Rebecca Romijn is an American actress, musician, producer, voice actress, presenter, and former model. She is known for her role as Mystique in the Marvel superheroine X-Men movie series. She is also known for her roles in the television series Ugly Betty, The Punisher, and The Librarians.
Brief Bio (Age)
Born on November 6, 1972, in Berkeley, California, USA, the Hollywood actress did not begin her acting career. During her college studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Rebecca had the intention to complete her studies with a degree in music with a focus on singing. In the turn of events, the great and beautiful beauty dropped out of school and started modeling. This led her to Paris, the fashion capital of the world, where she lived for years.
Since the beginning of the 90s, Rebecca experienced an all-time success in her career as a model thanks to her breathtaking figure. She then appeared on the front pages of several language editions of lifestyle magazines such as Elle Marie, Sports Illustrated, Claire, Allure, GO, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. She also promoted top fashion brands like Maybelline, Victoria Secret, Naomi Campbell, Christian Dior, Tommy Hilfiger, Giorgio Armani, Claudia Schiffer, and many others. Rebecca made so much fame and success in the modeling world that she was serially named one of the most beautiful women in the world.
In 1998, the “Jolly Blonde Giant”, as she is affectionately known, was a guest on the “Chinatown” episode of the animated talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Rebecca Romijn further immersed herself in the film business and hosted MTV’s House of Style for two years (1998 – 2000). She also hosted GSN’s original series and reality show Skin Wars from 2014 to 2016.
Acting Career Breakthrough
Her big breakthrough in the world of acting came in 2000 with her role as Mystique (the older version of the character) in Marvel’s X-Men. For her role, she had to be painted with body paint, which supposedly took about 8 hours to get dressed. She also played in the following sequels until the role was replaced by Jennifer Lawrence. Rebecca played the role of Laure Ash/Lily in the 2002 film Femme Fatale. Subsequently, she starred in other movies such as Rollerball, The Punisher, Dirty Work, Lake City, Godsend, The Con Artist, Love Lock, and others. She also appeared in other television series such as the ABC series Ugly Betty, Pepper Dennis, Eastwick, King & Maxwell, and others. Currently, Rebecca is playing the role of Eve Baird in the television series The Librarians.
Rebecca Romijn is still in contact with her first love and has also made some music. In 2015 she was featured in a song for RuPaul’s eighth studio album Realness called Color Me Love. During the Electro Goth Tribute to Prince, she also played a cover of Prince’s Darling Nikki.
Before all the striking successes on her career path, the left-handed girl says that her first job ever was at home in Berkeley at the age of 16. Her job description was that of a butcher – cutting up dead chickens in a gourmet poultry shop.
Family Life, Husband
Rebecca Romijn was born as a daughter of Jaap and Elisabeth Romijn. Her father was a furniture maker, while her mother was a writer and English teacher at a community college. Rebecca has an interesting mix of origins, as her father was born in the Netherlands, and Elizabeth was American with English-Dutch descent. The two met when Elizabeth took part in a student exchange program in the Netherlands.
Regarding aging, the former model surprisingly says that she is not afraid of all the facial lines and wrinkles that come with age. When she sees those on her mother’s “smiling face”, she happily waits for hers and describes them as attractive.
Rebecca Romijn was married twice and divorced once. In 1998 she was married to John Stamos. Before their marriage, the two had already appeared in 1994 in separate but distinct episodes of Friends. According to reports, it was a rocky relationship that led to Stamos filing for divorce in 2004. The following year, the divorce was finalized and the two went separate ways.
In 2007, the actress married actor Jerry O’Connell after they had been together for more than 2 years. They celebrated a silent wedding in a surprise backyard ceremony at a ranch. She invited family and friends expected a barbecue but eventually witnessed them exchanging their vows.
The Hollywood couple, who have been together ever since have two children; twin daughters named Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip O’Connell. The couple mentioned in 2013 that they would be okay with their daughters. In other words, the number of children will no longer increase. It is not clear if they will change their minds in time.
Rebecca Romijn Net Worth
From modeling to Hollywood to a little music, Rebecca Romijn’s net worth is said to be between 25 and 30 million dollars. In 2013, the multimillionaire will receive a salary of 75,000 dollars per episode of the TV series King & Maxwell.
Her beautiful body stands tall at 5 ft 9 inches (1.80 m)