Betsy Brantley

Betsy Brantley

Born: September 20, 1955
Age: 68
Birthplace: Rutherfordton, North Carolina, U.S.
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Betsy Brantley (born September 20, 1955) is an American actress.

Brantley was born in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. She is the older sister of producer/screenwriter Duncan Brantley, and was formerly married to actor Simon Dutton and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh.

Betsy studied English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill from 1973 to 1977 and acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in the United Kingdom from 1977 to 1980. She was discovered there, filming a movie with Sean Connery titled Five Days One Summer (1982). Like Five Days One Summer, most of her films are based in Europe. Her most famous role, perhaps, is her portrayal of Neely Pritt in Shock Treatment (1981). She also played alongside Pierce Brosnan and Michael Caine in the film version of The Fourth Protocol (1987) and enjoyed a cameo in the Ashley Judd movie Double Jeopardy (1999). Brantley was also the performance model for Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).[1][2]

Along with roles in several other films, including Havana (1990) and Deep Impact (1998), Betsy has been a cast member in a number of television shows, including Tour of Duty and Second Noah. On Tour of Duty, she played the role of Dr. Jennifer Seymour (later Major Jennifer Seymour). On Second Noah, she played Jesse Beckett, a veterinarian and the mother of eight adopted children.

Brantley played Dolph Lundgren's girlfriend in Dark Angel (1990, retitled I Come in Peace in America).

She has also appeared as Elsie Cubitt in the Granada Television production of The Dancing Men, from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and also appeared in the 1987 BBC Horizon film, Life Story (the story of the discovery of the DNA double helix) as James Watson's sister, Elizabeth Watson.



  • Shock Treatment (1981)
  • Five Days One Summer (1982)
  • Another Country (1984)
  • Romance on the Orient Express (1985)
  • The Fourth Protocol (1987)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • I Come in Peace (1990)
  • Havana (1990)
  • Flesh and Bone (1993)
  • Shepherd on the Rock (1993)
  • Schizopolis (1996)
  • Washington Square (1997)
  • Deep Impact (1998)
  • Rogue Trader (1999)
  • Double Jeopardy (1999)
  • The Angel Doll (2002)
  • "This Man's Life" (2008)

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