Demi Gene Guynes, the American actress best known by the stage name Demi was born on November 11, 1962 in Roswell New Mexico. Parents Charles Harmon and Virginia King separated after only two short months of marriage several months before Demi’s birth. The split resulted in Demi taking on the surname of step-father Danny Guynes by whom she was raised. Danny Guynes and Virginia went on to have one child together, a son, Morgan Guynes and her Father also had a son, another half-brother James Craig Harmon. Demi moved around quite often while growing up because her step-father who was an alcoholic couldn’t hold down a job for long. Demi’s mother was also an alcoholic and the couple would fight constantly.
Demi was cross-eyed as a child and wore a patch in the hopes that it would correct itself, it did not and Demi underwent surgery twice in order to fix the problem. She also had kidney dysfunction as a younger child but that healed on its own as she grew. Demi and her family were living in Los Angeles CA when she entered Fairfax high school in Hollywood CA in 1976. She attended classes with the likes of actor, Timothy Hutton, and Red Hot Chili Pepper members Anthony Kiedis and Michael Balzary, AKA Flea. At age 16, Demi’s best girlfriend, Nastassja Kinski, talked Demi into becoming an actress and dropping out of high school.
Demi quickly began training with John Casablanca and in 1982 starred in her first feature film “Parasite.” Demi also began starring in the hit Soap Opera “General Hospital” as feisty journalist Jackie Templeton a role she would continue until 1983. In 1984 she starred in the films “No Small Affair,” and “Blame it on Rio” and in 1985 Demi starred in the Brat Packed blockbuster sensation “St. Elmo’s Fire.” In 1986, Demi Moore had starring roles in the movies “One Crazy Summer,” “About Last Night,” and “Wisdom.” After taking a year off to recoup, she came back in 88’ in “The Seventh Sign,” and “The New Homeowners Guide to Happiness.”
In 1990, Demi starred in the hit movie sensation “Ghost” alongside co-actor Patrick Swayze for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and won the Saturn Award for Best Actress. In 1991, she added three more movies under her belt when she acted in “The Butcher’s Wife,” “Mortal Thoughts,” and “Nothing But Trouble.” 92, 93, and 94 had her starring in her most popular films to date “A Few Good Men,” “Indecent Proposal,” and “Disclosure.” In 2011, Demi filmed her latest movies, “Margin Call,” and “LOL: Laughing Out Loud.”
In 1980, Demi married her first husband, a singer, Freddie Moore from whom she gained her now famous surname, though the couple split in 1984. In 1987 Demi married her second husband, actor, Bruce Willis and the pair share three daughters Rumor, Scout, and Tallulah. The Willis’ divorced in 2000 but remain the best of friends. Demi married her third and last husband, the much younger Ashton Kutcher, in 2000. However, that union too seems to be in trouble as the couple separated in early November 2011.