Demi Gene Guynes[n 1] (born November 11, 1962), professionally known as Demi Moore (// də-MEE), is an American actress and film producer. After making her film debut in 1981, she appeared on the soap opera General Hospital and subsequently gained recognition as a member of the Brat Pack with roles in Blame It on Rio (1984), St. Elmo's Fire (1985), and About Last Night... (1986). Her starring role in Ghost (1990), the highest-grossing film of that year, earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She had further box-office success in the early 1990s, with the films A Few Good Men (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993), and Disclosure (1994).
Moore at Huffington Post Pre-Inaugural Party in 2009
|Born||November 11, 1962|
Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.
|Residence||Hailey, Idaho, U.S.|
|Children||3, including Rumer Willis|
In 1996, Moore became the highest-paid actress in film history when she received a then-unprecedented US$12.5 million to star in Striptease. Her next major role, G.I. Jane (1997), for which she famously shaved her head, was followed by a lengthy hiatus. Her later film roles include Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Bobby (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), Margin Call (2011), and Rough Night (2017). In 2019, Moore released a memoir titled Inside Out, which instantly became a New York Times Best Seller.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Public image
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 Bibliography
- 8 Footnotes
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Moore was born November 11, 1962, in Roswell, New Mexico. Her biological father, Air Force airman Charles Harmon, Sr., left her mother, Virginia (née King), after a two-month marriage before Moore was born. When Moore was three months old, her mother married Dan Guynes, a newspaper advertising salesman who frequently changed jobs. As a result, the family moved many times. Moore said in 1991, "My dad was Dan Guynes. He raised me. There is a man who would be considered my biological father who I don't really have a relationship with."
Moore suffered from strabismus as a child. This was ultimately corrected by two operations. She also suffered from kidney dysfunction. Moore learned of her biological father, Harmon, at age 13, when she found her mother and stepfather's marriage certificate and inquired about the circumstances since she "saw my parents were married in February 1963. I was born in '62."
At age 15, Moore moved to West Hollywood, California, where her mother worked for a magazine distribution company. Moore attended Fairfax High School there, and recalled, "I moved out of my family's house when I was 16 and left high school in my junior year." In 2019, she stated she was raped at 15 by a man. The man claimed he had paid Moore's mother to get access to Moore to rape her, although Moore says it's unclear if this is true.
Career beginnings (1979–1983)Edit
She signed with the Elite Modeling Agency and went to Europe to work as a pin-up girl, then enrolled in drama classes after being inspired by her next-door neighbor, 17-year-old German actress Nastassja Kinski. In August 1979, three months before her 17th birthday, Moore met musician Freddy Moore who was married and at the time leader of the band Boy, at the Los Angeles nightclub The Troubadour. They lived in an apartment in West Hollywood.
Demi Moore co-wrote three songs with Freddy Moore and appeared in the music video for their selection "It's Not a Rumor," performed by his band, The Nu Kats. She continues to receive royalty checks from her brief songwriting work (1980–81). Moore sang in the films One Crazy Summer and Bobby.
Moore appeared on the cover of the January 1981 issue of the adult magazine Oui, taken from a photo session in which she had posed nude. In a 1988 interview, Moore claimed she "only posed for the cover of Oui—I was 16; I told them I was 18". Interviewer Alan Carter said, "However, some peekaboo shots did appear inside. And later, nude shots of her turned up in Celebrity Sleuth—photos that she once said 'were for a European fashion magazine'." In 1990, she told another interviewer, "I was 17 years old. I was underage. It was just the cover."
Moore made her film debut with a brief role in the 1981 teen drama Choices, directed by Silvio Narizzano. Her second film feature was the 3-D sci-fi horror film Parasite (1982), for which director Charles Band had instructed casting director Johanna Ray to "find me the next Karen Allen." Moore then joined the cast of the ABC soap opera General Hospital, playing the role of an investigative reporter until 1983. During her tenure on the series, she made an uncredited cameo appearance in the 1982 spoof film Young Doctors in Love.
International stardom (1984–1994)Edit
Moore's film career took off in 1984 following her appearance in the sex comedy Blame It on Rio. She portrayed Laura Victor in the comedy film No Small Affair (1984), opposite Jon Cryer. Her commercial breakthrough came in Joel Schumacher's yuppie drama St. Elmo's Fire (1985), which received negative reviews, but was a box office success and brought Moore to international recognition. Because of her association with that film, Moore was often listed as part of the Brat Pack, a label she felt was "demeaning". She progressed to more serious material with About Last Night... (1986), co-starring Rob Lowe, which marked a positive turning point in her career, as Moore noted that, following its release, she began seeing better scripts. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film four out of four stars and praised her performance, writing, "There isn't a romantic note she isn't required to play in this movie, and she plays them all flawlessly." The success of About Last Night... was unrivaled by Moore's other two 1986 releases, One Crazy Summer and Wisdom, the last youth-oriented films in which she would star. She was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis's Screen World, Vol. 38.
Moore made her professional stage debut in an off-Broadway production of The Early Girl, which ran at the Circle Repertory Company in fall 1986. In 1988, Moore starred as a prophecy-bearing mother in the apocalyptic drama The Seventh Sign—her first outing as a solo film star— and in 1989, she played the quick-witted local laundress and prostitute in Neil Jordan's Depression-era allegory We're No Angels, opposite Robert De Niro.
Her most successful film to date is the supernatural romantic melodrama Ghost (1990), which grossed over US$505 million at the box office and was the highest-grossing film of the year. She played a young woman in jeopardy to be protected by the ghost of her murdered lover. The love scene between Moore and Patrick Swayze that starts in front of a potter's wheel to the sound of "Unchained Melody" has become an iconic moment in cinema history. Ghost was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and Moore's performance earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination.
In 1991 Moore starred in the horror comedy Nothing but Trouble, co-produced and appeared in the mystery thriller Mortal Thoughts, and played a blonde for the first time in the romantic comedy The Butcher's Wife, with Roger Ebert's review describing her as "warm and cuddly". Those films were not widely seen, but Moore sustained her A-list status with her starring roles in Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men (1992), Adrian Lyne's Indecent Proposal (1993), and Barry Levinson's Disclosure (1994)—all of which opened at #1 at the box office and were blockbuster hits.
Critical failures and hiatus (1995–2009)Edit
By 1995 Moore was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. However, critical acclaim subsequently began to wane with her subsequent film releases; her portrayal of Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter (1995), a "freely adapted" version of the historical romance novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was met with harsh criticism. While the coming-of-age drama Now and Then (1995) found moderate box office success, the thriller The Juror (1996) was heavily panned by critics. Moore was paid a record-breaking salary of US$12.5 million in 1996 to star in Striptease. Much hype was made about Moore's willingness to dance topless for the part, though this was the sixth time she had shown her breasts on film. Although the film was actually a financial success—grossing over US$113 million worldwide—it failed to reach expectations and was widely considered a flop and Moore received the booby prize for Worst Actress.
Moore produced and starred in a controversial miniseries for HBO called If These Walls Could Talk (1996), a three-part anthology about abortion alongside Sissy Spacek and Cher. Its screenwriter, Nancy Savoca, directed two segments, including one in which Moore played a widowed nurse in the early 1950s seeking a back-alley abortion. For that role, Moore received a second Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress. Also in 1996, she provided the speaking voice of the beautiful Esmeralda in Disney's animated adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and starred in Mike Judge's comedy Beavis and Butt-head Do America, alongside her then husband Bruce Willis.
Moore famously shaved her head to play the first woman to undergo training in the Navy SEALs in Ridley Scott's G.I. Jane (1997). Budgeted at US$50 million, the film was a moderate commercial success, with a worldwide gross of US$97.1 million. During the film's production, it was reported that Moore had ordered studio chiefs to charter two planes for her entourage and her, which reinforced her negative reputation for being a diva—she had previously turned down the Sandra Bullock role in While You Were Sleeping because the studio refused to meet her salary demands, and was dubbed "Gimme Moore" by the media. Moore took on the role of an ultrapious psychiatrist in Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, also in 1997.
After G.I. Jane, Moore retreated from the spotlight and moved to Hailey, Idaho, on a full-time basis to devote herself to raising her three daughters. She was off screen for three years before re-emerging in the arthouse psychological drama Passion of Mind (2000), the first English-language film from Belgian director Alain Berliner. Her performance as a woman with multiple personality disorder was well received, but the film itself garnered mixed reviews and was deemed "naggingly slow" by some critics. Moore then resumed her self-imposed career hiatus and continued to turn down film offers. Producer Irwin Winkler said in 2001, "I had a project about a year and a half ago, and we made an inquiry about her—a real good commercial picture. She wasn't interested."
She returned to the screen, playing a villain in the 2003 film Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, opposite Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. A commercial success, the film made US$259.1 million worldwide, and Rolling Stone, on Moore's role, remarked: "It's a relief when Demi Moore shows up as fallen angel [...] Moore, 40, looks great in a bikini and doesn’t even try to act. Her unsmiling sexiness cuts through the gigglefest as the angels fight, kick, dance and motocross like Indiana Jones clones on estrogen". The film was followed by yet another three-year absence. In the interim, Moore signed on as the face of the Versace fashion brand and the Helena Rubinstein brand of cosmetics. She portrayed an alcoholic singer whose career is on the downswing, as part of an ensemble cast, in Emilio Estevez's drama Bobby (2006), about the hours leading up to the Robert F. Kennedy assassination. As a member of the cast, she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture but won the Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast. She had a lead role as a grieving and tormented novelist in the mystery thriller Half Light (2006).
Moore took on the role of a driven police officer investigating a serial killer in the psychological thriller Mr. Brooks (2007), with Kevin Costner. The film received mixed reviews and grossed $48.1 million worldwide. Rolling Stone wrote that "the cop on the case, played by Demi Moore with a striking directness that deserved better than being saddled with an absurd back story as an heiress with a fortune-hunting husband." She reunited with Blame It on Rio co-star Michael Caine for the British crime drama film Flawless (2008), which saw her portray an American executive helping to steal a handful of diamonds from the London Diamond Corporation during the 1960s. Moore received positive reviews from critics; Miami Herald wrote: "The inspired pairing of Demi Moore and Michael Caine as a pair of thieves in the diamond-heist semi-caper movie Flawless goes a long way toward overcoming the film's slack, leisurely pacing".
Continued film success and memoir (2010–present)Edit
In 2010, Moore took on the role of a daughter helping her father deal with age-related health problems in the dramedy Happy Tears, opposite Parker Posey and Rip Torn, and starred as the matriarch of a family moving into a suburban neighborhood in the comedy The Joneses, with David Duchovny. The latter film was largely highlighted upon its theatrical release, with critics concluding that it "benefits from its timely satire of consumer culture — as well as a pair of strong performances" from Duchovny and Moore. In Bunraku (2010), a film Moore described as a "big action adventure," she played a courtesan and a femme fatale with a secret past. Moore portrayed a chief risk management officer at a large Wall Street investment bank during the initial stages of the financial crisis of 2007–08 in the critically acclaimed corporate drama Margin Call (2011), where she was part of an ensemble cast that included Kevin Spacey, Simon Baker, and Paul Bettany. The cast garnered nominations for the "Best Ensemble" award from the Gotham Awards, the Phoenix Film Critics Society and the Central Ohio Film Critics Association. Also in 2011, Moore received a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or TV Film for her work as a director in a segment of the 2011 Lifetime anthology film Five, and starred opposite Ellen Barkin, Ellen Burstyn and George Kennedy in Sam Levinson's black comedy Another Happy Day, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Moore appeared as the mother of Miley Cyrus' character in the romantic drama film LOL (2012). She played a similar mother role in her next film, the likewise coming-of-age dramedy Very Good Girls (2013), which co-starred Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen. Her part as an old flame of a quick-draw killer in the Western drama Forsaken (2015), with Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland, was followed by the role of the daughter of a retired high school teacher in the road comedy Wild Oats, which premiered on Lifetime in August 2016, and in a limited release the following month.
In her next film, the drama Blind (2017), Moore starred opposite Alec Baldwin, portraying the neglected wife of an indicted businessman having an affair with a novelist blinded in a car crash. In February 2017, Moore joined the cast of Empire, in the recurring role of a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past. The comedy film Rough Night (2017) featured Moore as one half of a nymphomaniac couple seducing a member of a bachelorette party gone wrong. The film was released in the United States on June 16, 2017, by Columbia Pictures, received mixed reviews and grossed $47 million worldwide. She played Selma in the Indian drama film Love Sonia (2018), which tells the story of a young girl's journey to rescue her sister from the dangerous world of international sex trafficking. She portrayed Lucy, a superficial CEO in the comedy horror film Corporate Animals (2019), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 29, 2019.
Moore's memoir, Inside Out, was published on September 24, 2019 by HarperCollins. On October 13, 2019, the book debuted at number one on The New York Times' Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction best-sellers list and the Hardcover Nonfiction best-sellers list. Moore discussed the book in an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC News on Good Morning America. Moore and her two daughters Rumer and Tallulah appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith's web television talk show Red Table Talk on November 4, 2019.
Moore is viewed as a pioneer for equal salary for women in Hollywood. The role in The Hunchback of Notre Dame made her the first Hollywood actress to reach the $10 million mark salary. She was offered $12.5 million for her role in Striptease, which was more money than any other woman in Hollywood had ever been offered at the time. Producers for Striptease and G.I. Jane got into a bidding war to see who could get Moore to film first. Striptease won and Moore became the highest paid actress in Hollywood in 1996. "She became a pioneer for other actresses by being the first female lead to demand the same salary, benefits and billing as her male counterparts," UK's Lifetime wrote. "Her screen persona always has something indestructible about it. There's a toughness, a strength, a determination," The Guardian described in 2007.
Moore has been included in magazine lists of the world's most beautiful women. In 1996, she was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. She was voted #22 on VH1's Hottest Hotties. In 2015, Moore was inducted into the Hair Fan's Hall of Fame. Shape magazine listed Moore as one of the 16 female celebrities who have aged gracefully. "Demi Moore only gets sexier with age. The 55-year-old actress has been in the spotlight since the '80s and still manages to make our hearts skip a beat whenever she makes an appearance," PopSugar wrote in 2018.
Moore has 4.7 million followers on Twitter as of October 2019. She uses Twitter as a platform to raise awareness of sexual trafficking and slavery. "She is practicing what she preaches: More than half of her posts are on the subject, directing followers where to get involved," Harper's Bazaar reported in August 2010. "I like to connect to people in the virtual world.. exchanging thoughts and ideas, when in the physical world we might never have the opportunity to cross paths," Moore told Harper's Bazaar.
Moore has graced the cover of numerous international fashion magazines, including France's Elle; UK's Grazia; US' W, Vanity Fair, Interview, Rolling Stone, Glamour and InStyle; Australia's Harper's Bazaar and Turkey's Marie Claire. She has also appeared on the front cover of Vogue (Portugal, France and US). Moore has appeared in commercials and print ads throughout her career. She has appeared in television commercials for Keds, Oscar Mayer, Diet Coke, Lux, Jog Mate and Seibu Department Stores, and print ads for Versace and Ann Taylor.
Vanity Fair coverEdit
In August 1991, Moore appeared nude on the cover of Vanity Fair under the title More Demi Moore. Annie Leibovitz shot the picture while Moore was seven months pregnant with the second of her three daughters, Scout LaRue Willis, intending to portray "anti-Hollywood, anti-glitz" attitude. The cover drew a lot of attention, being discussed on television, radio, and in newspaper articles. The frankness of Leibovitz's portrayal of a pregnant sex symbol led to divided opinions, ranging from suggestions of sexual objectification to celebrations of the photograph as a symbol of empowerment.
The photograph was subject to numerous parodies, including the Spy Magazine version, which placed Moore's then-husband Bruce Willis's head on her body. In Leibovitz v. Paramount Pictures Corp., Leibovitz sued over one parody featuring Leslie Nielsen, made to promote the 1994 film Naked Gun 33 1⁄3: The Final Insult. In the parody, the model's body was attached to what is described as "the guilty and smirking face" of Nielsen. The teaser said "Due this March." The case was dismissed in 1996 because the parody relied "for its comic effect on the contrast between the original." In November 2009, the Moroccan magazine Femmes du Maroc emulated the infamous pose with Moroccan news reporter Nadia Larguet, causing controversy in the majority-Muslim nation.
In August 1992, Moore again appeared nude on the cover of Vanity Fair, this time modeling for body painting artist Joanne Gair in Demi's Birthday Suit. In October 2019, she posed nude on the cover of Harper's Bazaar.
Marriages and relationshipsEdit
On February 8, 1981, at the age of 18, she married singer Freddy Moore, 12 years her senior and who had recently divorced from his first wife, Lucy. During their marriage, Demi began using Freddy's surname as her stage name. She filed for divorce in September 1984; it was finalized on August 7, 1985. Moore was then engaged to actor Emilio Estevez, with whom she co-starred in Wisdom, a crime drama he also wrote and directed. The pair planned to marry in December 1986, but called off the engagement.
On November 21, 1987, Moore married her second husband, actor Bruce Willis. She and Willis have three daughters together: Rumer (born August 16, 1988), Scout (born July 20, 1991), and Tallulah (born February 3, 1994). They announced their separation on June 24, 1998, and filed for divorce on October 18, 2000. Moore had a three-year relationship with martial arts instructor Oliver Whitcomb, whom she dated from 1999 to 2002.
In 2003, Moore began dating actor Ashton Kutcher, who is 15 years younger. They married on September 24, 2005. The wedding was attended by about 150 "close" friends and family of the couple, including Willis. Two years into her marriage to Kutcher, Moore became pregnant at the age of 42 and then lost her child almost six months into the pregnancy. In November 2011, after months of media speculation about the state of the couple's marriage, Moore announced her decision to end her marriage to Kutcher. After over a year of separation, Kutcher filed for divorce from Moore on December 21, 2012, in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. Moore filed her response papers in March 2013, requesting spousal support and payment of legal fees from Kutcher. On November 27, 2013, their divorce was finalized.
Moore's mother had a long arrest record which included drunk driving and arson. Moore broke off contact with her in 1990, when Mrs. Guynes walked away from a rehab stay Moore had paid for at the Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota. Guynes posed nude for the magazine High Society in 1993, where she spoofed Moore's Vanity Fair pregnancy and bodypaint covers and parodied her love scene from the film Ghost. Moore and Guynes briefly reconciled shortly before Guynes died of cancer in July 1998 at age 54.
She was at one point a follower of Philip Berg's Kabbalah Centre religion, and initiated Kutcher into the faith, having said that she "didn't grow up Jewish, but [...] would say that [she has] been more exposed to the deeper meanings of particular rituals than any of [her] friends that did." She is no longer affiliated with Berg's organization.
According to The New York Times, Moore is "the world's most high-profile doll collector", and among her favorites is the Gene Marshall fashion doll. At one point, Moore kept a separate residence to house her 2,000 dolls.
Activism and philanthropyEdit
Moore has supported numerous charities, including All Day Foundation, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Artists for Peace and Justice, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, Declare Yourself, Free The Slaves, Healthy Child Healthy World, Raising Malawi, The Art of Elysium and UNICEF. In 2010, Moore defeated Kevin Bacon to win $250,000 in the Pepsi Refresh Celebrity Challenge. She chose to support the organization GEMS: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, a non-profit group which aims to empower young women who have been the victims of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. She traveled to Haiti with the Artists for Peace and Justice following the earthquake of 2010. She has also supported Chrysalis, a non-profit organization which offers employment opportunities to the homeless.
In 2009, Moore and Kutcher launched DNA Foundation, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization directed towards fighting child sexual slavery. The foundation's first campaign included several celebrities, including Justin Timberlake, Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper appearing in a series of viral videos proclaiming: "Real Men Don’t Buy Girls." In November 2012, the foundation said it was announcing "a new name and refined mission" as Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, which aimed "to disrupt and deflate the predatory behavior of those who abuse and traffic children, solicit sex with children or create and share child pornography".
|Young Doctors in Love||New intern||Uncredited|
|1984||Blame It on Rio||Nicole "Nikki" Hollis|
|No Small Affair||Laura Victor|
|1985||St. Elmo's Fire||Jules|
|1986||About Last Night...||Debbie|
|One Crazy Summer||Cassandra Eldridge|
|1988||The Seventh Sign||Abby Quinn|
|1989||We're No Angels||Molly|
|1991||Nothing but Trouble||Diane Lightson|
|Mortal Thoughts||Cynthia Kellogg||Also producer|
|The Butcher's Wife||Marina Lemke|
|1992||A Few Good Men||LCDR JoAnne Galloway|
|1993||Indecent Proposal||Diana Murphy|
|1995||The Scarlet Letter||Hester Prynne|
|Now and Then||Samantha Albertson (older)||Also producer|
|1996||The Juror||Annie Laird|
|The Hunchback of Notre Dame||Esmeralda||Voice|
|If These Walls Could Talk||Claire Donnelly||Also producer|
|Beavis and Butt-Head Do America||Dallas Grimes||Voice|
|1997||Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery||N/A||Producer|
|G.I. Jane||Lieutenant Jordan O'Neil||Also producer|
|1999||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me||N/A||Producer|
|2000||Passion of Mind||Martha / Marty|
|2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember||N/A||Producer|
|The Hunchback of Notre Dame II||Esmeralda||Voice|
|2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Madison Lee|
|2006||Half Light||Rachel Carlson|
|2007||Mr. Brooks||Detective Tracy Atwood|
|The Joneses||Kate Jones|
|2011||Margin Call||Sarah Robertson|
|Another Happy Day||Patty|
|2013||Very Good Girls||Kate|
|1982–83||General Hospital||Jackie Templeton||Cast member|
|1984||The Master||Holly Trumbull||Episode: "Max"|
|1987||The New Homeowner's Guide to Happiness||Sandy Darden||Television special|
|1989||Moonlighting||Woman in Elevator||Episode: "When Girls Collide"|
|1990||Tales from the Crypt||Cathy Marno||Episode: "Dead Right"|
|1997||Ellen||The Sample Lady||Episode: "The Puppy Episode"; uncredited|
|Destination Anywhere||Janie||Television film|
|2003||Will & Grace||Sissy Palmer-Ginsburg||Episode: "Women and Children First"|
|2018||The Comedy Central Roast||Herself||Episode: “Bruce Willis”|
|TBA||Brave New World||Linda||Recurring role, upcoming series|
|1980||"It's Not a Rumor"||The Nu Kats|
|1997||"Ugly"||Jon Bon Jovi|
|2011||Five||TV, segment "Charlotte"|
Awards and nominationsEdit
The following is a list of accolades Moore has received throughout her career:
- Heffernan, Virginia (February 27, 2004). "Critic's Notebook; Unabashed Stars Break the Shackles of the Name Game". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015.
- Cerio, Gregory (June 24, 1996). "Eye of the Tiger". People ("Striptease's Demi Moore Knows What It Took to Get to the Top. Her Scarlet Letter Is 'A' for Ambition"). 45 (25). Archived from the original on March 30, 2011.
- Dare, Michael (March 9, 1995). "ShoWest Honors Demi Moore: Beauty's Got Brains and Talent". Daily Variety. Archived from the original on March 24, 2010.
- Encyclopædia Britannica Editors; King, Thad, ed. (2009). 2009 Britannica Almanac. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-59339-228-4.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Demi Moore". The New York Times Biographical Service. The New York Times Company and Arno Press. 22: 476. 1991. ISSN 0161-2433.
- Hayward, Jeff (January 17, 1993). "Taking Chances: Demi Moore Knows All about Risk and Controversy - and Seeks It". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on March 1, 2012.
- Getlen, Larry (2003). Demi: The Naked Truth. AMI Books. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-932270-24-2.
- Maltin, Leonard; Green, Spencer; Sader, Luke (1994). Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia. E. P. Dutton. p. 624. ISBN 978-0-525-93635-0.
- Moore, Demi (May 12, 2009). "Demi is the name I was born with!". Twitter.
- Moore, Demi (April 27, 2011). "No it is just Demi Gene it was never Demitria!". Twitter.
- "Demi Moore 'obsesses' over appearance". BangShowbiz.com. December 31, 2010. Archived from the original on February 3, 2012.
- "Demi Moore Biography (1962-)". FilmReference.com. Archived from the original on February 5, 2010. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
- "Demi Lovato And Demi Moore Discuss How They Pronounce Their Names Differently". Z100.iheart.com. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
- "Demi Moore Opens Up About Overcoming Her Self-Destructive Spiral". E! Online. October 28, 2018. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
- "Demi Moore to Release Long-Awaited, "Deeply Candid" Memoir This Fall". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
- WENN (October 4, 2019). "Demi Moore's memoir tops New York Times Best Sellers list". Hollywood.com. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
- "Inside Out by Demi Moore - Hardcover | HarperCollins". HarperCollins UK. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
- Staff, A. O. L. "Friendly exes Demi Moore and Bruce Willis pose together with their daughters amid bombshell book". AOL.com. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
- "Demi Moore's children - how many does she have with Bruce Willis?". The Sun. September 26, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
- "Demi Moore's Long-Lost Siblings: We Can Save Her". OK! Magazine. February 11, 2012.
- Collins, Nancy (August 1991). "Demi's Big Moment". Vanity Fair: 144.
- "Demi Moore". The Biography Channel UK. Archived from the original on March 30, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
- Thomas, Walter (January 1987). "Demi, More or Less". Scene: 33 (unnumbred).
- Jensen, Erin (September 23, 2019). "Demi Moore memoir details teen rape, substance abuse, why Ashton Kutcher marriage failed". Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago, Illinois: Sun-Times Media Group.
- "Demi Moore reveals she was raped age 15". The Guardian. London, England: Guardian Media Group. September 24, 2019.
- "John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers Re-opens in Chicago". Oakbrook Terrace. May 15, 2008.
- Collins, p. 145
- "Demi Moore, Female Lead in 'Parasite,' Rocketed to Fame in 'General Hospital'" (Press release). Embassy Pictures, Parasite (1982). p. 2.
- "Music surfaces from Demi Moore's collaboration with first hubby". New York Post. July 3, 2010.
- "Demi Moore (Songwriter) Bio". Demophonic Music.
- Mannes, George (June 9, 1995). "When Moore Was Less". Entertainment Weekly.
- Gregory, Alex; Huyck, Peter (August 1995). "The Bimbo Conspiracy". Spy. p. 48.
- Carter, Alan (March 31, 1988). "Moore Ways Than One". Daily News. New York. p. 51.
- Rensin, David (September 17, 1990). "The Us Interview: She's Gotta Have It". Us Weekly: 18.
- "Choices". Rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
- Carr, Jay (April 19, 1991). "The spirit of success moves Demi Moore". The Boston Globe.
- "St. Elmo's Fire (1985) - Box Office Mojo".
- "Demi Moore returns to the screen in 'Passion of Mind'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. May 20, 2000.
- "Demi Moore learns to accept challenge". Lawrence Journal-World. July 11, 1985.
- "Demi Moore A Star In Her Own Right". Los Angeles: Portsmouth Daily Times (archived from The Associated Press). May 7, 1988.
- Pickle, Betsy (April 1, 1988). "Demi Moore Says She's Ready to Be a Mom". The Vindicator.
- "Roger Ebert's review of "About Last Night..."". Chicago Sun-Times. July 1, 1986.
- "Demi Moore at Yahoo! Movies". Archived from the original on October 13, 2012.
- Carr, Jay (November 28, 1986). "Demi Moore Off-Broadway in 'Early Girl'". Boston Globe. p. 54. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
- "1990 Worldwide Grosses".
- Vincentelli, Elisabeth. "'Ghost the Musical' Broadway show is flashy, busy, and more than a little bit cheesy". New York Post.
- "50 Greatest Movie Romances". Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
- "Demi Moore - Awards".
- "Roger Ebert's review of "The Butcher's Wife"". Chicago Sun-Times. October 25, 1991.
- "Demi Moore Movie Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
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