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Hannibal21
09-22-2004, 07:23 AM
1. Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine) in REBECCA
2. Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) in CHINATOWN
3. Paula Alquist (Ingrid Bergman) in GASLIGHT
4. Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) in PSYCHO
5. Dorothy Valens (Isabella Rossellini) in BLUE VELVET
6. Leona Stevenson (Barbara Stanwyck) in SORRY, WRONG NUMBER
7. Young Charlie (Teresa Wright) in SHADOW OF A DOUBT
8. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in HALLOWEEN
9. Blanche Hudson (Joan Crawford) in WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?
10. Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Ted Pikul
09-22-2004, 07:44 AM
You forgot Orlando Bloom in Troy;)

Heavenley
09-22-2004, 01:09 PM
Shelly Duvall - the Shining

Trinity
09-22-2004, 01:29 PM
Don't know about a top 10, but #1 is definitely Mrs. De Winter (Rebecca).

syxxpac
09-22-2004, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by Ted Pikul
You forgot Orlando Bloom in Troy;)

I think he's talking about the best.

MacReady
09-22-2004, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by Hannibal21
1. Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine) in REBECCA
2. Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) in CHINATOWN
3. Paula Alquist (Ingrid Bergman) in GASLIGHT
4. Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) in PSYCHO
5. Leona Stevenson (Barbara Stanwyck) in SORRY, WRONG NUMBER
6. Young Charlie (Teresa Wright) in SHADOW OF A DOUBT
7. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in HALLOWEEN
8. Blanche Hudson (Joan Crawford) in WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?
9. Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
10. Margot Mary Wendice (Grace Kelly) in DIAL M FOR MURDER

You forgot to mention Jennifer Hill from I Spit On Your Grave.;)

tcopen
09-22-2004, 03:03 PM
How about Clarice (Jodi Foster) in Silence of the Lambs

Donnie_Darko
09-22-2004, 04:52 PM
Sally Hardesty - (Marilyn Burns) - Texas Chainsaw Massacre

That's my favorite. But you could also put...

Erin - (Jessica Biel) - Texas Chainsaw Massacre '03

Could Be Worse
09-22-2004, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Heavenley
Shelly Duvall - the Shining


No no, he said women...I don't know what the hell Shelly Duvall is.

Hannibal21
09-23-2004, 04:21 AM
Hmmmm, good calls, Ted and Mac. Those two would be perfectly suitable for the worst contenders. ;)

But yes, I did forget something, and Rossellini's character from Blue Velvet had just been added to my list.

Heavenley
09-23-2004, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by Could Be Worse
No no, he said women...I don't know what the hell Shelly Duvall is.


lol.............funny but mean!! :p :D

p1phillips
09-24-2004, 12:44 AM
Without a doubt, Sally Hardesty from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.


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Her friends all get killed. She watches her brother get murdered. She gets chased endlessly by a guy with a chainsaw. She gets beaten with a broomstick. An old withered dude sucks on her finger. Her head is held over a bucket while same old dude tries to smash her head open with a hammer.

Personally, I don't think anything else comes close, lol.

(I haven't seen I Spit On Your Grave or Last House On The Left, but I know what happens, so if I'd seen them they would probably be on the list).

Tagia_Romero
09-24-2004, 04:31 AM
Originally posted by Could Be Worse
No no, he said women...I don't know what the hell Shelly Duvall is.

Same statement goes Orlando Bloom.

mr_gamecube
09-24-2004, 11:50 AM
1)Laurie Strode-Halloween Series
2)Sidney Prescott-Scream Trilogy
3)Erin-TCM 03

Deckard
10-09-2004, 12:19 AM
Cant remember the actress but the film SCRAPBOOK take sthe cake IMO followed up by Jennifer Hill in I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE are the top 2 for me...


Some other pearlers-

Shelley Winters-NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
Jamie Lee Curtis- HALLOWEEN
Teresa Wright in SHADOW OF A DOUBT
Joan Crawford in WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE
Carolyn Jones in THE BIG HEAT
Barbara Hershey in PARIS TROUT
Cant remember the actress-FREEZE ME
Jennifer Jason Leigh in LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN or THE HITCHER

ANavissi500
10-09-2004, 04:15 AM
Nicole Kidman - Dogville

Man were they harsh to her.

Jake_Vig
10-15-2004, 11:15 AM
I Spit On Your Grave: Jennifer Hill (brutal shit).

Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom: almost any female character (the single most sadistic, evil, sick and distrubing 2 hours of cinema ever produced).

Rosemary's Baby: Rosemary Woodhouse... Mia Farrow

Rebecca: Mrs. de Winter... Joan Fontaine

Repulsion: Carole Ledoux... Catherine Deneuve (she's crazy but she goes through hell).

Sorry, Wrong Number: Leona Stevenson... Barbara Stanwyck

Gaslight: Paula Alquist... Ingrid Bergman

The Passion of Joan of Arc : Joan of Arc... Maria Falconetti (Despite giving, IMO, the best performance ever by a carbon based life form, she never made another film after this because of the brutality of what she went through. Either that or the director really burned her at the stake).

Dogville: Grace Margaret Mulligan... Nicole Kidman (brutal to the point that the film jumps the shark).

For the 10th one: Sally Hardesty (TCM) or Laurie Strode (Halloween) will do fine.

Antonio
10-15-2004, 06:18 PM
A tie between Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) in PSYCHO, and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in HALLOWEEN. Hollywood royalty rules!

nanometer
10-15-2004, 09:50 PM
Monica Bellucci in Malena.