Patti D'Arbanville

Actor, Disc jockey, Model
Striking blonde actress discovered by Andy Warhol while working as a teen disc jockey and cast in a small role in his underground film "Flesh" (1968), directed by Paul Morrissey. D'Arbanville began modeling while a ... Read more »
Born: 05/24/1951 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

Happy Tears 2010 (Movie)

Joe's Nurse (Actor)

Morning Glory 2010 (Movie)

Becky's Mom (Actor)

Rescue Me 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Extra Man 2010 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

Eyes 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Perfect Stranger 2007 (Movie)

Esmeralda (Actor)

Entourage 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

Donna's Neighbor (Actor)

You Belong to Me 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Tale of Two Pizzas 2005 (Movie)

Margie Bianco (Actor)

Third Watch 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wild Card 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Personal Velocity 2002 (Movie)

Celia (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1984 - 1985, 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Archibald The Rainbow Painter 1998 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

Celebrity 1998 (Movie)

Iris (Actor)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

Shirley Trainor (Actor)

Law & Order 1992 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fan 1996 (Movie)

Ellen Renard (Actor)

My So-Called Life 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

South Beach 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up 1992 (Movie)

Barbara Griffin (Actor)

Wired 1989 (Movie)

Cathy Smith (Actor)

Call Me 1988 (Movie)

Cori (Actor)

Fresh Horses 1988 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Real Genius 1985 (Movie)

Sherry Nugil (Actor)

The Boys Next Door 1984 (Movie)

Angie (Actor)

Modern Problems 1981 (Movie)

Darcy (Actor)

Hog Wild 1980 (Movie)

Angie Barnes (Actor)

The Main Event 1979 (Movie)

Donna Washington (Actor)

Time After Time 1979 (Movie)

Shirley (Actor)

Big Wednesday 1978 (Movie)

Sally Johnson (Actor)

The Fifth Floor 1978 (Movie)

Cathy Burke (Actor)

Bilitis 1976 (Movie)

Bilitis (Actor)

Rancho Deluxe 1975 (Movie)

Betty Fargo (Actor)

L' Amour 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Saignee 1970 (Movie)

Hillary (Actor)

Flesh 1968 (Movie)

Wife's Girlfriend (Actor)

Another World (TV Show)

Actor

Bad to the Bone (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Spot (TV Show)

Actor

Crossing the Mob (TV Show)

Actor

Once an Eagle (TV Show)

Actor

Snow Kill (TV Show)

Actor

Wiseguy (TV Show)

Actor

You Belong To Me (Movie)

Gladys (Actor)

Biography

Striking blonde actress discovered by Andy Warhol while working as a teen disc jockey and cast in a small role in his underground film "Flesh" (1968), directed by Paul Morrissey. D'Arbanville began modeling while a fringe member of Warhol's Factory and moved to France to continue her modeling career at age 16; she appeared in the French films "La Maison", "La Saignee" (1971), "The Crazy American Girl" (1975), and reunited with Warhol in his "L'Amour" (1973). After returning to America to appear in "Rancho Deluxe" (1974), D'Arbanville was featured in "Time After Time" (1979), played Ryan O'Neal's floozy girlfriend in "The Main Event" (1979) and appeared in "Modern Problems" (1981) and "Real Genius" (1985) before essaying her most challenging role, portraying Cathy Evelyn Smith--D'Arbanville's one-time friend and John Belushi's drug dealer--in the film biography of the "Saturday Night Live" comedian, "Wired" (1989).

In the 1990s, D'Arbanville turned to TV, appearing as a murderer on the NBC daytime drama "Another World" (1992-93) before moving to primetime as a hotelier on the short-lived "South Beach" (NBC, 1993) before hitting her stride as the tough and sassy Lt. Virginia Cooper on the Fox series "New York Undercover", on which she appeared from 1994 until 1997. She returned to daytime in 1998, joining the cast of CBS' "Guiding Light".

Relationships

Steve Curry

Husband
married in 1980 divorced

George D'Arbanville

Father
born c. 1916

Phillip D'Arbanville

Brother
born c. 1955

Jean Egan

Mother

Don Johnson Actor

Companion
First met at Andy Warhol's Factory 13 years before birth of their son 1982 Together from 1981-85 No longer together

Jesse Johnson

Son
born in December 1982 father Don Johnson Johnson awarded custody after 1993 court fight

Tom Landi

Companion
met on set of "New York Undercover" engaged as of early 1998

Roger Mirmont

Husband
French divorced

Alexandra Quinn

Daughter
born c. 1991 father, Terry Quinn

Emmelyn Quinn

Daughter
born in October 1990 father, Terry Quinn

Terry Quinn

Husband
owns the Whiskey Bar in New York's Paramount Hotel and the bar, Thompson Street met 1989 married 1993 has two sons from a previous marriage born c. 1960 D'Arbanville filed for divorce in February 1997 reconciled in June 1997 refiled for divorce

Liam Quinn

Son
born c. 1992 father, Terry Quinn

Cat Stevens

Companion
together for two years c. 1968-70 wrote song "Lady D'Arbanville" in her honor

EDUCATION

quit school aged 15

studied acting with Herbert Berghof c. 1972

Milestones

1993

Played Roxanne on the NBC action series, "South Beach"

1989

Cast as Cathy Smith, the woman who injected comedian John Belushi with the fatal overdose, in the biopic "Wired"

1988

TV-movie debut, "Crossing the Mob"

1987

Stage debut, "Italian American Reconciliation"

1978

Went "cold turkey" in kicking her heroin habit with the assistance of an unnamed male friend

1975

Was addicted to heroin

1973

Moved to Hollywood to appear in "Rancho Deluxe" (1974)

1972

Returned to USA (date approximate)

1968

Film debut at in small role in Warhol's production "Flesh" (filmed c. 1966)

1967

Moved to Paris to work as fashion model at age 16; photographed by Richard Avedon and Francesco Scavullo; featured in the best-selling book "Scavullo on Beauty" (date approximate)

Portrayed Christy Carson on the NBC daytime drama, "Another World"

Co-starred as Lt. Virginia Cooper on the Fox cop drama "New York Undercover"

Worked as a disc jockey where she was discovered by Andy Warhol

Grew up in Greenwich Village section of NYC

Had recurring role of Amber Twine, the wife of a recording executive in a story arc of "Wiseguy"

Began modeling career as a baby in Ivory Soap commercials

Served as model for fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez

Appeared in the NBC miniseries, "Once an Eagle"

Returned to daytime TV as a cast member of CBS' "Guiding Light"

Bonus Trivia

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D'Arbanville's name served as the inspiration for Cat Stevens's song "Lady D'Arbanville".

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"D'Arbanville has lived on the edge for years. She has kicked heroin and alcohol. She has weathered two broken marriages and a series of failed relationships. She has survived a career that, despite fine work in such films as "Midnight Cowboy", "Rancho DeLuxe" and "Time After Time" has been eclipsed in the public eye by her liaison with Don Johnson." --Margot Dougherty and Vicki Sheff in People, 1989

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D'Arbanville has seven tattoos.

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