• Born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and later moved to France
• Accomplished career in acting with a net worth of over $2 million
• Gained recognition after appearing in films such as “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Beverly Hills Cop”
• Had a main role in the ABC series “Me and Mom” in 1985
• Married Bradford May in 1988 and has two siblings who also had short acting careers

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FactOlder sister of Cindy Eilbacher and Bobby Eilbacher.

Who is Lisa Eilbacher?

Lisa Marie Eilbacher was born on 5 May 1956, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and is an actress, best known through her roles in several films, including “Beverly Hills Cop” and “An Officer and a Gentleman” in which she played US Navy aviation officer candidate Casey Seeger.

The Riches of Lisa Eilbacher

How rich is Lisa Eilbacher? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s also made numerous appearances in various popular television shows, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Acting Beginnings

Born in Dhahran where her father was residing at the time due to his work as an oil company executive, Lisa’s family would later move to France where she would grow up, with a younger sister, both of them aspiring to pursue acting careers from a very young age. Her aspirations quickly came to fruition, as she was cast in roles as a child in popular shows including “My Three Sons”, and “Bonanza”, and then made guest appearances in such as “The Brady Bunch” and “Gunsmoke”. She had her first film role in “The War Between Men and Women” playing Caroline Kozienko and starring Jack Lemmon and Barbara Harris, based on the writings of James Thurber. Lisa’s popularity started to increase leading to continuous work throughout the 1970s, still mainly in guest roles, along with a few television films such as “Bad Ronald”, plus appearances in TV series’ including “The Waltons”, “Happy Days”, and “Caribe”.

Transitioning to Adult Roles

In the late 1970s, Eilbacher transitioned to more adult roles, and was cast in a recurring role in the series “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries” as Callie Shaw, which is based on two novel series the “Hardy Boys” and “Nancy Drew”. She tried her hand at auditioning for the role of Princess Leia in “Star Wars” but was unsuccessful, however, her film work also started to increase as she grew older, and in 1982, she had one of her most notable roles in “An Officer and a Gentleman” playing the popular and charming woman Casey Seeger, starring with Richard Gere, Debra Winger and Louis Gossett Jr., who would win an Academy Award thanks to his performance, making him the first African American to win an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor, and was a financial success grossing $130 million against a $6 million budget. Eilbacher mentioned that the challenge of her role was pretending to be out of shape, because she was actually a bodybuilder in real life.

Her next big project would come two years later in “Beverly Hills Cop”, cast as Jeannette “Jenny” Summers, a childhood friend of Eddie Murphy’s character, with the two reuniting to solve the murder of a mutual friend. The film is the reason that Murphy would become an international star, and was nominated numerous awards. It was the highest grossing film in the US during that year, taking $234 million at the box office.

Later Career

Lisa returned to television shortly afterwards, and starred in the television miniseries “The Winds of War” which is based on the book of the same name written by Herman Wouk. In 1985, she then had a main role in the ABC series “Me and Mom”, which focuses on private eye Kate Morgan, but which ran for just six episodes before its cancellation due to low ratings.

From the late 1980s to the 1990s, she only had low profile roles mostly in television movies, which included “Monte Carlo” and “Joshua’s Heart”. She was then cast in a regular role in the series “Midnight Caller” in which she stayed with for a year, which addressed the dramatic possibilities of radio talk programs. Her film work also lessened as her career progressed; some of her last few film projects include “Leviathan”, a science fiction horror film which received negative reviews, and “Live Wire”, which revolves around the unusual case of spontaneous human combustion. She became inactive from the industry after the 2000 television movie “919 Fifth Avenue”.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Eilbacher married Bradford May in 1988 though very little information is available about their relationship. Her younger siblings include actress Cindy Eilbacher who appeared in “Planet of the Apes” and “The Young and the Restless”. Bobby Eilbacher on the other hand appeared in ‘Days of Our Lives” and “The Fantastic Journey”. They had relatively short acting careers compared to Lisa.

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1Auditioned for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
2She is an avid body builder
3Played Casey Seeger, the sailor who had trouble on the obstacle course in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). She said the hardest part of playing that role was pretending she was out of shape.
4Older sister of Cindy Eilbacher and Bobby Eilbacher.




919 Fifth Avenue2000TV MovieValerie Damore
Dazzle1995TV MovieFernanda Kilkullen
The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A.1995TV MovieSally Vogel
Deadly Matrimony1992TV MovieNina Sloane
Live Wire1992Terry O'Neill
Blind Man's Bluff1992TV MovieCarolyn
Midnight Caller1990-1991TV SeriesNicky Molloy
Joshua's Heart1990TV MovieKit
Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker1989TV MovieAnne Clark
Leviathan1989Bridget Bowman
The Last Samurai1988Susan
Never Say Die1988Melissa Jones
Deadly Intent1988VideoLaura Keaton
Free Spirit1987TV Movie
Deadly Deception1987TV MovieAnne
The Twilight Zone1986TV SeriesAndie Fields (segment "Nightsong")
Monte Carlo1986TV SeriesMaggie Egan
Me and Mom1985TV SeriesKate Morgan
Beverly Hills Cop1984Jenny Summers
Ryan's Four1983TV SeriesDr. Ingrid Sorenson
10 to Midnight1983Laurie Kessler
The Winds of War1983TV Mini-SeriesMadeline Henry
Simon & Simon1982TV SeriesMaggie Dameron / Sharon Dameron / Stacey Wheeler
An Officer and a Gentleman1982Casey Seeger
Spider-Man1981TV Series voice
On the Right Track1981Jill Klein
This House Possessed1981TV MovieSheila Moore
To Race the Wind1980TV MovieKit
Love for Rent1979TV MovieLynn Martin
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst1979TV MoviePatty Hearst
Wheels1978TV Mini-SeriesJody Horton
Richie Brockelman, Private Eye1978TV Series
Hawaii Five-O1978TV SeriesElaine Sebastian
Man from Atlantis1977TV SeriesJuliet
Logan's Run1977TV SeriesLisa
The Amazing Spider-Man1977TV SeriesJudy Tyler
Run for the Roses1977Carol
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977TV SeriesCallie Shaw
The Streets of San Francisco1976TV SeriesGail Dobbs
Panache1976TV MovieLisa
Caribe1975TV SeriesCindee
Gunsmoke1973-1975TV SeriesLailee / Melody
Movin' On1975TV SeriesCathy
Shazam!1974TV SeriesCathy Moore
Bad Ronald1974TV MovieEllen Wood
Apple's Way1974TV SeriesGloria
The Texas Wheelers1974TV SeriesSally
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1973TV SeriesJeannie Holden
The Brady Bunch1973TV SeriesVicki
The Waltons1973TV SeriesJeanette
Bonanza1972TV SeriesEloise
The War Between Men and Women1972Caroline Kozlenko
Alias Smith and Jones1971TV SeriesBridget Jordan
My Three Sons1969TV SeriesBunny
Wagon Train1964TV SeriesThe Second Girl


An Officer and a Gentleman: 25 Years Later2007Video documentary shortHerself
Beverly Hills Cop: A Glimpse Into the Casting Process2002Video shortHerself
Beverly Hills Cop: The Phenomenon Begins2002Video documentary shortHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1985-1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Battle of the Network Stars XIV1983TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound

Archive Footage

The Music of Beverly Hills Cop2002Video shortJenny Summers

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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