The Most Impressive Scream Queen ... or King

by Breumaster | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Scream queens are women in horror movies who scream on facing dangerous situations. It can be the threat of a psychopath or a wild animal or anything else able to hurt or even kill them. No matter what - they are clearly in the role of the threatened victim, even though they might defend themselves or at last strike back. This time there are also male screamers. Which of them do you think is the most impressive scream queen or king to you? (Please count the all-in-all-impression, not the amount of roles and feel invited to vote even when you have seen just a few of them) Help them here.

1. Toni Collette

Actress | Little Miss Sunshine

Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense (1999) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

Collette was born Toni Collett (she later added an "e") on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three...

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...

Scream queen roles: Kim in Prom Night (1980), Elizabeth Solley in The Fog (1980), Laurie in Halloween (1978) and several other movies of the 'Halloween' franchise

3. Eliza Dushku

Actress | Bring It On

Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Judith (Rasmussen), a political science professor, and Philip R. Dushku, a teacher and administrator. Her father is Albanian and her mother is American (of Danish, Irish, English, and German descent). She was discovered at the end of a five-month ...

Scream queen role: Jessie Burlingame in Wrong Turn (2003) and Erica in Open Graves (2009)

4. Virginia Madsen

Actress | Sideways

One of the hottest stars of the mid-1980s, Virginia Madsen has since played a variety of roles that have cemented her reputation as a fantastic actress who can adapt to any part.

Virginia was born in Chicago, Illinois, and belongs to an acting family -- with her brother, Michael Madsen, also an ...

Scream queen role: Helen Lyle in Candyman (1992)

5. 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...

Scream queen role: Marion Crane in Psycho (1960)

6. Tippi Hedren

Actress | The Birds

Tippi Hedren was born Nathalie Kay Hedren in New Ulm, Minnesota, to Dorothea Henrietta (Eckhardt) and Bernard Carl Hedren, who ran a general store. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of German and Norwegian ancestry. Tippi was working as a New York fashion model when she married ...

Scream queen role: Melanie Daniels in The Birds (1963)

7. Fay Wray

Actress | King Kong

Canadian-born Fay Wray was brought up in Los Angeles and entered films at an early age. She was barely in her teens when she started working as an extra. She began her career as a heroine in westerns at Universal during the silent era. In 1926 the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers ...

Scream queen role: Ann Darrow in King Kong (1933)

8. Paris Hilton

Producer | The Hottie & the Nottie

Paris Hilton is one of today's most recognizable figures, known around the world as a businesswoman and entrepreneur. In 2006, she created Paris Hilton Entertainment, a multi-billion-dollar company consisting of 45 branded stores throughout the Middle East and Asia selling handbags and other ...

Scream queen role: Paige in House of Wax (2005)

9. Jessica Rothe

Actress | Happy Death Day

Rothe was born Jessica Rothenberg on May 28, 1987 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Steve and Susan Rothenberg. Jessica is known for her role in the Academy-award winning film La La Land (2016). She came into limelight starring as Tree Gelbman in the horror- thriller, Happy Death Day (2017). ...

10. Manuela Velasco

Actress | [Rec]

Manuela Velasco is a Spanish TV hostess and actress. Velasco is best known for starred in the Spanish horror films REC (2007), REC 2 (2009), REC 4: Apocalypse (2014), and the Spanish television series Velvet.

She make her film debut in Pedro Almodovar's Law of Desire (1987).

In 2007, she won the Goya...

Scream queen role: Ángela in [Rec] (2007)

11. Nanako Matsushima

Actress | Ringu

Nanako Matsushima has starred in leading roles in Japan for over 20 years. She began her career as a fashion model while still in her teens. By 1996, she played the heroine in NHK Japan's serial TV drama "Himawari", catapulting her to stardom. Since then she has played leading roles in numerous hit...

Scream queen role: Reiko Asakawa in Ringu (1998)

12. Bruce Campbell

Actor | Bubba Ho-Tep

In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, The Evil Dead (1981), in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling ...

13. Simon Pegg

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was ...

Scream king role: Shaun in Shaun of the Dead (2004)

14. Nick Frost

Actor | Paul

Nick Frost is an English actor, screenwriter and comedian. He is known for his work in the series of British comedic genre films The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He also co-starred in Paul (2011), with frequent collaborator ...

Scream king role: Ed in Shaun of the Dead (2004)

15. Cary Elwes

Actor | Saw

Cary Elwes was born in Westminster, London, England, the third son of interior designer/shipping heiress Tessa Georgina Kennedy and the late portrait painter Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes. He is the brother of producer/agent Cassian Elwes and artist Damian Elwes. He was raised in London and attended ...

Scream king role: Dr. Lawrence Gordon in Saw (2004)

16. Olivia DeJonge

Actress | The Visit

Olivia DeJonge was born to Robyn and Rob DeJonge on April 30, 1998, in Melbourne, and is the oldest out of two children. In October 2003 she and her family moved to Perth Western Australia where she commenced school at Presbyterian Ladies College in Peppermint Grove, a riverside suburb of Perth. ...

Scream queen role: Becca in The Visit (2015)

17. Ed Oxenbould

Actor | The Visit

Ed Oxenbould was born on June 1, 2001 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is an actor, known for The Visit (2015), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) and Paper Planes (2014).

Scream king role: Tyler in The Visit (2015)

18. Alan Tudyk

Actor | Rogue One

Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this ...

19. Tyler Labine

Actor | Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Tyler Labine was born on April 29, 1978 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Flyboys (2006). He has been married to Carrie Ruscheinsky since June 2, 2007. They have three children.

20. Clara Lago

Actress | Tengo ganas de ti

Clara Lago was born on March 6, 1990 in Madrid, a suburb of the Spanish capital of Madrid. Her father was a graphic designer, and her mother was a writer-a storyteller, so that craving for the creative professions was passed to the girl by inheritance. One of the friends of her father, who worked ...

Scream queen role: Belén in La cara oculta (2011)

21. Shelley Duvall

Actress | The Shining

Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Bobbie Ruth (Massengale) and Robert Richardson Duvall, a lawyer. At the time of her birth, her mother was visiting her grandmother in Fort Worth, though Duvall was raised in Houston. During her childhood, Shelley's mother humorously gave ...

Scream queen role: Wendy Torrance in The Shining (1980)

22. Julie Harris

Actress | The Haunting

One of the finest classical and contemporary leading ladies ever to grace the 20th century American stage, five-time Tony Award winner Julie Harris was rather remote and reserved on camera, finding her true glow in front of the theatre lights. The freckled, red-haired actress not only was nominated...

Scream queen role: Eleanor Lance in The Haunting (1963)

23. Radha Mitchell

Actress | Silent Hill

Radha Mitchell (born 12 November 1973) is an Australian actress. She started her career acting in various Australian TV series and movies, and later became known for her appearance in Hollywood films. Mitchell, a native of Melbourne, began acting when she was still in high school and had her ...

Scream queen role: Rose Da Silva in Silent Hill (2006)

24. John Cusack

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American ...

Scream king role: Mike Enslin in 1408 (2007)

25. Elisha Cuthbert

Actress | The Girl Next Door

Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model. She became internationally known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24 (2001); Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door (2004) and Carly Jones in the 2005 in of House of Wax (2005). She was voted the sexiest ...

Scream queen role: Carly Jones in House of Wax (2005)

26. Jennifer Carpenter

Actress | Dexter

Jennifer was born in Kentucky. Her mother is Catherine Mitchell and her father is Robert Carpenter.

She attended St. Raphael the Archangel and then Sacred Heart Academy. During her last two years of high school, she studied drama at the Walden Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. She then trained at the ...

27. 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 ...

28. 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...

29. 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 ...

30. Mark Patton

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

Mark Patton was raised in Riverside, Missouri, a Suburb of Kansas City. His first interest, starting at age 8, was in gymnastics. By his high school years, he had excelled in the Junior Olympics. But acting had also begun to interest him. Mark began studying in his high school's drama department ...

Scream queen role: Jesse Walsh in A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) (Considered himself as the first male scream queen) Suggested by nikolayyeriomin

31. Edwige Fenech

Actress | Hostel: Part II

Edwige Fenech was born (as Edwige Sfenek) on December 24, 1948, in Bone, Constantine, France, to a Maltese father and an Italian mother. She began her show-business career as a participant in beauty contests (she won the title of "Miss Mannequin de la Cote d'Azur" at age 16 and even won a Miss ...

32. Isabelle Adjani

Actress | Possession

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school ...

Scream queen role: Anna and Helen in Possession (1981) Suggested by nikolayyeriomin

33. Linnea Quigley

Actress | The Return of the Living Dead

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 ...

34. Roxanne Kernohan

Actress | Tango & Cash

Stunningly lovely, vibrant and extremely well-built statuesque blonde beauty Roxanne Kernohan greatly enlivened a handful of hugely enjoyable late 80s horror, science fiction and exploitation pictures with her exceptionally attractive looks, bubbly, appealing and vivacious personality, and ...

Scream queen roles: Lee in Critters 2 (1988) and Lead Hooker in Not of This Earth (1988) Suggested by nikolayyeriomin

35. 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 ...



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