Mark the 25th anniversary of 'G.I. Jane' with a look at actress Demi Moore's life in photos

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Demi Moore famously proved how beautiful ripped muscles, one-armed pushups and a military buzz cut can be when she starred as Lt. Jordan O’Neil in the 1997 war drama “G.I. Jane.” Join Wonderwall.com as we mark the 25th anniversary of the film’s release on Aug. 22, 2022, with look back at the actress and mother of three’s colorful life and 40-year career in photos.

Keep reading to take a walk down memory lane with the original Brat Packer…

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After a rough childhood in states including New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Washington and, ultimately, California, Demi Moore (born Demi Guynes) settled with her family in West Hollywood. Demi, seen here in an undated portrait taken circa 1982, moved out on her own at 16 and signed with the Elite Modeling Agency before enrolling in drama classes after being inspired by her next-door neighbor, 17-year-old German actress Nastassja Kinski.

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Demi Moore was 16 (and still known as Demi Guynes) when she met married musician Freddy Moore, the frontman for the band Boy, at Los Angeles nightclub The Troubadour. The couple — pictured at an L.A. party in March 1982 — wed in 1981 and divorced four years later.

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Demi Moore got her first big acting break when she joined the cast of the popular daytime soap opera “General Hospital” in 1982 (the same year she posed for this portrait with co-star Anthony Geary). The rising star played an investigative reporter on the show until 1983.

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Demi Moore’s movie career took off in 1984 after she was cast in the comedy “Blame It on Rio” alongside established co-stars Michael Caine and Valerie Harper.

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Brat Packers unite! Demi Moore’s breakthrough big-screen role was as party girl Jules Van Patten in “St. Elmo’s Fire,” the 1985 ensemble film that also starred (from left) Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Mare Winningham and Andrew McCarthy as a group of college friends who reunite after two are involved in an accident. They were core members of the Brat Pack, the nickname given to a group of young actors who starred in multiple coming-of-age films in the ’80s.

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After splitting from first husband Freddy Moore, Demi Moore began dating her “St. Elmo’s Fire” co-star Emilio Estevez. They also starred together in the 1986 crime drama “Wisdom,” which he wrote and directed. The couple — pictured at a screening in Hollywood in February 1985 — got engaged after six months but called things off before their planned December 1986 wedding.

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Demi Moore and Bruce Willis met at the premiere of the 1987 film “Stakeout” — shortly after she’d broken off her engagement to Emilio Estevez — and married months later in November 1987. The “Moonlighting” star, whose career was taking off thanks to ’80s franchises like “Die Hard” and “Look Who’s Talking,” helped the actress tackle deep insecurities and issues stemming from her childhood trauma. “Bruce insisted that he thought everything about me was beautiful: He wrapped my fear and anxiety in his love,” Demi wrote in her 2019 memoir “Inside Out.” The pair welcomed their first child, daughter Rumer Willis, in August 1988 — almost one month before they stepped out at the Emmys together (pictured here).

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Demi Moore’s most successful film to date is the 1990 supernatural romance-drama “Ghost,” which grossed more than $505 million at the box office. Her potter’s wheel love scene with co-star Patrick Swayze to the strains of “Unchained Melody” became an iconic moment in cinema history.

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The themed restaurant chain Planet Hollywood launched in 1991 with celeb shareholders including Demi Moore and husband Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Demi Moore played a military lawyer in the 1992 film adaptation of the play “A Few Good Men,” starring alongside some of the biggest movie stars of the time including Tom Cruise (pictured), Jack Nicholson and Kevin Bacon.

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Demi Moore’s ’90s success streak continued with the 1993 erotic thriller “Indecent Proposal,” which opened at No. 1 at the box office. Demi played a married woman who accepts an offer from a billionaire (played by Robert Redford) to spend the night with him in exchange for $1 million.

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Demi Moore was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood by 1995, the year she starred in the film adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne book “The Scarlet Letter.” Her portrayal of Hester Prynne was poorly received, ending Demi’s run of box office success.

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Demi Moore received a record-breaking $12.5 paycheck to star in 1996’s “Striptease.” Despite lots of hype over her willingness to dance topless for the part, the movie was widely panned and Demi won a Golden Raspberry Award (also known as a “Razzie”) for worst actress.

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Demi Moore trained hard to play a Navy lieutenant challenging the military’s male-oriented bias in 1997’s “G.I. Jane.” During production of the film, Demi was dogged by reports of her alleged diva demands — which had previously led the media to give her the snarky nickname “Gimme More.” She recently reflected on her famous hair-shaving scene, saying she’d be “hard-pressed” to pull of such a drastic hair move these days. “I think now that I’m older… I don’t have anything to prove,” she told People magazine. “So if they really need my hair different, they can give me a wig!”

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After “G.I. Jane,” Demi Moore retreated from the spotlight and moved from Los Angeles to Hailey, Idaho, to devote herself to raising her and Bruce Willis’s three daughters: Rumer Willis, Scout Willis (both pictured here with their parents at the “G.I. Jane” premiere in June 1996) and Tallulah Willis, who was born in 1994.

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Four months after they hung with Jack Nicholson at a Planet Hollywood-sponsored benefit concert at New York City’s China Club in February 1998, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis announced they were calling it quits after nearly 11 years of marriage. They filed for divorce two years later in October 2000.

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Demi Moore and Bruce Willis taught Hollywood a lesson on staying friendly with your ex when they hit the premiere of “Bandits” with daughters Rumer Willis, Tallulah Willis and Scout Willis (not pictured) in Los Angeles in October 2001, a year after they filed for divorce.

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Demi Moore began dating actor Ashton Kutcher — who’s 15 years her junior — in 2003 and later revealed she became pregnant and suffered a miscarriage just months into the relationship. The actress poked fun at the public’s fascination with the May-December romance by dressing as a senior citizen — with help from prosthetics — for the monologue portion of “Saturday Night Live” when Ashton hosted the show in March 2005. Six months later, the couple tied the knot at their Beverly Hills home.

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Thoroughly modern family! Bruce Willis joined ex Demi Moore and her boyfriend, Ashton Kutcher, plus kids Rumer Willis, Scout Willis and Tallulah Willis at the premiere of Demi’s “Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle” in Hollywood in June 2003.

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After a long Hollywood hiatus, Demi Moore returned to the big screen with a bang as a villain in 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” After wowing audiences with her killer bikini bod alongside Cameron Diaz (pictured), Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore in the box-office hit, Demi retreated from acting for another three years. Keep reading to see which former flame lured her back to the big screen…

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Demi Moore reteamed with former fiancé Emilio Estevez for the 2006 film “Bobby.” Emilio also directed the movie, which is set in the hours leading up to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Demi played an alcoholic singer whose career is on the downswing in the film, whose ensemble cast was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for best cast in a motion picture.

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After Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s marriage was publicly rocked by a cheating scandal — 22-year-old administrative assistant Sara Leal claimed she had sex with Ashton at San Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel on his and Demi’s sixth wedding anniversary in September 2011 — Demi announced in November 2011 that she was splitting from the actor. They’re seen here in New York City in August 2011 on one of their final public outings before their marriage imploded.

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Three decades after her Brat Pack days, Demi Moore played the mom of Miley Cyrus’s character in the romantic drama “LOL” in 2012.

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Demi Moore and her second ex-husband, Bruce Willis, remained friends long after their split. They came together in April 2015 along with daughters Tallulah Willis and Scout Willis to support eldest daughter Rumer Willis as she competed on “Dancing With the Stars” — and won the season 20 Mirrorball Trophy.

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In September 2019, Demi Moore released the memoir “Inside Out,” which chronicles her life from her rough childhood to her transition to a Hollywood heavyweight. It made headlines thanks to the raw details the actress shared about the demise of her famous marriages, her addiction issues and her struggle to raise a family in the spotlight. Its success quickly made Demi a New York Times’ best-selling author.

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Still a fashionista after all these years! Longtime style star devotee Demi Moore looked stunning at 59 as she attended the Chloe show during Paris Fashion Week in France in March 2022.

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“Thankful for our blended family,” Demi Moore captioned this sweet photo she posted on Instagram in March 2022 to mark former husband Bruce Willis’s 67th birthday. Ten days later, the actor’s family announced that he was retiring from the business following his diagnosis with aphasia, a disorder caused by damage to the area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension.

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Demi Moore was all smiles when she stepped out with a new boyfriend, award-winning Swiss chef Daniel Humm, at the French Open in Paris in June 2022. “You’re beyond inspiring and it’s amazing to witness grace and greatness,” the Eleven Madison Park restaurateur captioned an Instagram photo of himself kissing Demi in May 2022. “@demimoore thank you for being such a great teacher. Couldn’t be more proud of you. Your endless beauty is deeply soulful. Love you.”






























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