Rebecca Romijn Biography
Birth name - Rebecca A. Romijn
Date of birth - November 6, 1972
Berkeley, California, USA
Sometimes Credited As:
Height - 5' 11" (1.80 m)
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Rebecca Romijn (pronounced "Romaine", like the lettuce) was born on November 6, 1972, in Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom furniture maker; her mother was American-born, of Dutch descent, 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 in 1995. Rebecca (in her own words): "I was a freshman at UC Santa Cruz, really poor and restless to see the world. I used to sit in my dorm room, thinking, I just know I'm missing out on something. But, of course, I had no money. And so this friend hooked me up with an agency, and it happened very quickly. I moved to Paris, got a cover of French Elle, and stayed for two and a half years". This tall (5' 10") blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty was a natural for modeling, and has posed for Sports Illustrated, Christian Dior, Victoria's Secret, to name but a few. Rebecca first met John Stamos in 1994, at a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and had her first date with him in Disneyland. They married in September 1998, but have since broken up. Rebecca's favorite foods are filet mignon, tuna sashimi, and Haagen-Dazs Cappuccino-Commotion. But to keep her weight at a svelte 130 lbs, she stays fit with a rigorous stretching and strengthening routine (her firm body tone is evident when compared to photos of her earlier modeling, where she was very slim but not toned). Rebecca's most famous movie role so far was as the shape-shifting "Mystique" in X-Men (2000), based on the long-running comic book series about teenage mutant superheroes (that Jack Kirby started way back in 1961). To play Mystique, every day Rebecca had to start out nude, and then 2 female makeup artists would apply blue body paint, and other stick-on parts, for 8 hours a day. Rebecca told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) that things like tissue paper would stick to her hips; and one day the long hours of wearing sticky paint makeup made her so upset, that the director told her to "have a glass of white wine" and relax. Notwithstanding those technical difficulties, "X-Men" was a box-office bonanza, and Rebecca's future in films was assured.
John Stamos (19 September 1998 - 1 March 2005) (divorced)
More Interesting Information for Rebecca Romijn
Attended the University of California in Santa Cruz but dropped out in 1991 to pursue her modeling career.
One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People (1999).
One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People (1997).
GQ's Woman Of The Year. 
Has starred in four movies based on Marvel comic book characters: X-Men (2000) X2 (2003), The Punisher (2004), and _X-Men 3 (2006)_ .
Ranked #60 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
Is of Dutch heritage.
Ranked #82 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002).
Born on the same day as actress Thandie Newton.
She and her ex-husband John Stamos, have both guest-starred on the TV show "Friends" (1994), though not in the same episode.
Announced her engagement to actor Jerry O'Connell in September 2005.
When she was young, her parents didn't have money, so she had to shop at Value Village.
Still shops at thrift stores.
Named #80 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list.
Ranked as #99 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Personal quotes from Rebecca Romijn
"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 its 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
Actress - filmography
"Pepper Dennis" .... Pepper Dennis
- Pepper Dennis Behind Bars - Film at Eleven (2006) TV Episode .... Pepper Dennis
- True Love Is Dead (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
- Celebrity Twin Could Hang: Film at Eleven (2006) TV Episode .... Pepper Dennis
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)
Man About Town (2006) .... Nina Giamoro
The Alibi (2006) .... Lola Davis
... 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
Tron 2.0 (2003) (VG) (voice) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Mercury
X2 (2003) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Mystique/Grace
... 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)
S1m0ne (2002) (uncredited) .... Faith
Femme Fatale (2002) (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Laure Ash/Lily
- Episode #7.14 (2002) TV Episode (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Host
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"
- Starstruck (2000) TV Episode (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) .... Paris Everett
"Just Shoot Me!"
- 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
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)
- The One with the Dirty Girl (1997) TV Episode .... Cheryl