Patti Davis, a former actress and author is also widely known as the daughter of late former US president Ronald Reagan.
Davis, has been widely regarded the wild, rebellious child of her pretty conservative and famous family.
Check out five interesting facts about her below.
#1 She appeared in famous shows and is a published author
Born Patricia Ann Reagan on October 21, 1952; to Ronald Reagan and his second wife, Nancy Davis Reagan –the Los Angeles native studied Drama at the University of Southern California and went onto appear on shows like The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.
As an author, she has published non-fiction books, including The Long Goodbye and The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us as well as fiction, including Till Human Voices Wake Us, The Blue Hour, and The Earth Breaks in Colors. Her original screenplay, Sacrifices of the Heart, was made by Hallmark.
#2 She is known as the black sheep of the family
Patti always had liberal views which starkly came in contrast with those of her conservative family. She was very politically active for issues against her father. In addition, she posed nude for two different magazines at two different points in her life.
#3 She used to be married and has no children
She was married to yoga instructor Paul Grilley from 1984 to 1990. Before getting married she was romantically linked to Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon, Timothy Hutton and Peter Strauss.
#4 She was estranged from her parents and later reconciled
While her father was in office, Patti was heavily involved in anti-nuclear activism. At one point, things were so intense that she was estranged from Nancy and Ronald for nearly 20 years. She put the past behind her when her dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s –becoming extremely close to her mom before she passed in 2016.
#5 She was a victim on sexual assault
Patti who writes frequently for The Washington Post, revealed in 2018 in an op-ed that she was sexually assaulted by prominent music exec over 40-years ago. She wrote “I felt alone, ashamed and disgusted with myself. Why didn’t I get out of there? Why didn’t I push him off? Why did I freeze?”