Patty Owen has had an incredible career as a model and as an actress.
As the headshot above demonstrates, she started out as a conventional fashion model. But she soon staked out an identity as being one or the edgier cover girls in the modeling trade.
Her work was regularly included in magazines, such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and Marie Claire, and she appeared on several covers as well. As an actress, she played the tough-cookie type in shows such as "Miami Vice."
Alas, her lifestyle became as edgy and as her portfolio, as she fell into the hardened, fast-paced life associated with living in New York in the 1980s. Ms. Owen went through many experiences that left her empty and unfulfilled until she found inner peace.
Because in spite of her tough exterior . . .
. . .she's really a sweetheart. (Full disclosure: I know Ms. Owen.)
Now known as Shanti Owen or Shanti Patty Owen, she works as a relationship coach. She's overcome her past, having realized that she was addicted to relationships in a way not talked about in mainstream society. Since I try to be discreet on this blog, I'll simply post this link to her Web site. that explains her addiction in greater detail. There you will learn about, among other things, the memoir she's working on. :-)