April 25, 2003 | Aspiring actress Lyric Benson was enjoying her first taste of success when last night her musician husband shot her in the face right outside her New York City apartment building. The 21-year-old Yale graduate was coming home from her job at a trendy restaurant when Robert Ambrosino, whom she broke up with in late February, approached her from behind. When she turned, he shot her and then shot and killed himself, police said. Her mother, coming to let her daughter in the building, reportedly witnessed the crime. Now the pretty blonde is listed in extremely critical condition at Bellevue Hospital. Lyric's image can be seen on American Express' Tribeca Film Festival ads and just three weeks ago she had finished shooting an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."