Demi Moore, happy birthday! The actress has been in the entertainment industry for decades and is well-known for her roles in films such as “Indecent Proposal,” “Disclosure,” “A Few Good Men,” and others, but fans were unaware that she is also a singer.
The actress, who was born on November 11, 1962, in Roswell, New Mexico, is celebrating her 60th birthday today!
According to Celebrity, the actress only had two songs in her career: “Don’t Look Back” in “One Crazy Summer” and “Louie, Louie” in “Bobby.”
One of the most memorable parts of her career was her portrayal of Esméralda in Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
Moore sang several songs in the song, but did she really sing the official soundtrack of the hit animated film?
The 1996 animated film was regarded as one of Disney’s most beloved and classic works. The story, adapted from a classic French novel, revolves around a bell ringer who falls in love with a woman. They later saved the cathedral from the villain Frollo.
Moore was praised for her voice acting because she could embody the character of Esméralda by changing the tone of her voice into a more raspy and seductive tone, according to Showbiz Cheatsheet.
Although her voice was heard throughout the film, it was not her who sang the classic hits such as “God Help the Outcasts” and others.
In a previous SlashFilm article, writer Josh Spiegel revealed that the character’s voice shifted from a raspy seductive tone when she’s talking to a velvet voice that captures listeners’ attention whenever she sings.
Heidi Mollenhauer was the true singer behind Esméralda. It remains the musician’s only on-screen appearance to this day. She currently works as a cabaret singer, according to the publication.
The musician previously expressed her gratitude to Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, saying that providing the singing voice for the character was an “absolute dream come true.”
“I am incredibly proud to have been a part of such a beautiful movie that will surely be around long after I’m gone.”