Brenda Vaccaro

Actress, Camera and Electrical Department

Actress, Camera and Electrical Department


A leading lady on screen, stage and sometimes television, Brenda Vaccaro, was born in Brooklyn but was actually raised in Dallas, Texas. Her appetite for acting increased following several appearances in high school productions, and she finally started a professional career in the 1960s. Memorable to many in Supergirl (1984), she was nominated for ...
Birth date
1939-11-18
Awards
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 9 nominations.
Height
5' 5" (1.65 m)

Known For


Midnight Cowboy
Midnight Cowboy
Shirley (1969)
Capricorn One
Capricorn One
Kay Brubaker (1977)
Supergirl
Supergirl
Bianca (1984)
Zorro: The Gay Blade
Zorro: The Gay Blade
Florinda (1981)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActressLight Wounds
(pre-production) Marlene
ActressOnce Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Mary Alice Schwarz
2019
ActressSummer Camp Island
(TV Series short) Godmonster - Monster Visit (2018) ... Godmonster (voice)
2018
Actress30-LOVE
Hellen
2017
ActressGypsy
(TV Series) Claire Rogers - Black Barn (2017) ... Claire Rogers - Neverland (2017) ... Claire Rogers (credit only) - Marfa (2017) ... Claire Rogers - Euphoria (2017) ... Claire Rogers (credit only) - Vagabond Hotel (2017) ... Claire Rogers Show all 10 episodes
2017
ActressThe Clapper
Ida Krumble
2017/I
ActressSuperior Donuts
(TV Series) Ellen - Get It, Arthur (2017) ... Ellen
2017
ActressKubo and the Two Strings
Kameyo (voice)
2016
ActressJust Let Go
Nadine Williams
2015
ActressCrackers
(Short) Bidella
2012
ActressJohnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood
(TV Movie) Bunny Bravo (voice)
2011
ActressYou Don't Know Jack
(TV Movie) Margo Janus
2010
ActressCartoon Network Racing
(Video Game) Bunny Bravo (voice)
2006
ActressNip/Tuck
(TV Series) Beatrice Madsen - Diana Lubey (2006) ... Beatrice Madsen (as Brenda Vacarro)
2006
ActressThe War at Home
(TV Series) Barbara - The West Palm Beach Story (2006) ... Barbara
2006
ActressBoynton Beach Club
Marilyn
2005
ActressAmerican Dad!
(TV Series) Strip Club Manager - Stan Knows Best (2005) ... Strip Club Manager (voice)
2005
ActressJohnny Bravo
(TV Series) Bunny Bravo / Mama / Woman / ... - Johnny Makeover/Back on Shaq (2004) ... Bunny Bravo (voice) - The Time of My Life/Run Johnny Run (2004) ... Mama (voice) - It's a Magical Life/The Hunk at the End of This Cartoon (2004) ... Bunny Bravo (voice) - Gray Matters/Double Vision (2004) ... Bunny Bravo (voice) - Get Shovelized/T Is for Trouble (2004) ... Bunny Bravo (voice) Show all 56 episodes
1997-2004
ActressJust Desserts
(TV Movie) Lina
2004
ActressCharlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure
(Video) Mrs. Hirsch (voice)
2003
ActressSonny
Meg
2002
ActressJust a Walk in the Park
(TV Movie) Selma Williams
2002
ActressBecker
(TV Series) Bob's Mother / Mom - The Ghost of Christmas Presents (2001) ... Bob's Mother / Mom
2001
ActressTodd McFarlane's Spawn
(TV Series) Additional Voices - Hunter's Moon (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice) - Seed of the Hellspawn (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice) - Twitch Is Down (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice) - No Rest, No Peace (1997) ... Additional Voices (voice) - Evil Intent (1997) ... Additional Voices (voice) Show all 6 episodes
1997-1999
ActressThe King of Queens
(TV Series) Aunt Sheila - Paternal Affairs (1998) ... Aunt Sheila
1998
ActressWhen Husbands Cheat
(TV Movie) Sally
1998
ActressAlly McBeal
(TV Series) Karen Horowitz - The Attitude (1997) ... Karen Horowitz
1997
ActressWhat a Cartoon!
(TV Series short) Bunny Bravo - Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women (1997) ... Bunny Bravo (voice)
1997
ActressThe Legend of Sarmoti: Siegfried & Roy
(TV Series short) (voice)
1996
ActressThe Mirror Has Two Faces
Doris
1996
ActressTouched by an Angel
(TV Series) Al - Out of the Darkness (1996) ... Al
1996
ActressCaptain Planet and the Planeteers
(TV Series) Chi / Marge - In Zarm's Way (1995) ... Chi (voice) - No Place Like Home (1994) ... Marge (voice)
1994-1995
ActressFriends
(TV Series) Gloria Tribbiani - The One with the Boobies (1995) ... Gloria Tribbiani
1995
ActressFollowing Her Heart
(TV Movie) Cecile
1994
ActressLove Affair
Nora Stillman
1994
ActressThe Critic
(TV Series) Ardeth - A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera (1994) ... Ardeth (voice) - Eyes on the Prize (1994) ... Ardeth (voice, uncredited) - Miserable (1994) ... Ardeth (voice) - Marty's First Date (1994) ... Ardeth (voice) - The Pilot (1994) ... Ardeth (voice)
1994
ActressDisney's Goof Troop
(TV Series) Gilda - Date with Destiny (1992) ... Gilda (voice)
1992
ActressRed Shoe Diaries
(TV Movie) Martha
1992
ActressCivil Wars
(TV Series) Laverne Briggs - Oceans White with Phone (1992) ... Laverne Briggs
1992
ActressFlesh 'n' Blood
(TV Series) Lillian Brennan - Mommie Nearest (1991) ... Lillian Brennan
1991
ActressLethal Games
Stella Hudson
1991
ActressThe Trials of Rosie O'Neill
(TV Series) - Wolf Pack (1991)
1991
ActressDarkwing Duck
(TV Series) Slim - You Sweat Your Life (1991) ... Slim (voice)
1991
ActressThe Golden Girls
(TV Series) Angela - Ebbtide's Revenge (1990) ... Angela
1990
ActressMurder, She Wrote
(TV Series) Sheila Kowalski Finley / Didi Blair / Mimi Harcourt - The Family Jewels (1990) ... Sheila Kowalski Finley - The Fixer-Upper (1990) ... Didi Blair - Just Another Fish Story (1988) ... Mimi Harcourt
1988-1990
ActressColumbo
(TV Series) Jess McCurdy - Murder in Malibu (1990) ... Jess McCurdy
1990
ActressStolen: One Husband
(TV Movie) Lisa Jarrett
1990
ActressThe Masque of the Red Death
Elaina Hart
1989
ActressThe Smurfs
(TV Series) Scruple / Additional Voices - Smurfs That Time Forgot: Part 1/Smurfs That Time Forgot: Part 2 (1989) ... Additional Voices (voice) - Lost Smurf (1988) ... Additional Voices (voice) - Gargamel's Quest/Gargamel's Second Childhood (1987) ... Scruple - The Magic Sack of Mr. Nicholas/Swapping Smurfs (1987) ... Scruple - To Coin a Smurf/Smurfette Unmade (1987) ... Scruple Show all 16 episodes
1986-1989
ActressCookie
Bunny
1989
ActressTen Little Indians
Marion Marshall
1989
ActressHeart of Midnight
Betty
1988
ActressThe Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
(TV Movie) Didi (voice)
1987
ActressThe Jetsons
(TV Series) Di-Di - Father/Daughter Dance (1987) ... Di-Di - 9 to 5 to 9 (1987) ... Di-Di
1987
ActressCBS Summer Playhouse
(TV Series) Maxine - Changing Patterns (1987) ... Maxine
1987
ActressDeceptions
(TV Mini-Series) Helen Adams
1985
ActressWater
Dolores
1985
ActressPaper Dolls
(TV Series) Julia Blake - Episode #1.13 (1984) ... Julia Blake - Episode #1.12 (1984) ... Julia Blake - Episode #1.11 (1984) ... Julia Blake - Episode #1.10 (1984) ... Julia Blake - Episode #1.9 (1984) ... Julia Blake Show all 13 episodes
1984
ActressSupergirl
Bianca
1984
ActressSt. Elsewhere
(TV Series) Rose Orso - The Women (1984) ... Rose Orso
1984
ActressThe Love Boat
(TV Series) Eleanor Savage - Hong Kong Cruise: Polly's Poker Palace/Shop Ahoy/Double Date/The Hong Kong Affair/Two Tails of a City: Part 2 (1984) ... Eleanor Savage - Hong Kong Cruise: Polly's Poker Palace/Shop Ahoy/Double Date/The Hong Kong Affair/Two Tails of a City: Part 1 (1984) ... Eleanor Savage
1984
ActressA Long Way Home
(TV Movie) Lillian Jacobs
1981
ActressZorro: The Gay Blade
Florinda
1981
ActressThe Star Maker
(TV Movie) Dolores Baker
1981
ActressThe Pride of Jesse Hallam
(TV Movie) Marion Galucci
1981
ActressThe First Deadly Sin
Monica Gilbert
1980
ActressGuyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
(TV Movie) Jane Briggs
1980
ActressFast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider
Grace Wolf
1979
ActressDear Detective
(TV Series) Det. Sgt. Kate Hudson - Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Det. Sgt. Kate Hudson - Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Det. Sgt. Kate Hudson - Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Det. Sgt. Kate Hudson - Pilot (1979) ... Det. Sgt. Kate Hudson
1979
ActressCapricorn One
Kay Brubaker
1977
ActressNestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
(TV Movie) Tilly (voice)
1977
ActressAirport '77
Eve Clayton
1977
ActressThe House by the Lake
Diane
1976
ActressTerritorial Men
(TV Movie) Sara Yarnell
1976
ActressSara
(TV Series) Sara Yarnell - Grandpa's Girl (1976) ... Sara Yarnell - The Visit (1976) ... Sara Yarnell - Mountain Man (1976) ... Sara Yarnell - Child Bride (1976) ... Sara Yarnell - Lady (1976) ... Sara Yarnell Show all 12 episodes
1976
ActressGood Heavens
(TV Series) Doris - Mr. Right (1976) ... Doris
1976
ActressOnce Is Not Enough
Linda
1975
ActressMcCoy
(TV Series) Brenda - The Big Ripoff (1975) ... Brenda
1975
ActressThe Streets of San Francisco
(TV Series) Sydney Bruce / Officer Sherry Reese, SFPD - The Most Deadly Species (1974) ... Sydney Bruce - Act of Duty (1973) ... Officer Sherry Reese, SFPD
1973-1974
ActressLily
(TV Movie) Lily
1974
ActressJudgment: The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
(TV Movie) Ethel Rosenberg
1974
ActressSunshine
(TV Movie) Carol Gillman
1973
ActressHonor Thy Father
(TV Movie) Rosalie Bonnano
1973
ActressMcCloud
(TV Series) Officer Margaret Sereno - The Park Avenue Rustlers (1972) ... Officer Margaret Sereno
1972
ActressBanacek
(TV Series) Sharon Clark - To Steal a King (1972) ... Sharon Clark
1972
ActressMarcus Welby, M.D.
(TV Series) Marilyn Hoffman - House of Mirrors (1972) ... Marilyn Hoffman
1972
ActressWhat's a Nice Girl Like You...?
(TV Movie) Shirley Campbel
1971
ActressGoing Home
Jenny Benson
1971
ActressSummertree
Vanetta
1971
ActressTravis Logan, D.A.
(TV Movie) Lucille Sand
1971
ActressThe Name of the Game
(TV Series) Gemma / Sandy Graham - Appointment in Palermo (1971) ... Gemma - One of the Girls in Research (1970) ... Sandy Graham
1970-1971
ActressThe Psychiatrist
(TV Series) - Such Civil War in My Love and Hate (1971)
1971
ActressI Love My Wife
Jody Burrows
1970
ActressThe F.B.I.
(TV Series) Geri Coates - Scapegoat (1969) ... Geri Coates
1969
ActressMidnight Cowboy
Shirley
1969
ActressWhere It's At
Molly
1969
ActressCoronet Blue
(TV Series) Julie - A Charade for Murder (1967) ... Julie
1967
ActressVacation Playhouse
(TV Series) Jenny Penny - My Lucky Penny (1966) ... Jenny Penny
1966
ActressThe Doctors and the Nurses
(TV Series) Sheila - The Heroine (1965) ... Sheila
1965
ActressThe Defenders
(TV Series) Debbie Briggs / Renee Shube / Shirley Thysen - The Sworn Twelve (1965) ... Debbie Briggs - Hollow Triumph (1964) ... Renee Shube - The Hidden Jungle (1962) ... Shirley Thysen
1962-1965
ActressThe Reporter
(TV Series) - Rachel's Mother (1964)
1964
ActressThe Fugitive
(TV Series) Joanne Spencer - See Hollywood and Die (1963) ... Joanne Spencer
1963
ActressThe Greatest Show on Earth
(TV Series) Felicia - Don't Look Down, Don't Look Back (1963) ... Felicia
1963
ActressNaked City
(TV Series) Rosa Alloro - The Corpse Ran Down Mulberry Street (1961) ... Rosa Alloro
1961
RoleTitleYear
Camera and Electrical DepartmentTerminal Virus
(TV Movie) (additional camera assistant: Los Angeles unit)
1995
RoleTitleYear
ThanksOnce Upon a Time... In Hollywood
(special thanks)
2019
ThanksThe Portland Empire
(Short) (special thanks)
2012
RoleTitleYear
SelfJohn Schlesinger: Midnight Men
(Documentary) (filming) Self
2022
SelfCBS News Sunday Morning
(TV Series) Self - Episode #43.13 (2021) ... Self
2021
SelfAn Accidental Studio
(Documentary) Self - Actor
2019
SelfNice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast
(Documentary) Self
2018
SelfGreenwich Village: A World Apart
(Documentary short) Self
2015
SelfHome & Family
(TV Series) Self - Guest Co-Host Steven Bauer/Sam Sorbo, Henry Ian Cusick & Brenda Vaccaro (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfThe 15th Annual Satellite Awards
(TV Special) Self
2010
SelfThe 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2010
SelfThe 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Awards Show Program Special: Live in Stereo
(TV Special) Bunny Bravo (voice)
2002
SelfPlanet Storm
(TV Movie documentary) Narrator
2001
SelfThe Directors
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Films of Barbra Streisand (1999) ... Self
1999
SelfIntimate Portrait
(TV Series documentary) Self - Stefanie Powers (1999) ... Self
1999
SelfSex, Censorship and the Silver Screen
(TV Series documentary) Quote Reader - Censored (1996) ... Quote Reader (voice)
1996
SelfThe Rosie O'Donnell Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 13 November 1996 (1996) ... Self - Guest
1996
SelfThe Daily Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Brenda Vaccaro (1996) ... Self - Guest
1996
Self'Midnight Cowboy' Revisited
(Video documentary short) Self - Interviewee
1994
SelfVicki!
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 16 March 1993 (1993) ... Self - Guest
1993
SelfOne on One with John Tesh
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #1.175 (1992) ... Self - Guest
1992
SelfThe 39th Annual New Dramatists Benefit
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1992
SelfThe Marsha Warfield Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 11 September 1990 (1990) ... Self - Guest
1990
SelfThe New Hollywood Squares
(TV Series) Self - Panelist / Self - Center Square - Episode dated 9 March 1987 (1987) ... Self - Panelist - Episode dated 22 December 1986 (1986) ... Self - Center Square
1986-1987
SelfSuper Password
(TV Series) Self - Celebrity Contestant - Episode #3.64 (1986) ... Self - Celebrity Contestant - Episode #3.63 (1986) ... Self - Celebrity Contestant - Episode #3.62 (1986) ... Self - Celebrity Contestant - Episode #3.61 (1986) ... Self - Celebrity Contestant
1986
SelfStar's Table
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.19 (1986) ... Self
1986
SelfToday
(TV Series) Self - Actress - Dated 24 December 1985 (1985) ... Self - Actress
1985
SelfSupergirl: The Making of the Movie
(TV Movie documentary) Self / Bianca
1984
SelfBattle of the Network Stars XVII
(TV Special) Self - ABC Team
1984
SelfIn at the Deep End
(TV Series) Self - Film Actor (1984) ... Self
1984
SelfFame
(TV Series) Self - Blood, Sweat and Circuits (1983) ... Self
1983
SelfEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 11 June 1982 (1982) ... Self
1982
SelfAn Evening at the Improv
(TV Series) Self - Host - Episode #2.16 (1981) ... Self - Host
1981
SelfHour Magazine
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 2 December 1980 (1980) ... Self
1980
SelfThe 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1980
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Actress / Self - Guest - Episode #17.234 (1978) ... Self - Guest - Episode #17.37 (1977) ... Self - Guest - Episode #16.125 (1977) ... Self - Actress - Episode #16.73 (1977) ... Self - Actress - Episode #15.121 (1976) ... Self - Actress Show all 6 episodes
1971-1978
SelfThe Paul Lynde Comedy Hour
(TV Special) Self
1978
SelfYour Choice for the Film Awards
(TV Series) Self - Co-Host - Episode #1.13 (1978) ... Self - Co-Host
1978
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda
(TV Special documentary) Self - Audience Member (uncredit)
1978
SelfABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration
(TV Special) Self
1978
SelfScience Fiction Film Awards
(TV Special documentary) Self
1978
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 16 May 1977 (1977) ... Self - Guest - Episode #14.128 (1977) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 24 June 1975 (1975) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 26 May 1975 (1975) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 29 November 1971 (1971) ... Self - Guest Show all 6 episodes
1971-1977
SelfCelebrity Challenge of the Sexes
(TV Special) Self - Basketball
1977
SelfThat Was the Year That Was - 1976
(TV Movie) Self - Hostess
1976
SelfDinah!
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #2.171 (1976) ... Self - Guest - Episode #1.184 (1975) ... Self - Guest
1975-1976
SelfThe 48th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1976
SelfThe 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1976
SelfThe 33rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1976
Self47th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1975
SelfThe 1st Annual People's Choice Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1975
SelfThe 26th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1974
SelfThe 31st Annual Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1974
SelfCelebrity Bowling
(TV Series) Self - Tige Andrews & Elizabeth Ashley vs. Brenda Vaccaro & Michael Douglas (1973) ... Self - Show #46 (1972) ... Self
1972-1973
SelfThe Shape of Things
(TV Special)
1973
SelfThe Helen Reddy Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Ruth Buzzi, Rod McKuen, Brenda Vaccaro, Betty Wright, The Pointer Sisters (1973) ... Self - Guest
1973
SelfIt's Your Bet
(TV Series) Self - Brenda Vaccaro, Michael Douglas and George Maharis (1972) ... Self
1972
SelfThe Hollywood Squares (Daytime)
(TV Series) Self - Panelist - Episode dated 10 January 1972 (1972) ... Self - Panelist
1972
SelfThe Movie Game
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 11 October 1971 (1971) ... Self - Episode dated 14 August 1971 (1971) ... Self
1971
SelfThe David Frost Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #3.93 (1971) ... Self - Guest - Episode #1.22 (1969) ... Self - Guest
1969-1971
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self - Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, Brenda Vaccaro, Barbara Eden, Dayton Allen (1971) ... Self - Burt Reynolds, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Vaccaro, Dory Previn, Dr. Cleo Dawson (1970) ... Self
1970-1971
SelfYou're Putting Me On
(TV Series) Self - Final Show (1969) ... Self - Eli Wallach, Barbara McNair, Milt Kamen, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen, Brenda Vaccaro (1969) ... Self - Final Week - Brenda Vaccaro, Eli Wallach and Barbara McNair (1969) ... Self - Episode dated 16 December 1969 (1969) ... Self - Brenda Vaccaro, Corbett Monica and Rita Moreno (1969) ... Self Show all 16 episodes
1969
SelfThe Joan Rivers Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 5 September 1969 (1969) ... Self - Guest
1969
SelfPersonality
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 4 August 1969 (1969) ... Self
1969
SelfThe Match Game
(TV Series) Self - Team Captain - Episode #7.233 (1969) ... Self - Team Captain - Episode #7.232 (1969) ... Self - Team Captain - Episode #7.231 (1969) ... Self - Team Captain - Episode #7.230 (1969) ... Self - Team Captain - Brenda Vaccaro & Burt Reynolds (1969) ... Self - Team Captain Show all 10 episodes
1969
SelfThe 23rd Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self
1969
SelfSnap Judgment
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 26 April 1968 (1968) ... Self
1968
SelfThe 22nd Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self
1968
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageTax Shelter Terrors
(Documentary) Self
2017
Archive footageColorshopping Vol. 2
(Video) Self
2011
Archive footageAfter Midnight: Reflecting on a Classic 35 Years Later
(Video short) Shirley (uncredited)
2006
Archive footage... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2005
Archive footageThe Critic
(TV Series) Ardeth - I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show (1995) ... Ardeth (uncredited)
1995
Archive footageTV's Funniest Game Show Moments
(TV Special) Self
1984