In honor of Women in Horror Month, PopHorror has compiled a list of the Top 50 Women In Horror Movies and Thrillers. This list contains ladies from movies, TV shows, books, writers and short films. This is part two of our list so if you haven’t done so make sure you check out part one right here. Without further ado, sit back, relax and read on.
Top 50 Women In Horror Part Two:
24) Mary Lambert – Director
Projects: Pet Sematary, Pet Sematary 2, Urban Legends: Bloody Mary,
Fun Fact: Her video for Madonna’s “Material Girl” was voted #13 in Slant Magazines Top 100 Videos. Her video for Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” was also on the list at #43.
23) Mary Shelley – Author
Fun Fact: After coming up with the idea for her novel in Switzerland, Frankenstein was published two years later in 1818. Mary was still only 20.
22) Joan Crawford – Actress
Projects: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Strait-Jacket, I Saw What You Did, Sudden Fear
Fun Fact: Whenever she stayed in a hotel, no matter how good or reputable it was, she always scrubbed the bathroom herself before using it.
21) Sharni Vinson – Actress
Projects: You’re Next, Bait
Fun Fact: She is a founding member of Australian pop group, Girlband.
20) Jodie Foster – Actress, Screenwriter
Projects: Silence of the Lambs, The Little Girl That Lives Down The Lane, Panic Room, Flightplan
Fun Fact: She received her Bachelor’s degree in literature, magna cum laude, from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 1985.
19) Lin Shaye – Actress
Projects: Insidious franchise, The Conjuring franchise, Ouija, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), The Black Room
Fun Fact: She was named the Godmother of Horror by Wizard World Comic Con in 2015.
18) Lotta Losten – Actress
Projects: Lights Out, Closet Space, Attic Panic
Fun Fact: She is married to Annabelle: Creation director David F. Sandberg.
17) Agatha Christie – Author
Projects: Murder On The Orient Express, And Then There Were None, Swath on the Nile
Fun Fact: Her mother didn’t want her to learn to read.
16) Cassandra Peterson – Actress
Projects: Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark
Fun Fact: She started in her own line of comics.
15) Julia Roberts – Actress
Projects: Flatliners, Sleeping With The Enemy
Fun Fact: Observed art history classes at New York University in order to prepare for her role in Mona Lisa Smile.
14) Nicole Kidman – Actress
Projects: The Others, Before I Sleep, Eyes Wide Shut
Fun Fact: She writes short stories in her free time and hopes to publish them one day. She revealed in June of 2014 that she’s also working on her first screenplay for a feature film.
13) Naomi Watts – Actress
Projects: The Ring, Funny Games (2007), Shut In
Fun Fact: She claims she wanted to become an actor after seeing the movie Fame.
12) Grace Kelly – Actress
Projects: Secret Window, Dial M For Murder, High Noon
Fun Fact: She was the very first actress to appear on a postage stamp in 1993.
11) Kathy Bates – Actress
Projects: Misery, Dolores Claiborne, American Horror Story
Fun Fact: Her Oscar winning role as Annie Wilkes in Misery was ranked #17 on the American Film Institute’s villains list of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.
10) Janet Leigh – Actress
Projects: Psycho, The Fog, Touch Of Evil
Fun Fact: Actually made Touch Of Evil with a broken arm. Her arm was in a cast when she showed up for production, so they took her arm out of the cast and used every trick they could to hide it.
9) Eva Green – Actress
Projects: Cracks, Dark Shadows, Penny Dreadful
Fun Fact: Only sees her movies two or three times because she doesn’t enjoy seeing herself on the big screen.
8) Sheri Moon Zombie – Actress
Projects: The Lords Of Salem, Devils Rejects, 31, Toolbox Murders
Fun Fact: She is featured on the soundtrack for her debut in the movie House Of A 1,000 Corpses.
7) Neve Campbell – Actress
Projects: The Scream franchise, The Craft
Fun Fact: She does volunteer work at the Botshabelo Orphanage in South Africa, helping orphaned children.
6) Sarah Michelle Geller – Actress
Projects: The Grudge, The Grudge 2, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Fun Fact: She’s said that if she wasn’t an actress, she’d want to be a journalist or a writer of children’s books.
5) Sigourney Weaver – Actress
Projects: Alien franchise, The Village, Ghostbusters, The Cabin In The Woods, Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Fun Fact: She suffered nightmares for two weeks after reading the script for The Village.
4) Jessica Lange – Actress
Projects: Hush, Cape Fear, American Horror Story
Fun Fact: Jessica has said that she has only ever had two jobs in her life: as a waitress and an actress. If she had to choose another line of work, she’d love to try falconry.
3) Dee Wallace – Actress
Projects: Cujo, Critters, The Howling, Death House, Lords of Salem
Fun Fact: Dee runs a Hollywood acting studio.
2) Heather Langenkamp – Actress
Projects: Nightmare On Elm Street franchise
Fun Fact: It took her seven years to receive her English degree from Stanford University because she was working at the same time.
1) Jamie Lee Curtis – Actress
Projects: Halloween franchise, The Fog, Virus, Prom Night
Fun Fact: Godmother of Jake Gyllenhaal
There you have it, horror fans! This winds up PopHorror’s list of Top 50 Women In Horror Movies and Thrillers, we hope you enjoyed it! Is there anything you would change? Maybe a lady we forgot? Let us know in the comments below!