Any of you watch 'Up All Night', the new show on NBC? You should watch it, you'd love it. It's HI-LAAARIOUS! There's a character named Missy and from day one I thought, "That just might be Audrey Griswold from European Vacation." I finally got around to looking this up and after seeing pictures, they do look similar, but that is defs not Audrey. See below!
I ended up reading a bit on Audrey Griswold's life and it turns out, that's not Audrey Griswold in the show because Audrey Griswold is no longer with us.
As in dead!
I can't believe it!She had diabetes, which first stunted her growth and then caused her to slip into a diabetic coma in 1996. Not long after, she suffered a stroke and ended up dying a month or so after that. Good thing the Vacation empire likes to change Audrey's for each movie! Goodbye Audrey, I hope you got a proper memorial at the 1997 Academy Awards or I'll have some BEEF!
On a separate note, European Vacation was my first look into the world of all things Europe and as it turns out, Europe is exactly like the movie. We are ALL exactly like the Griswolds and Europe hates us!