Dee Wallace (born Deanna Bowers; December 14, 1949), also known as Dee Wallace-Stone, is an American actress and scream queen. She is perhaps best known for her roles in several popular films mainly in the horror genre. Her most widely seen role is a starring role as Elliott's mother in the Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). She also played key roles in popular cult films The Hills Have Eyes (1977),The Howling (1981) and CuJo (1983). She also appeared in The Stepford Wives in 1975 and 10 (1979). In total, she has appeared in over 90 television shows and 100 films.