Jessica Harper (born October 10, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress, singer and author.
She is probably best known for her starring roles as Phoenix and Suzy Bannion in the cult classics Phantom of the Paradise and Suspiria respectively. She also replaced Susan Sarandon as Janet in Shock Treatment, the followup to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.note Later on in her career, she appeared in Steven Spielberg's Minority Report in the small but essential role of Anne Lively.
Harper is semi-retired from acting, focusing on writing children's books and her cooking blog The Crabby Cook.
She is married to film executive Tom Rothman.
- Phantom of the Paradise (1974) as Phoenix
- Love and Death (1975) as Natasha
- Suspiria (1977) as Suzy Bannion
- Little Women (1978) as Jo March
- Stardust Memories (1980) as Daisy
- Shock Treatment (1981) as Janet Majors
- Pennies from Heaven (1981) as Joan
- My Favorite Year (1982) as K.C. Downing
- Safe (1995) as Joyce
- Minority Report (2002) as Anne Lively
- Suspiria (2018) as Anke Meier
- See (2019-) as Cora