You can’t talk about scream queens without talking about Jamie Lee Curtis, one of the biggest horror movie icons of the 80s. The daughter of “Psycho” star Janet Leigh, Curtis’ first major film role was as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s original “Halloween.” She has appeared in several further installments of the “Halloween” franchise.
Outside of the “Halloween” franchise, Curtis has appeared in other horror films like “Prom Night” and “The Fog.” She also had a staring role in the short-lived television series “Scream Queens,” which was a parody of the 80s slasher films that made Curtis famous. Curtis’ non-horror films include “Trading Places,” “True Lies” and “Freaky Friday.” Her television roles outside of “Scream Queens” include guest roles as Dr. Samantha Ryan in “NCIS,” Zooey Deschanel’s mother Joan in “New Girl,” and a voice role as Agent Bruchstein in FX’s “Archer.” One of her most prominent reason screen roles was Linda Drysdale in the mystery thriller “Knives Out,” where she played the eldest daughter of Christopher Plummer’s Harlan Thrombey.
In addition to “Halloween Kills,” Curtis plays Laurie Strode once again in 2022’s “Halloween Ends.” She is also set to appear as Dr. Patricia Tannis in the upcoming adaptation of the “Borderlands” video game series.