From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ellen Sandweiss (born December 30, 1958) (MA University of Michigan) is an American B-movie actress. She has also performed in musical theatre as a dancer and pop singer, and in a one-woman show of Jewish music. She gained notoriety in the 1981 horror cult-classic The Evil Dead, playing Ashs sister Cheryl. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ellen Sandweiss, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.