Rosanna Lauren Arquette (New York CityAugust 10, 1959) is an American actress. She won for her role in Desperately Seeking Susan a BAFTA Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe.


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Arquette is the daughter of comic actor Lewis Arquette and the poet Brenda "Mardi" Arquette (born Nowak). She is the sister of Patricia ArquetteDavid Arquette, Richmond Arquette and Alexis Arquette .

Until her fifteenth she grew up in a hippie environment, she then moved to California where she took her first theatre lessons. Two years later she appeared in small television roles and quietly touched them known to the general public, also thanks to two roles in More American Graffiti (1979) and s.o.b. (1981) by Blake Edwards.

In 1983 she got her first major role in the dramatic comedy Baby it's You. It was two years later that they really broke through in the film Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) in which she reprised her role next to Madonna.

The Director Martin Scorsese chose her as lead actress in After Hours and four years later in New York Stories next to Nick Nolte. She stayed for eight months in Europe for its role in Le Grand Bleu , directed by Luc Besson to prepare.

Then she chose no longer for major Hollywood movies, but for independent films. They still appeared as a wife of a heroin dealer in Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino and in Crash by David Cronenberg.

The big hit Rosanna by American rock band Toto is dedicated to her. At the time of the recording of the album Toto IV by that band she went out with keyboardist Steve Porcaro arranged.



  • 1984 -BSFC Award
    • Best actress for Baby it's You
  • 1986 - BAFTA Film Award
    • Best actress in a supporting role for Desperately Seeking Susan
  • 1989 - Sitges Film festival
    • Best actress for Black Rainbow
  • 1990 -International Fantasy Film Award
    • Best actress for Black Rainbow
  • 1991 -the Mystfest
    • Best actress for Black Rainbow
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