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A scream queen (a wordplay on screen queen ) is an actress associated with horror films, either through an appearance in a notable entry in the genre or recurring roles in the genre.wikipedia
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Jamie Lee Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis is noted as a seminal example for her performances in the popular slasher films of the Halloween franchise. Sandra Peabody, who portrayed Mari Collingwood in The Last House on the Left (1972), Marilyn Burns, who portrayed Sally Hardesty in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974);, Olivia Hussey, who portrayed Jess Bradford in Black Christmas (1974), and Jamie Lee Curtis, who portrayed Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978).
The film established her as a "scream queen", and she appeared in a string of horror films in 1980, including The Fog, Prom Night, and Terror Train.

Fay Wray

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One of the first scream queens in the talkies was Fay Wray, as her character in King Kong (1933) spent a good part of her interactions with the ape shrieking in terror.
She has been dubbed one of the first "scream queens".

Debbie Rochon

Debbie Rochon, often described as a scream queen herself, wrote in an article originally published in GC Magazine that "a true Scream Queen isn't The Perfect Woman. She's sexy, seductive, but most importantly 'attainable' to the average guy. Or so it would seem."
In 2002 Rochon was crowned Scream Queen of the Decade (1990–1999) by Draculina magazine, based on reader voting.

Dee Wallace

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Dee Wallace appeared in Wes Craven's 1977 horror film The Hills Have Eyes before going onto establish herself as a scream queen in the 80s by appearing in The Howling (1981), Cujo (1983) and Critters (1986).
She is also known for her starring roles in several horror films including The Hills Have Eyes (1977), The Howling (1981), Cujo (1983) and Critters (1986), which earned her the title of "scream queen".

Linnea Quigley

Linnea Quigley also became a scream queen during the 1980s, appearing specifically in low-budget and cult-classic films such as Silent Night, Deadly Night and Return of the Living Dead.
She is best known as a B movie actress and is often referred to as a "scream queen" due to her frequent appearances in low-budget horror films during the 1980s and 1990s.

Mark Patton

Mark Patton, star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), has in recent years been touted at horror conventions as mainstream horror's first "male scream queen".
Beginning his professional acting career at the age of 18, Patton is perhaps best known for his feature film roles as Joe Qualley in the 1982 dramatic film Come back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and as Jesse Walsh in the 1985 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, a role for which he is touted as the first male scream queen in modern cinema.

Danielle Harris

Since 2007 and her appearance in Halloween, Danielle Harris has increased her genre work, being subsequently called "horror's reigning scream queen" by the NY Daily News.
She is known as a "scream queen" for her roles in multiple horror films, including four entries in the Halloween franchise: Halloween 4 and 5, as Jamie Lloyd (1988–89); and the Halloween remake and its sequel, as Annie Brackett (2007–09).

Sandra Peabody

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Sandra Peabody, who portrayed Mari Collingwood in The Last House on the Left (1972), Marilyn Burns, who portrayed Sally Hardesty in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974);, Olivia Hussey, who portrayed Jess Bradford in Black Christmas (1974), and Jamie Lee Curtis, who portrayed Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978).
In a 2016 editorial for the website Birth.Movies.Death., actress Barbara Crampton noted that Peabody was one of the first actresses to be labeled as a "scream queen" due to her frequent appearances in horror films, stating:

Tiffany Shepis

In 2007, USA Today published an article listing on modern scream queens interviewing actresses Sheri Moon Zombie, Jaimie Alexander, Andrea Bogart, Mercedes McNab, Tiffany Shepis and Cerina Vincent.
She is popularly known as a "scream queen" in several horror films.

Taissa Farmiga

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Several actresses, such as Chloë Grace Moretz, sisters Vera and Taissa Farmiga, Emma Roberts, and Maika Monroe have built careers in the horror genre.
She began her career in film in the drama Higher Ground (2011), which was directed by her sister Vera Farmiga, and she subsequently made her television debut in the FX series American Horror Story: Murder House (2011), which earned her a reputation as a contemporary scream queen.

Damsel in distress

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The term "scream queen" is more specifically used to refer to the "attractive young damsels-in-distress" characters that have appeared in a number of films in the horror genre.

Maika Monroe

Several actresses, such as Chloë Grace Moretz, sisters Vera and Taissa Farmiga, Emma Roberts, and Maika Monroe have built careers in the horror genre.
She became recognized as a "scream queen" after her performances in the critically acclaimed films The Guest (2014) and It Follows (2014).

Vera Farmiga

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Several actresses, such as Chloë Grace Moretz, sisters Vera and Taissa Farmiga, Emma Roberts, and Maika Monroe have built careers in the horror genre.
These roles, along with Joshua (2007) and Orphan (2009), saw her dubbed as a contemporary scream queen.

Sidney Prescott

Neve Campbell also began her career in horror with The Craft (1996), and later went on to star as Sidney Prescott in the Scream film series.
Neve Campbell's role as Sidney Prescott has received significant critical praise throughout the series, earning her the title of Scream Queen in the 1990s and won her the Saturn Award for Best Actress in 1997 for Scream and the MTV Award for Best Female Performance in 1998 for her role in Scream 2.

The Final Girls

Taissa Farmiga starred in multiple seasons of the series American Horror Story, and had lead roles in Mindscape (2013), The Final Girls (2015) and the fifth film in The Conjuring Universe franchise, The Nun (2018).
When she returns, Amanda complains that she'll only be known as scream queen Nancy in the 1986 slasher film Camp Bloodbath, a cult classic.

Invasion of the Scream Queens

The film interviews the women who have made a career out of starring in the B horror and science fiction genres are interviewed, and clips and trailers from their films are shown.

Scream Queens (2015 TV series)

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Roberts co-starred in Scream 4 (2011) and The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015), and appeared in the series Scream Queens with Abigail Breslin and American Horror Story with Taissa Farmiga.
In September 2015, it was revealed that scream queen Heather Langenkamp is behind the special effects for the series.

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A scream queen (a wordplay on screen queen ) is an actress associated with horror films, either through an appearance in a notable entry in the genre or recurring roles in the genre.

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A scream queen (a wordplay on screen queen ) is an actress associated with horror films, either through an appearance in a notable entry in the genre or recurring roles in the genre.

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A scream queen (a wordplay on screen queen ) is an actress associated with horror films, either through an appearance in a notable entry in the genre or recurring roles in the genre.

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Jamie Lee Curtis is noted as a seminal example for her performances in the popular slasher films of the Halloween franchise.

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Jamie Lee Curtis is noted as a seminal example for her performances in the popular slasher films of the Halloween franchise.

Lloyd Kaufman

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Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of Troma Entertainment, noted that being a scream queen is "more than just crying and having ketchup thrown on you. You not only have to be attractive, but you also have to have a big brain. You have to be frightened, you have to be sad, you have to be romantic."