Her father was of Italian descent. Her mother's ancestry is English and Irish.
Featured in the 1994 Bon Jovi music video, "Always", alongside Jack Noseworthy, Jason Wiles and Keri Russell.
Modeled for the prestigious Elite agency as a teenager but was considered too short for fashion runway work.
Has a butterfly tattoo on the inside of her left ankle.
She turned down the role of Vin Diesel's love interest in the box-office hit The Pacifier (2005) to take a small but unforgettably sexy role in Sin City (2005) because she had enjoyed working with director Robert Rodriguez in the three "Spy Kids" films.