'Back to the Future' Actress Dies at 91


More notably, Elsa played the role of an activist in Back To The Future, and was known as "Clocktower lady" after urging main character Marty McFly to "save the clocktower".

Elsa Raven, an actress who appeared in "Back to the Future" and "Amen", died Monday at the age of 91, according to reports.

Raven died Tuesday at home in Los Angeles, her agent David Shaul confirmed. Her cause of death is as yet unknown. Her other memorable roles would include her character of the realtor who sold the house in Amityville Horror, appearing as Gertrude Stein in The Moderns, playing John Malkovich's landlady in In the Line of Fire, as well as an old lady in James Cameron's Titanic. She began acting in NY where, according to Deadline, she helped bring the Free Shakespeare Festival to Central Park. Many of her scenes were cut from the film, but she featured in Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" as part of an elderly couple lying on the bed as water pours into their room. She got her first movie role in 1970 in "The Honeymoon Killers".

Raven also marked her career with many one-time and recurring television roles like appearing in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1992. She even appeared in a second Michael J. Fox project, as she had a role in one episode of the sitcom Family Ties the year after Back to the Future came out.

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Outside of her two most famous movie roles, she was best known for recurring work in the sitcom Amen and the 1980s crime drama series Wiseguy.

Her final big screen credit was in the ensemble cast of the 2011 mystery thriller Answers to Nothing.

Actress Elsa Raven attends The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscars outdoors screening of "Back To The Future" on August 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

Raven is survived by 15 nieces and nephews.