Favorite Horror Actresses

The best actresses who have appeared in several horror films and/or television series - strong, sexy scream queens!
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Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress, True Lies
Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween. After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading Places...
“ Despite appearing in the horrendous "Halloween:Resurrection" (2002), Jamie is the gal who started the entire 'Scream Queen' label. Her roles in the slasher classics "Halloween" (1978), "The Fog" (1980), "Prom Night" (1980), "Terror Train" (1980) & "Halloween II" (1981) made her an iconic horror heroine. ” - Dave-36
 
2.
Dee Wallace
This attractive, happy go lucky blonde actress, educated at the University of Kansas and a former ballet soloist, first broke into both TV and cinema screens in the mid 1970s and through her appearances in several well remembered horror and sci-fi films, and Dee quickly gained a cult following among the fantasy film fans...
“ Dee is a fantastic actress in a wide variety of genre films and television series, but she has the distinction of starring in classics like "The Hills Have Eyes" (1977), "The Howling" (1981), "Cujo" (1983) and "Critters" (1986). Despite the film being a mess, it was a delight to see Dee as Laurie Strode's mother in the "Halloween" (2007) remake. ” - Dave-36
 
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Belinda Balaski
Actress, Gremlins
Belinda Balaski, born in California with acting skills instilled at birth, began working at age five. Throughout her career she has starred in many feature films, movies of the week, commercials and guest starred in dozens of TV shows. Honored with an Emmy for starring in Best After School Special,...
“ Best performances in the original "Piranha" (1978) and "The Howling" (1981). ” - Dave-36
 
4.
Linnea Quigley
Barbara Linnea Quigley was born in Davenport, Iowa, on May 27, 1958 to Heath and Dorothy Quigley. Her Mother was a housewife and her Father a noted Chiropractor and psychologist. After moving with her family to Los Angeles in the late 1970s, the short, petite Linnea began working at a Jack Lalanne Spa...
“ Is there any need to introduce this lady? Impaled on antlers by a killer Santa in "Silent Night, Deadly Night" (1984), turned into a naked zombie in "The Return Of The Living Dead" (1985), turned into a grotesque demon in "Night Of The Demons" (1988), and pursued by a maniacal imp in "Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama" (1988). ” - Dave-36
 
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Juliette Cummins
Has guest-starred on TV shows like Simon & Simon, Murder, She Wrote, Whiz Kids, Max Headroom and New Love, American Style. Theatre credits include "Lend Me A Tenor", "Play It Again, Sam", "The Seagull", "Butterflies Are Free", and "Nuts". Juliette was a member of The Beverly Hills Theatre Group for 4 years and studied at USC Drama School. She was a U.S. National Gymnast for 14 years.
“ Former Olympic gymnast Juliette has appeared in three classic horror film series, being victimized by Jason in "Friday The 13th:A New Beginning" (1985), by Norman Bates in "Psycho III" (1986), and by The Driller Killer in "Slumber Party Massacre II" (1987). However, she was the victimizer in the little-seen but worth-finding "Deadly Dreams" (1988). ” - Dave-36
 
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“ Little Danielle won the hearts of horror fans playing young Jamie Lloyd in "Halloween 4" (1988) and "Halloween 5" (1989). Almost a decade later, a grown-up Danielle appeared in "Urban Legend" (1998). Then after portraying Annie Brackett in Rob Zombie's horrid "Halloween" (2007) & "Halloween II" (2009), Danielle has become a genre staple to be reckoned with. Most recently she gained great notices for her roles in "Hatchet II" (2010) and the acclaimed vampire flick "Stake Land" (2011). ” - Dave-36
 
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Crystal Lowe
Actress, Insomnia
Crystal Lowe was born on 20th January 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. At a young age, Crystal and her family moved to Hong Kong where she grew up a few years of her life and is now fluent in Cantonese. Because of her natural beauty, Crystal then entered such modeling competitions including "Miss Teen Oriental." She has also been a sunshine calendar girl...
“ Crystal is a gal who obviously loves the genre as much as fans do. Most recognized for her tanning bed trauma in "Final Destination 3" (2006), Crystal has also starred in "Children Of The Corn:Revelation" (2001), "Black Christmas" (2006), "Wrong Turn 2:Dead End" (2007) and "Yeti" (2008). ” - Dave-36
 
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“ Along with Linnea Quigley & Brinke Stevens, Michelle ruled the direct-to-video horror and exploitation boom of the 1980s. Her best roles are in "Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers," (1987), "Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama" and "Terror Night" (both 1988). ” - Dave-36
 
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“ Slashers, killer rats and humongous roaches - Lisa has been through a lot in her terror films. "Phobia" (1980), "Happy Birthday To Me" (1981), "Deadly Eyes" (1983) and "The Nest" (1988) are all worth checking out for being entertaining and for Lisa's beauty. ” - Dave-36
 
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Amber Heard
Actress, Zombieland
Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to Patricia Paige (Parsons), an internet researcher, and David Clinton Heard, a contractor. She has English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh ancestry. Heard appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, North Country, in which she played Charlize Theron's character in flashbacks...
“ Though "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane" (2006) has yet to see a proper U.S. release, audiences have taken notice of this beauty with her roles in "The Stepfather" (2009) remake, "Zombieland" (2009) and John Carpenter's "The Ward" (2011). ” - Dave-36
 
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Lesleh Donaldson
Actress, Funeral Home
Lesleh hails from Toronto, where she started modeling with International Top Models at the age of 9. she then went on to Star in Gilles Carle's production of "The Homecoming" for CBC's "For the Record" series. After that came roles in "Running" playing Michael Douglas' daughter Andrea Andropolis, "Happy Birthday To Me" directed by J...
“ "Happy Birthday To Me" (1981), "Funeral Home" (1982), "Curtains" (1983) & "Deadly Eyes" (1983) - all of lovely Canadian Lesleh's films are worth checking out. ” - Dave-36
 
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Danielle Panabaker
Actress, The Flash
Danielle Nicole Panabaker was born in Augusta, Georgia. Her younger sister, actress Kay Panabaker, starred in the TV series, Summerland(WB, 2004-05). Panabaker started acting at a summer camp, before joining community theater productions when she was 10-years-old. Panabaker moved to Naperville...
“ This girl is on a roll: starring roles in "Friday The 13th" (2009), "The Crazies" (2010) and John Carpenter's "The Ward" (2011), plus she is the lead in the anticipated sequel "Piranha 3DD" (2011). ” - Dave-36
 
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“ Anne-Marie, a.k.a. Eddie Benton, was the gorgeous and evil rival of Jamie Lee Curtis in the original "Prom Night" (1980). Though now she is more known as an ex-wife of Michael Crichton and co-writer of the film "Twister" (1996), she also faced off against tentacled creatures in "The Boogens" (1981) and hungry lions in "Savage Harvest" (1981). ” - Dave-36
 
14.
Rose McGowan
Actress, Charmed
Rose McGowan is an American actress and director, known for her contribution to independent film. Since the age of nineteen, she has appeared in acclaimed films by Gregg Araki, Wes Craven, Brian De Palma, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. In 2014, her directorial debut Dawn was nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival...
“ Rose taught everybody that trying to escape through a kitty door in a garage was not a good idea in Wes Craven's "Scream" (1996). She's since gone on to playing a psycho high-schooler in "Devil In The Flesh" (1997) and a one-legged avenger in "Grindhouse" (2007). ” - Dave-36
 
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“ Brinke was one of the first victims in "The Slumber Party Massacre" (1982), and from then on, it's been full steam ahead for her in the world of horror. "Nightmare Sisters" (1987), "Grandma's House" (1988), "Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama" (1988), "Haunting Fear" (1990) and "Delta Delta Die!" (2003) are all Brinke titles worth seeing. ” - Dave-36
 
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Julianna Guill
Julianna Guill was born on July 7, 1987 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA as Julianna Minetree Guill. She is best known for her role as Bree in the 2009 film Friday the 13th and Scarlet Haukkson in the webisode series My Alibi. She also co-starred in the TBS series Glory Daze as Christie Dewitt...
“ Julianna's role - and physical attributes - were what many fans considered to be most memorable from the "Friday The 13th" (2009) remake. Check her out as a high-school bitch in the campy "My Super Psycho Sweet Sixteen" (2009) and "Altitude" (2010). ” - Dave-36
 
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Tiffany Shepis
Tiffany Shepis born and raised in NYC. She got her start in James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy)Tromeo and Juliet when she was just 16 years old. Since then Tiffany has made over 100 independent films. Most notably the SYFY hit Abominable, the late night fan favorite The Hazing, After dark horror fests Nightmare Man...
“ Tiffany seems to never stop working, and not just in the terror genre, either - she's everywhere. But her fans know her most from her bloody and usually naked parts in flicks like "Delta Delta Die!" (2003), "The Hazing" (2004), "Abominable" (2005), "Dark Reel" (2007), "Nightmare Man" (2007) and a cameo in the "Night Of The Demons" (2009) remake. ” - Dave-36
 
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Gina Holden
Gina was born in the small mountain town of Smithers, British Columbia, where her first performance took place at a figure skating exhibition at age five. She has been at home on center stage ever since. As a precocious and outgoing child Gina performed in all her school plays and talent shows. Through most of these early years...
“ Gina is probably most recognized for her role as the unlucky Joyce in "Saw 3D" (2010) and as a lucky survivor of the slice-n-dice tv series "Harper's Island" (2009). She started with smaller roles in "Final Destination 3" (2006) and "Aliens Vs. Predator:Requiem" (2007). ” - Dave-36
 
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Katie Cassidy
Actress, Arrow
Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy (born November 25, 1986) is an American actress who starred as Laurel Lance on The CW's series Arrow from 2012 to 2016. She has also appeared on the CW shows Supernatural, Melrose Place, and Gossip Girl; on the CBS miniseries Harper's Island; and in the films Click (2006)...
“ Katie was the best thing about the crappy "A Nightmare On Elm Street" (2010) and "When A Stranger Calls" (2006) remakes. She was the feisty heroine of yet another remake, "Black Christmas" (2006), and starred in the slasher-esque tv series "Harper's Island" (2009). ” - Dave-36
 
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“ Her meeting with an extremely unfriendly Jason Voorhees in a Winnebago in "Friday The 13th Part VI:Jason Lives" (1986) is quite smashing, and she had a larger role as a cheerleader zombie in "Night Life" (1989). ” - Dave-36
 
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Barbara Crampton
Actress, Re-Animator
Gorgeous, talented and charismatic blonde actress Barbara Crampton was born on December 27, 1958 in Levittown, Long Island, New York and raised in Vermont. Because her father was a carnie, Barbara spent her childhood summers traveling the country with the carnival. Crampton first began acting in school plays in 7th grade and studied acting in high school...
“ Barbara is probably most remembered for being tied to a table nude and being molested by a severed head in "Re-Animator" (1985), and being chased by killer robots in "Chopping Mall" (1986). ” - Dave-36
 
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Bijou Phillips
Actress, Almost Famous
The multi-talented Bijou Phillips has led an unusual life. She spent her childhood in New York, California and South Africa. She excelled in Equestrienne sport. When she was 13, she became a model to escape boarding school and became one of the youngest people to grace the cover of "Interview" Magazine and "Italian Vogue"...
“ Sure, Bijou was a Hollywood party girl, but she proved she had the acting and screaming chops in "Venom" (2005) and "Hostel Part II" (2007). Unfortunately, "It's Alive" (2008), where she plays the unhinged Mom of a monster baby, went straight-to-DVD in the U.S. ” - Dave-36
 
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Betsy Russell
Actress, Saw III
Born in San Diego, California, Betsy Russell is best known for her starring role as "Jill Tuck," the ex-wife of the Jigsaw Killer in the "Saw" film series. Russell was born into a family of educators--her father, iconic economist Richard Russell, has written a news letter"about the stock market for over 60 years called "Dow Theory Letters," and her grandfather...
“ This 1980s T&A teen queen who dabbled in horror (1988's "Cheerleader Camp" and 1990's "Camp Fear") had a career resurrection thanks to her role as Jill Tuck, Jigsaw's mysterious wife, in the "Saw" franchise (Betsy appeared in parts 3 through 7). She also played a cop in the gruesome "Chain Letter" (2010). ” - Dave-36
 
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“ While Lori is mostly known for the killer-kids cult item "Bloody Birthday" (1986) and "Return To Horror High" (1987), her most powerful performance was in a dramatic telefilm that nevertheless was truly horrifying: "The Day After" (1983). She is wonderful & heartbreaking as a young bride-to-be caught up in a nuclear catastrophe. ” - Dave-36
 
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Lenore Zann
Actress, X-Men
“ Lenore is now a prominent political figure in Nova Scotia, but she started out back in the day when Canada was churning out copious amounts of horror and exploitation product. She appeared in "American Nightmare" (1981), "Happy Birthday To Me" (1981), "Murder By Phone" (1983) and "Prettykill" (1987). ” - Dave-36
 
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Heidi Kozak
Heidi is a Writer, Producer, Actress, Entrepreneur, and Community Leader. She received a B. F. A. from the USC Theater/Cinema School, where she studied with notable artists such as Anna Deveare Smith and Frank Condon. She has performed in theater in both Los Angeles and New York, including co-staring with Judith Ivy and Greg Germann in The Rimers of Eldritch...
“ Perky blonde beauty Heidi is the gal with the very short shorts in "Slumber Party Massacre II" (1987) and the unfortunate skinny dipper in "Friday The 13th Part VII:The New Blood" (1988). ” - Dave-36
 
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Jessica Stroup
Actress, 90210
Jessica Stroup was born October 23rd 1986, in Anderson, South Carolina, USA. At the age of 17, she received a scholarship to attend the University of Georgia, but turned it down to pursue acting. At only 17, she moved to Los Angeles and immediately took acting classes and received both modeling and acting offers...
“ Watching tiny Jessica on her teen drama series "90210," you wouldn't think she's essayed some tough gals in a slew of horror movies: "Pray For Morning" (2006), "The Hills Have Eyes II" (2007), "Prom Night" (2008) and "Homecoming" (2009). ” - Dave-36
 
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Donna Wilkes
Actress, Jaws 2
“ Let's face it, folks - Donna gave Jamie Lee Curtis' lungs a run for their money with her shrieks of terror as Jackie in "Jaws 2" (1978). Adorable Donna has also starred as Klaus Kinski's disturbed daughter in "Schizoid" (1980), as a handicapped teen pursued by a psychotic Frankie Avalon in "Blood Song" (1982), and as Linda Blair's gal pal in "Grotesque" (1987). ” - Dave-36
 
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Ashlyn Gere
Actress, The One
“ While first starting out in Hollywood, Ashlyn - who became one of the most prolific adult film stars in the 1990s - was known as Kim McKamy, and put in energetic work in a handful of low-budget shockers: "Dreamaniac" (1986), "Lunchmeat" (1986), "Creepozoids" (1987) and "Evil Laugh" (1988). She also had a supporting role in the remake of "Willard" (2003) starring Crispin Glover. ” - Dave-36
 
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Starr Andreeff
Starr Andreeff, Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has been in the entertainment business since she was 8 years old starting as a child actor. She was a semi-finalist in the Miss Teen Canada Pageant and was Miss Dominion of Canada. Andreeff appeared in numerous lead roles in film throughout the 1980s...
“ This Canadian starlet made her debut in the obscure "Skullduggery" (1983) and went on to prominent roles in lots of films, many for Roger Corman. Starr's best work is in "Ghoulies II" (1987), "Out Of The Dark" (1989), "The Terror Within" (1989), "Syngenor" (1990)" and "Amityville Dollhouse" (1996). ” - Dave-36
 
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Laura Ramsey
Actress, She's the Man
Laura Jill Ramsey was born in Brandon, Wisconsin. After arriving in LA at the age of 19 and a stint of gypsy living, Laura was "discovered" while waiting tables and was sent out the next day on her first audition. She booked the job and her career has been dotted by strong and consistent work, ever since...
“ After a hiatus from the scream screen - with roles in "Venom" (2005), "The Covenant" (2006), "Cruel World" (2006) and "The Ruins" (2008) - Laura is back starring in a new shocker, "No One Lives," due out in 2012. ” - Dave-36
 
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Amanda Wyss
Amanda Wyss was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California, a cool coastal enclave south of Los Angeles. She was one of the five children of a contractor father and homemaker mother. Discovered by an agent as a teen while starring in the play, "The Bad Seed" at a local LA theatre, she went on to work in commercials and landed her first television role...
“ Freddy Krueger's first victim, Tina in the original "A Nightmare On Elm Street" (1984). Other notable films include "Deadly Innocents" (1988), "To Die For" (1989), "Shakma" (1990), "Son Of Darkness:To Die For II" (1991) and most recently as a waitress in "The Graves" (2010). ” - Dave-36
 
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Ellie Cornell
Perky actress and producer Ellie Cornell was born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA on December 15, 1963. After graduating from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1986, Cornell had a small guest appearance in a 1988 episode of Thirtysomething. The same year, she played an assertive reporter in the Oscar-nominated comedy movie Married to the Mob...
“ Became a fan fave after her turn in "Halloween 4" (1988) but her character was quickly dispatched in the lesser "Halloween 5" (1989). ” - Dave-36
 
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“ Her largest horror role was in the cult shocker "American Gothic" (1988) with Rod Steiger & Yvonne DeCarlo, but you might recognize Caroline as the unlucky nightclub girl in "Species" (1995). ” - Dave-36
 
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Maria Ford
Maria Ford was born in Colorado and started acting as a teenager. Upon arriving in Hollywood she immediately found work in feature films. Since the late 1980s she has built up an impressively long resume, starring in such genre films as Necronomicon: Book of Dead, Dillinger and Capone, Perfect Fit and The Haunting of Morella...
“ Though primarily known for her erotic thriller roles, Maria managed some horror roles in her career, most notably in "Slumber Party Massacre III" (1990), "The Unnamable Part II:The Statement Of Randolph Carter" (1992) and the remake of "The Wasp Woman" (1995). ” - Dave-36