Amber Von Tussle

1988 Amber Von Tussle


The 1988 Amber Von Tussle


Amber Von Tussle




Franklin Von Tussle (1988 father)
Velma Von Tussle (mother)


The Corny Collins Show Members (the ones who dislike Tracy)
Corny Collins (somewhat)


Tracy Turnblad (formerly),
Corny Collins (sometimes, but not always),
Link Larkin (after he falls for Tracy)
The Corny Collins Show Members (the ones who like Tracy)


Link Larkin (ex-boyfriend)


Hairspray (1988 film)
Hairspray (2007 film)
Hairspray Live! (2016)

Portrayed by:

Vitamin C (1988)
Brittany Snow (2007)
Dove Cameron (2016) Laura Bell Bundy (2002)

Role in Hairspray

Secondary antagonist

Defining Characteristics

Blonde hair, beautiful, Abilities: somewhat talented Formerly: spoiled, Now: Kind, Sweet, Caring

Amber Isabelle Von Tussle is a spoiled, rich girl and the daughter of Velma Von Tussle.

Personnality Edit

She feels that she always has to be at the top and win. She is cruel to Tracy and always makes fun of her for being overweight. Tracy comes around and messes things up for her, which makes Tracy her enemy. Tracy also wins the heart of Amber's boyfriend, Link Larkin. Amber also shares an odd semi-friendship, semi-rivalry with Corny Collins over how much of the limelight they share.

Although she is very mean, Amber is not as racist or cruel as her mother, and has shown interest in black music and a handsome black dancer at the end of both movies. In the end, Amber undergoes a change of heart and accepts her defeat to Tracy before joining in the dance, much to Velma's irritation.

MORE INFORMATION  === In the school play, she has a twin brother named Bradley, a dancer from the Corny Collins show.    

She has a song in the Broadway musical (cooties) and she sings it in hairspray live, but not the 2007 version. In the 1988 version, she has a dance (the roach).  

Hair Edit

She has a few different hairdoos. In 1988, she has a up doo. In the Broadway play, she had a beehive. In the 2007 musical, she has an up doo, 3 pony tails, and a curly up doo.  

Amber is a teenage girl who dances on the popular "Corny Collins Show." She is the lead female dancer. Her boyfriend is teenage heart throb, Link Larkin (until Tracy wins his heart.) Her family is rich, and she is beautiful and popular.