Rosalie Anderson MacDowell is an American actress and former fashion model. She made her film debut in 1984's Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and 1985's Brat Pack vehicle film St. Elmo's Fire before receiving critical acclaim for her role in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). It was for her performance in that film that she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama. She also received Golden Globe nominations for her performances in Green Card (1990) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). MacDowell starred in Groundhog Day (1993), Short Cuts (1993), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Michael (1996), and Multiplicity (1996). She had roles in a number of less successful films, including The End of Violence (1997), The Muse (1999), and Town & Country (2001). She later went on to star in a number of independent films, and to play supporting parts in movies such as Beauty Shop (2005), Footloose (2011), and Magic Mike XXL (2015). She received critical acclaim for the 2017 drama film Love After Love, and co-starred in the film Ready or Not (2019) and the Netflix miniseries Maid (2021), opposite her daughter Margaret Qualley, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. MacDowell has modeled for Calvin Klein and has been a spokeswoman for L'Oréal since 1986.
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