[[caption-width-right:250:Watch out, [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael]]. She's here to kick your ass.]]

'''Jamie Lee Curtis''' (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress.

Daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh [[note]]Known for starring in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''[[/note]], she rose prominence in 1978 as ''the'' SlasherMovie FinalGirl in ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}''. She then appeared in a string of horror movies in [[TheEighties the early '80s]] which cemented her the status as a scream queen.

Nowadays she is better known for her appearances in drama and comedy films, and appeared in a well-known series of commercials for Activia Yogurt. She is also a vocal advocate for women to embrace aging and to wear their wrinkles and gray hairs with pride.

She is married to British actor Creator/ChristopherGuest and through him she obtained the status of {{the Baroness}} Haden-Guest.

She has also written various children's books.
!!Her filmography includes:

* ''Film/{{Halloween| 1978}}'' (1978) as Laurie Strode
* ''Film/TheFog'' (1980) as Elizabeth Solley
* ''Film/{{Prom Night|1980}}'' (1980) as Kim Hammond
* ''Film/TerrorTrain'' (1980) as Alana
* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' (1981) as the narrator and the voice of a computer
* ''[[Film/HalloweenII1981 Halloween II]]'' (1981) as Laurie Strode
* ''Film/RoadGames'' (1981) as Hitch
* ''Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch'' (1982) as voice of the phone operator
* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' (1983) as Ophelia
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'' (1984) as Sandra Banzai [[note]][[DeletedRole Her scenes were originally cut]], but they appear in the extended DVD release.[[/note]]
* ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' (1988) as Wanda Gershwitz
* ''Film/BlueSteel'' (1989) as Megan Turner
* ''Film/MyGirl'' (1991) as Shelly [=DeVoto=]
* ''Film/TrueLies'' (1994) as Helen Tasker
* ''Theatre/TheHeidiChronicles'' (1995) as Heidi Holland
* ''Film/HouseArrest'' (1996) as Janet Beindorf
* ''Film/FierceCreatures'' (1997) as Willa [[note]]The film is often touted to be a SpiritualSequel to ''A Fish Called Wanda''.[[/note]]
* ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'' (1998) as Laurie Strode
* ''Film/{{Virus}}'' (1999) as Foster [[note]]Jamie's biggest [[OldShame shame to date]].[[/note]]
* ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer And The Island Of Misfit Toys'' (2001), as Queen Camilla
* ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'' (2002) as Laurie Strode
* ''Film/{{Freaky Friday| 2003}}'' (2003) as Tess Coleman
* ''Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks'' (2004) as Nora Krank
* ''Film/BeverlyHillsChihuahua'' (2008) as Viv
* ''Film/YouAgain'' (2010) as Gail
* ''Anime/FromUpOnPoppyHill'' (2011) as the voice of Ryoko
* ''Series/{{Scream Queens|2015}}'' (2015) as Dean Munsch
* ActionGirl: She would probably qualify as one in ''Film/TrueLies'' and ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater''.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Her decision to come out of her horror retirement and reprise her role of Laurie Strode in 1998 was met with an overwhelmingly positive reception among fans.
* DeadpanSnarker: When asked at Comic-Con 2015 why this was her first time in attendance, she responded, "Iíve been selling yogurt that makes you shit for six years!"
* DyeingForYourArt: Mostly averted, since she embraces going gray, but she did dye her hair red for her role in ''Film/{{Freaky Friday| 2003}}''.
* IronyAsSheIsCast: Jamie admits to not being a fan of horror films overall, and confesses that she scares easily. However, she does appreciate movies like ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' and ''[[Film/{{Halloween1978}} Halloween]]'' for their artistic merits, and is grateful for what they did for she and her mother's careers.
* MsFanservice: While her roles in horror films were usually conservative, her later films were often the opposite. She's gotten naked a ''lot'', and she's played a porn star, a prostitute, and a stripper. In ''True Lies'', she even had an erotic dance scene.
* NonSingingVoice: She's not a singer, and did not do any of her own singing for the DirectToVideo ''Rudolph'' animated movie.
* OldShame: How she feels about ''Film/{{Virus}}'' and ''Film/HalloweenResurrection''.
* OneOfUs: Is a huge fan of ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'', and appeared at EVO 2015 wearing a Vega mask.
* PlayingAgainstType: Her comedic turn in ''Film/TradingPlaces'' after five years of being typecast as a scream queen.
* SilverFox: She's now embraced aging naturally, and still looks fantastic because of it.
* StarMakingRole: Laurie Strode in ''Halloween''.
* TenMinuteRetirement: She has hinted at or even announced her retirement a few times, but continues to act in film and television. ''Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks'' in 2004 was supposed to be her final film, but she came back after a quick break with a supporting role in 2007 with ''Film/BeverlyHillsChihuahua''. She has also suggested ''Scream Queens'' might be her final project. Given her past history, it's unlikely this will be the case.
** She's also "retired" from horror and slasher films more than once. ''Film/HalloweenII1981'' was supposed to be her last hurrah as a scream queen, but she returned for ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'' as a gift to the fans. She appeared in 2002's ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'' under contractual obligations. She then distanced herself from horror once again until 2015 with ''Scream Queens''.
* TypeCasting: She was ''the'' go-to horror chick of the late 70s and early 80s, initially because her mother was a "scream queen" herself for starring in ''Psycho''. Even then, Jamie was known for playing virginal "good girls," and was usually the FinalGirl.