Television viewers remember her as Elaine Nardo on Taxi, a popular sitcom in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She also appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and in such films as Bloodbrothers and L.A. Story.
She began teaching dance classes at her family's studio when she was just fourteen years old.
She married and divorced twice before marrying Michael Brown in 2006.
She co-starred with Tony Danza on Taxi.