Home About the Program Testimonials About Elaine About Turner



818.644-9090 ♀ 818.200-9050



Author-Actor-Performance Speaker

Elaine has been offering living history portraits of amazing women to colleges, community and arts centers, conferences and more, longer than almost anyone else around. To date, she’s presented well over 500 venues, from New Orleans to Seattle to Chicago and Los Angeles, to London, Guadalajara, and Wuxi, China! More than 50,000 women, men and children have enjoyed her humorous and memorable performances that serve both to inform and entertain. Her programs have earned sponsorship from myriad foundations, including the Southeastern Disciplinary Foundation (a special coalition of the Rockefeller and the National Endowment for the Arts), the Washington Commission for the Humanities, Young Audiences of Oregon, the  Louisiana Division of the Arts, Very Special Arts of Florida, and many more. THE QUOTABLE WOMAN SPEAKS marks the first time her performances are available on DVD.

Elaine is also an author, a quotologist, an editor, instructor and a public speaker especially noted for her living history portrayals of notable women and for the nationally acclaimed book The Quotable Woman, The First 5,000 Years. A collection of almost 20,000 quotations from 167 nations by over 5,000 women, it has been in print since 1977. Other quotation collections include The Quotable Jewish Woman, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Great Quotes for All Occasions, and The Little Book of the Spirit. Among her other works are The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Your True Age, The Female Dramatist, Everyday Speaking for all Occasions for Women, and The MacMillan Book of Photographic Artists and Innovators. You can find out more about Elaine’s books at Wikipedia.

Elaine is actively engaged in the entertainment industry, and has appeared in commercials, music videos, films and TV. Recently, her leading role in the feature film Slipaway has garnered six international Best Actress Film Festival Awards and another five nominations. She was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Women’s International Television & Film Showcase. You can find out more about her acting career at www.ElainePartnow-Actor.com.

Elaine currently lives in Los Angeles with her photographer husband, Turner Browne.  She has done volunteer work as an educational interpreter for park systems, mentored at schools, and, with her late rat terrier Deva, made pet therapy visitations. She is working with her new 4 lb., 2 oz. PinChin (miniature pinscher and chi-hua-hua), Obi Wan Kanobe Dobby, the Jedi House Elf to do the same.