What the Hell Happened to Demi Moore?

Demi Moore

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?

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As a child, Demi was cross-eyed. She underwent two surgeries to correct her vision.

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.

Moore with her first husband, Freddy Moore.

Moore with her first husband, Freddy Moore.

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.

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Demi Moore – Oui Magazine – 1981

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.

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Demi Moore – Oui Magazine – 1981

That does look European if you ask me.

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Demi Moore – General Hospital – 1982-1983

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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Posted on August 6, 2012, in Movies, What the Hell Happened?, WTHH Actress and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 247 Comments.

  1. Demi Moore is poised to return to TV


    Moore, whose last regular TV role was on General Hospital in the ‘80s, is set to play a mom whose 5-year-old daughter is kidnapped in the drama 10 Days in The Valley, from the co-creator of Rookie Blue. The project is currently being shopped to networks.


  2. Was a great read thanks, how about an update from 2012 to now?


  3. Demi Moore.

    Back around 1992, my family and I were on vacation in Vegas.

    My mom, being a huge Robert Redford fan heard that he was making a movie at the adjacent hotel. Well, we had some time to spare and she wanted to see if she could get a glimpse of him, possibly an autograph.

    If you haven’t guessed yet, the movie being filmed was “Indecent Proposal.” The scene that we watched being filmed was where she is going to the hotel dress store, notices a dress she likes and R.R. ends up buying it for her.

    We hung around the hallway for longer than we should have (in my opinion at least, while you would think it would be interesting to see a movie being shot, it’s boring as shit). My mom spotted Demi, and suggested I ask for her autograph. I don’t know who this broad is or did I give a shit, but hey, I could get my mom an autograph since she knows who she is.
    Cut to 10 year old little girl me, waiting with a paper and pen in my hand as Demi went on her break and her bodyguard was escorting her to the elevator. I politely ask, “Ms. Moore, do you mind if I have an autograph?” She couldn’t be bothered to stop or even give me a response. Her bodyguard said, “She’ll give you one when she gets back” and they continued walking.

    Here I am, again, not really giving a shit if I got an autograph in the first place but whatever. We hung around some more, talking to the crew and getting some pics and she finally came back. Keep in mind, we were the only “fans” in the hallway and I was the only one asking for an autograph.

    I saw her exit the elevator and anxiously held out my paper and pen. “Ms. Moore, can I..?” Before I even finished she breezed past me, no eye contact, nothing. Bitch couldn’t stop for a goddamned second to give a kid an autograph. Now, I know it’s not like she spit in my face, but coming from a 10 year old, I didn’t really understand why she straight up ignored my ass. Again, we were the only people in the hallway aside from anyone directly working on the movie or various hotel staff.

    I was more upset because I wanted to get that autograph for my mom, not for myself. She damn well knew what she was doing and maybe I’m still looking at it through the eyes of a 10 year old, but for fucks sake you cunt. I’m glad she got fucked over by douchebag Ashton Kutcher, overdosed on whip-it’s while pushing 50 years old and her daughter looks like a f***ing potato.

    On the bright side, she’s been the only offending celebrity I have ever had the displeasure of meeting.

    To name a few, Keanu Reeves, Ron Jeremy, Cher, Debbie Reynolds are some really great and gracious celebs. People like them make up for the Demi Moore’s of the Hollywood world.


  4. Demi Moore, Celebs Accidentally Register for Former Segregationist Party


    About 350,000 California voters may have accidentally registered for the American Independent Party, thinking it was the designation for independent voters, the Los Angeles Times reports.


  5. Demi Moore, 53, Lets Her Gray Hair Grow Out as She Embraces a More Laid-Back Look


    Demi Moore’s trademark brunette hair now includes some streaks of gray. The 53-year-old actress was spotted out at Pinches Tacos in West Hollywood, California, with her pregnant friend over the weekend, and kept her style very relaxed and her hair au naturel. Despite her laid-back lunch, Moore still knows how to go glam on the red carpet.


  6. Hi, I think you missed out HBO If These Walls Could Talk, 1996 I thought it worth mentioning since she starred and produced, among the strings of flop in that period.


  7. The paparazzi shots of her date with Leonardo Dicaprio are finally on the internet:

    These are from March 1997. Bruce Willis was filming The Jackal in Delaware, the kids were with a nanny in Idaho and Demi out on the town with Leo in Malibu.


  8. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Demi Moore


    Demi Moore first rose to fame in the ‘80s but, it was during the ‘90s, that she became an A-list star. She starred in box office successes like Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal and Disclosure; however, after box office disappointments like Striptease and G.I. Jane, she took a long break from the spotlight. Even though she’s made several comebacks since, her career is nowhere near as successful as it once was, but that doesn’t matter – people are still really interested in her as a celebrity. In celebration of her upcoming birthday, we have 10 things you didn’t the actress:


  9. That Oui cover says 1982 so it’s not the issue in question. This is the infamous one everybody talks about: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/f5/52/bd/f552bd3a312e87e3445cf650e476638e.jpg

    It was largely forgotten then became controversial again when some of the pics were referenced on Tosh.0

    She turned 18 in November ’80 and appeared in an adult magazine with a January ’81 cover date. Talk about ambitious!


  10. I’m in awe of her plastic surgery. She was a goddess after the face work in her mid-thirties. I think she had these procedures done while her head was shaven for G.I. Jane. The transformation was unbelievable. Unfortunately Passion of Mind is the only movie where this freshly enhanced look was preserved on celluloid.


  11. Ashton’s Heartbreak! Kutcher Finally Tells About About Divorce From Demi Moore- What Does Pregnant Mila Think?


    Years later, Ashton Kutcher is finally opening up about his life post divorce from his ex-wife, Demi Moore, and how one moment left him in complete “shock.”


  12. Actors almost cast in video game movie disasters


    Demi Moore (Lara Croft in Tomb Raider)

    Lara Croft is one of the most beloved video game characters of all time, having recently set the record for highest number of magazine cover photos—1,230—in history. “Lara Croft is one of the most vital and iconic characters in gaming, with a powerful legacy and a string of great games under her belt,” said editor of Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition Stephen Daultrey.

    The aforementioned number of magazine covers includes those from movies, culture, and lifestyle magazines, not just from video game magazines—and we bet Angelina Jolie was on the cover of a lot of them leading up to her debut as the big-screen version of the character in Simon West’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. But before Jolie was cast as the English archaeologist, Paramount Pictures reportedly looked into casting Demi Moore.

    It’s unclear if Moore chose not to move forward with the role or if the studio simply lost interest. All we know is that Jolie eventually joined the film and became the face of Lara Croft for many years. Now Warner Bros. is looking to change that with their 2018 Tomb Raider movie, starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.


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