Mc Gowan is the second-eldest of six children (plus two half-siblings), born in Florence, Italy to Terri, an American writer of French descent, and Daniel Mc Gowan, an Irish-born artist.
Daniel Mc Gowan ran an Italian chapter of the Children of God to which both he and his wife held membership until 1978.
Mc Gowan did not speak English until she moved to the United States.
Mc Gowan's formative years were spent with her father in Seattle, Washington attending Roosevelt High School and Nova Alternative High School.
Rodriguez is set to produce the film so maybe a reconciliation isn’t completely out of the cards?