What the Hell Happened to Demi Moore?
Demi Moore was launched to stardom along with the rest of the Brat Pack. But while her colleagues’ careers were cooling in the 90’s, Moore’s star kept rising. By the middle of the decade, Moore was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. But soon after her career peaked, Moore walked away from it all to focus on her personal life.
So, what the hell happened?
Demi Moore came from humble beginnings. Her parents separated before she was born – a fact she did not discover until she was 13. She was cross-eyed as a child and also suffered from a kidney dysfunction. When Moore was 15, her mother left her husband and moved to Hollywood to work for a magazine-distribution company. Two years later, Moore’s adopted father took his life.
At the age of 16, Moore moved out on her own. She dropped out of high school during her junior year to pursue a career in entertainment. Three weeks before her 17th birthday, she met rock musician, Freddy Moore who was married to another woman. Six months later, at the age of 17, Demi Moore married the recently divorced rock star.
Freddy Moore was the lead singer for a band called the Nu-Kats. Moore and her husband co-wrote three songs together. The band is best known for one of those songs, It’s Not a Rumor. Demi appeared in the video.
The song was not a hit, but it received a lot of play on MTV in the early 80s.
In 1981, Moore lied about her age in order to pose for the cover of the adult magazine, Oui. According to Moore, “only posed for the cover of Oui—I was 16; I told them I was 18.” There were pictures of Moore inside the magazine, but Moore claimed they were re-purposed from a European fashion shoot.
That does look European if you ask me.
From 1982-1983, Moore appeared on the daytime soap opera, General Hospital. Moore played investigative reporter, Jackie Templeton.
All of this was pre-Brat Pack.
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