Abbott was married to actor Robert De Niro from 1976 to 1988. That they had a son, Raphael, who was named after the resort in Rome the place he was conceived. De Niro adopted Drena, Abbott’s daughter from a earlier marriage. Drena has appeared in a number of of her father’s movies, together with Showtime (2002), Wag the Canine (1997), Metropolis by the Sea (2002) and The Intern (2015). De Niro and Abbott divorced in 1988.
Abbott portrayed the pornographic film theatre field workplace clerk in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976) reverse Robert De Niro. She has a cameo within the 1977 movie New York, New York, during which she sings Fat Waller’s music, “Honeysuckle Rose”.
She additionally performed the item of De Niro’s affections in Scorsese’s 1983 movie, The King of Comedy, in addition to roles within the tv sequence Crime Story (the character of Sonia) and the 1986 movie Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (Mom). She is the cousin of singer Gregory Abbott, recognized for his 1986 music “Shake You Down”.
|1976||Taxi Driver||Concession Woman|
|1976||Welcome to L.A.||Jeanette Ross|
|1977||New York, New York||Harlem Membership singer|
|1983||The King of Comedy||Rita Keane|
|1986||Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling||Mom|
|2000||Earlier than Evening Falls||Blanca Romero|
|1988||Crime Story||Sonia||Three episodes|