20 June 2009

Patti Hansen, b 1956, America

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  1. Patricia "Patti" Elvina Hansen, who is of Norwegian ancestry, was born and raised in the Tottenville section of Staten Island, New York. The youngest of six children, Hansen was discovered by photographer Peter Gert at age 14. After Gert took Hansen to a party hosted by former model and owner of the Wilhelmina Models modeling agency, Wilhelmina Cooper, Cooper signed the teen to her agency. Hansen soon moved to Manhattan, enrolled at the Professional Children's School in Manhattan (she would later drop out) and began landing modeling jobs.

    In the early 1980s, Hansen stopped modeling and began acting. She appeared in only three feature films including the 1981 romantic comedy They All Laughed, directed by Peter Bogdanovich. In 1993, Hansen returned to modeling when designer Calvin Klein used 1970s era models for his 1993 collection. In 2004, Hansen, along with daughters Alexandra and Theodora, were featured in ads for Guerlain's perfume Shalimar Light.

    On December 18, 1983, Hansen married Keith Richards, guitarist of The Rolling Stones at the Finisterra Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The couple have two daughters - Theodora Richards and Alexandra Richards.