Elizabeth Gracen arrived in NYC 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: THE SERIES and HIGHLANDER: THE RAVEN.
In 2012, Elizabeth formed FLAPPER FILMS - a company created to develop inspiring, educational content for multi-generational men and women.
Her latest, award winning, documentary short, DANCE FOR JOY, is an inspiring film that celebrates the healing movement classes offered by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Lineage Dance Company to help people with Parkinson’s Disease find freedom, hope and a sense of community through the arts. The film has recently been chosen to play at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April, 2017.
Currently, she is in production on a documentary called GEN Z as well as a feature film adaptation of a live show in collaboration with the Lineage Dance company called CEILING IN THE FLOOR. She has also finished principal photography on a documentary short about former Miss America and Catwoman, Lee Meriwether.
Elizabeth is also the author of Shalilly - a coming of age, Young Adult fantasy novel. She created an independent publishing company - FLAPPER PRESS, a curated website for books, poetry, blogs, art and unique offerings from a stable of talented influencers, thought leaders, writers and artists.