I know there are folks who would defend the current iteration of Rose McGowan. Yeah, we know all about the car wreck and the facial reconstruction. That was an unfortunate knock for Rose. Still, there has been an obvious slide into some sort of malaise for her as of late, prompting some, shall we say, unusual looks for this once supreme hottie. Looks like this one:
Yeah, that's not Rose as I like to think of her. I prefer to reflect back on that hottie with the killer body from movies like SCREAM or THE DOOM GENERATION, who chose to be offbeat in a way that still preserved her hotness. Rose has always been a nonconformist, but she was especially so back in the day, which was significant as everyone seemed to be rebelling against something back in the mid to late 90s. Rose did it in the best way though. She didn't go the pissed off route with a lot of "I refuse to be seen as a sex object" shit. She just shoved her hotness in your face, defiantly using her natural physical gifts as a means of empowerment. I didn't even mind that she chose to bang Marilyn Manson once. Yes, I would have preferred that she not, but then she'd show up at a movie premiere wearing basically nothing but a bead curtain and I'd instantly forgive her for her transgressions.
Will we ever see that Rose again? Couldn't tell you. Perhaps one can't ride the ragged edge of nonconformism for too long without crashing and burning. Maybe she's just had too many run-ins with a surgeon's knife, much of which has had little to do with recovering from accidents. She's been carving herself up pretty bad in recent years, making her a pale shadow of the hottie we used to know and love. I'd like to think that something of the old Rose is still there, hiding under all that blonde hair dye and ill advised elective surgery. I suppose only time will tell on that one. Either way, we always have the memories, a few of which are compiled below for your viewing pleasure.
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