Patti is fluent in French, and lived in Europe for many years.
In 1970, Patti had pictorials in two French magazines, Lui and Superhebdo.
Patti calls motherhood her "greatest role." She has four children; Jesse, Emmelyn, Alexandra, and Liam.
Patti is the shortest woman to ever model with the world famous Wilhelmina Modeling Agency.
Patti has been married three times. To French actor Roger Miremont from 1975 to 1980, to Steve Curry from 1980 to 1981, and to former New York City firefighter Terry Quinn from 1993 to 2002.
Patti made her film debut at the age of 8 in the short film Tuesday And Blue Silk. The movie went on to win a award at the New York Film Festival for the "Best Short Film of the Year."
In 1977 Patti released an all French record entitled "La chanson de Mélissa."
In 2007 Patti appeared in the pilot episode for the CBS series Babylon Fields, where she played "Marilyn Viskupic." The show never made it on air.
Patti is 5'4" with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Patti is represented professionally by Rob Kolker Management in New York City.
As a child, in 1954, Patti appeared in her first television commercial. The Ivory Soap spot ran for years during Guiding Light, the soap opera Patti would star in during the late 90s.
Patti has appeared in seven different Playboy magazine pictorials. Her first in 1974 and her last in 1989.
Patti won a Best Actress Dramalogue Award for her role in the play Italian American Reconciliation.
Patti formerly dated singer Cat Stevens. He wrote several songs about her including, "Wild World" and "Lady D'Arbanville," which was about their break-up.
Patti taught Andy Warhol how to crochet.
Patti has seven tattoos; a tiger, roses, flowers, dagger, fleur-de-lis, and two angels.
Patti: (about the song "Lady D'Arbanville") I cried when Cat first sang the song for me. I was flattered, of course, but the song is about the death of our relationship. I much prefer "Wild World," the song he wrote for me in happier days.
Patti: I grew up on Bleecker and Macdougal. The Figaro was right across the street. One time I asked my mother if I could stay out until midnight, and I was sure she'd say no, but she said, 'Well, of course, it's only across the street.' So I used to stay out every night until midnight, then it got to one. I would fall asleep at school. I couldn't stand it. So I quit... I was fourteen when I quit. I stuck it out for two years afer I started going out, but when they started telling me they were going to take me away from my parents if I didn't come to school more often, I had it.
Patti: I call it "Guiding Lights" because it's freezing in the studio and nobody wears a bra.