Andie MacDowell is an American actress who rose to fame through her debut film Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes in which she starred as Jane. Her acting talents were noted in the 1989 film Sex, Lies, and Videotape for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. Since then she has been one of the prominent actresses in the Hollywood who has acted in many super hit films. Scroll down to know more about the life, career, and net worth of Andie MacDowell in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Rosalie Anderson MacDowell was born on April 21, 1958, in Gaffney, South Carolina, the United States to Pauline Johnston and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell. Andie’s parents divorced when she was just 6, and her father remarried a woman named Mary Frances Stone when Andie was eight years old. She studied at the Winthrop University and was first approached by the Wilhelmina Models. In 1978, she signed with the Elite Model Management.
In 1986, Andie married fellow model Paul Qualley whom she met at the posing for a Gap ad. The couple are blessed with a son and two daughters namely Justin, Rainey, and Sarah Margaret Qualley among whom Sarah is also an actress. The couple divorced in 1999 following which MacDowell married businessman Rhett Hartzog in 2001. Their marriage ended up in a divorce in 2004.
Career, Awards & Nominations
MacDowell started her career as a fashion model posing for the Vogue and appearing on ads for Vassarette, Yves Saint Laurent, Armani perfume, Bill Blass, and Mink International. Her TV commercial for Calvin Klein brought her the opportunity to star in her debut film in 1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.
Andie played a supporting role in the film St. Elmo’s Fire the next year and went on to study method acting at the Actors Studio. She came back after four years through the film Sex, Lies, and Videotape which earned her an Independent Spirit Award and also a Golden Globe nomination. She appeaedr in several movies after that but claimed stardom through the films Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral.
The film Groundhog Day brought her a Saturn Award for Best Actress, and the 1996 film Michael garnered her a Goldene Kamera Award for Best International Actress. She appeared as a judge in the 2017 RuPaul’s Drag Race and in 2018 she acted in two films namely The Last Laugh and The Beach House.
Net Worth & Earnings
Andie has modeled for some of the most famous fashion magazines including Vogue and has appeared in commercials of top brands such as Calvin Klein, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, and L’Oreal. She was one of the highest paid models at her peak and has also acted in several super hit movies. All these sources have amassed her a huge wealth with a net worth of $25 million.
Andie MacDowell started to appear in the ads of L’Oreal in 1986 and since then has been a spokesperson of the brand for more than three decades.