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Net Worth$5 million dollars
Date Of BirthSeptember 6, 1963
SpouseVincent Van Patten
FactEx-daughter-in-law of Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten.

Betsy Russell is an American actress best known for her role as Jill Tuck, the ex-wife of the Jigsaw Killer, in the Saw franchise.

Born in San Diego, California, on September 6, 1963, Russell was the middle child of three girls. Her father was a naval officer and her mother was a homemaker. Russell began acting in high school productions and community theater. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.

Russell made her film debut in the 1981 comedy Private School. She went on to appear in a number of films throughout the 1980s, including Teen Wolf Too (1987) and Tango & Cash (1989). In 1992, she landed the role of Jill Tuck in the first Saw film. She reprised her role in three more Saw films: Saw III (2006), Saw IV (2007), and Saw V (2008).

In addition to her work in the Saw franchise, Russell has also appeared in television shows such as CSI: Miami and Bones. She has been married twice and has two daughters.

Russell has a net worth of $3 million.

General Info

Full NameBetsy Russell
Net Worth$5 million dollars
Date Of BirthSeptember 6, 1963


SpouseVincent Van Patten
ChildrenVincent Van Patten Jr., Richard Van Patten
ParentsRichard Russell, Constance Lerner
SiblingsLauren Russell


MoviesSaw VII, Private School, Saw VI, Saw V, Saw IV, Saw III, Avenging Angel, Cheerleader Camp, Tomboy, Chain Letter, Camp Fear, Delta Heat, My Trip Back to the Dark Side, Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer, The Break, Mandrake, Amore!
TV ShowsPlatypus Man, The Adventures of Superboy

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1I really believe that 'Saw' makes us stop and think and question our motives and what we're doing here on Earth.
2I completely believe that the 'Saw' movies do have heart and soul and morals and values.


1Half sister of Lauren Russell.
2After giving up acting in 1993 to raise her two boys Duke and Vincent, Betsy was divorced from Vincent Van Patten. [September 2005]
3Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a son Vincent Van Patten, Jr. on September 3, 1995. Child's father is her ex-husband, Vincent Van Patten.
4Gave birth to her 1st child at age 29, a son Richard Van Patten in March 1993. Child's father is her ex-husband, Vincent Van Patten.
5Ex-sister-in-law of James Van Patten and Nels Van Patten.
6Ex-daughter-in-law of Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten.
7Attended Mission Bay High School and graduated in 1981.
8Granddaughter of Max Lerner.
9She has 3 sisters and a brother.
10Father, Richard Russell is a stock analyst.




Knock 'em Dead2014Louanne the Maid / Laurie Grant
My Trip Back to the Dark Side2014Destiny
Non-Stop2013TV MovieGayle
Lose Yourself2012VideoDestiny
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter2010Jill
Mandrake2010TV MovieFelicia
Chain Letter2009Sergeant Hamill
Saw VI2009Jill
Saw V2008Jill
Saw IV2007Jill Tuck
Saw III2006Jill
The Flunky2000Candy
The Break1995Candy
Platypus Man1995TV SeriesBecky
Amore!1993Cheryl Schwartz
Delta Heat1992Vicky Forbes
Camp Fear1991VideoJamie
Trapper County War1989Lacey Luddigger
Superboy1989TV SeriesSerene
Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer1989TV MovieLiza Pulitzer
Cheerleader Camp1988Alison Wentworth
1st & Ten: The Championship1986-1987TV SeriesChristy
Murder, She Wrote1986TV SeriesDoris Robinson
The A-Team1984-1986TV SeriesAdrian Prescott / Tina
Out of Control1985Chrissie Baret
Tomboy1985Tomasina 'Tomboy' Boyd
Avenging Angel1985Molly "Angel" Stewart
Private School1983Jordan
Let's Do It!1982Kittie
Family Ties1982TV SeriesGirl
T.J. Hooker1982TV SeriesTeenager
The Powers of Matthew Star1982TV SeriesDawn


The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Aspiring Hollywood2011TV SeriesHerself
Chiller 13: The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments2010TV Movie documentary
The Gregory Mantell Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2010Eyegore AwardEyegore Awards

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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