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Betsy Russell is a Actor American born on 6 september 1963 at San Diego (USA)

Betsy Russell

Betsy Russell
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Birth name Elizabeth Russell
Nationality USA
Birth 6 september 1963 (60 years) at San Diego (USA)

Betsy Russell (born Elizabeth Russell; September 6, 1963) is an American actress who is best known for her role in Private School, and as Jill Tuck, one of the primary characters of the Saw film series.


In August 1988, Russell was engaged to actor Vincent Van Patten, son of Dick Van Patten. They were married nine months later on May 27, 1989 in North Hollywood. Their wedding reception was at Patten's father Sherman Oaks home which was attended by Alan Alda, Carl Reiner, Valerie Perrine, Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones, Hugh Hefner, and Kimberley Conrad. They divorced in 2001 and have two children; Richard Van Patten (March 1993) and Vincent Van Patten, Jr. (September 3, 1995) Russell was once engaged to producer Mark Burg. Russell holds a master's degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She resides in Malibu, California.

Best films

Saw IV (2007)
Saw 3D (2010)

Usually with

James Wan
James Wan
(5 films)
Shawnee Smith
Shawnee Smith
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Betsy Russell (16 films)

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Mandrake (2010)

Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Actors Max Martini, J. Larose, Betsy Russell, Benito Martinez, Jon Mack, Nicholas Sean Gomez(Nick Gomez)
Roles Felicia
Rating35% 1.77431.77431.77431.77431.7743
L'aventurier Darren McCall mène une expédition d'envergure dans la jungle afin de mettre la main sur un poignard légendaire. Une fois découvert, la dague est tirée de sa place initiale et provoque irrémédiablement le réveil de créatures végétales sanguinaires qui dévorent tout sur leur passage.
Saw 3D
Saw 3D (2010)
, 1h27
Directed by Kevin Greutert
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Sean Patrick Flanery, Cary Elwes, Gina Holden
Roles Jill Tuck
Rating55% 2.756442.756442.756442.756442.75644
Two men, Brad and Ryan, wake up in a metropolitan storefront window. Each man is bound at the wrists to opposite side of a worktable with a circular saw in front of them. Their mutual lover, Dina, is suspended above a third saw. As a crowd gathers and police attempt to break the window, a puppet informs the men that one of them can kill the other or they can let Dina die. They initially fight each other, during which Brad is cut, but they soon realize Dina's betrayal and allow her to die instead.
Chain Letter, 1h38
Directed by Deon Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Actors Nikki Reed, Keith David, Brad Dourif, Michael J. Pagan, Cody Kasch, Noah Segan
Roles Sergeant Hamill
Rating41% 2.056422.056422.056422.056422.05642
The film opens in a garage with an unconscious young woman having her head wrapped in duct tape and her legs chained to the back of two cars. A man and woman walk to their cars on their way to work. As the couple start their cars they exit the driveway. The woman in the car notices the victim, but as she exits her car to warn the man, he drives off. Neil Conners (Cody Kasch) receives a chain letter from an anonymous person telling him that he is the first person who links the chain, and instructing him to forward it to five people or else he will die. His sister Rachael (Cherilyn Wilson) forwards the letter, but to only four recipients. Neil then adds his sister to the list and sends it.
Saw VI
Saw VI (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Kevin Greutert
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Peter Outerbridge, Shawnee Smith
Roles Jill Tuck
Rating60% 3.0035053.0035053.0035053.0035053.003505
Predatory lenders Simone and Eddie awaken on either side of a room split by a cage containing a scale, wearing head harnesses with screws poised to pierce their temples. They learn via videotape that the one who sets more flesh weight on their tray will survive. Eddie cuts fat from his torso, but Simone chops off her arm, which tilts the scale in her favor; the timer expires, and Eddie is killed by the screws. While he reviews the game's footage, Detective Lt. Mark Hoffman is called to the scene by FBI Agent Dan Erickson, who found Agent Peter Strahm's fingerprints around the room. Also present is Agent Lindsey Perez, whose survival was covered up by Erickson for her protection. They learn from Dr. Adam Heffner, who performed all of the autopsies for the Jigsaw case, that the knife used to cut the jigsaw piece from Eddie's flesh was only used on Seth Baxter before then. The agents intend to find the Baxter videotape to prove Strahm's involvement.
Saw V
Saw V (2008)
, 1h32
Directed by David Hackl
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Julie Benz
Roles Jill Tuck
Rating58% 2.904442.904442.904442.904442.90444
Convicted murderer Seth Baxter wakes up chained to a table beneath a pendulum blade. A videotape informs him that he can release himself by crushing his hands between two presses. He does so, but the blade still swings down and cuts him in half as someone watches through a hole in the wall. In the meatpacking plant, FBI Agent Peter Strahm guns down Jeff Denlon and is locked in the sickroom. He discovers a hidden exit with a microcassette recorder, which urges him to stay in the sickroom. He ignores it and is attacked in the tunnel by a pig-masked figure, waking up with his head sealed in a box which quickly fills with water; he survives by performing a tracheotomy using his pen. Outside, Detective Mark Hoffman delivers Corbett Denlon to the police and claims they are the only survivors, and is shocked when Strahm is also brought out alive.
Saw IV
Saw IV (2007)
, 1h33
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Lyriq Bent, Justin Louis
Roles Jill Tuck
Rating59% 2.9532252.9532252.9532252.9532252.953225
During John Kramer's autopsy, a wax-coated microcassette is found in his stomach. Detective Mark Hoffman is called in and learns from it that he will still be tested and, despite Kramer's death, the games will continue. In a mausoleum, two men awaken chained at the neck to a winch. One's eyes are sewn shut, as is the other's mouth, making communication impossible. In a blind panic, the blinded man activates the winch and attacks the muted man, who kills him and frees himself with the key on the other collar.
Saw III (2006)
, 1h48
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh, Kim Roberts, Dina Meyer
Roles Jill Tuck
Rating62% 3.1020353.1020353.1020353.1020353.102035
After Amanda Young seals him in the bathroom, Eric Matthews escapes his shackle by breaking his foot with a toilet tank cover. Six months later, he is still missing. A SWAT team led by Lieutenant Daniel Rigg discovers the site of a Jigsaw game in which the victim, Troy, had to escape a bomb by ripping chains from his body. Rigg calls Detectives Mark Hoffman and Allison Kerry, who is guilt-ridden over Matthews' disappearance, to the scene. Kerry points out that the door was welded shut, breaking Jigsaw's modus operandi of giving his victims a chance to escape. She is abducted from her home that night while reviewing Troy's tape and awakens in a harness that is hooked into her ribs. She manages to retrieve the key from a suspended beaker of acid and unlocking it before the timer expires, but it tears her rib cage apart anyway, killing her.
The Break
The Break (1995)
, 1h44
Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Vincent Van Patten, Rae Dawn Chong, Martin Sheen, Valerie Perrine, Betsy Russell, Gerrit Graham
Roles Candy
Rating53% 2.6665352.6665352.6665352.6665352.666535
A déprimé et démunis Nick Irons, un pro de tennis banni de la tournée pour slugging un joueur lors d'un match de télévision, accepte de l'entraîneur "le cas de la tête» d'un bookmaker fils, Joel, qui veut devenir pro. Le bookmaker veut que son fils de sortir de tennis et contrats Nick pour le décourager. Nick commence à le faire, mais après un épisode avec son ancienne flamme, Jennifer, et après avoir vu la détermination de l'enfant, il décide de lui apprendre toutes les ficelles, à la fois physiques et psychologiques, du commerce. Les deux bataille, les enfants d'un entraîneur célèbre, refs injustes., Blessures, voyager partout dans le sud des États-Unis, tandis que Nick tente de séduire son amour de retour, enfin à atteindre le grand match de tennis de championnat où tout est résolu de façon dramatique.
Amore! (1993)

Genres Romance
Actors Jack Scalia, Kathy Ireland, George Hamilton, Elliott Gould, Katherine Helmond, Betsy Russell
Roles Cheryl Schwartz
Rating45% 2.2989452.2989452.2989452.2989452.298945
Saul Schwartz (played by Jack Scalia) is a bored New York businessman who decides to change his life to become a Hollywood movie star but finds it harder than he expected.
Delta Heat
Delta Heat (1992)
, 1h31
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Buddy films
Actors Anthony Edwards, Lance Henriksen, Betsy Russell, Rod Masterson, Stocker Fontelieu, John McConnell
Roles Vicky Forbes
Rating51% 2.563432.563432.563432.563432.56343
A Los Angeles Police Officer (Edwards) investigates the death of his partner in the swamps of Louisiana. He enlists the help of an ex-cop (Henriksen) who lost his hand to an alligator years before.
Cheerleader Camp, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Dance films, Sports films
Actors Betsy Russell, Leif Garrett, Lucinda Dickey, Lorie Griffin, George Buck Flower, Teri Weigel
Roles Alison Wentworth
Rating46% 2.305092.305092.305092.305092.30509
Alison (Betsy Russell) is a cheerleader at Lindo Valley who is struggling with feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. She has a dream in which she is performing a cheerleading routine to an empty stadium; suddenly, her arms are slashed open. She awakens only to realize she had been dreaming. With her fellow cheerleaders, boyfriend, Brent (Leif Garrett), and friend Timmy (Travis McKenna), Alison heads to a remote cheerleader camp called Camp Hurrah to compete in a contest, led by the icy Miss Tipton (Vickie Benson).
Avenging Angel, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Betsy Russell, Ossie Davis, Rory Calhoun, Susan Tyrrell, Ross Hagen, Barry Pearl
Roles Molly Stewart/Angel
Rating48% 2.409162.409162.409162.409162.40916
Molly (Betsy Russell, taking over from Donna Wilkes) is off the streets and studying to become a lawyer.
Tomboy (1985)
, 1h31
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Betsy Russell, Gerard Christopher, Richard Erdman, Eric Douglas, Dennis Hayden, Michelle Bauer
Roles Tomboy
Rating47% 2.3589252.3589252.3589252.3589252.358925
The movie concerns the life of Tomasina "Tommy" Boyd (Betsy Russell) who works as a mechanic and her hopes to become a stock car driver.