She gave away genuine locks of her hair as a bonus for buyers of her home video library in 1993. Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1977" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29. One of her first "professional" gigs was as a waitress in Howard Johnson's on Broadway near Times Square. Her comments to customers and staff heard over the eatery's microphone attracted her first big-city audience. Was to star in a film called Illegitimate around 1980 but the film was never made. .