Rebecca Romijn is a talented actress who was born in California on November 6, 1972. She originally worked as a model between 1991 and 2001 before embarking on her acting career in 1997. She is best known for playing the role of Mystique in the ‘X-Men’ series of films. However, she has had many other major roles in both movies and television series. Here are five of the best Rebecca Romijn acting roles in her career so far.
5. Ugly Betty- Alexis Meade
Rebecca Romijn played the role of Alexis Meade in the hit comedy-drama series ‘Ugly Betty’ from 2007. In total, she appeared in 33 episodes of this series and was one of the main characters for the second season of the series and then a recurring character in season three. She did not appear in the fourth and final season of ‘Ugly Betty’. When the series first aired in 2006, the character of Alexis Meade was played by Elizabeth Penn Payne throughout the first season before Rebecca Romijn took over the role. The character was born a man, Alexander Meade, and is seen in the first season wrapped in bandages before revealing that she is, in fact, Alexis, formerly Alexander, Meade. This ABC series starred America Ferrara in the leading role of Betty Suarez and also starred Eric Mabius, Vanessa Williams, Tony Plana, and Ana Oritz.
4. The Librarians- Eve Baird
Another of Rebecca Romijn’s major television roles was playing Eve Baird in ‘The Librarians’. This was a fantasy adventure television series that was broadcast on TNT. It premiered on December 7, 2014, until the series was canceled in March 2018. Colonel Eve Baird, a former NATO agent, is the lead character in the series. She is chosen by the Library as the Guardian and her role is to protect and train the new Librarians. The series is a spin-off from ‘The Librarian’ series of films and the series and films share continuity. Others who starred in this series include Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Harlan Kim, and John Larroquette.
3. Godsend- Jessie Duncan
‘Godsend’ is a 2004 horror drama-thriller film that was written by Mark Bomback and directed by Nick Hamm. It is about a couple whose son has died and they are approached by a doctor who offers to create a clone of their son. Rebecca Romijn and Greg Kinnear play the lead roles of the couple, Paul and Jessie Duncan. Others who starred in this movie included Catherine Bright, Robert De Niro, and Christopher Britton.
2. Femme Fatale
One of the biggest roles that Rebecca Romijn had in the earlier years of her acting career was playing the lead role of Laura Ash/ Lily Watts in ‘Femme Fatale’. She starred opposite Antonio Banderas in this 2002 erotic mystery thriller film which was written and directed by Brian De Palma. This movie was screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. Others who starred in this movie included Peter Coyote, Eric Ebouaney, and Rie Rasmussen. Initially, the film bombed at the box office grossing only $16.8 million from a $35 million budget. However, it overperformed in home video sales and has since become a cult movie. Laura Ash is a mercenary thief who is planning to steal millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds until she is mistaken for her doppelganger, a missing woman called Lily Watts. This film has an extended twist ending that reveals a large proportion of the movie’s events to be a dream sequence.
1. The Punisher- Joan
Other than her roles in the ‘X-Men’ series of films, the role for which Rebecca Romijn is probably most famous is for playing Joan in ‘The Punisher’. This was a 2004 action film that is based on the Marvel character of the same name. It was directed by Jonathan Hensleigh who also co-wrote the movie with Michael France. The lead role is played by Thomas Jane and the film also stars John Travolta, Will Patton, Roy Scheider, Laura Harring, and Ben Foster. This movie was made on a budget of $33 million and grossed $54.7 million at the worldwide box office.