Madeleine Stowe Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameMadeleine Marie Stowe Mora
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Madeleine Stowe was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mireya Maria (Mora Steinvorth) and Robert Alfred Stowe, a civil engineer. Her mother was a from a prominent political family in Costa Rica. Stowe grew up in Eagle Rock, a working-class neighborhood of Los Angeles. At age ten she started practicing for a career as a concert pianist and trained every day for hours. However, when her instructor died in 1976 she more or less quit playing.

She went to University of Southern California and studied cinema and journalism before taking up acting at Beverly Hills' Solaris Theater. She made a few appearances in TV and on film but her breakthrough came in 1987 with Stakeout (1987). Other major credits include The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Short Cuts (1993).

When not filming, she spends her time at her ranch in Texas, which she shares with her husband Brian Benben.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson < [email protected]>

Spouse (1)

Brian Benben (8 August 1986 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (16)

Madeleine's father was from Oregon, and had Dutch, German, and English ancestry. Madeleine's mother was from Costa Rica, and was from a prominent political family there. One of Madeleine's maternal great-grandfathers was a German immigrant to Costa Rica, while one of Madeleine's maternal great-great-grandfathers, Bruno Carranza, was President of Costa Rica (serving a term of several months).
Pretended to be a reporter just so she could meet John Travolta before she became famous.
Was extremely shy in high school.
She and husband Brian Benben own a working cattle ranch outside of Fredericksburg, Texas.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#90). [1995]
Replaced Faith Hill as Julie Moore in We Were Soldiers (2002).
In The Last of the Mohicans (1992), her character is Cora Munro; in China Moon (1991), it is "Rachel Munro".
Portrayed a blind woman in Blink (1993) and in an episode of Little House on the Prairie (1974).
She played two heroines from the 'Leatherstocking Tales' by James Fenimore Cooper. Cora Munro (older sister) in The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Hetty Hutter (younger sister) in The Deerslayer (1978).
In one of her earliest film appearances, she was re-voiced by Anne Lockhart, daughter of June Lockhart and grand-daughter of Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart.
Coincidentally, Stowe appeared in the 1990 theatrical film "Revenge" and also appears in an unrelated TV series also titled "Revenge".
One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2012).
Has a daughter named May Theodora Benben, born on June 28, 1996 in San Antonio, Texas, by her husband Brian Benben.
Ranked #5 in People's Most Beautiful Women of the World (2012).
In 1982 she married her boyfriend of a year Brian Benben, whom she met on the set of the NBC miniseries The Gangster Chronicles (1981).
In Revenge (2011), Madeleine Stowe slaps three times Henry Czerny.

Personal Quotes (1)

While it was nice working with a lot of those people, ultimately it was unsatisfying to play a victim, and I realized I couldn't do it anymore. It had to stop.

Salary (2)

Bad Girls (1994) $1,500,000
Revenge (2011) $75,000 per episode (2012-2013)

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