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.
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. 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.
|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|
|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|
|Dead and Deader||Dr. Adams||TV movie|
|2011||Caught on Tape||Wagner|
|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)