Patrice Martinez , is an American actress. She received her theatrical education in London, played the role of Carmen in the film Three Amigos, and starred in the early 1990s television series Zorro.
Patrice Martinez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. As a child, she performed in a local theater. She started her screen career as a teenager, working as an extra in the film Convoy, directed by Sam Peckinpah. After high school, when she was eighteen, she moved from Albuquerque to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She returned to the United States, and soon moved to Los Angeles, California, where she gained her first film experience in A Walk On The Moon. She appeared in Three Amigos! in 1986, and later was offered a role in Magnum, P.I. as Linda Lee Ellison with Tom Selleck. After that, she appeared in other TV series, including Miami Vice and Zorro, and also appeared in Beetlejuice, The Effects of Magic, and Vital Signs.