Betsy Russell Biography
Born on September 6, 1963, ‘Betsy Russell’ is an American actress. Betsy became popular with her role in ‘Private School’ and as Jill Tuck played in the film series ‘Saw’. She was born in San Diego, California to Richard Lion Russell and Constance. Her father Richard was a stock analyst. She belongs to American nationality as her parents were native citizen of America. From her initial days, she had a keen interest to be an actress in the future. To pursue her dream of becoming of successful actress, she started participating in the school plays. While studying in high school, she was appeared in a commercial ad of Pepsi which was taped locally. In 1981, after completing her graduation from the Mission Bay High School she shifted her place to Los Angeles. While residing at Los Angeles, she started taking acting classes. Russell worked as waitress before she got her first role as an actress.
Russell started her acting career with the 1982 movie ‘Let’s Do It!’. In the same year, she was casted on the Family Ties and T.J. Hooker. Her career turning role came out in the year 1983 where she played a role of Jordan Leigh-Jenson in the sex comedy movie ‘Private School’. She began to recognize as an actress from making appearance in her earlier movies. She was offered to audition for the 1985 movie ‘Silverado’ while she was shooting the movie called ‘Avenging Angel’. However, she refused to play the role in the movie Silverado. After showing her acting skills in several movies, she starred in a series of B movies in the period of 1980s. The series of movies includes the names like Tomboy and Cheerleader Camp. Later she further appeared in numerous movies like The A-Team, Murder, She Wrote and 1st & Ten. Besides her movie appearances, she was also seen in an episode of ‘Superboy’. Her appearance in Superboy was a reunion with Tomboy co-star Gerard Christopher. After taking a brief retirement she appeared in a small role in the move Saw III. She played the character of John Kramer’s ex-wife Jill Tuck. Russell also became the part of the sequel of the movies Saw IV, Saw V, Saw Vi and Saw 3D. Later in 2010, she was seen playing a role in movies ‘Chain Letter’, SyFy film ‘Mandrake’ and ‘My Trip Back to the Dark Side’.
Talking about her personal life biography, she got engaged to actor Vincent Van Patten in August 1988. After nine months of engagement, they enrolled in marital relationship. They got married on May 27, 1989 in North Hollywood. The renowned actress wedding was conducted at Patten’s father Sherman Oaks home. The wedding ceremony was attended by the various popular celebrities like Alan Alda, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Valerie Perrine, Anne Bancrof, Wayne Gretzky, Janet Jones, Hugh Hefner and Kimberley Conrad. After four years of their marriage, she delivered her first child Richard Van Patten. Russell delivered her second child Vincent Van Patten, Jr. However, the couples failed to retain their marriage and ended with divorce in 2001. After her divorce with her husband Vincent, she was once engaged to the producer Mark Burg. Till date there is no news of her new boyfriend and neither was seen hanging out with someone. Currently, she is living her single life in Malibu, California.
Betsy Russell is beautiful actress who has charming personality and gorgeous body. It’s quite surprising to say that she is 50 years of age. She looks younger than her actual age. The beautiful actress has hot body measurements size of 34-22-34 inches which looks just stunning in her movie appearances. She stands with the height of 5 feet 5 inches and doesn’t look over weight. Russell looks even attractive when she wears the bikini. Her smoking hot pictures exposing bold and seductive pair of legs in bikini are widely available in the various internet sites. She had made some tattoo on her body to add some essence to her beauty.To look more beautiful in the screen, she hadn’t undergone any plastic surgeries.
Russell has acquired the total net worth of $5 million dollars from her acting career. She has successfully established her name as talented actress in the movie industry. As a result, she had gathered many fans who are dying to meet her in real life. More interesting information about her can be obtained from the various internet sites. Her brief bio is also available in the Wiki.