- 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).
- Ron Shelton — Husband
- Valentina — Daughter
- Birth Place: London, Ontario, Canada
- Birthday: July 15, 1961, Cancer
- Profession: Actor