Mimi Rogers

Although her brief union with Tom Cruise brought notoriety, Mimi Rogers has since become a star in her own right. Born in Coral Gables, Fla., on Jan. 27, 1956, she earned her high school diploma at age 14 but didn't go the Hollywood route until she was in her 20s.

Rogers appeared in two made-for-TV movies and then jumped to theatrical films beginning with Blue Skies Again in 1983. A smoldering performance opposite Tom Berenger in 1987's Someone to Watch Over Me changed her virtuous image and started her on the road to fame. Rogers followed up with The Mighty Quinn (1989) and Desperate Hours (1990), and she displayed her considerable dramatic skills in The Rapture (1991). Her breakthrough role finally came in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).

Rogers's subsequent films of note include Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Lost in Space (1998) and Cruel Intentions 2 (2000).