Rosanna Arquette

Rosanna Arquette


8/10/1959, New York City, New York USA

Birth Name

Rosanna Lauren Arquette


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Rosanna Arquette is still best known for her early film roles in 1985's Desperately Seeking Susan (co-starring Madonna) and After Hours (directed by Martin Scorsese), even though she has appeared on screen regularly since her debut in the late 1970s. She frequently appears in independently made films and…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Her mother's Jewish ancestors originated from Russia and Poland.

    • Rosanna is 5' 3" (160 cm).

    • Spouses:
      John Sidel (December 1993 - 1999) (divorced) 1 child
      James Newton Howard (13 September 1986 - 1987) (divorced)
      Anthony Greco (17 July 1979 - ?) (divorced)

    • "In Your Eyes", which was written and performed by her ex-boyfriend Peter Gabriel, is about her.

    • Her longtime friend is Kimberly Beck.

    • Rosanna is the sister-in-law of Thomas Jane.

    • Her mother died of breast cancer.

    • She was Quentin Tarantino's second choice to play 'The Bride' in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004). Tarantino decided to delay production so Uma Thurman could keep the part. (Tarantinto and Thurman developed the idea behind 'The Bride' and the films' general story together.)

    • She was immortalized in the song "Rosanna" written and performed by Toto (on their album, Toto IV). "Rosanna" was a Top 10 hit that went on to win a Grammys for 1982: Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance, and Best Instrumental Arrangement With Vocal. Rosanna had been dating one of the band members, Steve Porcaro.

    • Announced engagement to Immortal Entertainment president David Codikow. [5 September 2001]

    • Formerly sister-in-law of Nicolas Cage.

    • She is a vegetarian.

    • Family:
      Daughter of Lewis Arquette.
      Granddaughter of Cliff Arquette.
      Sister of Richmond Arquette, Alexis Arquette, David Arquette and Patricia Arquette.
      Mother of Zoe Sidel.
      Sister-in-law of Courteney Cox.

    • Lived in Europe with Peter Gabriel from 1988 to 1992.

  • Quotes

    • Rosanna: It's not fair the emphasis put on beauty, or on sexuality.

    • Rosanna: I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me.

    • Rosanna: They stencilled the Playboy bunny on my T-shirt... so we sued them. They're not even great photographs, they're ugly.

    • Rosanna: There's no way I'm going to put [my] kid in the movies, because of the rejection. It's so hard as an adult, so why set her up to feel that bad as a child?

    • Rosanna: There will always be some kid who's the new Kurt Cobain writing great lyrics and singing from his soul. The problem is they're not marketing that anymore or putting it out there.

    • Rosanna: Men want girls. Most men want little girls. They want them in film. They want to look at them. That's all they want. An evolved man is not going to look that way.

    • Rosanna: It's so hard to have relationships when there is so much scrutiny.

    • Rosanna: It's not fair that there aren't very many juicy or varied roles for women.

    • Rosanna: In Hollywood there are a lot of very insecure men running the business.

    • Rosanna: I was in Florida with Burt Stern, the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater, and we smoked a joint. The bathing suit kept coming off in the water, and I just ripped it off. I was very comfortable being naked.

    • Rosanna: I think the most important thing for an artist is to not worry about what anybody else thinks. You just have to do what comes from your heart and your being and put it out there-that's true in any of the arts.

    • Rosanna: I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me.

    • Rosanna: I have buck teeth. I sucked my thumb until I was 11... and then I went on to suck other things.

    • Rosanna: I do resent that when you're in the most cool, powerful time of your life, which is your 40s, you're put out to pasture. I think women are so much cooler when they're older. So it's a drag that we're not allowed to age.

    • Rosanna: Fortunately, we have a lot of really smart women in the business.

    • Rosanna: Criticism really used to hurt me. Most of these critics are usually frustrated artists, and they criticise other people's art because they can't do it themselves. It's a really disgusting job. They must feel horrible inside.

    • Rosanna: Art is such an important part of our culture.

    • Rosanna: An amazing doctor who's a friend of mine says the muscles between the eyebrows, where they inject Botox, are there to release tension and stress from the liver. When you freeze it, it has no place to go, so you have all these really angry women.

    • Rosanna: I'm a wreck. I get hurt very easily. I don't have a tough shell. I'm so insecure - it's pretty stupid for me to be in this business, isn't it?

    • Rosanna: Never eat a Mars Bar offered to you by Marianne Faithful.

  • Meets you all the way,/ Rosanna Again!

    I've been following Rosanna Arquette's career since the mid-1980's. What a talented and beautiful woman. Rosanna is smart enough to appear in plenty of independant movies. She even appear on shows such as "The L-Word" and an appearance in "Dirt." On the "L-Word" she aren't afraid to kiss another woman. I've been a fan of hers since the 1980's and I can prove it. Every time that I saw Rosanna on Tv and on the big screen, I just can't take my eyes off her. She looks like the girl next girl. I can't wait to see what Rosanna Arquette will do next.moreless