Ione Skye Leitch (pronounced eye-oh-nee;[1] born September 4, 1970[2]) is a British-born American actress.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Skye was born in Hertfordshire, England, the daughter of Enid Karl (née Stulberger), a model, and Donovan, a singer/songwriter.[1] Her father is Scottish and her mother an American of Jewish descent. She is the sister of Camp Freddy singer Donovan Leitch. Skye was raised in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Connecticut, and briefly attended Hollywood High School for the Performing Arts in 1987.

Skye has had a relationship with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. Her first husband, Adam Horovitz, is a member of the Beastie Boys. In 1999, she had a romance with model Jenny Shimizu.[3] She had a daughter, Kate Netto, in 2001 with designer David Netto, although they did not marry. In 2008, she became engaged to musician Ben Lee.[4]

Career[edit | edit source]

Skye's most well-known performance is as Diane Court in the 1989 film Say Anything. She made her film debut in River's Edge in 1986, and played the title character in The Rachel Papers (1989). In 1992, she played the role of Elanore Grey on the short-lived TV show Covington Cross. More recently, she appeared as Mrs. Veal in an episode of the TV show Arrested Development. She also had a small but well-received part in the 2007 David Fincher film Zodiac.

She ranks #84 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

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