How Demi Moore Went From Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actress To Hospitalization

Demi Moore

In the 1980s, a young Demi Moore quickly turned her “General Hospital” TV stardom into a full fledged movie career that made her one of the top actors of the decade, part of a group the media dubbed the Brat Pack.

By 1990, with a $12 million per film paycheck, Moore was the highest paid actress in Hollywood and remained so with box office hits such as “Ghost,” “A Few Good Men” and “G.I. Jane.”

After marrying husband number two, Bruce Willis, in 1987, the couple had three daughters together and enjoyed a family life outside of Hollywood at their shared Idaho home.

With the break up of their marriage in 1998, Moore re-entered Hollywood as a hot mama, taking on roles such as a scorned, seriously toned angel in 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels” and dating a slew of younger men in her personal life.

In 2003, Moore met Ashton Kutcher, sixteen years her junior, and surprised everyone when their 2005 marriage lasted a whopping six years—until it came crashing down in late 2011 amidst rumours that Kutcher was cheating.

Since then, Moore has been on an apparent downward spiral that last week landed her in the hospital.

But whether it’s a “Striptease” for theatre-goers or her Twitter followers, we know Demi Moore is always good for a bikini-clad comeback and we’re rooting for her to get well soon.

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title=”1976: After moving nearly 40 times throughout her childhood, Demi’s family settles in Los Angeles. After attending Fairfax High School for a brief time, she drops out at age 16 to become an actress.”
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title=”1980: At age 18, Demi married singer Freddy Moore and changes her name from Demi Guynes to Demi Moore.”
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title=”1981: Demi makes her film debut in “Choices,” a deaf teen drama in which she plays a football player’s girlfriend.”
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title=”1982-1983: Demi lands the role of Jackie Templeton on the ABC soap opera, “General Hospital.”
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title=”1982: In her first “Entertainment Tonight” appearance ever, a hard partying Demi gets extra friendly with her 15-year-old “General Hospital” co-star, Philip Tanzini.”
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title=”1984: Demi and Freddy get divorced. It is rumoured that Demi is seeing her “General Hospital” co-star, John Stamos.”
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title=”1985: Demi, along with the rest of the Brat Pack, stars in “St.Elmo’s Fire,” a film about a group of friends who have just graduated from college and are trying to enter adulthood.”
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title=”1985: It is on the “St.Elmo’s Fire” set that Demi meets Emilio Estevez. The two become engaged but never marry.”
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title=”1986: Demi stars in “About Last Night” alongside Robe Lowe and James Belushi.”
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title=”1987: Emilio and Demi break up. Shortly after, Demi meets Bruce Willis and a few months later the two get married in a Las Vegas hotel room.”
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title=”1988: Demi and Bruce’s daughter, Rumer Glenn Willis, is born.”
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title=”1990: Demi stars in “Ghost” alongside Patrick Swayze. The film made an impressive $505,702,588 worldwide.”
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title=”1991: Demi poses nude for Vanity Fair while pregnant with daughter, Scout LaRue Willis. Annie Leibovitz shot the photo, which sparked controversy for portraying a pregnant woman as a sex symbol.”
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title=”1992: After the commercial success of “Ghost,” Demi stars as Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway in “A Few Good Men” alongside Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson.”
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title=”1994: Demi stars in “Indecent Proposal” alongside Robert Redford and Woody Harrelson. The film is about a married woman who agrees to have sex with another man for a million dollars and earned her a “Best Kiss” awards at the MTV Movie Awards. That same year, Demi and Bruce’s daughter, Tallulah Belle Willis, is born.”
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title=”1996: Demi stars as Erin Grant in “Striptease” and gets a $12 million paycheck—marking the highest-ever pay day for a female actress.”
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title=”1997: Demi shaves her head for the role of Jordan O’Neill in “G.I. Jane.””
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title=”1998: rumours swirled Willis was unfaithful and the two announced their separation right before the premiere of his movie, “Armageddon.””
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title=”2000: Bruce and Demi officially divorce.”
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title=”1999-2003: Moore dates Oliver Whitcomb, a karate instructor seven years her junior.”
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title=”Moore is also romantically linked to a string of younger men, including Owen Wilson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Colin Farrell and Anthony Keidis.”
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title=”2003: Demi meets Ashton Kutcher, 16 years her junior, at Diddy’s MTV Movie Awards after party.”
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title=”2003: Moore returns to theatres in “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” as a scorned ex-angel.”
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title=”2005: Demi and Ashton get married with a small, Kabbalah ceremony in Beverly Hills.”
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title=”2006: Moore works alongside ex-fiancé Emilio Estevez and new husband Ashton Kutcher on the set of “Bobby,” the film about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The movie was nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and raked in 11.2 million at the box office.”
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title=”2008: Moore poses for a family portrait with new husband Kutcher and daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tullulah for Harper’s Bazaar. She reveals to the mag, “Look, I would be lying if I said I don’t have moments of panic when I look in the mirror and see things creeping in that weren’t there before.””
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title=”2009: Ashton posts a photo of Demi’s derrière on Twitter, writing “Watching my wife steam my suit while wearing a bikini. I love God! Shhh don’t tell wifey.””
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title=”2010: To show the world she’s still got it, Demi tweets a photo of herself in a bikini.”
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title=”2011: Demi and Ashton founded the “Demi and Ashton Foundation,” cleverly called DNA, to raise awareness of and stop child trafficking in the United States. Their efforts were recognised on DoSomething.org’s 2011 list of “Top 20 Celebs Gone Good.” Demi also partnered with CNN Freedom Project to travel to Nepal to film the documentary “Nepal’s Stolen Children.””
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title=”May 2011: Ashton allegedly brings a girl back to the Los Angeles home he shared with Demi Moore. The girl later put Ashton’s sweater up for sale on Ebay.”
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title=”2011: 23-year-old Sara Leal reveals she slept with Ashton in a San Diego hotel suite on he and Demi’s sixth wedding anniversary. The two went on a spiritual retreat to Israel to work on their marriage; however, Ashton’s scandal ended the couple’s relationship.”
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title=”November 2011: Demi releases the statement, “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life.””
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title=”December 2011: Demi and daughter Rumer vacation together in Turks & Caicos over Christmas. It is reported Demi “danced up a storm” at a poolside bar.”
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title=”January 2012: Demi rushed to the hospital after drug use. Her rep released a statement saying, “Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends.””
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title=”January 2012: Sarah Jessica Parker replaces Demi in the role of Gloria Steinem in “Lovelace,” after Demi was hospitalized and dropped out of the film.”
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title=”January 2012: Moore’s 911 call that led to her hospitalization is released.”
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title=”January 2012: While Ashton remains silent, Moore’s family rushes to her side to help her through her tough time.”
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title=”We wish Demi a speedy recovery and hopefully she will be back at the box office in no time.”
content=”Demi paved the way for these females to lead their own film franchises >>
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