Patrice Martinez

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Patrice Martinez
Born(1963-06-12)June 12, 1963
DiedDecember 24, 2018(2018-12-24) (aged 55)
Other namesPatrice Camhi,[1] Patricia Martinez[2]
Years active1986–1999
Spouse(s)Daniel Camhi[3][4] (divorced)

Patrice Martinez (June 12, 1963 – December 24, 2018), was an American actress. She received her theatrical education in London, played the role of Carmen in the film Three Amigos, and starred in the early 1990s television series Zorro.[5]

Life and career[edit]

Patrice Martinez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. As a child, she performed in a local theater. She started her screen career as a teenager, working as an extra in the film Convoy, directed by Sam Peckinpah. After high school, when she was eighteen, she moved from Albuquerque to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.[6] She returned to the United States, and soon moved to Los Angeles, California, where she gained her first film experience in A Walk On The Moon. She appeared in Three Amigos in 1986, and later accepted a role on Magnum, P.I. with Tom Selleck portraying Linda Lee Ellison in season 7 ("Forty") and season 8 (the series conclusion, "Resolutions", episodes 12 & 13). After that, she appeared in other TV series, including Miami Vice and Zorro, and also appeared in Beetlejuice, The Effects of Magic, and Vital Signs.[citation needed]

Patrice is the sister of Benito Martinez and the daughter of Margarita Martinez-Cannon.[citation needed] She also has a sister, Benita, who looks like her but is two years younger. Benita was also cast in Three Amigos.[6]

Patrice Martinez was married to producer-director Daniel Camhi for several years,[3][4][dead link] and was credited as "Patrice Camhi" in the first two seasons of Zorro. Martinez and Camhi divorced, so she appeared as Patrice Martinez from Season Three on.[1]


She died unexpectedly on December 24, 2018 at her home in Burbank, California after a long illness.[7]



  1. ^ a b "Full cast and crew for 'Zorro' The Word (1992)". IMDb. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Patrice Martinez". IMDb. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Biography for Daniel Camhi". IMDb. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Patrice Martinez". Retro Junk. Archived from the original on November 7, 2007. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  5. ^ Zorro intro Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b "Long road to Hollywood" (December 6, 1986). The Palm Beach Post.
  7. ^ "Patrice Martinez: Real Life Dignity — In Memorium". Latinheat. January 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Golden Eagle Awards Archived February 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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