Elizabeth Gracen

About Elizabeth Gracen

Who is it?: Actress, Producer, Director
Birth Day: April 03, 1961
Birth Place:  Booneville, Arkansas, United States
Birth Sign: Taurus
Alma mater: HB Studios
Occupation: Actress
Title: Miss Arkansas 1981 Miss America 1982
Predecessor: Susan Powell
Successor: Debra Maffett
Spouse(s): Jon Birmingham (1982–1984; divorced) Brendan Hughes (1989–1994; divorced) Adam Murphy (present)
Website: www.flapperfilms.com

Elizabeth Gracen Net Worth

Elizabeth Gracen was bornon April 03, 1961 in  Booneville, Arkansas, United States, is Actress, Producer, Director. Elizabeth Gracen arrived in New York City from a small town in Arkansas a year after traveling the world as Miss America 1982. She used her scholarship prize money to study acting at HB Studios and photography at the New School. She later moved to Los Angeles where she has worked as an actress for over twenty years.A veteran of many television and film productions, Elizabeth is best known for her work on the long-running Highlander (1992) and Highlander: The Raven (1998)Gracen's first venture into filmmaking was the documentary, The Damn Deal (2014) - about three young, female impersonators from Arkansas who compete in the Miss Gay America Beauty Pageant system. The film played on the international film festival circuit and received an Award of Merit from the 2014 Accolade Global Film Competition.In 2012, Gracen formed Flapper Films - a company dedicated to producing inspirational content that encourages multi-generational women to grow and live authentic lives.The company met with great success on the international film festival circuit with its premiere film short, The Perfection of Anna (2012) and continues to develop projects in collaboration with the Lineage Dance Company - a non-profit dance company dedicated to raising funds and bringing awareness to a variety charities as well as promoting healing through the arts.In April of 2016, Gracen published her debut, young adult fantasy novel, Shalilly, under the banner of Flapper Press - http://www.flapperpress.com - a curated, small publishing company and Ecommerce site for books, poetry, blogs, art, and unique merchandise. Formed with her partner, Kate Canada Obregon, PhD - a director of research, brand strategist and social scientist - the company features original content from influencers, thought leaders and artists and will explore the realms of art, ideas, film, television and themes in popular culture.
Elizabeth Gracen is a member of Actress

💰 Net worth: $850,000

Some Elizabeth Gracen images

Biography/Timeline

1961

Elizabeth Grace Ward was born on April 3, 1961, in Ozark, Arkansas, the daughter of Patricia Hampe, a nurse, and Jimmy Young Ward, a poultry worker. She was raised in Booneville, Arkansas. The family later moved to Russellville, Arkansas, where Ward dated University of Arkansas trainer Mike Walker and graduated from Russellville High School in 1979. She was a junior accounting major at Arkansas Tech University at the time she entered the Miss America contest. Instead of returning to Arkansas Tech, she used her Miss America scholarship money to study acting at HB Studios in New York City.

1981

Gracen won the titles of Miss Arkansas in 1981 and Miss America in 1982. After her yearlong work as Miss America, she enrolled in acting classes then relocated to California to pursue a film and television career.

1982

Gracen married Jon Birmingham in 1982, but they divorced in 1984.

1983

According to Gracen, some time in 1983, she had a one-night stand with Future President Bill Clinton when he was Governor of Arkansas. She was married at the time as was he.

1989

In 1989, while filming Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, she met actor Brendan Hughes, and they married soon after. They divorced in 1994.

1992

In 1992, rumors swirled that Gracen had conducted an affair with Bill Clinton. At first, Gracen dismissed this claim (as request by Clinton's campaign manager Mickey Kantor); however, in spring 1998 Gracen recanted her six-year-old denial and stated she had a one-night stand with Clinton in 1982. After claiming this, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, who was investigating Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit, issued a subpoena to have her testify her claim in court. However, Gracen eluded the subpoena and was at one point able to avoid it because Highlander: The Raven was being filmed out of the country. Paula Jones' legal team was also unable to track down Gracen because she had made unscheduled trips to Las Vegas and the Caribbean.

1999

In December 1999, Gracen filed for bankruptcy protection. Afterward, Gracen was given a few television guest roles, and a supporting role in the made-for-television movie Interceptor Force 2, before taking a long leave of absence from her acting career in 2002. Gracen began doing voiceover work for Blue Hours Productions, which has revived the classic radio anthology Suspense, which airs on Sirius XM. In 2012, Gracen did a character voice-over in the Malaysian animated science fiction film War of the Worlds: Goliath.

2012

In 2012, Gracen formed Flapper Films. In 2014, she starred in Coherence, a sci-fi indie thriller. In January 2016, Gracen established Flapper Press and self-published Shalilly, a young adult fantasy novel.