|(Actress - The Evil Dead [Linda], Dangerous Women)|
|Betsy Baker began her performing career as a famous tap dancer and singer at the age of five, grew up on a great street in a small town in Southwest Michigan - with enough kids on the block to put on plays and musicals, charge admission, and make a profit, and had her first stage role as The Grinch in 5th grade... well, at least in her mind - in her small town - in her own small world - she thought she was famous. She is known among horror movie fans as “Linda” from the famous cult horror classic Evil Dead, and is thrilled that some horror fans still cringe when they hear her eerie laugh. As one of “The Ladies of The Evil Dead,” Betsy appears at conventions and other venues all over the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Germany, and even Cleveland. The Ladies started filming their escapades, and ended up selling their footage, where it was made into a documentary... and will be seen on the 2007 re-release of Evil Dead. You can also learn more about Betsy and The Ladies by visiting www.ladiesoftheevildead.com.|
Betsy’s filmwork includes Word of Honor, a made-for-TV movie opposite John Malkovich and Karl Malden; Six Weeks, with Mary Tyler Moore; Appearances, written by Elmore Leonard; and a soon-to-be-released feature, Witches’ Night. She also just wrapped on Brutal Massacre, with her Evil Dead pals Ellen Sandweiss and Theresa Tilly. Her television commercials include ads for Sears, Big Boy, Dramamine, Bank of America, Comcast, and more. Betsy was a public speaker nationwide for Chevrolet promotions, and worked at auto shows for many years, opening car doors and showing off the fine leather interiors for Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Buick. She sang at The Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach with Musicana and The Detroit Opera Company, and was a featured singer with The Greg Purcott Trio in Detroit. Her stage experience includes performances as Marian the Librarian in The Music Man, Mother in A Woman Got it Done, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, touring nationwide with Kaye Ballard and Eddie Bracken in Barbary Coast and most recently in Los Angeles as Nanny Olga in Red Chief, a stint on the new Tim and Eric Awesome Show as well as her sold out one-woman singing cabaret show, “Wrapped Up, But Not Too Tightly” at The Gardenia Night Club. Throughout November 2007, Betsy is starring in the role of “Ma Kirby” in Thornton Wilder’s Happy Journey to Trenton and Cambden at Santa Monica’s “Arts in Action.”
Betsy has studied with Los Angeles coaches Stuart K. Robinson, Jamie Rose, Joan Sittenfield, Jan Bina, and Jon Smet, and has studied voice with Bill Lockwood, Diana Zaslove, and Karen Benjamin. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she earned a double degree in Theatre Education and Classical Voice, with a minor in Greek life at Chi Omega Sorority.