1. Angela Bettis
Angela Bettis played her first role in Sparrow (1993), but after that, the future star disappeared from the radar for five years – all these years she studied at the acting academy. Upon her return, she managed to get small roles in the drama The Last Best Sunday (1999) and the mystical thriller Bless the Child (2000), but she got her biggest role in 2002, when the TV movie Carry came out (so disastrous that Bettis later said that if she hadn’t been in it, she would have been the first one to criticize it) and the surreal horror May by Lucky McKee. The image of a closed girl that wasn’t all that sane was perfect for her, and a year later Bettis appeared in a remake of the old horror movie La Massacre, followed by Scar (2007), Wicked Lake (2008), and The Woman (2011), again from Lucky McKee. McKee also shot Angela in his classic move Masters of Horror (2007). Although mainly her name is now associated with horror films, it is not limited to one genre – for example, we are waiting for her appearance in the next film of Terrence Malick.
2. Cerina Vincent
The first acting success of Cerina Vincent is associated with television – in the series Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy (1999), she played one of the main characters. It was difficult not to notice her in the parody movie called Not Another Teen Movie (2001) – in it, Cerina played an exchange student who is completely naked throughout the movie. As for the horror genre, Vincent got entrenched in it thanks to the horror movie by Eli Roth called Cabin Fever (2003). In subsequent years, Cerina starred in a whole series of horror, but none of them became that popular – Murder Set Pieces (2004), Between the Worlds (2005), Waiting for Death (2005), Seven Mummies (2006), Return to the House on Haunted Hill (2007). She also starred in a mini internet series that accompanied the release of the second season of The Walking Dead. If you want to meet a woman like Cerina in your life, then be sure to check out this Russian ladies dating site. Don’t miss out on this opportunity; be sure to give it a try.
3. Neve Campbell
The first big role of Neve Campbell took place in the horror film called Dark (1993), and in 1996, she became one of the witches in the cult youth horror film Craft, but all these films are nothing in comparison to her main achievement – the postmodern slasher Scream (1996), who turned Campbell into a true superstar. The actress, however, steadfastly resisted the temptation to print cash and has not appeared in any horror films since then, except for the sequels to Scream (released in 1997, 1999 and 2011), and we feel like it was these sequels that were very underrated.
4. Ashley Lawrence
Ashley was a part of a few TV shows, then she hit the jackpot by playing one of the main roles in the Hellraiser horror movie based on the popular book by Clive Barker. Her character – a young girl Christie, who has to face the forces of darkness that have escaped from a mysterious puzzle, was so successful that Lawrence appeared in two sequels for Hellraiser in 1988 and 1992 (though her role in the third film is no more than just a cameo). Ashley also appeared in the sixth film of the series, Hellraiser 6: The Search for Hell (2002). In addition, Lawrence starred in The Warlock 3 (1999) and in two films based on Howard Phillips Lovecraft's prose, Lurking Fear (1994) and Chill (2007). In the second half of the 1990s, Lawrence temporarily moved away from the cinema, yet it seems like she might be making a comeback to the world of cinema, although she won’t be doing horror any time soon.
5. Sara Paxton
Paxton is one of the “newcomers” on this list. One of her first roles was in Queen of the Shout; she also played the main role in the remake of the cult slasher Last House on the Left (2009). She isn’t bound to the horror genre, as she played in the comedy called Liar, Liar (1997) and the action movie Soldier (1998). After The Last House, she got a role in the mysterious horror movie by Ti West called Innkeepers (2011), then Jaws 3D (2011), and Enter Nowhere (2011). Yet it seems like Sara doesn’t want to come back to horror and will now focus on shooting drama and comedy movies. And in general, it is not surprising, as she stated that Goldie Hawn and Reese Witherspoon are her idols