She’s appeared in more than 30 feature films, on a number of shows and on stage on Broadway, but it’s the role of beloved mom Ellen Griswold in 1983’s National Lampoon’s Family Vacation that has earned Beverly D’Angelo a permanent place in our hearts.
She explains why she and her on-screen husband Chevy Chase felt compelled to sign on for the new version of the movie in 2015’s Vacation and what the role of Ellen Griswold has meant to her over the years. Find out how her parents’ 62-year love affair inspired her in the movies.
And what was it like giving birth to twins in her late 40s? She explains why age has always just been a number to her. She also thoughtfully discusses the double standard of being an aging woman and how frustrating it is for women to be judged solely on their looks.