Who is Rose McGowan and what has the Scream actress said about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment claims?

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CHARMED star Rose McGowan has used her high-profile Hollywood role as a means to campaign for womens’ rights.

She recently became embroiled in the sex harassment scandal starring Pulp Fiction mogul Harvey Weinstein, here’s what we know about the Hollywood actress.

 Actress Rose McGowan, 44, is best-known for her role in Charmed

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Actress Rose McGowan, 44, is best-known for her role in Charmed

Who is Rose McGowan and how old is she?

Rose McGowan is an American actress, producer, director and singer.

The 44-year-old grew up in the States, but was born in Tuscany, Italy.

She was married to Davey Detail between 2013 and 2016, and is now dating Josh Latin.

 The TV star was born in Italy, but grew up in America

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The TV star was born in Italy, but grew up in America

What films and TV series has Rose McGowan starred in?

Rose is best-known for her role as Paige Matthews in the WB supernatural drama Charmed, between 2001 and 2006.

She made her film debut in 1992 comedy Encino Man yet found wider fame after starring in 1996 flick Scream.

She went on to act alongside Ben Affleck in Going All The Way and later took on gritty roles in Quentin Tarantino flick Planet Terror and crime thriller, Fifty Dead Men Walking.

 Rose has allegedly been victim of a sex tape leak

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Rose has allegedly been victim of a sex tape leak

When was Rose McGowan allegedly victim of a sex tape leak?

The actress was said to have become the latest high-profile victim of a sex tape leak in November 2016.

She is allegedly pictured performing a sex act in screenshots from the video released on social media.

According to the Mirror, reports of the leak have appeared in America, while images from the tape have been circulating on social media.

The newspaper claims there are two videos showing a woman, claimed to be Rose, performing sex acts.

 Rose took to Twitter to make her remarks about 'monster' Harvey Weinstein

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Rose took to Twitter to make her remarks about ‘monster’ Harvey Weinstein

What has Rose McGowan said about the shocking claims against film producer Harvey Weinstein?

Pulp Fiction film mogul Harvey Weinstein has been at the centre of shocking allegations of sexual harassment.

One employee wrote in a memoir that it was a “toxic environment” for women who worked in his company, while British film star Jessica Hynes claimed Harvey had tried to get her to do a screen test in a bikini.

Rose, 44, is thought to have been paid £75,000 by the producer over an incident in the 1990s, and she recently tweeted: “Ladies of Hollywood your silence is deafening.”

She then took to her Twitter account to upload a snap showing her in her youth and the words: “This is the girl that was hurt by a monster. This is the girl who you are shaming with your silence.”

A-listers such as Meryl Streep and Gwyneth Paltrow have previously praised Weinstein but have yet to comment since the row erupted.

Actresses Ashley Judd and Jessica Hynes say he sexually harassed them.

How did Rose McGowan get into a spat with film company 20th Century Fox?

The Italian-born actress recently hit out against film company 20th Century Fox, slamming its advert featuring Jennifer Lawrence’s character Mystique being choked as “casual violence against women.”

In a Facebook post she wrote: “There is a major problem when the men and women at 20th Century Fox think casual violence against women is the way to market a film.

“There is no context in the ad, just a woman getting strangled. The fact that no one flagged this is offensive and frankly, stupid. The geniuses behind this, and I use that term lightly, need to take a long hard look at the mirror and see how they are contributing to society. Imagine if it were a black man being strangled by a white man, or a gay male being strangled by a hetero?

“The outcry would be enormous. So let’s right this wrong. 20th Century Fox, since you can’t manage to put any women directors on your slate for the next two years, how about you at least replace your ad?”

 Rose, 44, is thought to have been paid £75,000 by producer Harvey over an incident in the 1990s

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Rose, 44, is thought to have been paid £75,000 by producer Harvey over an incident in the 1990s

Will Rose McGowan return to TV screens in a Charmed re-vamp?

Meanwhile Rose’s Charmed co-star Alyssa Milano sparked rumours the enchanting show could soon return.

She said the Charmed witch sisters could reunite at “any second” as fans push for a re-boot of the Nineties TV series.

Alyssa told Entertainment Tonight: “It seems like it’s going to happen at any second.

“I just feel like with all these reunions, and we still have such a cult following, that I feel like someone’s going to put that together at some point, and we’re all totally on board for that!”

The original programme ran for eight series until 2005 and had viewers divided between the family witches, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and blonde vampire-hunter Buffy in a decade when supernatural shows were at their height.

Charmed actress Rose McGowan has her hair shaved off

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