Jennifer Love Hewitt to Sissy Spacek: Hollywood's Top 5 Scream Queens
By Ashley Crossan
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Get your earplugs ready because ET is celebrating the leading ladies of horror as we count down our top five scream queens!
5. Sissy Spacek – Carrie (1976)
Sissy Spacek gave a career-defining performance in the 1976 horror classic Carrie, playing a shy teen, shunned by peers and sheltered by her overprotective mother who unleashes terror on her town when she is pushed too far at her senior prom.
4. Neve Campbell – Scream (1996)
We've got to give it up for Neve Campbell, who was instrumental in bringing back the modern slasher in the horror satire Scream. The franchise brought on a few more dames of horror – like Rose McGowan and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
3. Jennifer Love Hewitt – I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Jennifer Love Hewitt lets it all go in I Know What You Did Last Summer. "I get to scream!" Hewitt told ET at the premiere back in 1997. “I think being a singer, the lungs were just trained already for the screaming thing so I just kind of let it all loose and there you go." When asked if she would return for the reboot she told us, "I keep thinking that they're going to call me and ask me to play the kid's mom-- but I'm going to be like, 'I'm not that old yet!'"
2. Janet Leigh – Psycho (1960)
Just hearing the word “horror” should bring you to a certain classic shower scene! Janet Leigh earns the second spot for her performance in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Leigh sat down with ET back in 2000 where she told us – she didn’t even take showers after seeing the film. "The brilliance of Hitchcock was he would take an ordinary thing like a shower -- I never thought anything bad about a shower before," Leigh said. "Until I saw Psycho"
Horror movie blood runs thick -- check out this video to see who earned the top spot!