Famous for playing Selena Davis on Guiding Light; Rose Boscorelli on Third Watch; and Virginia Cooper on New York Undercover, she is also notable for her performance in artist Andy Warhol's 1973 film L'Amour and for her starring role in the 1997 feature Bilitis.
After making her screen debut at the age of eight in a student film titled Tuesday and Blue Silk, she pursued an international career as a fashion model.
In the late 1980s, she received a Drama-Logue Award for her performance in the first New York stage production of John Patrick Shanley's play Italian American Reconciliation.
Following brief marriages to Roger Miremont and Steve Curry, she married Terry Quinn and gave birth to a son named Liam and daughters named Emmelyn and Alexandra. Through an earlier relationship with television actor Don Johnson, she has a son named Jesse.
Her high-profile relationship with singer and songwriter Cat Stevens inspired two of Stevens' popular songs: "Wild World" and "Lady D'Arbanville."