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Patti D'Arbanville in New York City (2007)
|Born||May 25, 1951|
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
(m. 1975; div. 1980)
(m. 1980; div. 1981)
(m. 1993; div. 2002)
|Partner(s)||Don Johnson (1981–1986)|
|Children||4, including Jesse Johnson|
D'Arbanville, born May 25, 1951, in Manhattan, 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 eight; a New York University student film about a girl and her cat, entitled Tuesday and Blue Silk. Andy Warhol discovered her during a gig as a club disc jockey when she was 13, and three years later at 16 cast her in his film Flesh (1968).
After her unabashedly 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 stage performance in Italian American Reconciliation (1987). She was well known for her role as Lt. Virginia Cooper on the FOX series New York Undercover.
In the late 1960s, when she was a model in London, D'Arbanville met and developed a romance with singer and songwriter Cat Stevens. She was the inspiration for at least two of his hit songs: "Lady D'Arbanville" and "Wild World".
D'Arbanville left Stevens 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 had heard the song "Lady D'Arbanville":
- Stevens 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.
D'Arbanville has been married and divorced three times. She lived in France for 10 years, becoming fluent in French, and was married to French actor Roger Miremont, then known as Roger Mirmont, from August 1, 1975, to 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: daughters Emmelyn and Alexandra; and son Liam.
|1971||The Blood Letting||Hillary|
|1975||Rancho Deluxe||Betty Fargo|
|La fille d'Amérique||Ronni Williams|
|1978||Big Wednesday||Sally Jacobson|
|The Fifth Floor||Cathy|
|1979||The Main Event||Donna|
|Time After Time||Shirley|
|1980||Hog Wild||Angie Barnes|
|1981||Modern Problems||Darcy Carson|
|1985||Real Genius||Sherry Nugil|
|The Boys Next Door||Angie|
|1994||Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up||Barbara Griffin|
|1996||The Fan||Ellen Renard|
|1997||Fathers' Day||Shirley Trainor|
|1998||Archibald the Rainbow Painter||Elaine Tiger|
|2002||Personal Velocity: Three Portraits||Celia|
|2003||A Tale of Two Pizzas||Margie Bianco|
|You Belong to Me||Gladys|
|2008||The Marconi Bros.||Sonya Weitzman|
|2010||The Extra Man||Katherine Hart|
|2010||Morning Glory||Mrs. Fuller, Becky's mother|
|1976||Once an Eagle||Michele||TV miniseries|
|1977||Code R||Maggie||"The Great Boat Race"|
|1980||Barnaby Jones||Jessica Collins||"Run to Death"|
|Charlie's Angels||Bianca||"Angels of the Deep"|
|1984||Murder, She Wrote||Leslie Andler||"Hit, Run and Homicide"|
|1985||Miami Vice||Mrs. Stone||"Back in the World"|
|1986||Crime Story||Eve Vollesky||"Final Transmission"|
|1988||Crossing the Mob||Lucy Conte||TV movie|
|1989||Wiseguy||Amber Twine / Theresa Demante||Recurring role|
|1990||Snow Kill||Lauren Crane||TV movie|
|1992||Law & Order||Betty Drake||"Wedded Bliss"|
|1992–1993||Another World||Christy Carson||TV series|
|1993||Blind Spot||Lucinda||TV movie|
|South Beach||Roxanne||Recurring role|
|1994||The John Larroquette Show||Linda||"Death and Dishonor"|
|L.A. Law||Caroline Hardy||"Dead Issue"|
|My So-Called Life||Amber Vallon||"Guns & Gossip", "Other People's Mothers", "On the Wagon"|
|1994–1997||New York Undercover||Lt. Virginia Cooper||Main role|
|1997||Bad to the Bone||Marilyn Wells||TV movie|
|1998||Homicide: Life on the Street||Darlene Everett||"The Twenty Percent Solution"|
|1998–2000||Guiding Light||Selena Davis||TV series|
|2000–2005||Third Watch||Rose Boscorelli||Recurring role|
|2003||The Division||Maggie||"The Cost of Freedom"|
|Nip/Tuck||Wallace Forsythe||"Sofia Lopez"|
|2004||The Sopranos||Lorraine Calluzzo||"Rat Pack", "Where's Johnny?", "All Happy Families..."|
|2005||Wild Card||Kathy||"See Ya Later, Investigator!"|
|2006–2010||Rescue Me||Ellie||Recurring role|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Cecilia||"World's Fair"|
|Eyes||Dee Dee McCann||"Investigator"|
|2017||The Sinner||Lorna Tanetti||"Mason Tanetti's Mother"|
|2018||Billions||Mama Axelrod||"Kompenso", "Redemption"|
- Catherine O'Sullivan Shorr (September 18, 2018). Andy Warhol's Factory People: Welcome to the Silver Factory, Speeding into the Future, and Your Fifteen Minutes Are Up. Open Road Media. p. 419. ISBN 978-1-5040-5599-4.
- Ray Connolly (September 28, 2011). Stardust Memories: Talking About My Generation. A&C Black. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-4482-0566-0.
- Patti D'Arbanville Biography
- Russell, Lisa (December 12, 1994). "The Long Way Home". People. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
- Shekhtman, Avi. "People Who Are The Inspirations For The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written". History A to Z. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
- D'Arbanville, Patti; Warhol, Andy (1973). "Patti D'Arbanville in Andy Warhol's Interview". Interview. Warholstars. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
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