Demi Gene Guynes[n 1] (born November 11, 1962), professionally known as Demi Moore (/dəˈmiː/ də-MEE), is an American actress, former songwriter, and model. Moore dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue an acting career and appeared in the men's magazine Oui in 1981. After making her film debut later that year, she appeared on the soap opera General Hospital and subsequently gained recognition for her roles in Blame It on Rio (1984) and St. Elmo's Fire (1985). Her film About Last Night. . . (1986), both a critical and commercial hit, established her as a Hollywood star.