Beverly D’Angelo is an American singer and actress who has starred in well over 60 films ranging from comedy and romance to horror films like Sentinel. D’Angelo is known for her role in Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon’s Vacation films from 1983 to 2015.
She has been nominated for prestigious awards, including the Golden Globe Award for her acting role in the 1980 film Coal Miner’s Daughter and an Emmy Award for her role as Stella Kowalski in the 1984 film A Streetcar Named Desire.
Beverly D’Angelo Early Life, Age
Beverly Heather D’Angelo was born on November 15, 1951, in Columbus, Ohio, as the daughter of a family that was prone to entertainment. Her father, Eugene Constantino “Gene” D’Angelo, is a bassist and director of a television station, while her mother, Priscilla Ruth (née Smith is a violinist), was born in Columbus, Ohio. She is the only daughter of her parent who grew up alongside her three brothers Jeff, Tim, and Tony. Her mother is of English, Irish, Scottish, and German descent and her father was of Italian descent.
The actress grew up in her birthplace and attended Upper Arlington High School in Upper Arlington, a northwestern suburb of Columbus. For her career achievement in 2009, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Upper Arlington Alumni Association (UAAA).
As one whose parents were interested in music, Beverly D’Angelo was interested in this art. She first worked as an animator/cartoonist for Hanna-Barbera Productions before moving to Canada to pursue a career as a rock singer. She worked as a session singer and sang with the Hawkins Band until she joined the film industry. D’ Angelo received a life-changing break from the film industry in 1983 when she appeared in Vacation, where she performed with co-stars Chevy Chase and Harold Ramis.
Speaking about her success in signing for the role, D’ Angelo said she didn’t think the film cast knew they were “putting up the tent pole for a franchise. She played the role of the mother in the film against the advice of her agent at the age of 29. But the actress took the risk and didn’t seem to regret it when she said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the holidays not only brought her professional success but also a lifelong friendship with Chase.
Over the years in Hollywood, Beverly D’Angelo is still active and gets roles for dubbing. She has starred in several dramatic films made for television such as Slow Burn, Judgment Day: The Story of John List, and Sweet Temptation.
D’ Angelo, who sticks closely to what she does best, has appeared in numerous television films and series from 1976 to 2017. One of her last films, Dreamland, which was released in 2016, was one of the many roles in which D’Angelo enjoyed playing. According to her, it was a fantastic experience on every level with a truly independent spirit uniting everyone.
In 2017, the Deadline Show announced that D’Angelo would return for season two to continue playing the role of National Security Advisor Gregson. Her other films include Entourage (2005 – 2011); Gamers: The Film (2006); and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008).
Like most successful people, Beverly D’Angelo plans to write her very own memoir. But this is not to be expected anytime soon, because the actress wants to wait until her past becomes more interesting than her present.
Beverly D’Angelo Net Worth
The net worth of Beverly D’Angelo is estimated at $20 million. In 2017, the actress sold her house in Beverly Hills for $2.7 million Since 2005 she has owned the 1920s Spanish style property with 4,045 square feet, 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms,
At the 31st annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2016 she was awarded the prize for her life’s work.
The Hollywood actress got her twin children Anton (17) and Olivia (17) with her former partner Al Pacino in 2001. D’Angelo was 48 years old when she became pregnant and gave birth at the age of 49. She and her actor colleague and partner separated shortly after the birth of the twins. After that, she and Pacino had a custody dispute in 2003 when the twins were just 2 years old.
However, they were able to agree to share custody equally and indisputably. Prior to that, D’ Angelo was married to Don Lorenzo Salviati, an Italian aristocrat from 1981 to 1995, and was also involved with production designer Anton Furst before he committed suicide in 1991.
Height: 158cm (5ft 4in)
Weight: 135 lbs (61kg)
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Dress Size: 6 (US)