Before Laura entered show business, she thought of becoming a gemologist.
Laura was on the cover of Sight and Sound Magazine in December 2001.
Laura's favorite accessory is a 22K-gold choker that she bought in Sri Lanka.
Laura was featured as #32 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement.
In 1983, Laura made some quick cash by printing ads for Ladyshave electric razors.
In 1999, Laura did a TV commercial for Fast Track.
Laura was shot in the head at the age of tweleve, and it was almost fatal because the bullet was one millimeter away from her brain.
Laura's measurements are: 33-23-34.
Laura had four bodygaurds at the 2002 Oscars because of expensive jewelry.
Laura is a professional tango dancer.
Laura won an ALMA Award for 'Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture' for her movie, Mulholland Dr.
Laura was married to Count Carl-Eduard von Bismarck-Schönhausen from 1987 - 1989.
Laura stands 5' 6" tall.
Laura wears a 7 and a half size shoe.
She was only twenty-one years old when she won Miss USA.
Laura is the first Latina to win the Miss USA title.
Laura was Miss USA in 1985.
Laura: In private, I'm a hippie who follows Buddhism, does yoga, meditates and loves to dance wildly. But when I'm on show, I become a different person. Some actors do not understand that difference, and resent it. I say, 'Let them give you the jewels, go around with your bodyguard, let them dress you. If you are promoting a film, don't be afraid of glamor.'
Laura: Some may think fashion is frivolous, but the way I see it, when you dress well, you add beauty to the world. And there's nothing wrong with that, right?
Laura: Life is wonderful beautiful journey. Every episode of my life is like a dream and I am at peace and happy with what life has given me.
Laura: These fashions are so alive, so sexy. They make me feel like a fireball.
Laura: People want to put me into one little box. But I'm not just one thing. I'm neither the pious one nor the jet-setter. I'm both.
Laura: Sometimes being a little off is very cool.
Laura: The typical femme fatale is satisfied with just going for it. I'm too romantic. I love being in love.