"M" is for MacDowell, Rosalie Anderson (b. 1958)

Mar 17, 2020

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"M" is for MacDowell, Rosalie Anderson (b. 1958). Actress, model. A Gaffney native, “Andie” MacDowell attended Winthrop College for two years, but then moved to New York. Although she had only minimal modeling experience, she boldly walked into New York’s Elite Model Management and was hired. She became a successful model in New York and Paris. While continuing to represent L’Oreal cosmetics, MacDowell pursued her dream of becoming a film actress. Her first film role was as Lady Jane in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan of the Apes (1984). Unfortunately, because of her pronounced southern accent, the director dubbed another actress’s voice. Overcoming this humiliation, Andie MacDowell moved on to critical acclaim, and Golden Globe nominations for her role as a repressed southern housewife in sex, lies, and videotape (1989), a shy horticulturist in Green Card (1990), and Carrie in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).