Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson

Real Name: Amanda Peterson
Category: Show Biz
Submitted by: Bob Sacamano
Posted Date: 2004-08-15
Last Modified: 2023-05-09


Amanda Peterson was an American actress best known for her role as Cindy Mancini in the 1987 teen romantic comedy “Can’t Buy Me Love,” alongside Patrick Dempsey. Her acting career began in the early 1980s, and she appeared in several TV shows and movies throughout the decade.

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She made some movies and tv series in the years after “Cant buy me love” like: Love and Betrayal, Listen to Me, Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories (… aka I Posed for Playboy, Hell Hath No Fury, Fatal Charm) and in 1995 her last movie Windrunner after which she disappeared…

Once past her prime acting years, she struggled with personal issues, including substance abuse and legal problems.

After splitting with her first husband, Joseph Robert Skutvik in 1999, she remarried to David Hartley and lived in Napa Valley with their son Jonathon and daughter Katie. Details of her private life, including both marriages are scant and rife with rumours. One of which included that she at one point lost custody of her children stemming from her drug use.

On July 5, 2015, Amanda passed away at the age of 43 in her home in Greeley, Colorado. Her death was ruled as an accidental drug overdose from a combination of prescription medications.


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Amanda Peterson