Jamie Lee Curtis in John Carpenter's Halloween. Curtis kicked off the popular archetype of the Final Girl in horror movies, who isn't totally feminine and is usually more cautious than other women in the film. This is in stark contrast to her mother, Janet Leigh's role in Psycho, in which her character is killed off in the film's first act.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween Playing hapless babysitter Laurie Strode, Curtis is the original half-dressed damsel in distress — and the yardstick by which all horror actresses are still measured. Jamie didn't earn the nicknames "The Scream Queen" and "The Body" for nothin'.
Janet Leigh Jamie Lee Curtis It is not often that two generations of women become famous for the exact same thing, but about 15 years apart, both mother and daughter became reigning Scream Queens. From her iconic shower scene in Psycho, Janet Leigh became a household name and continued her trajectory to becoming a well-respected actress. In 1978, daughter Jamie Lee would have a similar burst of fame from her starring role in Halloween. Guess the apple doesn’t scream far from the tree.