Lisa Marie Eilbacher (born May 5, 1956) is an American television and motion picture actress.
Life and CareerEdit
Eilbacher was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the daughter of an American oil company executive. She was raised in France. Her sister Cindy is also an actress, best known for portraying Jerry Van Dyke's long-suffering daughter on the short-lived TV series My Mother the Car.
Eilbacher is married to Brad May, whose work in photography and other behind the scenes areas of television and film has been considerable since the late 1970s. He directed her in the 1986 The Twilight Zone episode "Nightsong"; the recent DVD release of the series includes a commentary track featuring May.
Eilbacher started acting as a child appearing on such popular shows as My Three Sons and Gunsmoke. She later made a transition into adult roles. Eilbacher is best remembered for her roles in two popular films of the 1980s: An Officer and a Gentleman and Beverly Hills Cop. In An Officer and a Gentleman, she played a Navy Aviation Officer Candidate who could not complete the obstacle course. An avid body builder in real life, Eilbacher said the hardest aspect of this role was "pretending" to be out of shape.
Eilbacher was also featured in the 1983 miniseries The Winds of War playing Madeleine Henry. Eilbacher starred as Callie Shaw in The Hardy Boys Mysteries in 1977. The same year she appeared in the episode "The Innocent" of the short-lived Logan's Run TV series. She also appeared in the 1974 television movie Bad Ronald, 1981's This House Possessed, and several other theatrical and television films, and episodes of television series. This House Possessed reunited her with Parker Stevenson, with whom she had worked on The Hardy Boys Mysteries.
Eilbacher worked steadily through the 1980s and 1990s, though in recent years her appearances have been few.