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Betty Ross
Real name: Elizabeth Ross
First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962)

Created by:

Stan Lee & Jack Kirby

Team affiliations:

Bruce Banner



Portrayed by:

Jennifer Connelly
Liv Tyler

Betty Ross is the love interest of Bruce Banner and the only daughter of renowned military general General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross. After the Hulk's creation, Bruce and Betty split up. Ross is a cellular biologist, who is able to work with Bruce Banner on a cure for his "condition".

Hulk (2003)Edit

In the 2003 film, is the daughter of General Thunderbolt Ross and the ex-girlfriend/co-researcher of Bruce Banner, and played by Jennifer Connelly. In an interview, Connelly remarked how she was attracted to the role by way of director Ang Lee. "He's not talking about a guy running around in green tights and a glossy fun-filled movie for kids. He's talking along the lines of tragedy and psychodrama. I find it interesting, the green monster of rage and greed, jealousy and fear in all of us." [1]

Jennifer Connelly as Betty in Hulk

The Incredible Hulk (2008)Edit

In the 2008 film, Liv Tyler played her. Tyler was attracted to the love story in the script, and was a fan of the TV show, because of the "humanity and what Banner is going through".[2] Tyler and Edward Norton also spent hours discussing Bruce and Betty's lives before he became the Hulk.[3]

References Edit

  1. Connelly Embraces The Hulk
  2. Live from Comic-Con: The Marvel Studios Panel!
  3. Empire Magazine

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