September 20, 1955 |
Rutherfordton, North Carolina, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Steven Soderbergh (m. 1989–94)
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. It was there that she was discovered, 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 the cult classic 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).
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.
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 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)
- Washington Square (1997)
- Deep Impact (1998)
- Rogue Trader (1999)
- Double Jeopardy (1999)
- The Angel Doll (2002)
- Listed in the end of movie credits
- Listed in Cast for the movie by IMDb
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