Lives in Los Angeles and Toluca Lake, California.
Had scoliosis in junior high school and wore a full-torso brace.
Ex-sister-in-law of Bernie Taupin.
Is a huge Red Sox fan, she often attends games at Fenway Park and road games when the team is in California. She attended their post World Series victory party at the team hotel in Colorado after game 4 in 2007.
Has seven siblings on her father's side. The late one-time auto mechanic turned sculptor Nino Russo had at least six other children besides Rene. They are: Jim, January Debra, Toni Lynn, David, and Anthony John Russo.