Adrienne Barbeau

Adrienne Barbeau

  • Highest Rated: 96% Argo (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Father Hood (1993)
  • Birthday: Jun 11, 1945
  • Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
  • American actress Adrienne Barbeau was encouraged by her mother to take dancing and singing lessons. Adrienne was active in theatre both in high school and at Foothills Junior College; by age 19 she was touring Pacific military bases as a member of the San Jose Light Opera. After an unprepossessing job with a termite-control company, Adrienne set out for New York, paying the bills with a variety of jobs including go-go dancing in New Jersey nightclubs. In 1968 she was cast as Hodel in the long-running Broadway production Fiddler on the Roof, and three years later was featured in Grease, winning a Tony nomination through her rendition of "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee." From here, Adrienne was hired by Norman Lear to replace first-choice actress Marcia Rodd in the role of the divorced daughter on the controversial TV sitcom Maude. She played the role from 1972 through the series' cancellation in 1978, after which she began a whole new career as a successful horror-film star and sexy pin-up model. Adrienne married film director John Carpenter in 1979; most of her subsequent screen appearances were in such Carpenter-directed terrors as The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981) and Creepshow (1982). Perhaps Adrienne Barbeau's most enjoyable performance was as the Marlon Brando counterpart (!) in an uproarious distaff parody of Apocalypse Now, sublimely titled Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989). Barbeau would continue to act over the coming decades, appearing on TV shows like The Drew Carey Show, Carnivale, and the soap General Hospital.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

60% Chain of Death Emma 2019
No Score Yet Swell Dr. Shields 2019
No Score Yet Hoax Wilma 2019
40% Death House Narrator $10.8K 2018
No Score Yet Malevolence 3: Killer Actor 2018
No Score Yet Big Legend Rita Laird 2018
No Score Yet Beyond the Edge (ISRA 88) Dr. Withersford 2017
86% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Actor $70.6K 2016
67% Divine Access Catherine 2016
No Score Yet The Memory Book Sarah 2014
96% Argo Nina/Serksi the Galactic Witch $136.1M 2012
No Score Yet The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation Cat Lady 2010
No Score Yet War Wolves Gail 2009
No Score Yet The Dog Who Saved Christmas Cat Lady 2009
No Score Yet Complacent Actor 2009
No Score Yet Reach for Me Valerie 2008
20% Fly Me to the Moon Scooter's Mom $13.6M 2008
No Score Yet Deceit Kathleen Darrow 2007
No Score Yet Unholy Martha 2007
27% Halloween Barbara Florentine $58.2M 2007
No Score Yet Santa Trap Actor 2007
No Score Yet Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow Actor 2007
No Score Yet Christmas Do-Over Trudy 2006
70% A Wake In Providence (Almost Married) Aunt Lidia 2005
No Score Yet Unholy Actor 2005
No Score Yet John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies Actor 2004
No Score Yet Ghost Rock Mattie Baker 2004
No Score Yet Ring of Darkness Alex 2004
No Score Yet Spring Break Lawyer Judge Stern 2001
No Score Yet No Place like Home Evie 2001
No Score Yet Across the Line Mrs. Randall 2000
No Score Yet The Convent Adult Christine 2000
No Score Yet A Champion's Fight Actor 1998
No Score Yet Bram Stoker's 'Burial of the Rats' The Queen 1995
No Score Yet Silk Degrees Violet 1994
62% Demolition Man Actor 1993
10% Father Hood Celeste 1993
No Score Yet The Burden of Proof Silvia Hartnell 1992
No Score Yet Blood River Georgina 1991
No Score Yet Doublecrossed Debbie Seal 1991
No Score Yet Art of Illusion Narrator 1990
59% Two Evil Eyes Jessica Valdemar 1990
No Score Yet Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death Dr. Kurtz 1989
85% Back to School Vanessa 1986
No Score Yet Open House Lisa Grant 1986
No Score Yet Terror at London Bridge Actor 1985
No Score Yet Seduced Actor 1985
No Score Yet Bridge Across Time Lynn Chandler 1985
No Score Yet The Next One Andrea Johnson 1984
73% Creepshow Wilma Northrup 1982
67% Swamp Thing Alice Cable 1982
No Score Yet Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase Susan O'Neill 1982
30% The Cannonball Run Marcie 1981
85% Escape from New York Maggie 1981
76% The Fog Stevie Wayne 1980
No Score Yet Someone Is Watching Me Sophie 1978
No Score Yet Crash of Flight 401 Veronica Daniels 1978
No Score Yet Return to Fantasy Island Margo Dean 1977
No Score Yet Red Alert Judy Wyche 1977
No Score Yet The Great Houdini Actor 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

96% Creepshow
2019
  • 2019
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
Carol Traynor
  • 2017
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
69% Revenge
2011-2015
Marion Harper Marion
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Cissy Howard
  • 2014
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Dr. Theola Kumi
  • 2011
89% The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Herself
  • 2010
72% Dexter
2006-2013
  • 2009
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Jodie
  • 2009
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Helen McCormick
  • 2008
42% K-Ville
2007
Marquetta Dinovi
  • 2007
53% Carnivàle
2003-2005
Ruthie
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Oswald's mom Kim Harvey Kim
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 1999
  • 1998
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Cretak
  • 1999
No Score Yet Sliders
1995-2000
Mother Morehouse
  • 1998
97% Batman: The Animated Series
1992-1995
Voice
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
  • 1996
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Amanda Carter
  • 1994
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Kathryn Lynnette Bryant
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1985
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet General Hospital
1963-1964
Suzanne Stanwyck

QUOTES FROM Adrienne Barbeau CHARACTERS

Wilma Northrup
(after Henry slams her against the crate several times) - That was great, Henry. That was just great. You think this is a Friday night fight? Is that what you think? You want to see some real punching? Same old Henry. Afraid of your own shadow. You know what, Henry? You're a regular barnyard exhibit. Sheep's eyes, chicken guts...piggy friends... and shit for brains. No good at departmental politics...no good at making money...no good at making an impression on anybody! And no good at all in bed! When was the last time you got it up, Henry? When was the last time you were a man in our bed? Now, get out of my way, or I swear you'll be wearing your balls for earrings! I swear to God if you ever touch-- (the monster pops out of the crate and eats her.)
Wilma Northrup
(after Henry slams her against the crate several times) That was great, Henry. That was just great. You think this is a Friday night fight? Is that what you think? You want to see some real punching? Same old Henry. Afraid of your own shadow. You know what, Henry? You're a regular barnyard exhibit. Sheep's eyes, chicken guts, piggy friends, and shit for brains. No good at departmental politics...no good at making money...no good at making an impression on anybody! And no good at all in bed! When was the last time you got it up, Henry? When was the last time you were a man in our bed? Now, get out of my way, or I swear you'll be wearing your balls for earrings! I swear to God if you ever touch (the monster pops out of the crate and eats her.)
Henry Northrup
...Just tell it to call you Billie.
Henry Northrup
Just tell it to call you Billie.
Wilma Northrup
What are you laughing about? Your best friend gets in a scrape with a girl and you're laughing?
Henry Northrup
There is a funny side to it, Wilma. Wait till you see. You'll think so yourself.
Wilma Northrup
You're hysterical, Henry. Just what I would have expected!
Henry Northrup
No, I don't think you'll expect this, Wilma. This is going to be an entirely new experience.
Wilma Northrup
Just call me Billie. Everyone does.