Annie Ross (born 25 July 1930) is a jazz singer, best known as a member of the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. They were famous for doing Twisted, before Joni Mitchell ever thought of doing it.
She has also had an extensive solo career, both singing and appearing in a number of movies.
Ross was born in Surrey, England as Annabelle Short.
She is one of the early practitioners of a singing style known as vocalese, which involves the setting of original lyrics to an instrumental jazz solo. Her 1952 treatment of saxophonist Wardell Gray's "Twisted" is the classic example of vocalese.
She appeared in the 1983 movie Superman III, The 1990 movie Pump Up the Volume, and the 1993 movie Short Cuts.
Through the end of May 2006, Annie Ross can be seen performing at Danny's Skylight Room (346 W. 46th St.) in New York City.