Second child of an Italian germanist and a Greek painter, she grew
in Naples until her parents parted. After 3 years in Athens with
the mother and other 3 in Naples with the father she began to work
as a model. She left high school after the first movie and didn't
study performing arts at all. In 1985 she acted in a leading role
in a film by Peter Del Monte (Little Fires) and the next year won
the Best Actress Award at Venice Film Festival for Storia d'amore.
After some European co-productions (Last Summer in Tangiers, The
Gold-Rimmed Glasses, Love and Fear) she began to work in Hollywood
(Big Top Pee-wee (1988)). She soon gained the prominent female
roles in Rain Man, Hot Shots! and Hot ShotsPart Deux. Now she works
in the USA. (Clean State, An Occasional Hell), in Europe (The
King's Whore, Immortal Beloved) and in Italy too, especially with
young directors (Like Two Crocodiles, Le Acrobate, L'albero delle
pere. In 1994 she produced and played too a film by Greek Director
Andrea Pantzis (The Slaugther of the Cock). Her voice is more
appreciated in Hollywood (were she followed speech therapy) than in
Italy (were she is sometimes dubbed); in The Slaugther of the Cock
she acts as a deaf and dumb woman. She speeks four languages:
Italian, Greek, French and English. Her brother ia a musician and
their uncle Enzo Golino is a famous journalist.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).