Fast Facts

  • Born to Yugoslavian parents, she grew up speaking Serbian.
  • Moved to Chicago at age 18 and studied at the Steppenwolf and Victory Gardens Theater acting workshops.
  • Gained weight in order to convincingly play the role of busty stripper Blaze Starr, opposite Paul Newman, in Blaze (1989).

Relationships

  • Valentina — Daughter
  • Ron Shelton — Husband