gURLs Who Started Out in Horror Flicks
Believe it or not, many actresses start off getting haunted, possessed, and hacked (or worse!) before going on to win major awards and rule red carpets. In honor of Scream 4, we're looking back at our favorite leading ladies who got their big breaks in scary movies.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween (1978)
Before she was a household name and Lindsay Lohan's mom in Freaky Friday, Jamie Lee made her mark as Michael Myers' stalkee in the oh-so-classic slasher film (which is now in it's 10th incarnation).
Demi Moore, Parasite (1982)
In the '80s, Ms. Ashton Kutcher spent her time fighting off a giant fleshy parasitic worm with a mouthful of deadly teeth. Lovely.
Jennifer Aniston, Leprechaun (1993)
Think Jen had it bad with all the Brangelina drama? Pshh -- The gURL survived a murderous leprechaun stalker. She's freaking tough.
Renée Zellweger, My Boyfriend's Back (1993)
The Oscar-winning actress didn't always have the most glamorous life, you know. Back in the early '90s, the best role she could score was as an extra -- along with other then-no-names Philip Seymour Hoffman, Matthew McConaughey, and Matthew Fox.
Kirsten Dunst, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Now she's a big deal, but when she was 12, Kirsten was nothing but an 18th-century-vampire whose dad was Tom Cruise.
Kate Winslet, Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Think Kate's first role was smooching Leo in Titanic? Guess again! She first played a gURL who murdered her BFF's mom.
Neve Campbell, The Craft (1996)
Not long before she was a Scream queen, this gURL dabbled (to say the least) with witchcraft in the classic flick.
Naomi Watts, Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996)
Ms. Watts is super-famous now, but not too long ago she had to settle for roles in straight-to-video Children of the Corn movies.
Rose McGowan, Scream (1996)
Ever since her huge break in the scary franchise, McGowan has been a major star. So glad she wasn't crushed to death for real.
Katherine Heigl, Bride of Chucky (1998)
It's true: Before she took Hollywood by storm, K-Heig killed the Chucky. Props!