Mimi RogersActor / Poker Player
Born: 27 January 1956
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida
Best known as: Mrs. Kensington (the elder) in Austin Powers
Name at birth: Miriam Spickler
Mimi Rogers is the statuesque leading lady who rose to stardom as the glamorous love interest in Ridley Scott's Someone to Watch Over Me (1987). Her most prominent roles since then have been as the troubled swinger in The Rapture (1991), the space-age mom in the big screen version of Lost in Space (1998, with William Hurt) and, perhaps most famously, Mrs. Kensington, mother of superspy Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley) in the Mike Myers spoof Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997). Between acting jobs Rogers has managed to get steady press over the years, partly because of her background in Scientology and past marriage to actor Tom Cruise (1987-90), and partly because she has proudly exhibited her unclothed body in Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine (March 1993) and in films such as 2004's The Door in the Floor (with Kim Basinger). Like actress Jennifer Tilly, Rogers is a competitive poker player, and has at time played in World Poker Tour tournaments. Her other films include The Mighty Quinn (1989), Ginger Snaps (2000), and Frozen Kiss (2009).
Extra credit: On television, Rogers was Agent Diana Fowley in The X-Files in 1999, and from 200607 she co-starred in the comedy series The Loop... Rogers's father was a Scientologist, and she reportedly introduced Tom Cruise to the religion... Rogers has been married three times: to Jim Rogers (1977-80), to Cruise (1987-90), and to producer Chris Ciaffa (in 2003). She and Ciaffa have two children: Lucy (b. 1994) and Charlie (b. 2001).
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