Rosanna Arquette has acted extensively in film and television, and has come to be acknowledged as an actress of rare depth and scope. Growing up in a family of actors, she began at a young age. Her first big break came as a teenager with a role in the Movie of the Week The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978), which starred Bette Davis. Several television roles followed, including an ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) and a part on the series James at 15 (1977) before her talents led to her film debut in Gorp (1980). Since then she has acted in a steady stream of films, including John Sayles’ Baby It’s You (1983), Fathers & Sons (1992) with Jeff Goldblum, Silverado (1985) (which also featured Goldblum), The Linguini Incident (1991), Martin Scorsese’s segment of New York Stories (1989) with Nick Nolte, and many others. She feels particularly proud of her offbeat roles in such independent films as After… read more
She was so stunning and alluring in the eighties- she was quirky and eccentric, you know? And she was funny- great comic timing. She was charming and cute and good looking. But she didn’t take herself or her acting seriously enough, she started doing crap films and she flashed her breasts in practically every film she appeared in; it made her seem easy and ditzy- and pretty soon you couldn’t take her seriously as an actress anymore. Too bad, really, but I guess we still have those 80s film if we feel like reminiscing.