She was the first child of President Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman. She spent the latter part of her life on the board of directors of the Alzheimer's Association, a disease by which her father suffered.
She followed in her father's footsteps and acted in several high school productions.
She was the first person to run for a political office as the daughter of a president and ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate from California in 1982.
She was married three times and adopted one daughter from Uganda.
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan became her step-mother after her father divorced Wyman.