Demi Moore turns 60: The actor’s most iconic style moments

The American beauty has given us some incredible fashion and beauty looks, says Katie Wright.
Demi Moore turns 60: The actor’s most iconic style moments

By Katie Wright, PA Fashion and Beauty Editor

In a career that’s spanned five decades, Demi Moore has delivered some powerful acting performances and become a style icon thanks to memorable fashion moments both on and off-screen.

The actor – who celebrates her 60th birthday on November 11th – signed to Elite Models as a teen, before taking acting classes and landing her first movie role at the age of just 19.

She went on to become one of half of the Nineties’ most famous Hollywood power couple, alongside husband Bruce Willis (the pair later divorced), and has had her fair share of movie hits and misses.

Here are some of Moore’s most iconic fashion and beauty moments from over the years…

St Elmo’s Fire

Demi Moore and actor Andrew McCarthy in the movie St. Elmo's Fire
Demi Moore (right) and Andrew McCarthy in the movie St. Elmo’s Fire. Photo: Alamy/PA

In the 1985 movie St Elmo’s Fire, Moore played the party girl in a group of recent university graduates – complete with Eighties-style dresses, oodles of jewellery and voluminous, crimped hair.

While not well received by critics, the coming-of-age drama – which also starred Rob Lowe and Emilio Estevez – was a big box office success.

Ghost

Demi Moore (left) and Patrick Swayze in Ghost
Demi Moore (left) and Patrick Swayze in Ghost. Photo: Alamy/PA

Five years later, Moore landed a role in one of the biggest tearjerker films of all time, starring opposite Patrick Swayze in Ghost.

Playing artist Molly Jensen, Moore’s wardrobe consisted of boyish vests, shirts and dungarees, while her formerly long locks were chopped into a super-short crop – a look which daughter Tallulah used as inspiration for her own hair nearly 30 years later.

Vanity Fair cover

A visitor photographs Annie Leibovitz's portrait of a pregnant Demi Moore, during the launch of her exhibition Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life 1990-2005
A visitor photographs Annie Leibovitz’s portrait of a pregnant Demi Moore, during the launch of her exhibition Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005. Photo: Yui Mok/PA

Wearing nothing but diamond jewellery, the seven months pregnant star was shot for the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991 by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz with the headline ‘More Demi Moore’.

Taken at the height of Moore’s fame, the controversial photo was widely parodied and discussed in the media, with some claiming it objectified the actor, while others seeing it as an empowering image.

Striptease

Demi Moore in a scene from Striptease
Demi Moore in a scene from Striptease. Photo: Alamy/PA

Courting controversy again in 1996, Moore became the highest-paid film actress in Hollywood when she starred as an FBI secretary-turned-exotic dancer in black comedy Striptease.

Donning a series of skimpy outfits – including feathered lingerie and a sparkly string bikini – Moore was praised for her raunchy dance performances, but the film was panned by critics.

G.I. Jane

Demi Moore in the movie G.I. Jane
Demi Moore in the movie G.I. Jane. Photo: Alamy

In 1997, Moore embarked on a gruelling training regime to play the first woman to undergo Navy SEAL training in Ridley Scott’s G.I. Jane.

Bulking up for the role, Moore even shaved her long hair into a buzzcut on camera.

Charlie’s Angels

Demi Moore (right) and Cameron Diaz in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Demi Moore (right) and Cameron Diaz in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Photo: Alamy/PA

Moore made a return to the big screen in 2003 with Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.

Appearing opposite Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu in the action sequel, Moore memorably emerged from the sea in a tiny black bikini.

Royal wedding

Demi Moore arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank
Demi Moore at the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank. Photo: Matt Crossick/PA

Not long before the release of her bestselling memoir Inside Out, Moore surprised royal watchers in 2018 by attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

Moore – who is said to be a close friend of Eugenie’s mother, Sarah Ferguson – looked elegant in a maroon Stella McCartney dress with matching fascinator, heels and a pouch bag by Gabriella Hearst.

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