Though born in Argentina, Fabiana Udenio grew up in Italy and at the age of 14 was crowned Miss Teen Italy. She began her professional acting career that same year. She has worked as a character actress for more than 20 years, often playing the foreign beauty, whether it be Italian, Brazilian or Ukrainian. She has worked extensively in film and television with starring roles in such movies as Summer School (1987) and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and recurring roles in series such as Mad About You (1992). Babylon 5 (1994) and The Magnificent Seven (1998). She starred alongside C. Thomas Howell and Carol Alt in the syndicated series Amazon (1999) and guest-starred in dozens of television shows, including Cheers (1982), NYPD Blue (1993) and Baywatch (1989).