Rose McGowan

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McGowan in 2011, photo by

Birth Name: Rósa Arianna McGowan

Place of Birth: Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Birth: September 5, 1973

Ethnicity: Irish, English, French-Canadian, French

Rose McGowan is an American activist, actress, author, model, and singer. Her roles include the films The Doom Generation, Scream, and Grind House, and the series Charmed, among other projects.

She was born in Certaldo, near Florence, Italy, to American parents, Terri L. (Mason) and Daniel Patrick McGowan. In Florence, her father ran the local chapter of the religious group Children of God (a group her family left later in the 1970s). In the U.S., she was raised in Oregon and Washington.

Rose has Irish, English, French-Canadian, and French ancestry.

Rose’s paternal grandfather was James Robert McGowan (the son of Robert Emmet McGowan and Ruby Lorena Newman). James was born in Utah. Robert was the son of Daniel J. McGowan, who was Canadian, and of Catherine E. Schaefer. Ruby was the daughter of Hanson Harrison Newman and Lugenia/Eugenia Emmaline “Emma” Wayne.

Rose’s paternal grandmother was Nora Mascotte (the daughter of Albert Joseph Mascotte and Irene Hill). Nora was born in Nebraska. Albert was born in Michigan, to French-Canadian parents. Irene was the daughter of Walter Leslie Hill and Elizabeth Catherine “Lizzie” Bull.

Sources: Rose’s paternal grandfather, James Robert McGowan, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Rose’s paternal grandmother, Nora Mascotte, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


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5 Responses

  1. muricansareallmutts says:

    Part distant asian (shape of eyes, cheeckbones).

  2. andrew says:


    She was born in Certaldo, near Florence.

  3. Check7t says:

    She should have married and procreated with Marilyn Manson.

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