Rose Mc Gowan is an American actress and director, known for her contribution to independent film.
She is the second eldest of six siblings, and has Irish, French, and English ancestry.As a young child, she was raised within the Italian chapter of the Children of God.During the early 1980s, her family severed ties with the community and migrated to Eugene, Oregon, USA.Following the divorce of her parents, Rose relocated to Gig Harbor, Washington, to live with her grandmother.At age 14, Mc Gowan was accused of drug use by a family friend and committed to rehabilitation.
She has consistently maintained the decision was unjustified.
Upon release, she spent a year without a home and was emancipated from her parents by the age of 15.
Originally intended for Jordan Ladd, the character of Amy Blue was, coincidentally, awarded to Mc Gowan by an associate of director Gregg Araki.
For her performance, she was nominated at the 1995 Independent Spirit Awards for Best Debut Performance.
The innovative career of Mc Gowan was overshadowed throughout much of the 1990s by her high-profile relationship with musician Brian Warner (aka Marilyn Manson).
When the relationship ended between Rose and Manson in 2001, she remarked: "There is great love, but our lifestyle difference is, unfortunately, even greater".