Through her father's art contacts in Italy, Mc Gowan became a child model and appeared in Vogue Bambini and various other Italian magazines.
Her parents returned to the United States when she was 10, when they divorced.
Diva in red Rose Mc Gowan is said to be partially responsible for the breakup of Grindhouse co-director Robert Rodriguez’s 16 year-marriage.
Mc Gowan and Rodriguez’s affair on set was well known among cast and crew, and they often had private lunches together in Mc Gowan’s trailer.
But as it is, I’m trying to bring you, you shmuck, to home base.
The reports that Rodriguez even got the idea from his marginally famous girlfriend: "I asked Rose, I said, 'Would you be interested in doing this?
' And she said, 'Oh, we’d rock that shit so hard.' And I said, 'Well, that sounds like a lot of fun.'" So it sounds like these two have completely thought this through, and there's really nothing to worry about.
And most of their kids (Rocket, Racer, Rebel, Rogue and Rhiannon) cowrote and acted in his latest family film, .” And I said, “That’s a great idea, to have a bunch of short stories and make a feature film out of them.” We decided that we should call it Shorts because the stories are short, the kids are short and they wear shorts.
So we would all brainstorm, do drawing sessions and act out scenes after school and on weekends. When you grow up around a big family— I was one of 10 kids—and then you suddenly go to college and you’re all by yourself, you go, “Where’s the noise? It’s lonely in here.” You’re so used to having your best friends be your siblings because you’re so close in age.