She won the 1972 Theatre World Award for her role as "Betty Rizzo" in the Broadway show Grease.
She had a relationship with actor Burt Reynolds in the mid-1970s.
She had a bestselling poster in 1978 featuring her wearing a purple corset. The poster was later used as the cover of her autobiography.
Her bust is 34DD.
Adrienne married writer/producer Billy Van Zandt on December 31, 1992. She is the sister-in-law of musician and actor Steven Van Zandt.
Adrienne was married to director John Carpenter from 1979-1984. She later gave birth to their son Cody in May of 1984.
Adrienne is of French and Armenian descent.
Adrienne began taking voice lessons to learn how to sing in the fifth grade.
Adrienne was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1977 for Best Supporting Actress - Television. She was nominated for Maude.
Adrienne's roles in The Fog and Escape from New York were written specifically for her.
Adrienne lends her voice to the books on tape for Internal Affairs by Jane Heller, and Mistral's Daughter by Judith Krantz.
Adrienne released the album Adrienne Barbeau in 1997.
Adrienne released the autobiography There Are Worse Things I Could Do in March of 2006.
Adrienne is 5' 3 1/2" (1.61 m).
Adrienne has appeared in the following plays:
-The Property Known as Garland
-Lost in Yonkers
-The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
-A Walk on the Wild Side
-What the Rabbi Saw
-And the World Goes Round
Adrienne Barbeau: The impression of me is that I was a sex symbol, but I never had a sexy role.
[On horror films]
Adrienne Barbeau: It's not pleasant for me to watch them. I don't enjoy it. I don't like being disturbed that way. I love action adventure. I think the first horror movie I ever saw was Halloween. John [Carpenter] was black and blue by the time the thing was over because I kept hitting him. I was just so terrified.
[On how much of her book she made up]
Adrienne Barbeau: I changed two names. I have journals, daily journals that I've been keeping since 1967. I wrote every day for nearly 40 years; I still do, but not every day. Of course there may be things where I don't remember the specific details; in fact, some of my relatives reminded me about an incident that I hadn't recalled exactly.
[On being nominated for Tony Award]
Adrienne Barbeau: First of all, it was completely unexpected. It had never crossed my mind that the Grease cast would be even eligible for a Tony. The show opened in an off-Broadway arena. It was technically a Broadway contract because we were in a huge theater, but we were definitely outside the Broadway area. And so it never crossed my mind that we would be eligible.
[On if it's intimidating playing Judy Garland]
Adrienne Barbeau: Yes, it's the most challenging thing I've ever had to do, especially because Judy is so well known. I've done one other character who was a real person, but no one knew who she was. I'm not doing an impersonation. I think of it more like Zoe Caldwell in Master Class, it's an impression of Judy. There are people who do her and who do her brilliantly. That's not what this is.