Rebecca Romijn is the blonde model who starred as the sexy mutant Mystique in the X-Men series of movies. Romijn was a major model in the 1990s, perhaps being one small notch below the extra-super status of models like Claudia Schiffer or Linda Evangelista. She gained early fame for appearing in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and Victoria’s Secret catalogs. As the century turned she ventured into the movies, playing the blue-skinned superheroine Mystique in the movie X-Men (co-starring with Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry). She reprised her role in the sequels X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). Romijn’s other films include Femme Fatale (2002, with Antonio Banderas) and the sci-fi remake Rollerball (2002, with Chris Klein). She married actor John Stamos, former star of the TV show Full House, in 1998; they separated in 2004 and divorced in 2005. She married actor Jerry O’Connell, who appeared in the movie Stand By Me and the TV show Sliders, in 2007. Romijn starred as a television reporter in the short-lived TV series Pepper Dennis in 2006, and the next year took a regular role in the TV show Ugly Betty (starring America Ferrera).
Romijn gave birth to fraternal twin daughters on 28 December 2008, named Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip. E! Online reported that Dolly is named for Dolly Parton, and Charlie is named for Jerry O’Connell’s brother… Romijn’s last name is pronounced roMAINE, like the lettuce… She was known as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos during her marriage to John Stamos, but reverted to Rebecca Romijn after their divorce.