Jamie Lee Curtis’ glittering Hollywood career began way back in 1978 with Halloween – and since then she’s transformed from indie “scream queen” to bonafide superstar. But as well as having appeared in scary movies, comedies and dramas, the actress’ appearance has changed just as dramatically as her on-screen roles.
As it turns out, Curtis isn’t the only scream queen in her family. Long before the actress starred in Halloween, her mother, Janet Leigh, had sent shivers down audiences’ spines in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller Psycho. In fact, Leigh’s performance – including her infamous hair-raising shower scene – earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nod.
What’s more, Curtis’ father, Tony, had been a legendary Hollywood actor, too. He’d starred in acclaimed comedy Some Like It Hot alongside Marilyn Monroe in 1959 – a year after the birth of Curtis. But despite their successes in Hollywood, the talented family wouldn’t stay together for long.