Ellie Cornell (born December 15, 1963) is an American actress and movie producer, known primarily for her roles in horror films. After her marriage to producer Mark Gottwald, she is sometimes credited as Ellie Gottwald.


 [hide*1 Career


Cornell graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1986. Cornell made small guest appearances on two television series: Gabriel's Fire and Thirtysomething, as well as several made-for-TV movies. She appeared in the 1988 comedy film Married to the Mob, but her most famous and first starring role came shortly afterwards in the horror film hits Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers andHalloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers as Rachel Carruthers.

After her initial success in the late 1980s, Cornell disappeared from films. She eventually rejoined the industry as an executive producer of 1998's Free Enterprise and 2000's The Specials. (She also had acting roles in each of those films.) Her disappearance was so complete that she was featured in a VH1 "Where Are They Now?" special.[citation needed] In 2003, she returned to her horror roots by appearing in House of the Dead and was slated to appear in four more horror films through 2006.[vague]

She was set to appear in 1992's A League of Their Own, but had to drop out of the film when she became pregnant.

Personal life[edit]Edit

She and her husband, Mark Gottwald, have two daughters named Grace and Rose. She is also co-founder of Mindfire Entertainment. She and her husband also own Ship's Inn, a restaurant inMassachusetts.


Year Film Role Notes
1988 Married to the Mob Pushy Reporter
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Rachel Carruthers
1989 Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers Rachel Carruthers
1990 Chips, the War Dog Kathy Lloyd TV movie
1999 Free Enterprise Suzanne Crawford also Executive Producer
2000 The Specials Linda uncredited
2003 House of the Dead Jordan Casper
2005 All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos Sarah White
2006 House of the Dead 2 Col. Jordan Casper TV movie
The Darkroom Dr. Allen
Dead Calling Tina Prescott
The Thirst Nurse Linda
Room 6 Sarah
Dead and Deader Dr. Adams TV movie
2009 Reconciliation Ellie
2011 Caught on Tape Wagner
Year Title Role Notes
1988 thirtysomething Andrea (Episode "Tenure")
1989 ABC Afterschool Specials Patty Adams (Episode "Just Tipsy, Honey")
1990 Gabriel's Fire Student (Episode "The Descent")
2010 The Event Maria Olsen (Episode " I Haven't Told You Everything")
2011 Female Fatales Janet Wright (Episode "Angel & Demons")


  • Free Enterprise (1998) executive producer, as Ellie Gottwald
  • Where No Fan Has Gone Before: The Making of Free Enterprise (1999) executive producer, as Ellie Gottwald
  • The Specials (2000)
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