If you love horror movies, you’re not alone. From the suspenseful to the utterly gruesome, there are certain horror films that have become totally iconic to moviegoers everywhere. And when it comes to the best ones, the cast typically becomes just as infamous as the creepy storyline.
There are plenty of terrifically terrifying men in horror, but there are equally as many women who have left their mark on the genre. Here are the most famous scream queens we all know and love.
1. Carolyn Jones
Famous year: 1953
Famous movie: House of Wax
Before the 2005 remake of House of Wax starring a less-than-stellar cast, there was the 1953 version that truly scared audiences. The story revolves around a wax sculptor who’s sculptures aren’t just made from wax — they’re made from real people.
Carolyn Jones played Cathy Gray in the film, which helped set the stage for other spooky roles later on. You probably know Jones best for her role as Morticia in the ’60s Addams Family series, and she was also in the ’50s cult classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
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