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Where Are They Now: Apollonia AKA Prince's 'Purple Rain' Co-Star

Becky Broderick Becky Broderick
6/10/2013 10:57am EDT

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California girl Patricia Apollonia Kotero grew up to become singer/actress Apollonia, best known as Prince's love interest in "Purple Rain."

The former beauty queen and L.A. Rams cheerleader's acting career began with bit parts in popular '80s shows like "Fantasy Island" and "Knight Rider." She also played the vixen in Eddie Money's "Shakin'" video, before auditioning for and landing the role of a lifetime as Prince's aptly-named girlfriend Apollonia in "Purple Rain."

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