Jamie Lee Curtis, one of the most iconic “scream queens,” is back October 14 for the final time (maybe) as Laurie Strode in Halloween Ends. Curtis, 63, first appeared as the character in 1978 in her feature film debut in John Carpenter’s Halloween. The film was a major success and was the highest-grossing independent film of its time, earning accolades as a classic horror film. Since then, she has reprised the role in sequels Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills (2021).
While Halloween Ends will mark the final outing for Laurie (or so she says), series creator Carpenter recently said that he doesn’t believe it’s the end of the franchise itself. Curtis admitted in a new interview that she’s never watched any of the Halloween movies. “I’m not [a] fan of the movies,” Curtis proclaimed. “I’ve never seen any of them. None of them! It’s not my job. It’s your job! It’s your job to figure it all out.”
Curtis began her reign as a scream queen following 1978’s Halloween and landed other horror roles in 1980’s The Fog, Prom Night and Terror Train and 1981’s Roadgames. Curtis’ film work expanded from horror and starred in a number of comedies like Trading Places (1983), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Freaky Friday (2003), Christmas with the Kranks (2004), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), and Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022).
There is a Jamie Lee Curtis movie out there for everyone, but our list excludes her Halloween franchise roles. See our top 10 picks below: