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'.
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.