Ellie Cornell - Rotten Tomatoes

Ellie Cornell

Highest Rated:   91% Married to the Mob (1988)
Lowest Rated:   3% House of the Dead (2003)
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Birthplace:   Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA
Ellie Cornell (born December 15, 1963) is an American actress and movie producer, known primarily for her roles in horror films. After her marriage to producer Mark Gottwald, she is sometimes credited as Ellie Gottwald. Cornell graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1986. Cornell has also made small guest (non-recurring) appearances on two television series: Gabriel's Fire and Thirtysomething and in made-for-TV movies. She starred in the 1988 comedy film Married to the Mob, but her most famous role came shortly afterwards in the horror film hits Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers as Rachel Carruthers. Cornell has become something of an icon among fans of the Halloween series. Fans writing to various web sites have called her the best heroine in a Michael Myers film. Many have said they even liked her character better than the one Jamie Lee Curtis played in the original. This is the greatest compliment that can be given to an actress in a Halloween film. After her initial success in the late 1980s, Cornell disappeared from films. She eventually rejoined the industry by being the executive producer of 1998's Free Enterprise and 2000's The Specials. (She also had acting roles in each of those films.) Her disappearance was so complete that she was even featured in a VH1 "Where Are They Now?" special. In 2003, she returned to her horror roots by appearing in House of the Dead and as of 2005 is slated to appear in four more horror films through 2006. She nearly broke out of her horror film typecasting by appearing in 1992's A League of Their Own, but she had to drop out of the film when she became pregnant. She and her husband, Mark Gottwald, have two daughters named Grace and Rose. She is also co-founder of Mindfire Entertainment. She and her husband also own Ship's Inn, a restaurant in Massachusetts.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Caught on Tape
  • Wagner
2013
No Score Yet The Thirst
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Dead & Deader (Dead and Deader)
  • Dr. Trina Adams
2006
33% Room 6
  • Sarah
2006
No Score Yet House of the Dead 2
  • Col. Jordan Casper
2006
No Score Yet The Darkroom
  • Dr. Allen
2005
No Score Yet All Souls Day: Dia De Los Muertos
  • Actor
2005
3% House of the Dead
  • Casper
$10.2M 2003
No Score Yet All Souls Day
  • Sarah White
2000
83% Free Enterprise
  • Suzanne Crawford
1999
No Score Yet Chips, the War Dog
  • Kathy Lloyd
1990
14% Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • Rachel
1989
91% Married to the Mob
  • Pushy Reporter
1988
29% Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • Rachel
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Femme Fatales
2011-2012
  • Actor
  • 2012

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