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Ione Skye

Ione Skye at Hollywood Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards
Born Ione Skye Leitch
September 4, 1970 (1970-09-04) (age 39)
Hertfordshire, England

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


Personal life

Skye was born in Hertfordshire, England, and is the daughter of Scottish folk singer/songwriter Donovan and model Enid Karl (née Stulberger). Her mother is 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 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] On December 29, 2008, Skye and Lee were married in a postmodern Hindu wedding ceremony in India.[5] They have a daughter named Goldie Priya Lee who was born September 24, 2009.[6]


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.



  1. ^ Ione Skye Biography (1970?-)
  2. ^ according to the British birth index, she was born in 1970, not 1971
  3. ^ glbtq >> arts >> Film Actors: Lesbian
  4. ^ Lee needs guru's OK to wed | The Daily Telegraph
  5. ^ A Wedding in India for Actress Ione Skye, January 11, 2009
  6. ^ Josh Greenberg (2009-09-28). "Ione Skye and Ben Lee Say Baby!". E! Online. Retrieved 2009-09-28.  

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