Angels on TV and Film
By Ellen Leventry
Angels have always appeared as beloved characters on screens big and small--think Clarence Oddbody from "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) or Michael Landon in the TV series "Highway to Heaven" (1984-1989). In particular, the past decade or so have been boom times for pop-culture angels. Whether as cheeky cherubs or ethereal executive assistants, they're flexible and diligent, always willing to help. And, we can't seem to get enough of them.
Click through our gallery to see which angels have left the most memorable imprints on TV and film. See the famous faces that have donned fluffy wings, black trench coats, or flannel shirts to be God's messengers.
Ellen Leventry is a contributor to Beliefnet's pop culture blog, Idol Chatter.