Her oldest daughter is named Margaux, and was born in 1979.
Her first marriage, to Frenchman Daniel Guerard, a salon owner and sometimes actor, lasted approximately between 1979-1983, after she became pregnant, although she says it was a very unhappy marriage.
Played Paul Guilfoyle's hostage in the "Crime Story" (1986) episode "Hide and Go Thief." Her sister, Elizabeth Bracco, played a hostage in the series' pilot.
Her daughters, Stella Keitel (fathered by ex-husband Harvey Keitel) and Margaux Guerard, played her daughter at different ages in Goodfellas (1990).
Was the first choice for the role of "Mona Lisa Vito" in My Cousin Vinny (1992), but she turned down the role.
Performed almost all of her own stunts in Medicine Man (1992).
Filed for bankruptcy due to legal fees spent on custody battle with Harvey Keitel. [June 1999]
Announced she is finally divorcing estranged husband, Edward James Olmos. [January 2002]
Received an honorary fellowship from Yale in February 2002.