child members of Children of God.


Absolutely hates fish

Has agoraphobia and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).


Has two Boston terriers named Bug and Fester.

Watched Viva Las Vegas (1964) many times in order to prepare for her role of Ann-Margret in the mini-series Elvis (2005) (TV)

rose-mcgowan-picture-4She is of French and Irish descent.

Is the favorite actress of both Brian De Palma and Quentin Tarantino.

Legally emancipated herself from her parents at the age of 15.

Collaborated with musician BT on the song “Superfabulous”, found on his 2003 CD, “Emotional Technology”.

Her first language is Italian.

Ranked #44 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.

Met boyfriend Robert Rodriguez when he directed her in Planet Terror (2007).

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Ranked #14 on Wizard magazine’s ‘Sexiest Women of TV’ list (March 2008).

Broke her left foot after running into the edge of a doorway made of stone. [April 2008]

Engaged to Robert Rodriguez. [2008]

Robert Rodrigez and Rose McGowan

Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan

In the movie Rats (2003), the character Rose is based on the writer’s experience with the actress Rose McGowan, and played by character actress Eileen Grubba.

Played the character Tatum Riley in Scream (1996/I), best friend of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), her character Paige Matthews lives at 1329 Prescott Street, the address of Halliwell Manor on “Charmed” (1998).

Asked to have the stripper pole sanitized before doing her go-go dance routine in Planet Terror (2007).


While filming Scream (1996/I) she discovered that she could actually fit through a pet flap.

Her favorite color is green.

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