Beverly D’Angelo is an American singer and actress who has featured in well over 60 movies which range from comedy, romance to the horror movies such as Sentinel. D’Angelo is notable 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 movie, Coal Miner’s Daughter as well as 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 in Columbus, Ohio, on November 15, 1951, into an entertainment-prone family. Her father, Eugene Constantino “Gene” D’Angelo is a bass player and television station manager while her mother, Priscilla Ruth (née Smith is a violinist. She is the only daughter of her parent, raised alongside her three brothers, Jeff, Tim, and Tony. Her mother is of English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry, and her father was of Italian descent.
Growing up in her place of birth, the actress attended Upper Arlington High School in Upper Arlington, a northwest suburb of Columbus. She was awarded the Upper Arlington Alumni Association (UAAA) Distinguished Alumnus Award for her career achievement in 2009.
As one whose parents are into music, Beverly D’Angelo picked an interest in the art. She first worked as an animator/cartoonist at Hanna-Barbera Productions before moving to Canada in pursuit of a rock singing career. She worked as a session vocalist and sang with the Hawkins band until she joined the movie industry. D’ Angelo got a life-changing movie break in 1983 when she featured in Vacation, featuring co-actors such as Chevy Chase and Harold Ramis.
Speaking about her success in signing for the role, D’ Angelo said she didn’t think the movie casts knew they were “setting up the tent-pole for a franchise.” She played the role of a mother in the movie at age 29 against the advice of her agent. But the actress took the risk and didn’t seem to regret it as she told Entertainment Weekly in an interview that Vacation didn’t only bring her career success, but also a life-long friendship with Chase.
Over the years in Hollywood, Beverly D’Angelo continues to be active and get roles for voice acting as well. She had main roles in several made-for-TV dramatic films such as Slow Burn, Judgment Day: The John List Story, and Sweet Temptation.
Sticking close to what she knows how to do best, D’ Angelo, has appeared steady in multiple Television films and series from 1976 to 2017. One of her latest movies Dreamland released in 2016 was one among the many roles D’Angelo loved featuring in. According to her, it was a fantastic experience on every level with a truly independent spirit that united everybody.
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 movies include Entourage (2005 – 2011); Gamers: The Movie (2006); and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008).
Like most achievers, Beverly D’Angelo plans to write her very own Memoire. However, that is not to be expected any time soon since the actress intends to wait until her past becomes more interesting than her present.
Beverly D’Angelo Net Worth
Beverly D’Angelo’s net worth is estimated to be at $20 million. In 2017, the actress sold her Beverly Hills home for $2.7 million. She has owned the 1920s Spanish-style, 4,045 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms property since 2005,
She was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 31st annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in 2016.
The Hollywood actress had her twin children, Anton (17) and Olivia (17) with former partner Al Pacino in 2001. D’Angelo was 48 when she got pregnant and gave birth at 49 years old. She and the fellow actor and partner separated shortly after the twins were born. Afterward, she and Pacino had a custody battle in 2003, when the twins were just 2 years old.
However, they were able to come to an agreement to share equal and undisputable custody. Before that, D’ Angelo was married to Don Lorenzo Salviati, an Italian aristocrat from 1981 to 1995. She also dated 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)