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Rose Arianna McGowan is an American film and television actress of French and Irish descent. She was born to Daniel and Terri McGowan in Tuscany, Italy on September 5th, 1973. Rose grew up in Europe with her parents and became a child model at the age of ten. When she got older she returned to the United States and took up acting.

Rose's first professional television work was in 1990 when she played a character named Suzanne in the "Life With Fathers" episode of True Colors. Her first role in a film was a bit part in the 1992 comedy Encino Man (starring future Mummy star Brendan Fraser). Rose's first work in the horror genre was playing Tatum Riley, one of the many victims of the "Ghostface" killer(s) in Wes Craven's 1996 horror/comedy Scream. Two years later, Rose had her first leading role playing the psychotic Debbie Strand in the 1998 suspense thriller Devil in the Flesh. In 1998, she played Lisa Pailey in the sci-fi/horror film Phantoms. In 2001, Rose got her first major television role - one that would eventually make her a household name. From 2001 to 2006 she played Paige Matthews on the supernaturally-themed WB Network television series Charmed. McGowan was introduced in the premiere episode of season four, "Charmed Again" and was a regular cast member throughout the remainder of the series. From seasons 4 to 8 she appeared in 112 episodes of in total. In 2006 she played Sheryl Sadon in the true crime mystery movie The Black Dahlia and in 2007 she appeared in the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez "Grindhouse" double-bill. In Death Proof, she played a woman named Pam and in Planet Terror, Rose took on a more prominent role as the gun-leg slinging heroine Cherry Darling.

Some of Rose's non-genre work includes films such as Bio-Dome, Going All the Way, Ready to Rumble, Monkeybone and Red Sonja.

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