Diane Pershing

Diane Pershing is an American voice actress. She began her singing career as a back-up singer for Johnny Mathis and went on to appear in the show group, The Establishment, on tour and on TV.

Diane Pershing
Pershing at the East Coast Comicon
Diane Pershing

May 27, 1943
Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationVoice actress, singer
Years active1978–present
Websitewww.dianepershing.com Edit this at Wikidata

Early yearsEdit

Pershing has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA.[1]


As a writer, she has written for TV (The Love Boat, What's Happening Now), 19 romance novels, published film reviews for various small newspapers and Rotten Tomatoes, and is a member of Romance Writers of American and Mystery Writers of America and The Authors' Guild.

As a voice actress, she is perhaps most well known for providing the voice of the villainess Poison Ivy on Batman: The Animated Series and its subsequent spin-offs. She has also lent her voice to series such as Inspector Gadget, Darkwing Duck, The New Adventures of Flash Gordon, The Centurions (as Crystal Kane), Dungeons & Dragons, She-Ra: Princess of Power and The Smurfs.



Year Title Role Notes
1980 A Snow White Christmas Queen Snow White Television film
1982 Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All Dale Arden Television film
1982 Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase Pearl Pureheart
1984 Gallavants Nesse
1997 Ravager Des


Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Freedom Force Isis 5 episodes
1978 Tarzan and the Super 7 Isis 5 episodes
1979 The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle Pearl Pureheart
1979–1980, 1982 The New Adventures of Flash Gordon Dale Arden, Queen Undina, Queen Azura, Queen Desira 24 episodes
1982, 1988 The Smurfs Additional Voices 2 episodes
1985 Inspector Gadget Sadie Episode: "Gadget and Old Lace"
1986 The Centurions Crystal Kane 65 episodes
1986–1987 Defenders of the Earth Dynak X, Dale Arden 25 episodes
1986 Wildfire Lady Aura Episode: "Strangers in the Night"
1986–1987 She-Ra: Princess of Power Netossa, Spinnerella 4 episodes
1988 Superman Mrs. White Episode: "Wildsharkk/To Play or Not to Play"
1988 Denver, the Last Dinosaur
1989 The Karate Kid Additional Characters Episode: "My Brother's Keeper"
1991 The Legend of Prince Valiant Elizabeth, Will's Wife, Gypsy, Women, Maid 5 episodes
1992–1994 Batman: The Animated Series Poison Ivy, Reporter 8 episodes
1992 Goof Troop Launch countdown computer voice, Sandee Seznee Episode: "E=MC Goof"
1992 Darkwing Duck Woman Next to Henry Episode: "Fraudcast News"
1997–1998 The New Batman Adventures Poison Ivy 4 episodes
2000–2002 Gotham Girls Poison Ivy, Reporter 25 episodes
2002 Rugrats Caroller Episode: "Babies in Toyland Part 2"
2003 Static Shock Poison Ivy, Mrs. Langford Episode: "Hard as Nails"
2003 Justice League Poison Ivy Episode: "A Better World: Part II"
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs Additional Voices
Dungeons & Dragons Additional Voices
Hang Time Woman V.O.

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Tron: Solar Sailer Yori
1994 Quest for Glory IV Erana, Rusalka
1994 The Adventures of Batman & Robin Poison Ivy Sega CD version
1997 Zork: Grand Inquisitor Fishmarket Lady, Shona
1998 Baldur's Gate Centeol, Safana, Tamoko
2000 Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Adalon
2000 Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus
2001 Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel
2001 Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura Silver Lady
2001 Batman: Vengeance Poison Ivy
2008 White Knight Chronicles Dragon Matriarch, additional voices [2]
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Additional Voices


  1. ^ Palmer, Verne (November 8, 1992). "What is it about romance novels?". The Daily Breeze. California, Torrance. p. D 1. Retrieved March 23, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Diane Pershing (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved July 28, 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)

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