Constance Colleen Hopkins

Constance Colleen Hopkins was a beautiful American model. She is best known for being the mother of Dave Navarro, an American well-known guitarist. Let’s move ahead and recall the memorable life of Constance Colleen Hopkins.

Quick Bio

Constance Colleen Hopkins was born on 12 October 1941 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States. She was raised in Detroit. There is no information present on the internet regarding her parents’ names, siblings’ names, childhood events, and others.

Educational Background

Constance Colleen Hopkins completed her primary education at a nearby school. She then enrolled in a high school and finished her studies.

Personal Life

Constance married James Raul ‘Mike’ Navarro. On June 7, 1967, she gave birth to their first child and son Dave Navarro who later became a prominent figure in the American music industry. Before marrying James, Constance had a relationship with a boy named John Ricarrdi. Maybe something happened and they got separated. However, this boy never let her live peacefully even though she was married and was the mother of a small child. His gruesome behavior later took a tragic event which we will discuss below.


Dave Navarro, her son, is a great American guitarist. He was born David Michael Navarro. Dave is a member of the rock band Jane’s Addiction, with whom he has recorded four studio albums. He was also the lead guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers between 1993 and 1998. Before leaving the band, he recorded one studio album, One Hot Minute, released in 1995. Dave received critical acclaim for his debut solo album Trust No One (2001). He also has been a member of bands Deconstruction and the Panic Channel. He was described as “one of alternative rock’s first true guitar heroes” by AllMusic’s Greg Prato.

Dave is also a host and judge on Ink Master, an American reality television series that originally aired on Paramount Network, but now airing on the Paramount+.


After completing her schooling, Constance Colleen Hopkins worked as a model. She appeared on the early The Price is Right television show. She had established her career, but unfortunately, she lost her life and that ended her journey.

Murder of Constance Colleen Hopkins

Constance Colleen Hopkins was being stalked by her ex-boyfriend John Ricarrdi. After two months of being terrorized, he murdered Constance and her friend Susan Jory on March 4, 1983, in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. However, he did not get caught after committing such a heinous act. He lived on the run for one decade until he was featured on America’s Most Wanted. In 1994, his death sentence was announced. She was just 43 years old at the time of her murder. Her burial took place in Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA.


Constance Colleen Hopkins’s tragic death shocked everyone. She was kind-hearted, brave, and blissful. Although she is not among us, she will be remembered for generations. Her son, Dave Navarro, still remembers her mother and gets upset by her memories. He was just 17 years old when her mother left him alone.