From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Danielle von Zerneck (born December 21, 1965) in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, is an American film and television actress. She is best remembered for her portrayal of Donna, Ritchie Valens blonde girlfriend in La Bamba (1987). She is the daughter of Frank von Zerneck, a well known television film producer. Description above from the Wikipedia article Danielle von Zerneck, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.