Derya Arbaş

Derya Arbaş
Born Derya Zerrin Berti
(1968-06-17)June 17, 1968
Santa Monica, California, US
Died October 22, 2003(2003-10-22) (aged 35)
Los Angeles, California, US
Cause of death Heart failure
Nationality American and Turkish
Education Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood, CA
Alma mater California Institute of the Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–2003

Derya Zerrin Arbaş (June 17, 1968 – October 22, 2003) was a Turkish American actress.[1]


Derya Arbaş Berti was the daughter of Turkish beauty queen and actress Zerrin Arbaş and Native American actor Dehl Berti. She was the granddaughter of Avni Arbaş; a renowned Turkish artist of Circassian descent. Her parents divorced when she was an infant and Arbaş grew up in Southern California with Dehl Berti, his second wife and two half brothers. She had dual U.S. and Turkish citizenship and split her time between both countries. In Los Angeles, Arbaş, who starred in seven movies, was a member of the Screen Actors Guild.[2]

In 1992, she won one of the major three roles in "Scarlett Finals" in Atlanta on October 4, 1992.[3] She died from a heart attack at age 35 on October 21, 2003. She is interred at Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, Los Angeles.[4]



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