Horror's Best Leading Ladies

by JakobGarcia | created - 12 Oct 2011 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

THIS IS MY OWN OPINION by the way, who are the ones I think stand out as some of the horror genre's most unforgettable female performers. They may be the "star/survivor" or "the girl who dies first"...they may have been in only one film or several, but they have made left their mark in scary movies!

1. Danielle Harris

Actress | Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Danielle Harris was born on June 1, 1977 in Plainview, Long Island, New York, USA as Danielle Andrea Harris. She is an actress, known for Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween II (2009). She has been married to David Gross since ...

Danielle Harris IS the ultimate "Scream Queen" and she deserves this this title she has worked very hard for. Her entrance onto the cinematic screen began at the age of 11 playing the daughter of Hollywood's first scream queen, Jamie Lee Curtis, in Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers. A year later, she reprised the role of Jamie, named after Curtis, in Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers. After a lengthy break from the genre, she returned to the type of roles that made her famous but this time showing a different side to audiences as a gothic internet slut in Urban Legends. Following this, her impressive list of credits is longer than anyone else's in horror movies. Her best role was Rob Zombie's brilliant choice to cast her in his remake of Halloween in 2007 not as Jamie Lee Curtis' role but that of her promiscuous best friend, Annie. Harris gave her best performance to date as she faced masked killer Michael Myers yet again. That character survived though, which gave them the opportunity for her to completely steal the show in Zombie's sequel, Halloween 2, and she filmed one of the saddest, most brutal death scenes in horror history. However, she did not stop there. Since the Halloween films, she's starred in countless others including: Blood Night: The Legend Of Mary Hatchet; Black Waters Of Echo Pond; Hatchet 2; Stake Land; Chromeskull: Laid To Rest 2; The Victim; and Shiver.

2. 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 (1978). After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading...

Jamie Lee Curtis was already horror royalty before John Carpenter and Debra Hill cast her in their 1978 cult classic Halloween, since her mother was Janet Leigh, star of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Curtis made a name for herself with Halloween and then returned to reprise the role of Laurie Strode, one of the best characters in the genre EVER, in Halloween 2. She also starred in Carpenter's other famous 80's classic The Fog, alongside her mother, as well as Prom Night and Terror Train, thus earning the status of the first scream queen. Horror fans and I were thrilled when she came back to the role that made her famous as a love letter to her fans in Halloween: H20, and again in Halloween: Resurrection, where we saw the death of Laurie Strode for the first time ever!

3. P.J. Soles

Actress | Halloween

P.J. (Pamela Jayne) Soles was born on July 17, 1950 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her father came from Holland and her mother from New Jersey. Because her father was working for an international insurance company, the family moved all over the world. P.J. lived in Casablanca, Morocco, and Maracaibo, ...

P.J. may not have as many horror credits as the first two actresses on this list but she was always one of my favorites and always stood out in my memory. She first starred in Brian DePalma's Carrie as one of Carrie's tormentors, Norma, alongside Nancy Allen and John Travolta, and many will recall her infamous death scene at the prom by the fire hose that actually broke her ear drum in real life. But for me, her best role of her career, which was personally written with her in mind by John Carpenter, was as one of Jamie Lee Curtis' best friends, Lynda, in Halloween. Who could ever forget her "totally" awesome death scene, strangled at the hands of Michael Myers with a phone cord. One of her scenes from Halloween was even featured in 1996's Scream, as the screenwriter was also a major fan. Another fan of hers, Rob Zombie, cast her many years later in a cameo role in one of his films, The Devil's Rejects. "See anything you like?"

4. Neve Campbell

Actress | Scream

Neve Campbell was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, to Marnie (Neve), a Dutch-born psychologist and yoga instructor (from Amsterdam), and Gerry Campbell, a Scottish-born teacher (from Glasgow). Campbell first came to our TV screens in the hit Drama series Party of Five (1994). Described as TV's ...

The star of the four Scream films definitely deserves this spot on this list. Campbell has made her Scream character, Sidney Prescott, a household word, and she originated the best character in horror history since Curtis' Laurie Strode. PERIOD!!!

5. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, and Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. She is of Russian Jewish and Hungarian Jewish descent.

Eating in a local restaurant, ...

Sarah Michelle Gellar stole the show in two back to back horror hits in the late 90's, premiering two months apart: first as Jennifer Love Hewitt's best friend Helen Shivers in I Know What You Did Last Summer, and then as sorority victim Cici Cooper in Scream 2. Later, she was the star in her own horror hit, The Grudge, also returning for its sequel, The Grudge 2.

6. Katie Cassidy

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Katie Cassidy was born Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy on November 25, 1986, in Los Angeles, California. Her father, David Cassidy, was a pop star in the 1970s. Her mother, Sherry Williams, was a high fashion model in the early 1970s. Sherry left her career to concentrate on raising her 3 daughters,...

Katie Cassidy is the scream queen of horror remakes!! When A Stranger Calls, Black Christmas, and A Nightmare On Elm Street were all hits of the 70's/80's and she has starred in all three of their recent reboots. Her best role out of the three though was Nightmare's Kris, which was basically the same character as Tina in the original, and the death scene was very similar, yet Cassidy's performance made hers even better. She completely steals the show in Nightmare even among an impressive cast, and although you know it's coming you hate to see her die!

7. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

Nothing in the history of horror films was as shocking as Drew's opening sequence in Scream, rivaling Janet Leigh's performance in Psycho. Her role as Casey Becker will be forever embedded in our memories for years to come, alongside Leigh's, Curtis', Harris's, and Campbell's classic characters.

8. Rose McGowan

Actress | Planet Terror

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 (2014) was ...

Much like Drew Barrymore, Rose will be forever remembered for her role in Scream as Tatum Riley, the spunky best friend of Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott. Tatum's grisly demise via garage door is an image horror fans will relish for the rest of their lives. She also starred in a little gem of a film that a lot of people forget about called Phantoms, with Ben Affleck and Liev Schrieber that I loved.

9. Jennifer Love Hewitt

Actress | I Know What You Did Last Summer

Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. She has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. She got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, 1970), who picked ...

Jennifer jumped on the horror bandwagon along with fellow TV co-star Neve Campbell in the late 90's with I Know What You Did Last Summer, one of my faves, but also in the not so fortunate sequel called I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.

10. Courteney Cox

Actress | Friends

Courteney Cox was born on June 15th, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, into an affluent Southern family. She is the daughter of Courteney (Bass) and Richard Lewis Cox (1930-2001), a businessman. She was the baby of the family with two older sisters (Virginia and Dottie) and an older brother, Richard, Jr...

Just like Neve Campbell, Cox has appeared in all four of the Scream films, as Scream's other heroine, the feisty reporter, Gale Weathers.

11. Anne Heche

Actress | Six Days Seven Nights

Anne Heche was born on May 25, 1969 in Aurora, Ohio, USA as Anne Celeste Heche. She is an actress and writer, known for Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Donnie Brasco (1997) and Wag the Dog (1997). She was previously married to Coleman 'Coley' Laffoon.

She doesnt' have too many horror films under her belt, but her spooky appearance in I Know What You Did Last Summer as Melissa Egan lands her on my list, not to mention her starring role filling the shoes of iconic Janet Leigh as Marion Crane in the remake of Psycho.

12. Ali Larter

Actress | Final Destination

A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age 13 and traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first professional acting job was a role on the television series Chicago Sons (1997). She received her breakthrough in the high school football drama Varsity ...

Final Destination, House On Haunted Hill, and Final Destination 2....

13. Kristina Klebe

Actress | Hellboy

Actor and director, Kristina Klebe was born in New York City in 1979 and raised between NY, Germany, France and Italy. She is the only daughter of two European immigrants making her first generation American. She speaks four languages fluently, though she didn't speak a single word until she was ...

How could I not love the actress chosen to fill the shoes of P.J. Soles in the remake of Halloween as Lynda?? Kristina, along with Danielle Harris, completely stole the show for me in Rob Zombie's version.

14. Jessica Biel

Actress | The Illusionist

Jessica Biel, with her good looks and talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. She was born in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly (Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, who is a business consultant and GM worker. Biel was raised in Boulder, Colorado. She is of Hungarian Jewish, Danish,...

Jessica Biel made the remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre one of the best reboots ever made. Her performance as Erin garners this top spot on my list.

15. Jordana Brewster

Actress | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Raven-haired beauty Jordana Brewster was born on April 26, 1980 in Panama City, Panama. Her mother, Maria João Leal de Sousa, is a Brazilian-born model who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1978 . Her father, Alden Brewster, is an American-born investment banker, who has English, ...

Fresh on the heels of Jessica Biel, Jordana starred in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. However, it was her role in The Faculty as Delilah that first got her noticed.

16. Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Actress | 10 Cloverfield Lane

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an actress known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Smashed (2012), for which...

Ok, so Final Destination 3 was a total bomb, and so was the remake of Black Christmas, but winning the lead role in another remake of The Thing has to count for something.

17. Ellie Cornell

Actress | Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Perky actress and producer Ellie Cornell was born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA. After graduating from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1986, Cornell had a small guest appearance in a 1988 episode of Thirtysomething (1987). The same year, she played an assertive reporter in the...

Her character Rachel Carruthers in Halloween 4 as the older sister to adopted Jamie (Danielle Harris) was inspired by Jamie Lee Curtis's character Laurie from the original. Rachel survived that film only to return for its sequel, Halloween 5, where her character dies in one of the series' scariest sequences. I remember being in the theatre on the edge of my seat, scared to death, hoping Rachel would live.

18. Heather Langenkamp

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Heather Langenkamp was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She got her start in acting when she was cast as an extra in the Francis Ford Coppola films The Outsiders (1983) and Rumble Fish (1983), which were both filmed in Tulsa. Her scenes were deleted from the final cut of both films. While studying at ...

Heather really deserves to be higher up on this list, as she created one of horror's most iconic characters, right up there next to Laurie Strode, as Nightmare On Elm Street's Nancy Thompson. She was one of the best heroines of horror films to date and Langenkamp returned for the third one, Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors; and then years later, for a different kind of sequel: Wes Craven's New Nightmare where she played herself.

19. Tracy Middendorf

Actress | Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Tracy Middendorf was born on January 26, 1970 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA as Tracy Lynn Middendorf. She is an actress and producer, known for Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994), Mission: Impossible III (2006) and Scream: The TV Series (2015). She has been married to Franz Wisner since January 2, ...

True horror fans will remember Tracy from New Nightmare alongside Heather Langenkamp as she played the babysitter, Julie, for Heather's son. Her death scene was so memorable since it was supposed to be similar to the way Langenkamp's character Nancy's best friend Tina died in the original Nightmare, where she was dragged up across the ceiling by Freddy Krueger. (Not to mention this was again filmed similar with Katie Cassidy in the Nightmare remake).

20. Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Actress | Mortal Kombat

Bridgette Wilson was born in Gold Beach, Oregon, on September 25, 1973. The brown-eyed actress grew up there with her parents, Kathy and Dale Wilson, and sister, Tracy Wilson. Her first taste of fame came in 1990 when she won Miss Teen USA. The next year she was in Los Angeles taking acting classes...

Wilson had a supporting role as Sarah Michelle Gellar's sister Elsa in I Know What You Did Last Summer, and also alongside Ali Larter in House On Haunted Hill.

21. Scout Taylor-Compton

Actress | Halloween

Scout Taylor-Compton began acting with a featured role in the A.F.I. film A.W.O.L (2006) starring David Morse. Since then, her performances in seven independent films, over fifteen student films, and three music videos formed a firm foundation that led to her leading role in MGM's Sleepover (2004). ...

Scout won the role of one of the horror genre's most beloved characters for the remake of Halloween, Laurie Strode. She returned for its sequel, Rob Zombie's Halloween 2, as well. Her other genre credits include April Fools Day, Wicked Little Things, and the upcoming 7500.

22. Judie Aronson

Actress | Weird Science

Born in Los Angeles, California, the fourth of five daughters, she was dubbed "the baby with the beat" by her family - a title she earned for her frequent song and dance routines. Aronson began her professional acting career at a young age. In the height of her success, she left acting to attend ...

It's hard to believe she wasn't in more horror films but Judie Aronson left quite an impression on me and was my favorite victim in the Friday the 13th series as Samantha in Friday The 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter. Her character met her demise after taking a late night dip in Crystal Lake and lounging in a raft until Jason's machete came through the bottom.

23. Adrienne King

Actress | Friday the 13th

Adrienne was born in and raised Oyster Bay, Long Island and did her first commercial when she was six months old, and has stayed at it with a brief hiatus or two ever since. She has also studied voice and dance, being continually involved in some phase of show business. She has done numerous ...

Adrienne was the very first "survivor" or heroine in the Friday The 13th films, that is until she met a grisly end in the opening of Friday The 13th Part 2, which was another film that Scream was reminiscent of. Her character of Alice has always been beloved by horror fans and is considered the Laurie Strode of Friday The 13th!

24. Amy Steel

Actress | Friday the 13th: Part 2

Amy Steel's acting career began in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1973 when she attended Westtown school of dramatic arts. After two summers of dramatic training, Amy joined Barley-Sheaf Players and starred in two productions. She temporarily left the theatre to further pursue her academic career at...

Many critics denied anything good said about Friday The 13th Part 2 but it actually stands as my favorite of the entire series, mostly for the opening sequence with Adrienne King, followed by another great heroine, Ginny, played by Amy Steel. Also, Amy Steel's character Kitt is the heart of another 80's classic, April Fool's Day, one of my favorites.

25. Pamela Susan Shoop

Actress | Halloween II

A veteran character actress with a prolific career, Pamela Susan Shoop began acting while in her teens and established herself as a television regular in the early seventies. Since that time, she has appeared in several guest spots on a variety of television programs while occasionally working in ...

Who could ever forget Pamela's character in Halloween 2, nurse Karen, who endures one of the goriest death scenes in horror history as Michael Myers drowns and scalds her to death in the hospital's hot tub!

26. Nancy Allen

Actress | Dressed to Kill

Nancy Anne Allen was the daughter of a police lieutenant from Yonkers, New York. At a young age, she trained for a dancing career at the High School of Performing Arts, and then attended Jose Quintano's School for Young Professionals. In dozens of television commercials from the age of 15, Nancy ...

In Carrie, she was the villain, Chris Hargensen, who dumps the bucket of pig blood on Carrie and then later pays for it as she and John Travolta's car wrecks and explodes; but it was her scenes in another Brian DePalma flick, Dressed To Kill, that actually had me on the edge of my seat.

27. Adrienne Barbeau

Actress | Escape from New York

Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude (1972) and in horror films, especially those directed by John Carpenter, with whom she was once married. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of an executive for ...

The Fog is one of my all time favorite flicks from the 80's and her starring turn as Stevie Wayne, the radio dj, led an all star cast. Other roles included Creepshow, Swamp Thing, and Escape From New York. She filmed a cameo for Rob Zombie's Halloween remake but it ended up on the cutting room floor.

28. Nancy Kyes

Actress | Halloween

Pretty, perky and appealing brunette actress Nancy Kyes had a regrettably brief acting career; she appeared in three excellent features for director John Carpenter in which she acted under the name of Nancy Loomis. She was born on December 19, 1949 in Falls Church, Virginia. Nancy attended high ...

Formerly known as Nancy Loomis, she co-starred alongside Jamie Lee Curtis and P.J. Soles as their other best friend, babysitter and Sheriff's daughter Annie Brackett. Curtis, Soles, and Loomis all three made such an impact in the horror genre that they will always remain staples in the scary movie business. Loomis also starred in two other John Carpenter classics: Assault On Precinct 13 and The Fog (again with Curtis and her mother Janet Leigh), and also appeared in the Halloween film that wasn't a Halloween film-Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch as a completely different character and didn't even look like herself.

29. Janet Leigh

Actress | Psycho

Janet Leigh was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Janet was a bright child who skipped several grades and finished high school when she was 15. A lonely child, she would spend much of her time at movie theaters. She was a student, studying music and...

This one needs no explanation as any film buff knows who Janet Leigh is. Her starring and shocking turn in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (Audiences were surprised when the top billed actress was killed off in the first act of the movie) as Marion Crane, one of horror's most memorable roles. Psycho is usually referred to as the original slasher flick, and inspired the other original slasher flick, Halloween, which starred her daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis. In the early 80's, Leigh starred alongside her daughter in another John Carpenter classic, The Fog, (which also included Nancy Loomis and Adrienne Barbeau), and then jumped at the chance to share the screen with Curtis one last time in the late 90's in the cameo role of Laurie Strode's secretary, Norma Watson, in Halloween: H20, shortly before her death. Incidentally, the role of Norma was originally offered to P.J. Soles but when she hesitated Leigh took the part. And they even tipped their hats off to Psycho by having Leigh's character drive away in the car from Psycho in her final movie scene. Way cool!!!

30. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Avatar

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth ...

Weaver definitely deserves recognition for her iconic character, Lt. Ellen Ripley, in the Alien franchise. The first film, 1979's classic, Ridley Scott's Alien, launched Weaver's career as Ripley was the sole survivor of a spaceship crew that was taken over by the alien. She returned in 1986 for director James Cameron in one of the best sequels ever made, Aliens, with usual Cameron co-stars Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, and Jeanette Goldstein as they played Marines going to investigate these supposed aliens that killed her former crew. Aliens is still one of my all time favorite movies. The next two films in that franchise with Weaver still on board were not as good as the first two but she still gave it her all in Alien 3, followed last by Alien: Resurrection. Later on, although Ghostbusters is not a horror movie by any means, it has a hint of one, with Weaver along for the ride as Dana Barrett; and finally one of the best thrillers of the 90's, Weaver and Holly Hunter starred in Copycat, about a serial killer imitating famous murderers from the past.

31. Linda Hamilton

Actress | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Born in Salisbury, Maryland, USA, following high school Linda studied for two years at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, before moving on to acting studies in New York. In New York she attended acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg. Her first parts were small parts in TV series, with ...

Although it as a total 80's cheesefest, it was a creepy classic that spawned countless sequels, Children Of The Corn, starring Hamilton and Peter Horton. And her iconic character of Sarah Connor from the not really horror Terminator films rivals Sigourney Weaver's Ripley for the best action scream queen!

32. Margot Kidder

Actress | Superman

Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...

Kidder starred in another 70's classic that is often referred to as the original slasher flick, Black Christmas, that was recently remade. She also starred in a film I never saw called Sisters. And then there was The Amityville Horror, one that still frightens me to my very bones to this day, where she played James Brolin's wife Kathy Lutz. Based on a true story, Amityville spawned many sequels, imitators, and even a remake of Kidder's first Amityville. Then in 2009, Margot popped up in a two scene cameo role as Laurie Strode's shrink in Rob Zombie's Halloween 2. (Zombie is known for placing familiar film and TV veterans in supporting parts in his films, something I highly admire).

33. Linda Blair

Actress | The Exorcist

From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist (1973). Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed...

Linda Blair probably tried and never succeeded to move beyond her unforgettable role as Regan McNeil, the possessed teen in The Exorcist, and The Exorcist 2: The Heretic. Several flops later, she gave in to the horror genre with Hell Night, but that bombed as well. Oh well, at least she was invited to make a cameo appearance in the first Scream film as a reporter~~"Tell us Sidney, people have a right to know!" she belted out!

34. Sissy Spacek

Actress | In the Bedroom

As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin.

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From writer Stephen King.....director Brian DePalma....the prom from hell.....need I say more?? Spacek fought hard and won the role of Carrie for the movie by the same name. And it paid off, Spacek earned an Oscar nomination, a first for a horror film. The movie still holds up to this day, and not only did it launch her career, but it also opened up doors for her co-stars/tormentors Amy Irving, William Katt, Nancy Allen, John Travolta, and P.J. Soles. There has already been one remake and talk of another, but how could they ever top the original cast shouting "Plug it up! Plug it up!"

35. Emilie de Ravin

Actress | Remember Me

Emilie was born on 27th December 1981, and grew up in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia. When she was 15, she was accepted at the highly selective Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. However, after only a year, she dropped out and undertook acting courses.

Her first starring role was on the ...

Speaking of Carrie, Emilie was one of the stars of the forgettable TV remake, filling in the shoes of Nancy Allen as Chris Hargensen, Carrie's main nemesis, the girl who dumps the pig blood on her. Emilie also starred in another remake, The Hills Have Eyes. One more reboot and she would tie with Katie Cassidy as the remake scream queen!!!

36. Rachel Blanchard

Actress | Fargo

Rachel attended Havergal college, an all girls school in Toronto. After high school she went on to attend Queens university in Kingston, Ontario Canada. To prepare for her role as Cher in the Clueless (1996) TV series, Rachel actually did go to some high schools in L.A. where she was surprised to ...

And while we are on that subject, Rachel Blanchard starred in the much more forgettable sequel to Carrie, titled The Rage: Carrie 2, as one of the mean girls who torment the half sister of Spacek's Carrie White. Amy Irving even returned as her same character Sue Snell, now a guidance counselor, and Rachel played a character modeled after P.J. Soles' Norma from the first Carrie. I thought for sure she would then be cast to replace P.J. once again when Rob Zombie remade Halloween in the role of Lynda but he chose Kristina Klebe. So Rachel went on to star in Snakes On A Plane instead!!!

37. Jessica Stroup

Actress | The Hills Have Eyes II

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...

The Hills Have Eyes 2 (yes they made a sequel!) followed by the remake of Prom Night earns Stroup a spot on this list I guess.

38. Monica Keena

Actress | Freddy vs. Jason

Monica Keena was born in New Jersey on May 28, 1979, to Bill and Mary Keena and was little sister to Samantha, the Keenas' first daughter. Growing up, Monica shone in all things arts. Dance, singing, acting, and drawing. At 13, Keena enrolled in the prestigious LaGuardia school for acting and made ...

I expected a heck of a lot more out of the little sister from While You Were Sleeping, but Freddy Vs. Jason was about the best we got from her in the horror world.

39. Clea DuVall

Actress | Argo

Clea DuVall was born in Los Angeles on September 25, 1977, to Rosemary (Hatch) and actor Steph DuVall. DuVall's teenage years presented her with many challenges. Her parents divorced when she was twelve, and, when her mother remarried, DuVall moved out because she did not feel at home in the ...

Another "Faculty" alumni, (Starred alongside Jordana Brewster and Josh Hartnett in The Faculty), she later appeared in John Carpenter's return to sci-fi/horror called Ghosts Of Mars; and The Grudge with Sarah Michelle Gellar.

40. Michelle Williams

Actress | Blue Valentine

A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was ...

Michelle has definitely went on to higher success but she got her start in the late 90's latest Halloween sequel, Halloween: H20 as Josh Hartnett's girlfriend, Molly, and she definitely held her own against 'ole Michael Myers and alongside Jamie Lee Curtis.

41. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Actress | She's All That

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe was born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, to Noreen and Jack O'Keefe, a director of labor relations for Merck. She began modeling at the age of 8 after seeing her eldest sister Heather modelling. She modeled for various companies such as Gitano Jeans and DreamPhone. When she reached...

Jodi wasn't as lucky as Michelle, her character Sarah had "DEAD" stamped on her forehead the moment we first laid eyes on her in Halloween: H20. However, at least she made it on the movie poster! (The 90's horror films, as well as others, began a trend of placing its most notable players in a fashionable pose together for the poster of the film and the dvd cover. SEE: The Scream trilogy; I Know What You Did Last Summer; The Faculty; Halloween: Resurrection)

42. Laura Ramsey

Actress | The Ruins

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...

Too bad her character wasn't the survivor in The Ruins, instead of the annoying other girl who did live. And there was a little straight to dvd flick called Venom she was also featured in.

43. Tracey E. Bregman

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Tracey E. Bregman was born on May 29, 1963 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany as Tracy Elizabeth Bregman. She is an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) and Days of Our Lives (1965). She was previously married to Ronald Recht.

The best thing about the campy cult 80's classic Happy Birthday To Me also starring the Little House On The Prairie girl was this soap actress. Her performance and character made the whole movie and that's about all.

44. Anne-Marie Martin

Writer | Twister

Anne-Marie Martin was born on November 11, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Edmonda Benton. She is an actress and writer, known for Twister (1996), Prom Night (1980) and Sledge Hammer! (1986). She was previously married to Michael Crichton.

The best thing about the original Prom Night, even better than Jamie Lee Curtis' less than stellar performance, was this actress' portrayal of the mean friend of their group, who's long chase scene thru the high school trying to get back to the dance and away from the killer was one of the best chase scenes to come out of an 80's horror flick. She later co-starred in a little known movie called The . And not many Halloween fans recognize her, but she has a small scene in Halloween 2 as Darcy, the girl that Pamela Susan Shoop's Karen has to give a ride home before reporting to work which makes her late and gets her in hot water with Mrs. Alves!!! (No pun intended as Karen is scalded in hot water in her death scene!)

45. Kathleen Kinmont

Actress | Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Kathleen Kinmont was born on February 3, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kathleen Kinmont Smith. She is an actress and producer, known for Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Bride of Re-Animator (1989) and CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992). She was previously married to Jere Burns ...

Halloween 4's resident slut, Kelly Meeker, the Sheriff's daughter!

46. Tawny Moyer

Actress | Halloween II

Tawny Moyer was born on March 30, 1957 in San Diego, California, USA. She is known for her work on Halloween II (1981), While You Were Sleeping (1995) and Sports Night (1998).

Who could forget nurse Jill, who's clogs that dropped to the floor when Michael picked her up with his scalpel signaled her demise.

47. Kyle Richards

Actress | Halloween

Kyle Egan Richards was born in Los Angeles, California to Kathleen Mary Dugan and Kenneth Edwin Richards, a business executive. Ken died in 1998. Kathleen was diagnosed with breast cancer the same year, and passed away in March of 2002. Kyle, like her sister Kim, began acting at a very young age. ...

And finally, the Richards sisters....both appeared in a film called The Car....and both appeared in a John Carpenter classic: Kyle played young Lindsay Wallace in Halloween...

48. Kim Richards

Actress | Assault on Precinct 13

Kim was born September 19, 1964 in Mineola, Long Island, New York to Kathleen Mary Dugan and Kenneth Edwin Richards, a business executive. She is of Irish, English, and Welsh descent. Kim made her TV commercial debut at four months in a diaper ad. By age four and a half Kim had already appeared in ...

...and her older sister Kim played the unlucky little girl who gets shot thru her popsicle in Assault On Precinct 13!!!

49. Dana Kimmell

Actress | Friday the 13th: Part III

Dana Kimmell was born on October 26, 1959 in Texarkana, Arkansas, USA. She is known for her work on Friday the 13th: Part III (1982), Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) and Texas (1980). She has been married to John Anderson since September 18, 1982. They have two children. She was previously married to Mark...

Ok so I had to add these next three from one of my favorite Friday The 13th films: Part III in 3D...Dana played Chris Higgins, the final girl, and she was my favorite final girl of the whole film series.

50. Catherine Parks

Actress | Friday the 13th: Part III

Catherine Parks was born on December 10, 1956 in Tampa, Florida, USA as Catherine LaBelle Parks. She is an actress, known for Friday the 13th: Part III (1982), Weekend at Bernie's (1989) and The Man in the Family (1991).

I actually thought Vera, played by Catherine Parks, was going to be the final girl in this film, due to all the time they spent on her character but turned out she was the first of this set of teens to go, and the first Friday character to be killed by Jason wearing the iconic hockey mask!

51. Tracie Savage

Actress | Friday the 13th: Part III

Tracie Savage was born on November 7, 1962 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for Friday the 13th: Part III (1982), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Friendly Persuasion (1975).

I loved how this Friday film had all brunette haired girls for the teen characters, no blondes in this one at all. Tracie played the first pregnant character in a Friday The 13th movie which I have to say Steve Miner had balls including that into the script, as she is killed by a machete being plunged up through the hammock into her back and out of her chest!

52. Ashley Laurence

Actress | Hellraiser

Ashley Laurence is an American film and television actress, noted for her appearances in horror films, particularly the "Hellraiser" series.

She grew up in the cultural excitement of Southern California. Encouraged to explore every artistic avenue available to her, she soon found her love for acting...

The Halloween films first had Jamie Lee Curtis followed by Danielle Harris each starring in two back to back installments of the most popular horror movie series back in the late 70s through the 80s. For the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise, there was Heather Langenkamp as Nancy, and later on, Lisa Wilcox as Alice. And for the Hellraiser saga, was that same caliber actress that devoted fans longed for her to appear in every sequel, just as fans wished for the same of the previous mentioned actresses, Ashley Laurence shined in her standout performances as Kirsty, who battled the evil Pinhead and his crew in more a few installments of the Hellraiser franchise.

53. Ann Dusenberry

Actress | Life with Lucy

Ann Dusenberry was born on September 13, 1953 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. She is an actress, known for Life with Lucy (1986), Cutter's Way (1981) and Heart Beat (1980). She is married to Brad Fiedel.

As one of 'those' who often is berated in online groups/fan pages for loving a sequel of a classic hit horror film more than its predecessor, this remains true of this great movie franchise. I think a lot of the reason for cases like this has to do with which film a young person might have seen first, therefore cementing in their mind that particular installment for scaring the bejesus out of him! However, let's get something straight though, I love the original Jaws and hold it up there with one of the film industry's greatest, but I also love Jaws 2! I think a lot of the appeal is there's a lot more action and a much bigger cast, particularly the large crop of teens in peril, kind of like a slasher movie in the water! And the standout teen in peril of Jaws 2 was Ann Dusenberry as Tina Wilcox. And fun fact trivia tidbit: Ann was considered for the role of Laurie Strode by John Carpenter and Debra Hill for Halloween which of course went to Jamie Lee Curtis, but Ann was almost the famous Laurie Strode! However, she was cast in Jaws 2 which both films came out in 1978. Also, the previous year, Ann co-starred in a made for TV horror movie called The Possessed which featured quite a few other familiar faces like Halloween's PJ Soles, Diana Scarwid of Mommie Dearest and Psycho III, Dinah Manoff of Grease and Child's Play, and an actor just about to become a household name, Harrison Ford!

54. Ana Alicia

Actress | Halloween II

Born in Mexico City, Mexico on December 12, 1956, Ana Alicia became the third of four children to Carlos Celestino Ortiz and Alicia Torres Ortiz. She grew up in El Paso, Texas from age 6 after the passing of her father. There, she lived with her grandmother, widowed mother, her uncle Louie and ...

One of the most memorable parts about Halloween II was the four nurses at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital...Ana Alicia (Falcon Crest) portrayed young innocent Nurse Janet...

55. Anna Paquin

Actress | The Piano

Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.

She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved to her ...

Scream 4...Trick Or Treat...Darkness...TV's True Blood...need I say more?

56. Amber Heard

Actress | Aquaman

Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to Patricia Paige Heard (née Parsons), an internet researcher, and David C. Heard (David Clinton Heard), a contractor. She has English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh ancestry.

Heard appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, North Country (2005), ...

The remake of The Stepfather...All The Boys Love Mandy Lane...Drive Angry...John Carpenter's The Ward...

57. A.J. Cook

Actress | Criminal Minds

Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, to Michael and Sandra Cook, Andrea Joy Cook began acting at the age of 17. She has appeared in nearly a dozen films and several TV shows before the age of 25. Before taking up acting, she was a dancer, having started dancing competitively at age 4 in the styles of ...

Before she landed the pivotal role of FBI Agent Jennifer "J.J." Jareau on TV's Criminal Minds, A.J. starred in the first sequel to Final Destination opposite Ali Larter.

58. A.J. Langer

Actress | My So-Called Life

Allison Joy Langer was born in Columbus, Ohio. At age 5, her family moved to the San Fernando Valley, just outside of Los Angeles, where she attended Granada Hills High School. She first began using her initials to join an all-boys baseball team, and the nickname stuck. She was introduced to Ernie ...

Wes Craven's The People Under The Stairs and John Carpenter's Escape From L.A....was later considered for the lead role of Sidney Prescott in another little movie from Wes Craven...most famous role though had to be as party girl Rayanne on the short-lived but brilliant TV series My So-Called Life with Claire Danes and Jared Leto.

59. Barbara Crampton

Actress | You're Next

Barbara Crampton was born on December 27, 1958 in Levittown, New York. Growing up in Vermont, she spent the majority of her childhood summers traveling the country with a roadside carnival that her father worked for. Crampton began acting in school plays in seventh grade and subsequently studied ...

I think of the horror genre in its heyday of the 70s/80s and I think of great actors like Barbara Crampton of some classic films like Re-Animator and Chopping Mall, who's made a comeback in recent years with roles in movies like You're Next!

60. Beverly Randolph

Actress | The Return of the Living Dead

Beverly Randolph was born on August 10, 1964 as Beverly Dawn Randolph. She is an actress and producer, known for The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Death House (2017) and No Solicitors (2015). She has been married to Clayton Hartley since 1988. They have one child.

Return Of The Living Dead...one of my favorite films to come out of the 80s starring Beverly Randolph as the great heroine Tina!

61. Catherine Parks

Actress | Friday the 13th: Part III

Catherine Parks was born on December 10, 1956 in Tampa, Florida, USA as Catherine LaBelle Parks. She is an actress, known for Friday the 13th: Part III (1982), Weekend at Bernie's (1989) and The Man in the Family (1991).

Friday The 13th Part III's Vera Sanchez

62. Catherine Mary Stewart

Actress | The Last Starfighter

Catherine Mary Stewart's career has spanned more than 30 years and over 50 different productions, from film to television to theater, in England, Canada and the United States. She was living in London studying dance, acting and singing when she was cast in her first professional acting role as the ...

63. Kelli Maroney

Actress | Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Kelli Maroney began her career acting and studying at the Guthrie Theater in her native Minneapolis, MN., then went to New York to study at the National Shakespeare Company Conservatory. Two weeks after she arrived in Manhattan, Kelli was cast as evil adolescent "Kimberly Harris" on the daytime ...

64. Lar Park-Lincoln

Actress | Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Lar's five-year, two character role on "Knots Landing" (1990) offered her the opportunity to work with such luminaries as: Michele Lee, William Devane, Kathleen Quinlan, Mario Van Peebles, Michael Landon, and Angela Lansbury. She has been a featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) and ...

65. Melanie Kinnaman

Actress | Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

Melanie Kinnaman was born on December 18, 1953 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985), Best of the Best (1989) and Thunder Alley (1985).

66. Diane Franklin

Actress | Better Off Dead...

Diane Franklin is an iconic 80s American film actress, known for her dark curly hair, and dialects. Beginning her acting career at the age of ten, Diane started with modeling, theater, commercials, and soap opera work. She then won the lead role of the dream girl, Karen, in cult classic THE LAST ...

67. Tamara Glynn

Actress | Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Tamara Glynn was discovered by a Los Angeles talent agent and started acting as a teenager. Originally from Arkansas, she made her way to Los Angles to star in Halloween 5 as Samantha Thomas. Glynn's television credits include: Knots Landing, Growing Pains, Miami Vice, Life on the Flipside, Brand ...

68. Courteney Cox

Actress | Friends

Courteney Cox was born on June 15th, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, into an affluent Southern family. She is the daughter of Courteney (Bass) and Richard Lewis Cox (1930-2001), a businessman. She was the baby of the family with two older sisters (Virginia and Dottie) and an older brother, Richard, Jr...

69. Hayden Panettiere

Actress | Heroes

Hayden Lesley Panettiere was born on August 21, 1989 in Palisades, New York, to actress Lesley Vogel and fire department captain Skip Panettiere. Her younger brother is actor Jansen Panettiere. Her parents are both of half Italian descent, along with German and English. Her mother got her started ...

70. Shenae Grimes-Beech

Actress | Scream 4

Shenae Grimes-Beech was born on October 24, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Shenae Sonya Grimes. She is known for her work on Scream 4 (2011), The Cross Road (2008) and Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). She has been married to Josh Beech since May 10, 2013. They have one child.

71. Britt Robertson

Actress | Tomorrowland

Brittany Leanna Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Beverly (Hayes) and Ryan Robertson, a restaurateur. She was raised in South Carolina, the oldest of seven children. Her mother's worries about the public school system led to Robertson being home-schooled. She began acting at the ...

72. 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 (2004)(WB, 2004-05). Panabaker started acting at a summer camp, before joining community theater productions when she was 10-years-old. Panabaker moved to ...

73. Chelan Simmons

Actress | Good Luck Chuck

Chelan Lauren Simmons was born in Vancouver, Canada. One of three children (one older brother and an older sister), she has been a natural performer since the age of 2. Her first movie role was as the title creature's first victim, Laurie Ann Winterbarger, in Stephen King's It (1990). Her most ...

74. Christie Clark

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

Christie Clark was born on December 13, 1973 in Placentia, California, USA as Christie Mary Clark. She is an actress, known for A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992). She has been married to Thomas ...

75. Deborah Foreman

Actress | Real Genius

Deborah Foreman won the prestigious "Most Promising New Star" award from Sho West in 1986, following her starring roles in the critically acclaimed Valley Girl (1983) and the award-winning My Chauffeur (1986). Subsequently, she had the lead (actually the two leads!) in April Fool's Day (1986) which...

76. Deborah Goodrich

Actress | April Fool's Day

Graduated from Lake Erie College in 1980 with a bachelor of arts degree in modern foreign languages (French and Italian literature and history).

She has spent her career in the arts, first as an actress in film and television; then, as a story editor at Miramax Films.

Chosen as a recipient of the ...

77. Deborah Voorhees

Actress | Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

Deborah Voorhees has lived a colorful life-journalist, filmmaker, writer, editor, teacher, even a Hollywood B-scream starlet and Playboy Bunny. In 2015, Voorhees' screenplay Genevieve was an official selection of the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Her short film and music video Hip Hop Hamlet was an ...

78. Hunter Tylo

Actress | Longshot

Born Deborah Jo Hunter in Fort Worth, the native Texan is an accomplished equestrian with a degree in pre-med from Fordham University in New York. She was a top fashion model in the seventies and eighties, and began her acting career in Dallas, Texas doing plays such as "Vanities", "The ...

One of horror's "Deborah's", originally that is, until she changed her name before joining soaps from Deborah Morehart as she was credited in The Initiation, a great old slasher flick starring Daphne Zuniga, to Hunter Tylo.

79. Dee Wallace

Actress | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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 ...

80. Darcy DeMoss

Actress | Can't Buy Me Love

Darcy DeMoss was born on August 19, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Darcy L. DeMoss. She is known for her work on Can't Buy Me Love (1987), Jason Lives (1986) and Labor Pains (2009). She has been married to Jack Lippman since 2000.

81. Elizabeth Mitchell

Actress | Frequency

Elizabeth Mitchell was born in Los Angeles in 1970. Shortly after her birth, her parents moved to Dallas, Texas. She was graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. Later, she earned a BFA degree in acting from ...

82. Famke Janssen

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Famke Janssen was born November 5, 1965, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and has two other siblings. Moving to America in the 1980s, she modeled for Chanel in New York. Later, taking a break from modeling, she attended Columbia University, majoring in literature.

This model-turned-actress broke into ...

83. Briana Evigan

Actress | Step Up 2: The Streets

Briana was born on 23 October 1986 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is mixed (Polish and Italian). She was born to Pamela Serpe, a dancer, model, and actress, and actor Greg Evigan. She was raised with her two siblings, brother, Jason Evigan and ...

84. Vera Farmiga

Actress | Up in the Air

Vera Farmiga is an American actress who has received an Academy Award nomination for her role in Up in the Air (2009) and Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her roles in Bates Motel (2013) and When They See Us (2019).

She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, the second of seven children, on August 6, 1973, ...

85. Vera Miles

Actress | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she ...

86. Veronica Cartwright

Actress | Alien

Born in Bristol, England, Veronica is the older sister of the popular child actress Angela Cartwright. In her early career, Veronica was cast in a number of popular movies such as The Children's Hour (1961), Spencer's Mountain (1963) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). As such, she was cast as...

87. Gloria Gifford

Actress | This Is Spinal Tap

Gloria taught at the American Film Institute for six years in the Masters' Program. She taught Directors, Writers and Producers and among her successful AFI students: Patty Jenkins (Monster (2003), Brian Dannelly (Saved! (2004), Weeds (2005).

In 2007, Gloria opened the prestigious Actors Academy ...

88. Helene Udy

Actress | The Dead Zone

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but a dual citizen with a British passport, Helene Udy is best known for playing edgy, rough hewn and often sympathetic portrayals of misunderstood characters the most well known of which is the series regular prostitute "Myra" on the popular CBS TV Western Dr. ...

89. Laurie Holden

Actress | Dragged Across Concrete

Laurie Holden is best known to audiences as Andrea in the hit AMC drama series The Walking Dead. However, Laurie's big acting break came much earlier in her career, starring with Vanessa Redgrave in the critically acclaimed TNT mini-series Young Catherine. Since that auspicious beginning, she has ...

90. Lauren-Marie Taylor

Actress | Friday the 13th: Part 2

Lauren-Marie Taylor was born on November 1, 1961 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Lauren Marie Schwartz. She is known for her work on Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981), Girls Nite Out (1982) and Loving (1983). She has been married to John Didrichsen since April 23, 1983. They have three children.

91. Marley Shelton

Actress | Planet Terror

Marley Eve Shelton was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Eagle Rock, CA. She is the daughter of Carol (Stromme), a teacher and singer, and Christopher Shelton, who worked as a director and producer. She has three sisters: Koren Shelton, Erin Shelton and Samantha Shelton. Both of her ...

92. Naomi Watts

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and...

93. Nicki Aycox

Actress | Perfect Stranger

Nicki Aycox has lived a full artistic life since the age of nine, when she fell in love with the family piano and began playing music. By the time she had reached her preteens Nicki was performing Beethoven for audiences all around Oklahoma, until her family had a huge financial setback and was ...

94. Olivia Cooke

Actress | Ready Player One

Olivia Cooke was born and raised in Oldham, a former textile manufacturing town in Greater Manchester, North West England. She comes from a family of non-actors; her father, John, is a retired police officer, and her mother is a sales representative. Cooke attended Royton and Crompton Secondary ...

95. Shelley Hennig

Actress | Unfriended

Shelley Hennig was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Catherine Distefano Gosset and Glenn H. Hennig, Sr. Her father has German and English ancestry while her mother is of Italian descent. She was the fastest typist her senior year of high school as well as Miss Teen USA. Miss Teen USA gave her a ...

96. Julianna Guill

Actress | The Resident

Julianna Guill was born on July 7, 1987 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA as Julianna Minetree Guill. Her parents are Ann and Earl Guill. She is one of three children who all grew up singing and acting. She began tap, ballet and jazz dance at an early age, and continued singing in the choir ...

97. Patricia Arquette

Actress | True Romance

With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed ...

98. Jennifer Rubin

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Strikingly beautiful and a multi-talented performer, Jennifer Collene Rubin is an American actress, model, screenwriter, and producer, with a career spanning nearly four decades. She was voted Ford International Model of the Year in 1984. She gained fame for her pictures in Harper Bazaar, Vogue, ...

99. Piper Laurie

Actress | The Hustler

Piper Laurie is a three-time Oscar nominee, nominated by BAFTA as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for best performance by an actress in 'The Hustler' with Paul Newman.

Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, to Charlotte Sadie (Alperin) and Alfred Jacobs, a ...

100. Sheryl Lee

Actress | Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

"Dead, wrapped in plastic" is how Sheryl Lee entered onto the scene as Laura Palmer, the doomed homecoming queen on the cult TV series Twin Peaks (1990).

Lee was born April 27, 1967 in Germany. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, spending much of her youth studying dance before knee injuries ended her...



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