American actress, Betsy Russell is well-known for playing the primary role of Jill Tuck, in the Saw film series from the year 2006-2010 & give a 5 to 6 rating by IMDb.  Also, she is popular for featuring in the movies ‘Private School’ and ‘Tomboy’.

American actress, Betsy Russell
Caption: American actress, Betsy Russell (Photo: Listal)

Betsy Russell Siblings

On September 6th, 1963, Betsy Russell was born in San Diego, California. Her full name is Elizabeth Betsy Russell with the birth sign Virgo. She is the daughter of mother Constance Russell and father Lion Russell

Betsy Russell with her dad Lion
Caption: Betsy Russell with her dad Lion (Photo: Instagram)

Her father had worked as a stock analyst and economist. Betsy has an American nationality and is of white ethnicity. She has 4 siblings a brother and three sisters. Betsy's maternal grandfather, Max Lerner had worked as a journalist and educator. 

Education of Betsy Russell

She enrolled in Mission Bay High School located in San Diego, California. In the year 1981, she graduated from high school. Then she joined the University of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California. 

From the University, she earned a master’s degree in spiritual psychology. Also, she is a certified hypnotist and a life coach as well.


In the year 1982, Betsy Russell first appeared on television in the drama series ‘The Powers of Matthew Star’. Then she appeared in her first film in the 1982 flick ‘Let's Do It’. Betsy then appeared in the flick ‘Private School’. In the series ‘The A-Team’ and ‘Adrian Prescott’ in which she featured. In the year 1985, she was cast in the film ‘Avenging Angel’.

Picture of Betsy Russell acting
Caption: Picture of Betsy Russell acting (Photo: Times of Malta)

In the following years, she appeared in the movie ‘Tomboy’ and ‘Out of Control’. Also, she appeared in the guest role in the drama series Murder, She Wrote’ and ‘1st & Ten’ respectively. In the year 1987, she did a TV film titled ‘Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer’. Then she featured in supporting roles in the movies Camp Fear’, ‘Delta Heat’, ‘Amore’, and ‘The Break’.

Betsy Russell posing for a picture
Caption: Betsy Russell posing for a picture (Photo: QuotesGram)

Betsy Russell worked in a number of big-screen projects, such as ‘The Flunky’, ‘Saw III’, ‘Saw IV’, ‘Saw V’, ‘Chain Letter’ and ‘Saw 3D’ from the year 2000 to 2010. In the year 2012, she appeared in the direct-to-video ‘Lose Yourself’. Then she featured in the role of Gayle in the TV flick ‘Non-Stop’ in the year 2013. Also, she has appeared as Destiny in the movie ‘My Trip Back to the Dark Side’.

What Happened to Betsy Russell?

This actress Betsy was completely out of the acting business for 12 years because of her own decision. Then she appeared on screen again in the year 2017, as Dr. Taylor in “Born and Missing” after the said break. In the year 2018, she gave her voice to Laurie in “Robot Chicken”. 

Betsy Russell posing for a picture
Caption: Betsy Russell posing for a picture (Photo: Reddit)

She has over 40 plus credited roles thus far. Nothing has happened to Betsy Russell but she has taken 12 years' leave for the entertainment industry. 

What is Betsy Russell's Net Worth? 

By featuring in movies and tv series, she has earned and collected a sum worth. As per reports, Betsy Russell has an estimated net worth of around $5 Million. The movie ‘Avenging Angel’ in which she featured collected $5.623 million at the box office. She featured in the movie Tomboy which collected $14.1 Million at the box office collection. 

Betsy Russell posing for a picture with a car
Caption: Betsy Russell posing for a picture with a car (Photo: Pinterest)

Betsy became part of the Private School film which collected $14.05 Million at the box office collection. Then she appeared in the film Saw IV which collected $139.4 million against a production budget of $10 Million. Also, she became part of Saw VI film that collected $68.2 million against the production budget of $11 million. She became part of Saw 3D movie that collected $136.1 Million and the production budget was around $17 Million to $20 Million. Being a part of such successful movies, she surely earned a handsome sum of salary working as an actress.

Who is Betsy Russell Husband? Her Children

Betsy Russell isn't still married to her husband. Previously, she was married to her husband Vincent Van Patten. Her former husband  Patten is a former professional tennis player who became an American actor. After having years of affairs, they got engaged in August 1988. 

Betsy Russell with her ex-spouse Vincent Van Patten
Caption: Betsy Russell with her ex-spouse Vincent Van Patten (Photo: Getty Images) 

Russell tied the wedding knot with her husband Vincent Van Patten on 1989 May 27. The duo married after 9 months of their engagement. She is the mother of two children shared with Vincent. The name of Betsy's 2 kids both sons Richard Can Patten and Vincent Van Patten, Jr. Unfortunately, their married life didn't last, and started living separately.

Betsy Russell with her  two sons
Caption: Betsy Russell with her two sons (Photo: Pinterest)

Betsy and Vincent got divorced in the year 2001. As per reports, the prime reason for their divorce was a misunderstanding between them. After the divorce, she started dating Mark Burg who is an American producer. Then the duo also got engaged. However, their engagement couldn't turn into a marriage. Betsy and Mark broke up without mentioning any reason. After that, there is no information about Betsy's relationship or affairs.

Betsy Russell Height

Betsy Russell has a height of 1.70 meters or 5 feet 7 inches. Her body weighs around 136 pounds or 62kg. Betsy has blonde colored hair with dark brown eyes.