Student at Rydell High
Leader Of The Pink Ladies
Betty Alexander Rizzo, known mononymously by her surname Rizzo is one of the main characters in the movie Grease. Tough and sarcastic leader of the Pink Ladies, she does not like to hang out with Sandy because Sandy is not tough enough. She smokes, drinks, and does not care what others think of her. Rizzo is also a girl with a "reputation". The girlfriend of Kenickie.
In the 1978 movie, she is played by Stockard Channing.
Rizzo is slim and good height. She has brunette, short, curly hair and blue eyes. She wears good outfits. She's seen as the mean girl, and she is, but she's really not as bad as she seems. But she does act mean to everyone, including her friends.
Rizzo is saucy, as seen by inviting Sandy Olsen to the T-Birds unofficial bonfire party, reuniting Sandy and Danny Zuko, causing him to switch from the guy Sandy loved to a Tough, uncaring jerkass façade in front of his T-Bird friends, who saw his happiness at seeing her again as a sign of getting soft. She was also seen kicking Patty Simcox and Sandy In Summer Nights. Rizzo is a somewhat jealous young woman; this is evident when she dances with Leo Balmudo while Kenickie danced with Charlene Digregorio. Upon learning that she might be pregnant, she emotionally cut Kenickie ("It was someone else's mistake".) However, immediately after, her smug expression saddened, as she realized that she'd pushed away the guy who actually loved her. Later, she revealed a softer side of herself. Sandy offered to help, but initially Rizzo balked at the offer. Seeing how mean she'd been to Sandy, who was purer than she herself was, she relented and thanked Sandy, both smiling gratefully.
At the end of the school year, a carnival is held; Rizzo is seen on a Ferris wheel, revealing to Kenickie that she isn't pregnant. Thrilled with the news, they make up, kissing passionately, and Kenickie basically proposed (If that's a line, ain't bitin'. / That's a bona fide offer.)