Rebecca Alie Romijn (pronounced ro-MAIN; born November 6, 1972) is an American actress (1997-present) and former model (1992-2000). She is best known for her role as Mystique in the X-Men films, and for her role as Alexis Meade on the hit show Ugly Betty.
Rebecca attended the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1990–91 where she lived in dorm 1 at Stevenson College. She studied music and participated in the dorm talent show, singing a musical comedy routine with a high school friend who joined her at UCSC. During the summer following her freshman year, Rebecca began her career modeling and did not return for her sophomore year.
She married actor John Stamos on September 19, 1998. During her marriage, she used the name Rebecca Romijn-Stamos in both her personal and professional life. The couple announced their separation on April 12, 2004, and divorced on March 1, 2005. She has since returned to using her birth name.
Romijn was asked by Elle magazine in April 2002 whether making Femme Fatale had given her any new ideas about her sexuality. She said, "You know, in my early twenties I wondered if I was interested in women and so I kind of, well ... did my homework. [Grins] And it turns out I'm pretty straight".
On September 19, 2005, Rebecca announced her engagement to actor Jerry O'Connell. They were married on their ranch in Southern California on July 14, 2007.
On July 28, 2008, it was announced that Romijn was pregnant. According to Us Weekly magazine, she and O'Connell were expecting twins due in the winter. People magazine reports that the babies are girls, conceived without the assistance of fertility drugs. Romijn and O'Connell welcomed twin daughters Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip on December 28, 2008. Dolly is for Dolly Parton, Charlie is for Jerry's brother, and Tamara is for Rebecca's sister.