This multi linguist was born on the 9th of February, 1949. She was born in the city of Trenton, New Jersey. Her father, Sidney Light, was an accountant. Her mother, Pearl Sue, on the other hand was a model. She married her husband, Robert Desiderio in 1985 at the age of 36. In 1966, she completed her high school at Doane Academy in the city of Burlington, New Jersey. She also has a degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She studied drama in the university as a way of preparing herself for a career in the movies industry.