Has one son, Jack (b. 1989), and one daughter, Romey Marion (b. 1992). New husband Ron Perelman is the billionaire owner of the Revlon company.  Once admitted in an interview that she often has to wear glasses because she has a condition that is causing her to lose some vision in one eye. She studied in New York at the High School of the Performing Arts, Hunter College and the Actor's Studio. She was born and raised in the Bronx in a "middle class Jewish home" and describes her childhood as quite happy. Considered for role in Brazil (1985) that went to Kim Greist. Director Terry Gilliam has said that he regrets not casting Barkin.