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Patti D'Arbanville in New York City, July 2007
May 25, 1951 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Roger Miremont (1975-1980) (divorced)
Steve Curry (1980-1981) (divorced)
Terry Quinn (1993-2002) (divorced) 3 children
|Partner(s)||Don Johnson (1981-1986) 1 son|
|Children||Jesse Johnson (b. 1982)
Emmelyn Quinn (b. 1990)
Alexandra Quinn (b. 1991)
Liam Quinn (b. 1992)
Patricia "Patti" D'Arbanville (born May 25, 1951) is an American actress and former model.
D'Arbanville, born May 25, 1951 in New York City, New York, is the daughter of Jean (née Scott), an artist, and George D'Arbanville, a bartender, and attended PS 41 on Eleventh Street. She went to High School at Quintano's School for Professional Children.
D'Arbanville acted in her first film in 1960 at age 8; a New York University student film about a girl and her cat, titled Tuesday and Blue Silk. Andy Warhol discovered her during a gig as a club disc jockey when she was 13, and cast her at age 16 in his 1968 film Flesh.
In the late 1960s she was a model in London, where she met Cat Stevens and they developed a romance. She was the inspiration for at least two of his hit songs: "Lady D'Arbanville", and "Wild World", which were released on Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman, respectively. She left him for periods of time to continue her modeling career in Paris and New York City, and was a part of Warhol's Factory scene. In an interview with Warhol, she said wistfully that she'd heard the song "Lady D'Arbanville": "Steven wrote that song "Lady D'Arbanville" when I left for New York. I left for a month, it wasn't the end of the world was it? But he wrote this whole song about 'Lady D'Arbanville, why do you sleep so still.' It's about me dead. So while I was in New York, for him it was like I was lying in a coffin... he wrote that because he missed me, because he was down... It's a sad song." (Cat Stevens was a stage name which D'Arbanville never used; she preferred his true name, Steven Demetre Georgiou.)
After her unabashed risqué performances in her youth, D'Arbanville has worked steadily in film and television series in the United States and France. In 1987, D'Arbanville won a Drama-Logue Award as Best Actress for her 1987 stage performance, in Italian American Reconciliation. She was well known for her role as Lt. Virginia Cooper on the FOX series New York Undercover.
She had a relationship with singer/songwriter Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam. He wrote her a song after they broke up ("Lady D'Arbanville" and "Wild World"). Later, D'Arbanville had a relationship with actor Don Johnson from 1981-1986, the couple had a son, Jesse Wayne Johnson (born December 7, 1982). D'Arbanville has been married and divorced three times. She lived in France for 10 years. Fluent in French, she was married to French actor Roger Miremont from August 1, 1975 until 1980. From April 26, 1980 to 1981, her husband was Steve Curry. She was then married to former New York City firefighter Terry Quinn from June 15, 1993 to March 12, 2002; they have three children, Emmelyn, Alexandra, and Liam.
- Tuesday And Blue Silk (1959)(Best Short Film award, New York Film Festival)
- Erotic Salad (1967)
- Flesh (Patti, 1968)
- La Maison (Lorraine, 1970)
- L'Amour (Patti, 1973)
- Rancho Deluxe (Betty Fargo, 1975)
- Bilitis (Bilitis, 1977)
- Big Wednesday (1978)
- The Fifth Floor
- The Main Event (Donna, 1979)
- Time after Time (Shirley, 1979)
- Hog Wild (Angie, 1980)
- Modern Problems (Darcy, 1981)
- Real Genius (Sherry Nugill, 1985)
- The Boys Next Door (1985)
- Fresh Horses (Jean, 1988)
- Wiseguy (Amber Twine, 1989)
- Wired (1989)
- Another World (Christy McCale Carson, 1992–1993)
- My So-Called Life (Amber Vallone, 1994–1995)
- New York Undercover (Lt. Virginia Cooper, 1994–1998)
- The Fan (Ellen Renard, 1996)
- Guiding Light (Selena Davis, 1998–2000)
- Third Watch (16 episodes as Rose Boscorelli, 2000–2005)
- Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)
- Nip/Tuck (2003)
- The Division (2003)
- The Sopranos (Lorraine Calluzzo, 2004)
- Wild Card (2005)
- World Trade Center (2006)
- Rescue Me (2006–2009)
- You Belong to Me (Gladys, 2007)
- Perfect Stranger (Esmeralda, 2007)
- The Marconi Bros. (Sonya Weitzman, 2008)
- The Extra Man (2010)
- Morning Glory (Becky's Mom, 2010)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Patti D'Arbanville.|
- Patti D'Arbanville at the Internet Movie Database
- Patti D'Arbanville interviewed by Bob Colacello Andy Warhol's Interview – April 1973.