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Patti D’Arbanville

Patti D’Arbanville

Patti D’Arbanville (born May 25, 1951) is an American actress and former model.

She 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. After Flesh, D’Arbanville performed in Warhol’s L’Amour (1973), and as the title character in David Hamilton’s movie Bilitis (1977).

 

In the late 1960s, when she was a model in London, she met and developed a romance with singer/songwriter Cat Stevens. She was very much 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.

After her unabashed risqué performances in her youth, Patti D’Arbanville has worked steadily in film and television series in the United States and France. In 1987, she 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.

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