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Beverly D'Angelo



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Under the Bed
  • Actor
2017
63% Dreamland
  • Marie
2016
100% Wakefield
  • Babs
2016
87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
  • Actor
2015
26% Vacation
  • Ellen Griswold
2015
16% Playing It Cool
  • Lyle's Girlfriend
2015
6% 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
42% The House Bunny
  • Mrs. Hagstrom
2008
No Score Yet Gamers
  • Actor
2008
53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Sally
2008
No Score Yet Relative Strangers
  • Angela Minola
2006
71% King of the Corner
  • Betsy
2005
75% Hair High
  • Darlene
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)
2001
No Score Yet Mujeres de PelĂ­cula
  • Phyllis Wolf
2001
91% High Fidelity
  • Too Tan Woman
2000
67% Sugar Town
  • Jane
1999
71% Get Bruce
  • Actor
1999
38% Illuminata
  • Astergourd
1999
83% American History X
  • Doris Vinyard
1998
50% With Friends Like These
  • Therese Carpenter
1998
No Score Yet Lansky
  • Teddy Lansky
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 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
63% The Miracle
  • Renee Baker
1991
43% Pacific Heights
  • Carter's Lover (uncredited)
1990
No Score Yet Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will?
  • Evalita
1990
64% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Ellen Griswold
1989
No Score Yet Cold Front
  • Amanda
1989
17% High Spirits
  • Sharon Brogan Crawford
1988
50% Aria
  • Gilda
1988
64% In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid)
  • Francine Glatt
1987
36% Maid to Order
  • Stella
1987
No Score Yet Hands of a Stranger
  • Mary Hearn
1987
No Score Yet Trading Hearts
  • Donna Nottingham
1987
No Score Yet Big Trouble
  • Blanche Rickey
1986
No Score Yet Slow Burn
  • Actor
1986
39% National Lampoon's European Vacation
  • Ellen Griswald
1985
No Score Yet Cheech & Chong Get Out Of My Room
  • 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
100% Coal Miner's Daughter
  • Patsy Cline
1980
89% Hair
  • Sheila
1979
No Score Yet Highpoint
  • Lise Hatcher
1979
31% Every Which Way But Loose
  • Echo
1978
No Score Yet First Love
  • Shelley
1977
99% Annie Hall
  • Actress in Rob's TV Show
1977
58% The Sentinel
  • Sandra
1977
No Score Yet Captains and the Kings
  • Miss Emmy
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Barbara Miller
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
10% Friends With Better Lives
2014
  • Gretchen
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
76% Cougar Town
2009-2015
  • Sheila
No Score Yet Mom
2013
  • Lorraine
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Rebecca Balthus
44% Shooter
2016
  • Actor

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