Creator / Jamie Lee Curtis

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Watch out, Michael. She's here to kick your ass.

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

The daughter of actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Curtis first rose to prominence in 1978 as the Slasher Movie Final Girl in Halloween. She then appeared in a string of horror movies in 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 Christopher Guest and through him she obtained the status of the Baroness Haden-Guest.

She has also written various children's books.

Her filmography includes:


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  • Action Girl: She would probably qualify as one in True Lies and Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later.
  • Attention Whore: Describes herself as such, claiming her mother was not much of a diva and that she got her desire for attention from her father.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When asked at Comic-Con 2015 why this was her first time in attendance, she responded, "I've been selling yogurt that makes you shit for six years!"
  • Disappeared Dad: Referred to her father as someone she didn't expect to hear from on birthdays or Christmas and he was "like a ghost".
  • Ms. Fanservice: 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.
  • Platonic Life Partners: With Dan Aykroyd, who she called the best on-screen kisser she'd worked with. They played lovers in two movies.
  • Silver Fox: She's now embraced aging naturally, and still looks fantastic because of it.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: She has hinted at or even announced her retirement a few times, but continues to act in film and television. Christmas with the Kranks in 2004 was supposed to be her final film, but she came back after a quick break with a supporting role in 2007 with Beverly Hills Chihuahua. She also suggested Scream Queens might be her final project, until she announced that she would be reprising her role of Laurie Strode once again for 2018's Halloween sequel.
    • She's also "retired" from horror and slasher films more than once. Halloween II (1981) was supposed to be her last hurrah as a scream queen, but she returned for Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later as a gift to the fans. She appeared in 2002's Halloween: Resurrection under contractual obligations. She then distanced herself from horror once again until 2015 with Scream Queens, and later 2018's Halloween sequel.

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