Biography: Rose Arianna McGowan was born in Florence, Italy. Her mother is French, and her father was Irish. She was the second oldest of six kids. She moved to the USA at age nine. She later ran away to Los Angeles, where she met Gregg Araki, Doom Generation director, and he cast her in his film. Once she finally made it, she met shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, to whom she was engaged from 1998 to 2001. She later starred on Charmed, replacing Shannen Doherty, who quit the show to pursue other projects. She currently resides in San Francisco and is very close to her co-stars Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano.