Her father Paul Collins, was the marketing and PR director at Kawasaki Motorcycles in the early 1970s.
Attended Nathaniel Narbonne High School in Harbor City 1974.
Turned down the Jessica Lange role in the 1976 remake of King Kong (1976).
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1979" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol 31. 
Mentioned in the theme song of the 1980s television series "The Fall Guy" (1981).
Was considered for the Bond girl part in A View to a Kill (1985), ultimately Tanya Roberts got the role.
Did fund raising work for President George W. Bush during the 2000 election.
Attended the Republican National Convention in New York in 2004 to show her support for President George W. Bush and the Iraq war.