Rebecca Romijn

Who is Rebecca Romijn?

Rebecca Romijn was born on November 6, 1972 in Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker in Berkeley. Her mother was American-born, with Dutch and English ancestry, and was an English Teacher. Rebecca attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the “Jolly Blond Giant”, then she attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where she majored in Music, but left school in 1995.

She was very natural for doing as a model, and has posed for Sports Illustrated, Christian Dior and Victoria’s Secret, to name but a few appearances. Rebecca first met with John Stamos, her first husband in 1994, at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and had her first date with him at Disneyland after few months. They married in September 1998, but have since gotten divorced by 2005.

She is very well known for her role as Mystique in the first trilogy of the X-Men film series, and as Joan from The Punisher (2004), both of which are based on Marvel Comics. She also had a recurring role as Alexis Meade on the television series Ugly Betty. She most recently starred as Eve Baird in The Librarians. The Librarians is an American fantasyadventure television series developed by John Rogers and broadcast on TNT, which premiered on December 7, 2014.

Rebecca Romijn

Personal Life:

Her mother, Elizabeth Romijn, was a community college instructor of English as a Second Language (ESL) and textbook author also. Rebecca’s father, Jaap Romijn, was a custom furniture maker. Her father is a native of Barneveld, the Netherlands, on the other hand her mother is an American of Dutch and English ancestry. Her mother met her father as a teenager while living in the Netherlands on a student exchange program. Romijn’s maternal grandfather, Henry Bernard Kuizenga, was a Presbyterian minister and seminary professor.

Romijn began dating with TV actor John Stamos in 1994, after they met at a Victoria’s Secret fashion show in which that time she was modeling. Romijn and Stamos was happy with one another and became engaged on Christmas Eve 1997, and they married on September 19, 1998 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. During the marriage life with Stamos, she used the name Rebecca Romijn-Stamos in both her personal and professional life. The couple announced their separation in April 2004. Stamos filed for divorce in August 2004, and it became final on March 1, 2005. Romijn subsequently resumed using only her maiden name, but revealed in an August 2013 interview on Conan that she had never legally changed her name back from Romijn-Stamos after a Conan staff member noticed that its written as “Romijn-Stamos” on her driver’s license.

In 2004 Romijn started dating with another actor Jerry O’Connell. They became engaged in September 2005, and married at their home where they were living in Calabasas, California, on July 14, 2007. Romijn and O’Connell have very cute twin daughters, Dolly Rebecca-Rose O’Connell and Charlie Tamara-Tulip O’Connell, born on December 28, 2008. Dolly is for singer Dolly Parton‘s first name and Charlie is for O’Connell’s brother Charlie O’Connell.

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.”

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On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, when questioned about her always being glamorous and beautiful in mind, Romijn revealed that in her early teens, she was an insecure “drama geek” and that, as a result of her growth spurt, she suffered from scoliosis and was constantly in pain that time. Many sources say that she was once nicknamed the “Jolly Blonde Giant” because of her extreme 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) height. While studying Music (Voice) at the University of California, Santa Cruz, she also became involved with fashion modeling and eventually moved to Paris, where she lived for more than three years and learned a lot for life.

In a snapshot:

  • 1972- Born in Berkeley, California, United States
  • 1991- 2001 Started and ended up with modeling
  • 1997- One of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.
  • 1997- GQ’s Woman of the Year.
  • 1998- Married to John Stamos, her first husband
  • 1999- One of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.
  • 2001- Won Saturn award for Best Supporting Actress
  • 2002- Ranked #82 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World”
  • 2005- Announced her engagement to actor Jerry O’Connell
  • 2005- Named #80 on the Maxim magazine “Hot 100 of 2005” list.
  • 2007- Ranked #30 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
  • 2008- Ranked #58 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
  • 2008- Rebecca and Jerry welcomed fraternal twin daughters

Married life with Jerry O’Connel

After three years of dating, Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell exchanged vows during a romantic outdoor wedding at their home outside Los Angeles. “Having the wedding at home makes it personal,” O’Connell has said of the decision to keep the ceremony simple and at their home with family and friends. “It becomes more about you as a couple.” Still, the day did include the element of surprise to them. After a small group of family and friends-who had been invited to a “special barbecue”-were let in on the secret, the celebration of life and love began between them and they were blessed with 2 twin daughters.

“I met my wife and her ex John Stamos at a party when they were married. I remember thinking, ‘Wow. This girl is really beautiful and funny.’ I talked to her the whole party. My wife remembers that party and remembers us clicking. We clicked. My wife and I clicked. We clicked the first time we met,” O’Connell admitted about meeting Romijn more than a decade ago at a Maxim party.

Unknown facts of her life

  • Was five months pregnant with her twins Dolly and Charlie when she completed filming on Ugly Betty (2006)
  • Delivered her twins Dolly and Charlie via Caesarean section.
  • Her name is still legally Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, in her driver license also.
  • She is a left-handed girl.
  • At the age of 16 in her first job in her hometown Berkeley, she worked at a gourmet poultry store cutting up dead chickens to earn money.
  • Still shops at thrift stores to save money.
  • Attended the University of California in Santa Cruz but dropped out in 1991 to pursue her modeling career.

Career:

In 2000’s X-Men Romijn had her first major movie role as Mystique, a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men.; she returned to the role in 2003’s sequel X2, and again for X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). In these films, her costume consisted of blue makeup and some strategically placed prosthetics on her otherwise nude body, that she wore for at least 8 hours. In X2 she shows up in a bar in one scene in her “normal” look, and in X-Men: The Last Stand, she appears as a dark-haired “de-powered” Mystique. The role has since been recast with Jennifer Lawrence playing as the younger version of the character. 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 playing a woman named Joan (A tenant in the apartment building where Castle lived for a time under the name of John Smith. An extremely shy, frightened and timid character, Joan was terrified of living in the city and wished to move to the countryside, but did not have the money to do so)  and Godsend. She also played the leading role in Pepper Dennis, a short-lived TV series on The WB Television Network.

She has appeared in advertising campaigns for some big posters like Escada, Christian Dior, La Perla, Tommy Hilfiger, Furla, Liz Claiborne, J. Crew, Victoria’s Secret, bebe, La Senza, Dillard’s, Pantene, Got Milk?, Miller Lite, and Maybelline. She has also walked for Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel, and Anna Molinari along with the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour, Karen Mulder, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen and Christy Turlington. She also was the host of MTV‘s House of Style from 1998 to 2000.

Film appearances:

  • 1998- Dirty Work as role of Bearded Lady
  • 1999- Austin Powers as role of Herself
  • 2000- Run Ronnie Run as role of Herself
  • 2002- Rollerball as role of Aurora
  • 2002- Femme Fatale as role of Lily
  • 2002- S1m0ne as role of Faith
  • 2003- X2: XMen United as role of Mystique
  • 2004- The Punisher as role of Joan
  • 2004- Godsend as role of Jessie
  • 2006- Lies and Alibis as role of Lola
  • 2006- Man about Town as role of Nina
  • 2006- X-Men: The Last Stand as role of Mystique
  • 2008- Lake City as role of Jennifer
  • 2010- The Con Artist as role of Belinda
  • 2011- X-Men: First Class as role of Mystique
  • 2012- Good Deeds as role of Heidi
  • 2012- The Prodcers as role of Ulla
  • 2014- Phantom Halo as role of Ms. Rose
  • 2018- The Swinging Lanterns Stories as role of Malia
  • 2018- The Death of Superman as role of LoisRebecca Romijn

Television appearances:

  • 1997- Friends as Cheryl
  • 1999- Herfer: Unauthorized as Kimbery
  • 1999- Just Shoot Me! As Barker
  • 2000- Jack & Jill as Paris
  • 2002- MADtv as Herself
  • 2006- Pepper Dennis as Herself
  • 2007- Drawn Together as Charlotte
  • 2007- Carpoolers as Joannifer
  • 2007- Ugly Betty as Alexis
  • 2009- Eastwick as Roxie
  • 2009- Project Runway as Herself
  • 2011- Special Agent Oso as Miss Garcia
  • 2011- The Cleveland Show as Graduate
  • 2011- Chuck as Robin
  • 2011- NTSF as Jessie
  • 2013- Burning Love as Katie
  • 2013- King & Maxwell as Michelle
  • 2014- Skin Wars as Herself and worked for 27 episodes
  • 2014- The Pro as Margot
  • 2014- The Librarians as Eve and worked for 42 episodes
  • 2015- Key and Peele as Pirate Captain
  • 2015- Adventure Time as The Empress
  • 2015- RuPaul’s Drag Race as Herself
  • 2017- Love Locks as Lindsey Wilson
  • 2018- Carter as Cassidy

Other works:

  • 1998- New kids on the Block as Girl 1 in a Music Video
  • 2003- TRON 2.0 as Mercury and gave her voice
  • 2004- Tron 2.0:Killer app as Mercury  (Video Game)
  • 2004- War Journal: On the set of The Punisher as herself
  • 2005- Trippin as herself
  • 2006- Wet Dreams (A documentary)
  • 2007- Becoming Ugly as Herself in a short video
  • 2008- Speechless as herself in a TV Documentary
  • 2010- Worst Wedding DJ Ever which is a Short Video
  • 2012- Bettie Page Reveals All as Herself
  • 2013- The Hand Bra by Rebecca Romijn
  • 2014- Haunted House Hunters
  • 2015- Larry Gaye as Sally the Flightpal

Awards/Achievements

  • 2001- Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Favorite Supporting Actress-Science Fiction for X-Men
  • 2001- Saturn Award, Best Supporting Actress for X-MenRebecca Romijn

Lessons from her life

As she said, “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 hung out with her pretty much all day and her friend. We went out to dinner that night, a group of us. It wasn’t any kind of date. Then her friend, a guy said to me, ‘Take her phone number. I think she wants to call you.’ I was working it. I got her phone number, and I called her, and then we met up after that Vegas trip back in Los Angeles. We went out,” O’Connell recalled. “My wife was right. We had a sleepover, and I never left. It was great.”

A perfect celebrity life with a lot of achievement and works in entire life, Rebecca achieved the top place of viewers heart with X-Men as Mystique and her all other good works. We want her to show the world more glamour and her good works. A perfect family life with the life long achievements. What do you say…?

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References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Romijn
  2. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005381/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  3. https://people.com/celebrity/jerry-oconnell-reveals-moment-he-fell-love-rebecca-romijn/
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