Beverly D'Angelo

Beverly D'Angelo

Highest Rated: 98% Annie Hall (1977)

Lowest Rated: 6% Lightning Jack (1994)

Birthday: Nov 15, 1951

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA

Onscreen, versatile, multi-talented Beverly D'Angelo is best remembered for playing Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon "vacation" series of films but she has appeared in over 50 films and also performs on television and the stage. The daughter of successful musicians, D'Angelo was educated in Europe and studied fine arts but left school at age 17 to become an artist at Hanna-Barbera Studios. For a time she was a folk singer and performed in Canadian coffee houses. She later sang rock & roll with the group Elephant. She tried acting in regional theater and during the early '70s appeared frequently on Broadway, making her debut playing Ophelia in the rock musical Rockabye Hamlet. D'Angelo made her film debut playing a bit in the Sentinel (1976). Her most highly regarded film role was that of singer Patsy Cline playing opposite Sissy Spacek's Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980). D'Angelo's excellent portrayal won considerable critical acclaim. She imprinted herself into popular culture playing Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon films Vacation, European Vacation, Christmas Vacation, and Vegas Vacation, and would continue be a consistant presence on screen for years to come, most notably in films like American History X and on the series Entourage.


Highest Rated Movies



91% The Unicorn Actor 2019
No Score Yet Frat Pack Moira 2018
74% Wakefield Babs 2017
No Score Yet Under the Bed Actor 2017
No Score Yet Lady-Like Dean Melissa 2017
67% Dreamland Marie 2016
27% Vacation Ellen Griswold $40.3M 2015
14% Playing It Cool Lyle's Girlfriend 2015
9% Accidental Love Helen Eckle 2015
No Score Yet The Michaels Millie 2014
No Score Yet All American Christmas Carol Actor 2013
59% Bounty Killer Lucille 2013
No Score Yet I Heart Shakey Sheila 2012
No Score Yet The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond Actor 2009
No Score Yet Aussie and Ted's Great Adventure Aunt Zelda 2009
43% The House Bunny Mrs. Hagstrom $48.3M 2008
No Score Yet Gamers Actor 2008
52% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Sally $38.1M 2008
No Score Yet Relative Strangers Angela Minola 2006
No Score Yet Gamers Gordon's Mom 2006
71% King of the Corner Betsy 2005
75% Hair High Darlene 2004
No Score Yet Special Thanks to Roy London Actor 2004
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase Actor 2002
No Score Yet On the Edge Bag Lady 2001
8% Summer Catch Lusty House Mother (uncredited) $19.1M 2001
No Score Yet Mujeres de Película Phyllis Wolf 2001
91% High Fidelity Too Tan Woman 2000
67% Sugar Town Jane 1999
71% Get Bruce Actor 1999
40% Illuminata Astergourd 1999
84% American History X Doris Vinyard 1998
50% With Friends Like These Therese Carpenter 1998
40% Lansky Teddy Lansky 1998
No Score Yet A Dirty Little Business Actor 1998
No Score Yet A Rat's Tale Mrs. Dollart 1998
No Score Yet Edie & Pen Bar Lady 1997
27% Nowhere Dark's Mom 1997
13% Vegas Vacation Ellen Griswold 1997
8% Eye for an Eye Dolly Green 1996
No Score Yet Love Always Miranda 1996
No Score Yet Sweet Temptation Jesse Larson 1996
No Score Yet The Crazysitter Edie 1995
No Score Yet Widow's Kiss Vivian Fairchild 1995
No Score Yet Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills Pixie Chandler 1994
No Score Yet Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence Annie Hayes 1994
6% Lightning Jack Lana 1994
No Score Yet Judgment Day: The John List Story Helen List 1993
No Score Yet A Child Lost Forever Jerry Sherwood 1992
7% Man Trouble Andy 1992
33% The Pope Must Die(t) Veronica Dante 1991
No Score Yet Lonely Hearts Alma 1991
67% The Miracle Renee Baker 1991
48% Pacific Heights Carter's Lover (uncredited) 1990
No Score Yet Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will? Evalita 1990
67% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Ellen Griswold 1989
No Score Yet Cold Front Amanda 1989
29% High Spirits Sharon Brogan Crawford 1988
50% Aria Gilda 1988
64% In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid) Francine Glatt 1987
42% Maid to Order Stella 1987
No Score Yet Hands of a Stranger Mary Hearn 1987
No Score Yet Trading Hearts Donna Nottingham 1987
17% Big Trouble Blanche Rickey 1986
No Score Yet Slow Burn Actor 1986
34% National Lampoon's European Vacation Ellen Griswald 1985
No Score Yet Cheech & Chong Get Out Of My Room Actor 1985
No Score Yet Doubletake Actor 1985
No Score Yet Finders Keepers Standish Logan 1984
No Score Yet A Streetcar Named Desire Stella Kowalski 1984
93% National Lampoon's Vacation Ellen Griswold 1983
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre Henbane 1983
No Score Yet Paternity Maggie 1981
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Freeway Carmen Odessa Shelby 1981
80% Passione D'Amore Actor 1981
86% Coal Miner's Daughter Patsy Cline 1980
88% Hair Sheila 1979
No Score Yet Highpoint Lise Hatcher 1979
37% Every Which Way But Loose Echo 1978
No Score Yet First Love Shelley 1977
98% Annie Hall Actress in Rob's TV Show 1977
45% The Sentinel Sandra 1977


85% The Simpsons
Voice 2019
No Score Yet Shooter
No Score Yet Mom
Lorraine 2015
13% Friends With Better Lives
Gretchen 2014
66% Entourage
Guest Barbara Miller 2011
89% Cougar Town
Sheila 2010
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Rebecca Balthus 2008
71% Family Guy
Voice 2007
25% Talk to Me
Dr. Debra 2000
93% Frasier
Guest 1999
82% Tales from the Crypt
Guest 1993
No Score Yet Trial: The Price of Passion
Johnnie Faye Boudreau 1992


Patsy Cline says: People are wantin' to know who you've been sleepin' with to get on the Opry so quick.

Loretta Lynn says: Well, I never... who would say such a thing?

Patsy Cline says: All those girl singers who've been sleepin' with everybody and *still* get on the Opry.

Patsy Cline says: People are wantin' to know who you've been sleepin' with to get on the Opry so quick.

Loretta Lynn says: Well, I never... who would say such a thing?

Patsy Cline says: All those girl singer who've been sleepin' with everybody and *still* ain't got on the Opry.

Loretta Lynn says: I just can't believe I'm sittin' here talkin' to Patsy Cline.

Patsy Cline says: You act like you ain't never seen a glamorous country singer before.

Patsy Cline says: I'll call you on Monday and we'll go shoppin'. Anything we can't buy, we'll make. Anything we can't make, we'll steal!

Mrs. Hagstrom says: [about the college] This is not a brothel.

Shelley Darlington says: Oh, I'm not looking to make soup.

Ellen Griswold says: Clark, I think that it would be best for everybody if they all just went home...before things get any worse.

Clark W. Griswold Jr. says: WORSE?!?!? How can things get any worse?!?!? Take a look around you Ellen! We're at the threshold of Hell!

Clark W. Griswold Jr. says: WORSE? How can things get any worse? Take a look around you Ellen! We're at the threshold of Hell!

Patsy Cline says: Get in the car, Loretta. Get in the car and drive, Charlie!.

Patsy Cline says: [Loretta and Doolittle are fighting in the parking lot] Get in the car, Loretta! Get in the damn car and drive, Charlie!

Doris Vinyard says: You think you're the only one doin' time, Derek? You think you're here all alone? You think I'm not in here with you?