Highlander WorldWide is delighted to welcome back one of our favourite people and biggest supporters… Elizabeth Gracen.
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 will need no introduction to long-term Highlander fans. The ex-Miss America debuted as the cat-burglar Immortal Amanda in the first season episode The Lady and the Tiger (opposite Jason Isaacs) and quickly became one of the series’ most beloved characters. Amanda, though well-meaning, got Duncan MacLeod into the most entertaining scrapes and when she wasn’t stealing expensive, sparkly baubles, she was capturing hearts.
The character also appeared in the spin-off series Highlander: The Raven, with Elizabeth in the title role
Behind the camera, Elizabeth formed the film company, Flapper Films – a small film production company dedicated to creating informational, educational, and inspiring content. Her films, The Perfection of Anna, Dance for Joy, and The Damn Deal have found great success on the film festival circuit and streaming platforms around the world. She is currently working on the documentary film Ms. Meriwether about the fabulous Lee Meriwether, Miss America 1955 and the first Catwoman ever portrayed on the big screen. Elizabeth is also director/producer of the ongoing archival documentary project, The Gen Z Collective – a time capsule project dedicated to documenting the ideas, passions and goals of a dynamic generation that faces unprecedented challenges as they make their way into the future. In April of 2016, Elizabeth published her debut, young adult fantasy novel, Shalilly, under the banner of Flapper Press an online magazine that features writers, artists and curators from all over the world.