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Rebecca Romijn


Birth name:

Rebecca Alie Romijn




Berkeley, California, USA



Race or Ethnicity:


Sexual orientation:



Actress, Model


United States

Executive summary:

Swimsuit supermodel


5' 11" (1.80 m)


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Rebecca Romijn - Biography


Rebecca Alie Romijn (pronounced ro-MAIN; born November 6, 1972) is an American actress (2000–present) and former model (1991–2001). She is best known for her role as Mystique in the X-Men films, and for her role as Alexis Meade on the hit show Ugly Betty.

Romijn was born in Berkeley, California, the daughter of Elizabeth (née Kuizenga), a Community College teacher of English as a Second Language and textbook author, and Jaap Romijn, a custom furniture maker. Her father is a native of Barneveld, in the Netherlands, and her mother is a third-generation Dutch American who met Romijn's father while staying in the Netherlands on a teen-age exchange program. Romijn's maternal grandfather, Dr. Henry B. Kuizenga, was a Presbyterian minister and seminary professor. Many sources say that she was once nicknamed the "Jolly Blonde Giant" because of her height, but she has admitted to making that up "for a laugh". While studying music (voice) at the University of California, Santa Cruz, she became involved with fashion modeling and eventually moved to Paris for more than two years. She stands 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall.

Among other jobs, Romijn started her modeling career in 1991. She modeled for the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated, Victoria's Secret, bebe, Miller Lite beer, and for Anna Molinari Runway, along with the famous Super-Models such as Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington. She also was the host of MTV's House of Style from 1998 to 2000. Rebecca is a fixture on annual lists of the world's most beautiful women by publications such as Maxim (2003–2007), AskMen.com (2001–2003, 2005–2006) and FHM (2000–2005). She also appeared as a guest in the animated talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast in an episode titled "Chinatown."
In 2000's X-Men, Romijn had her first major movie role as Mystique; she returned to the role in 2003's sequel X2: X-Men United, and again for X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). In these movies her costume consisted of blue makeup and some strategically placed prosthetics on her otherwise nude body. In X2: X-Men United she shows up in a bar in one scene in her "normal" look, and also in X-Men: The Last Stand, she appears as a dark-haired "de-powered" Mystique. She had her first leading role in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale (2002). She also has starred in movies such as Rollerball, The Punisher and Godsend. She played the leading role in Pepper Dennis, a short-lived TV series on The WB.
In January 2007, Romijn made her first appearance on the ABC series Ugly Betty as a full time regular. She plays Alexis Meade, a male-to-female transsexual and the sibling of lead character Daniel Meade. In April 2008, however, it was reported that Romijn would only be appearing as a recurring character in season 3 due to a change in direction by the writing staff. In November 2007, Romijn made a guest appearance on the ABC series Carpoolers, where she played the ex-wife of the character Laird, played by her real-life husband Jerry O'Connell.
Romijn starred in the 2009 ABC series Eastwick, reuniting her with her former Pepper Dennis co-star, Lindsay Price, before ABC cancelled the show on November 9, 2009.

Rebecca attended the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1990–91 where she lived in dorm 1 at Stevenson College. She studied music and participated in the dorm talent show, singing a musical comedy routine with a high school friend who joined her at UCSC. During the summer following her freshman year, Rebecca began her career modeling and did not return for her sophomore year.
She married actor John Stamos on September 19, 1998. During her marriage, she used the name Rebecca Romijn-Stamos in both her personal and professional life. The couple announced their separation on April 12, 2004, and divorced on March 1, 2005. She has since returned to using her maiden name.
Romijn was asked by Elle magazine in April 2002 whether making Femme Fatale had given her any new ideas about her sexuality. She said, "You know, in my early twenties I wondered if I was interested in women and so I kind of, well ... did my homework. And it turns out I'm pretty straight".
On September 19, 2005, Romijn announced her engagement to actor Jerry O'Connell. They were married on their ranch in Southern California on July 14, 2007.
On July 28, 2008, it was announced that Romijn was pregnant. People magazine reported that the babies were conceived without the assistance of fertility drugs. Romijn and O'Connell welcomed twin daughters Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip on December 28, 2008. Dolly is for Dolly Parton, Charlie is for O'Connell's brother, and Tamara is for Romijn's sister.
In 2009, Romijn was a guest star on Project Runway and speculated to be pregnant. However, her appearance was filmed last year before giving birth to twins.


Rebecca Romijn - Personal Quotes


"It's pronounced 'Romaine, ' like the lettuce."

"Sexy at the millennium means having a solid sense of self but never taking yourself too seriously."

"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."

"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 Romijn - Filmography


The Con Artist (2010) .... Belinda
"Eastwick" .... Roxie Torcoletti (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
- Pampered and Tampered (2010) TV episode .... Roxie Torcoletti
- Red Bath and Beyond (2010) TV episode .... Roxie Torcoletti
- Magic Snow and Creepy Gene (2009) TV episode .... Roxie Torcoletti
- Tea and Psychopathy (2009) TV episode .... Roxie Torcoletti
- Tasers and Mind Erasers (2009) TV episode .... Roxie Torcoletti
(8 more)
"Ugly Betty" .... Alexis Meade (34 episodes, 2007-2008)
- Bad Amanda (2008) TV episode .... Alexis Meade
- Betty Suarez Land (2008) TV episode .... Alexis Meade
- Crimes of Fashion (2008) TV episode .... Alexis Meade
- Filing for the Enemy (2008) TV episode .... Alexis Meade
- The Manhattan Project (2008) TV episode .... Alexis Meade
(29 more)
Lake City (2008) .... Jennifer
"Carpoolers" .... Joannifer (1 episode, 2007)
- A Divorce to Remember (2007) TV episode .... Joannifer
"Drawn Together" .... Charlotte (1 episode, 2007)
- Charlotte's Web of Lies (2007) TV episode (voice) .... Charlotte
"Pepper Dennis" .... Pepper Dennis (13 episodes, 2006)
- Star Anchor Weds Colleague: Film at Eleven (2006) TV episode .... Pepper Dennis
- True Love Is Dead: Film at Eleven (2006) TV episode .... Pepper Dennis
- Pepper Dennis Behind Bars: Film at Eleven (2006) TV episode .... Pepper Dennis
- Dennis, Bulgari, Big Losers at ACoRNS: Film at Eleven (2006) TV episode .... Pepper Dennis
- Charlie Babcock's Homosexual Encounter: Film at Eleven (2006) TV episode .... Pepper Dennis
(8 more)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) .... Raven Darkholme / Mystique
... aka X-Men 3 (Singapore: English title) (USA: working title)
... aka X3 (International: English title: informal short title) (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka X-men - L'engagement ultime (Canada: French title)
Man About Town (2006) .... Nina Giamoro
The Alibi (2006) .... Lola
... aka Lies & Alibis (USA)
... aka Lies and Alibis (USA)
Tron 2.0: Killer App (2004) (VG) (voice) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Mercury
Godsend (2004) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Jessie Duncan
... aka Adam (Canada: French title)
The Punisher (2004) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Joan
... aka The Punisher (Germany)
TRON 2.0 (2003) (VG) (voice) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Mercury
X2 (2003) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Raven Darkholme / Mystique
... aka X-Men 2 (Singapore: English title) (USA: working title)
... aka X-2 (USA: poster title)
... aka X-Men 2: X-Men United (USA: promotional title)
... aka X2: X-Men United (USA: promotional title)
... aka X2: X-Men unis (Canada: French title)
S1m0ne (2002) (uncredited) .... Faith
Femme Fatale (2002) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Laure / Lily
Rollerball (2002) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Aurora
... aka Rollerball (Germany)
X-Men (2000) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Mystique
... aka X-Men 1.5 (USA: DVD box title)
"Jack & Jill" .... Paris Everett (1 episode, 2000)
- Starstruck (2000) TV episode (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Paris Everett
"Just Shoot Me!" .... Adrienne Barker / ... (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
- The Pirate of Love (2000) TV episode (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Adrienne Barker
- Hello Goodbye (1999) TV episode (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Adrienne Barker
- Finch Gets Dick (1999) TV episode (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Adrienne Barker
- Blackmail Photographer (1999) TV episode (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Adrienne Barker
- When Nina Met Elliott (1999) TV episode (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Adrienne Barker
(3 more)
Hefner: Unauthorized (1999) (TV) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Kimberly Hefner
... aka Hugh Hefner: The True Story (Canada: English title)
Dirty Work (1998) .... Bearded Lady
... aka Sale boulot (Canada: French title)
"Friends" .... Cheryl (1 episode, 1997)
- The One with the Dirty Girl (1997) TV episode .... Cheryl


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