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Rebecca Romijn

Biography

Star of the ‘X-Men’ trilogy and a regular fixture on annual lists of the most beautiful women in the world, Rebecca Romijn adds a touch of glamour to the ‘Ugly Betty’ set.

Rebecca was born in Berkeley, California on November 6, 1972. She studied music at the University of California where she also became involved with modeling. She has since modeled for many famous magazines including ‘Sports Illustrated’ & ‘Victoria’s Secret’. She is now the new face of ‘Bebe’.

Rebecca’s first feature film role was in 2000’s ‘X-Men’ as shape shifter ‘Mystique’. As well as it’s subsequent sequels, she has appeared in films such as ‘The Punisher’, ‘Femme Fatale’ & ‘Godsend’ As well as film, she has appeared in shows such as ‘Friends’ & ‘Just Shoot Me’.

Since 2005, she has been engaged to actor Jerry O’Connell [who guest starred opposite Rebecca in Episode 16, ‘Derailed’].

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Career Timeline

  • 2007 Joined the cast of ABC’s “Ugly Betty” as a series regular
  • 2006 Makes series lead debut as a reporter in the WB’s “Pepper Dennis”
  • 2006 Reprised the role of Mystique in the third installment of the “X-Men” series, “X-Men: The Last Stand”
  • 2004 Starred opposite Greg kinnear, as parents who clone their son after he was killed in an accident in the thriller “Godsend”
  • 2004 Starred opposite Thomas Jane and John Travolta in “The Punisher”
  • 2003 Again played Mystique in “X2”
  • 2002 Cast in female lead of the remake of “Rollerball”
  • 2002 Had a small role as an actress doubling for the computer generated female lead of “Simone”
  • 2002 Starred as Laure Ash, a con woman trying to get straight, in Brian De Palma’s erotic thriller “Femme Fatale”
  • 2000 Donned blue body paint to play the evil mutant Mystique in the big-screen version of “X-Men”
  • 1999 Again named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People”
  • 1999 Had a cameo in the blockbuster comedy “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”
  • 1999 Had recurring role as David Spade’s model wife on the NBC comedy “Just Shoot Me”
  • 1999 Played Hugh Hefner’s daughter Kimberly in the TV-movie “Hefner: Unauthorized” (USA Network)
  • 1998 Had small but unforgettable part as a drunken, bearded lady in Norm Macdonald’s big-screen comedy “Dirty Work”
  • 1998 Made TV acting debut on an episode of NBC’s “Friends”; played a messy girlfriend of David Schwimmer’s Ross
  • 1997 Named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People”
  • 1997 Succeeded Daisy Fuentes as host of MTV’s “House of Style” (December); was replaced in 1998 by James King
  • 1995 Moved to NYC and divided time between USA and Europe
  • 1992 to 1995 Spent three years in Paris modeling for magazines like Elle, Sports Illustrated, Marie Claire, etc.
  • 1991 Began modeling career after being recruited by a Parisian model scout

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