Rebecca Alie Romijn is an American actress and former fashion model. Rebecca Romijn was born on November 6, 1972, in Berkeley, California Her mother, Elizabeth Romijn (née Kuizenga), is a Community College instructor of English as a Second Language (ESL) and textbook author. Rebecca’s father, Jaap Romijn, is a custom furniture maker.
She is best known for her role as Mystique in the first trilogy of the X-Men film series, and as Joan from The Punisher (2004), both of which are based on Marvel Comics. She also had a recurring role as Alexis Meade on the television series Ugly Betty. During her marriage with John Stamos, she was often credited as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and legally still uses this name. She is currently starring as Eve Baird in The Librarians.