Betsy Russell is an American actress best known for her roles in film and television during the 1980s and 1990s. She was born on September 6, 1963, in San Diego, California, and began her acting career in the mid-1980s.

Russell's breakout role was in the 1985 film "Avenging Angel," in which she played the lead character Molly Stewart, a high school student who becomes a vigilante to avenge the murder of her best friend. She went on to star in a number of popular films during the decade, including "Private School" (1983), "Tomboy" (1985), and "Saw III" (2006).

In addition to her film work, Russell also appeared in a number of popular television series during the 1980s and 1990s, including "The A-Team," "Murder, She Wrote," and "Walker, Texas Ranger." She also appeared in several episodes of the soap opera "Santa Barbara" in 1988.

In recent years, Russell has focused more on producing and directing, and has worked on a number of independent films. She has also been involved in philanthropic work, including supporting various animal rights organizations.