- Declined to recreate the Sharon Stone leg crossing scene for director Paul Verhoeven in the movie Showgirls (1995).
- Was a California Valley Girl, moved to New York and tried to change her image.
- She studied at New York University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
- She is a founding member of the New York based theatre group, Naked Angels.
- When she was a little girl, she almost drowned looking for starfish on the beach.
- Her ethnic background is French, Russian, and Dutch.
- She is the youngest of 5 children.
- Attended high school with Lenny Kravitz.
- Played Lenny Kravitz's girlfriend in his video for "Again". 
- Before transferring to NYU, she attended Emerson College in Boston, alma mater of Henry Winkler and Jay Leno.
- Appeared in the 1984 video for Hello Again by The Cars.
- Recently sang with ex-Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum at the Sundance Festival (Jan 21st 2003).
- Was born on the same day as actor Vincent Perez.
- Actress Helen Slater is one of her friends; she helped her found The Naked Angels.
- Is the sister of Tracy Gershon, who is a judge on Nashville Star on the USA Network.
- Recently said that she would love to run Playboy Magazine. She had offered to do a pictoral for them, but was disappointed with how Playboy wanted her to pose and withdrew her offer. When asked what she'd like to see done differently, she said that the magazine should return to a "hip 70s style".
- Co-wrote songs with Linda Perry for Prey for Rock & Roll (2003).
- Attended Beverly Hills High School; the same school as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman, Rhonda Fleming, Jackie Cooper, Rob Reiner, Antonio Sabato Jr., Pauly Shore, Michael Tolkin, Betty White, Corbin Bernsen, Elizabeth Daily, Albert Brooks, and Crispin Glover.
- She graduated Beverly Hills High School in 1980. While there, she starred in a production of "The Music Man".
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