Actress who starred as Lauren Prescott on the soap opera Falcon Crest and portrayed Ellen Tigh on Battlestar Galactica.
She made her debut in the 1983 film Chained Heat.
She played the stuck-up Benny Hanson in the iconic 1986 film Pretty in Pink.
She married Chuck Negron and the pair had three children together.
Her father, John Vernon, played Dean Vernon Wormer in the classic comedy film Animal House.