Best Acting In Horror Movies (1979-Beginning)

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1. A. Michael Baldwin

Actor | Phantasm: Ravager

A. Michael Baldwin was born on April 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Phantasm: Ravager (2016), Phantasm (1979) and Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994).

1979 Nominee- Lead- "Phantasm"

2. Samantha Eggar

Actress | The Molly Maguires

Samantha Eggar was born on March 5, 1939 in Hampstead, London, England as Victoria Louise Samantha Marie Elizabeth Therese Eggar. She is an actress, known for The Molly Maguires (1970), Walk Don't Run (1966) and Doctor Dolittle (1967). She was previously married to Tom Stern.

1979 Nominee- Lead- "The Brood"

3. Ken Foree

Actor | Halloween

Large, likable, and muscular actor Ken Foree was born as Kentotis Alvin Foree on February 29, 1948, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Foree attended Loyola University in Chicago and studied acting at Michael Shulman's Performing Gallery in New York City. He began his career in off-Broadway theater and ...

**WINNER- 1979- Lead- "Dawn Of The Dead"**

4. Klaus Kinski

Actor | Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Klaus Kinski was born as Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), to Susanne (Lutze), a nurse, and Bruno Nakszynski, a pharmacist. He grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and captured by British forces in Holland. After the war he began...

1979 Nominee- Lead- "Nosferatu The Vampyre"

5. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Avatar

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth ...

1979 Nominee- Lead- "Alien"

6. Christopher Allport

Actor | To Live and Die in L.A.

Christopher Allport was born on June 17, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Alexander Wise Allport Jr. He was an actor, known for To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), Queen (1993) and Jack Frost (1997). He was married to Susan Elizabeth Hayden and Carolyn Jones. He died on January 25, 2008 in ...

1979 Nominee- Supporting- "Savage Weekend"

7. Carol Kane

Actress | The Princess Bride

American stage, screen and television actress, and comedian Carol Kane (b. Carolyn Laurie Kane, June 18, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio), was born to Elaine Joy (née Fetterman), a jazz singer and pianist, and Michael Myron Kane, an architect. Her family is Jewish (from Russia, Poland, and Austria). Due ...

1979 Nominee- Supporting- "When A Stranger Calls"

8. Scott H. Reiniger

Actor | Dawn of the Dead

Scott H. Reiniger was born on September 5, 1948 in White Plains, New York. Scott studied theater at Rollins College in Florida. One of his classmates was Christine Forrest, the future wife of acclaimed cult horror filmmaker George Romero. Following graduation from college Reiniger went back to New ...

1979 Nominee- Supporting- "Dawn Of The Dead"

9. Angus Scrimm

Actor | Phantasm

The evil screen villain Angus Scrimm, most famous as "The Tall Man" in Don Coscarelli's Phantasm (1979) and its sequels, grew up in Kansas City, but in his teens moved to California and studied drama at USC under William C. de Mille (brother of Cecil B. DeMille). His film debut came as another "...

**WINNER- 1979- Supporting- "Phantasm"**

10. Franca Stoppi

Actress | L'altro inferno

Franca Stoppi was born on July 19, 1946 in Fiorenzuola d'Arda, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. She was an actress, known for The Other Hell (1981), Violence in a Women's Prison (1982) and Women's Prison Massacre (1983). She was married to Simone Mattioli. She died on July 9, 2011 in Foligno, Umbria, Italy.

1979 Nominee- Supporting- "Beyond The Darkness"

11. Briony Behets

Actress | Long Weekend

Briony Behets was born on July 21, 1951 in London, England. She is known for her work on Long Weekend (1978), The Trespassers (1976) and Families (1990).

1978 Nominee- Lead- "Long Weekend"

12. Jamie Lee Curtis

Actress | True Lies

Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978). After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading...

1978 Nominee- Lead- "Halloween"

13. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...

1978 Nominee- Lead- "Magic"

14. Camille Keaton

Actress | Day of the Woman

Camille Keaton was born on July 20, 1947 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. She is an actress, known for I Spit on Your Grave (1978), I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019) and Savage Vengance (1993). She was previously married to Sidney Luft and Meir Zarchi.

**WINNER- 1978- Lead- "I Spit On Your Grave"**

15. Donald Sutherland

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others.

Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint ...

1978 Nominee- Lead- "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers"

16. Jeannetta Arnette

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Jeannetta Arnette was born on July 29, 1954 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is an actress, known for Boys Don't Cry (1999), Pineapple Express (2008) and Pay It Forward (2000).

1978 Nominee- Supporting- "The Redeemer! Son Of Satan"

17. Amy Irving

Actress | Traffic

Naturally brunette/blue-eyed beauty Amy Davis Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. She is the youngest of three children, and the daughter of influential theatrical/television director and producer Jules Irving, and actress Priscilla Pointer. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent, and her ...

1978 Nominee- Supporting- "The Fury"

18. Seamus O'Brien

Actor | The Incredible Torture Show

Born in London in 1936, Seamus O'Brien seemed destined to be in the horror movie business, since in early childhood he expressed a bizarre infatuation with the unknown and the occult. After a short stint of doing movies (his last being "Bloodsucking Freaks"), O'Brien was stabbed to death when ...

1978 Nominee- Supporting- "Bloodsucking Freaks" The Ultimate Torture Show"

19. Donald Pleasence

Actor | Halloween

Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the ...

**WINNER- 1978- Supporting- "Halloween"**

20. P.J. Soles

Actress | Halloween

P.J. (Pamela Jayne) Soles was born on July 17, 1950 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her father came from Holland and her mother from New Jersey. Because her father was working for an international insurance company, the family moved all over the world. P.J. lived in Casablanca, Morocco, and Maracaibo, ...

1978 Nominee- Supporting- "Halloween"

21. Carroll Baker

Actress | Baby Doll

Carroll Baker was born on May 28, 1931 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a traveling salesman, William W. Baker. She attended community college for a year and then worked as a dancer and magician's assistant. After a brief marriage, she had a small part in Easy to Love (1953), did TV ...

**WINNER- 1977- Lead- "Bad"**

22. Neville Brand

Actor | Stalag 17

Neville Brand joined the US Army in 1939, bent on a career in the military. It was while he was in the army that he made his acting debut, in Army training films, and this experience apparently changed the direction of his life. Once a civilian again, he used his GI Bill education assistance to ...

1977 Nominee- Lead- "Eaten Alive"

23. Jessica Harper

Actress | Suspiria

American actress-author-composer Jessica Harper was born on October 10, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, to Eleanor (Emery), a writer, and Paul Church Harper, Jr., a painter who was chairman of the Needham Harper Worldwide advertising agency in NY. Jessica launched her professional acting career soon ...

1977 Nominee- Lead- "Suspiria"

24. Marsha Mason

Actress | The Goodbye Girl

She has a wonderful, extremely engaging "feel good" quality about her, an innate warmth that makes you root for her whether she's playing a stubborn single mom, brittle prostitute, or strung-out alcoholic. Marsha Mason was a resoundingly respected and popular film actress of the 1970s and 1980s ...

1977 Nominee- Lead- "Audrey Rose"

25. Jack Nance

Actor | Eraserhead

Born in Boston of Irish ancestry and raised in Dallas, Jack Nance traveled throughout the country doing children's theater. For eight years, he performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Later, he became involved with avant-garde theater. He first met David Lynch in the ...

1977 Nominee- Lead- "Eraserhead"

26. Joan Bennett

Actress | Suspiria

Joan Geraldine Bennett was born on February 27, 1910, in Palisades, New Jersey. Her parents were both successful stage actors, especially her father, Richard Bennett, and often toured the country for weeks at a time. In fact, Joan came from a long line of actors, dating back to the 18th century. ...

1977 Nominee- Supporting- "Suspiria"

27. Michael Berryman

Actor | Weird Science

Late 1970s horror genre icon who's best known for his creepy performance as "Pluto" in the uncompromising Wes Craven horror film The Hills Have Eyes (1977). Berryman (who suffers from Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, a rare condition leaving him with no sweat glands, hair, fingernails or teeth) ...

(TIE) ** WINNER- 1977- Supporting- "The Hills Have Eyes"**

28. Robert Englund

Actor | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Veteran character actor Robert Englund was born in Glendale, California, to Janis (MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer. Since 1973, Robert has appeared in over 75 feature films and starred in four TV series. He has starred alongside Oscar-winners Henry Fonda, Susan Sarandon ...

1977 Nominee- Supporting- "Eaten Alive"

29. Charlotte Stewart

Actress | Eraserhead

One of three children, Charlotte Stewart was born in Yuba City, California, USA on 27 February 1941. In the 1950s, she studied acting in Pasadena. She is famous for portraying the role of beloved schoolteacher "Miss Beadle" in the popular television series Little House on the Prairie (1974). She ...

1977 Nominee- Supporting- "Eraserhead"

30. Susan Tyrrell

Actress | Cry-Baby

A bizarre, gloriously one-of-a-kind Hollywood gypsy and self-affirmed outcast, San Francisco-born actress Susan Tyrrell (born Susan Jillian Creamer) was a teenager when she made her stage debut in "Time Out for Ginger" in 1962. A product of the entertainment industry, her father was a top agent at ...

(TIE) **WINNER- 1977- Supporting- "Bad"**

31. Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster on November 19, 1962 in Los Angeles. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond), a producer, and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children...

1976 Nominee- Lead- "The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane"

32. Dustin Hoffman

Actor | Rain Man

Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, ...

1976 Nominee- Lead- "Marathon Man"

33. Jane Lyle

Actress | Ta paidia tou Diavolou

Jane Lyle is an actress, known for Island of Death (1976).

1976 Nominee- Lead- "Island Of Death"

34. Roman Polanski

Actor | Chinatown

Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933.

His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...

1976 Nominee- Lead- "The Tenant"

35. Sissy Spacek

Actress | In the Bedroom

As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin.

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**WINNER- 1976- Lead- "Carrie"**

36. Nancy Allen

Actress | Dressed to Kill

Nancy Anne Allen was the daughter of a police lieutenant from Yonkers, New York. At a young age, she trained for a dancing career at the High School of Performing Arts, and then attended Jose Quintano's School for Young Professionals. In dozens of television commercials from the age of 15, Nancy ...

1976 Nominee- Supporting- "Carrie" (10 Nominees In Supporting This Year)

37. Betty Buckley

Actress | Split

Betty Buckley, who has been called "The Voice of Broadway," is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee and the 2017 recipient ...

1976 Nominee- Supporting- "Carrie"

38. Bette Davis

Actress | All About Eve

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...

1976 Nominee- Supporting- "Burnt Offerings"

39. Alphonso DeNoble

Actor | Communion

Alphonso DeNoble was a morbidly obese actor who only appeared in three low-budget horror pictures during his regrettably fleeting career. DeNoble's regular job was working as a bouncer at a Paterson, New Jersey gay bar. Writer/director Alfred Sole convinced him to play the strikingly lewd, sleazy, ...

1976 Nominee- Supporting- "Alice Sweet Alice"

40. Scott Jacoby

Actor | The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Scott Jacoby was born on November 26, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), That Certain Summer (1972) and Baxter! (1973). He has been married to Lyn Jacoby since June 23, 1985. They have two children.

1976 Nominee- Supporting- "The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane"

41. Piper Laurie

Actress | The Hustler

Piper Laurie is a three-time Oscar nominee, nominated by BAFTA as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for best performance by an actress in 'The Hustler' with Paul Newman.

Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, to Charlotte Sadie (Alperin) and Alfred Jacobs, a ...

**WINNER- 1976- Supporting- "Carrie"**

42. John Lithgow

Actor | 3rd Rock from the Sun

If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was ...

1976 Nominee- Supporting- "Obsession"

43. Laurence Olivier

Actor | Sleuth

Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927.

Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ...

1976 Nominee- Supporting- "Marathon Man"

44. Steve Railsback

Actor | The Stunt Man

Noted for his dangerous, chameleon-like portrayals while possessing the scariest-looking pair of eyes in the business, leathery-looking Steve Railsback has mesmerized us over the years with a number of weird, often warped roles both on film and television. While never achieving the degree of ...

1976 Nominee- Supporting- "Helter Skelter"

45. Shelley Winters

Actress | The Poseidon Adventure

Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift of very humble beginnings on August 18, 1920 (some sources list 1922) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her mother, Rose Winter, was born in Missouri, to Austrian Jewish parents, and her father, Jonas Schrift, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. She had one sibling...

1976 Nominee- Supporting- "The Tenant"

46. Karen Black

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Karen Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Elsie Mary (Reif), who wrote children's books, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. She was of Norwegian (from her paternal grandmother), German, and Bohemian (Czech) descent. Karen entered Northwestern ...

**WINNER- 1975- Lead- "Trilogy Of Terror"**

47. Barry Bostwick

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tall (6' 4"), agile, energetic, and ever-so-confident as both actor and singer, especially on the award-winning Broadway stage, Barry Bostwick possesses that certain narcissistic poise, charm and élan that reminds one instantly (and humorously) of a Kevin Kline -- both were quite brilliant in their...

1975 Nominee- Lead- "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

48. David Hemmings

Actor | Blowup

David Hemmings, one of the great English cinema icons of the 1960s, was born in Guildford, Surrey, on November 18, 1941, to a cookie merchant and his wife. He was educated at Glyn College, Epsom, but while still a child, Hemmings made his first forays into the world of entertainment. An ...

1975 Nominee- Lead- "Deep Red"

49. Katharine Ross

Actress | The Graduate

Katharine Juliet Ross was born on January 29, 1940 in Hollywood, California, to Katharine W. (Hall) and Dudley T. Ross. Her father, who also worked for the Associated Press, was away in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and ...

1975 Nominee- Lead- "The Stepford Wives"

50. Roy Scheider

Actor | Jaws

Lean, angular-faced and authoritatively spoken lead / supporting actor Roy Scheider obviously never heard the old actor's axiom about "never appearing with kids or animals" lest they overshadow your performance. Breaking that rule did him no harm, though, as he achieved pop cult status by finding, ...

1975 Nominee- Lead- "Jaws"

51. Nell Campbell

Actress | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Nell Campbell (aka Little Nell) was born May 24, 1953 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the daughter of Ross, humorist and editor of the Daily Telegraph, and Ruth Campbell. She made her "debut" tap dancing for an exhibition for Martin Sharp in 1970. When she turned 18 her father moved ...

1975 Nominee- Supporting- "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (as Little Nell)

52. Tim Curry

Actor | Congo

Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with ...

**WINNER- 1975- Supporting- "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"**

53. Sheila Keith

Actress | Ballet Shoes

Character actress Sheila Keith was born to Scottish parents in London, England on June 9, 1920. Keith was raised since the age of two by an aunt in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Sheila trained to be an actress at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. Keith began her ...

1975 Nominee- Supporting- "Cover Up" (or Frightmare)

54. Robert Shaw

Actor | Jaws

Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927, in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while...

1975 Nominee- Supporting- "Jaws"

55. Aldo Valletti

Actor | Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

Aldo Valletti was born in 1930 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor, known for Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975), Shoot First, Die Later (1974) and I Am Afraid (1977). He died in 1992 in Rome.

1975 Nominee- Supporting- "Salo: 120 Days Of Sodom"

56. Roberts Blossom

Actor | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Roberts Blossom was a marvelously quirky, talented, and versatile character actor who was especially adept at portraying cantankerous old oddballs. Born in 1924 in New Haven, Connecticutt, Blossom graduated from the prestigious Asheville School in 1941 and attended Harvard. Roberts initially ...

1974 Nominee- Lead- "Deranged"

57. Marilyn Burns

Actress | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Marilyn Burns was born Mary Lynn Ann Burns on May 7, 1949 in Erie, Pennsylvania, and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Drama. Marilyn was one of the original scream queens, remembered primarily for her role in ...

**WINNER- 1974- Lead- "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"**

58. Olivia Hussey

Actress | Romeo and Juliet

At age 15, when most young women are nurturing dreams of romance, Olivia Hussey was giving life to Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968). Her performance in one of the most celebrated roles ever written in the English language won her the Golden Globe and two successive Best Actor ...

1974 Nominee- Lead- "Black Christmas"

59. Scott Jacoby

Actor | The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Scott Jacoby was born on November 26, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), That Certain Summer (1972) and Baxter! (1973). He has been married to Lyn Jacoby since June 23, 1985. They have two children.

1974 Nominee- Lead- "Bad Ronald"

60. Udo Kier

Actor | The Painted Bird

Udo Kier was born October 14, 1944 in Cologne, Germany, during World War II. His entrance was just as dramatic as some of his roles. On the evening of his birth Udo's mother requested extra time with her new baby. The nurses had gathered all of the other babies and returned them to the nursery when...

1974 Nominee- Lead- "Blood For Dracula"

61. Gunnar Hansen

Actor | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

He was born in Reykjavik, Iceland and moved to the United States at the age of 5. Gunnar lived in Maine till he was 11, his family then moving to Texas, where he went to high school before attending the University of Texas. At the university, he did some theater work and majored in English and ...

1974 Nominee- Supporting- "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

62. Margot Kidder

Actress | Superman

Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...

1974 Nominee- Supporting- "Black Christmas"

63. Edwin Neal

Actor | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Born in Houston, Texas, USA, following high school Edwin studied w/ Zula Pearson at Lon Morris in Jacksonville, Texas, before moving on to acting/directing studies w/ B. Iden Payne at Univ. of Texas Drama Dept. While there, he auditioned for role of HitchHiker in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". Edwin ...

1974 Nominee- Supporting- "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

64. Paul A. Partain

Actor | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Paul Alan Partain was born on November 22, 1946 in Austin, Texas. Paul first started acting in his junior high school days; he was a member of the drama club and acted on a regular basis in school plays. Partain served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam war. After finishing his tour of ...

1974 Nominee- Supporting- "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

65. Jim Siedow

Actor | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Jim Siedow was a marvelously quirky and distinctive character actor who achieved instant cult favorite status with his terrific portrayal of the weary and irascible the Cook in Tobe Hooper's immortal and outstanding horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Siedow was born on June 12th, 1920 in...

**WINNER- 1974- Supporting- "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"**

66. Ellen Burstyn

Actress | Requiem for a Dream

Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of Irish, French/French-Canadian, Pennsylvania Dutch (German), and Native American ancestry.. She worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a ...

1973 Nominee- Lead- "The Exorcist"

67. Christina Lindberg

Actress | Thriller - en grym film

Gorgeous and voluptuous brunette beauty Britt Christina Marinette Lindberg was born on December 6, 1950, in Gothenburg, Sweden, to a working-class family, with one sister and two brothers. She studied Latin at school and initially planned on being an archaeologist. Doing some modeling while still ...

1973 Nominee- Lead- "Thriller! A Cruel Picture"

68. Vincent Price

Actor | Laura

Actor, raconteur, art collector and connoisseur of haute cuisine are just some of the attributes associated with Vincent Price. He was born of Welsh ancestry to prosperous parents ("not rich enough to evoke envy but successful enough to demand respect"). His uniquely cultivated voice and persona ...

1973 Nominee- Lead- "Theater Of Blood"

69. Georgina Spelvin

Actress | Police Academy

Georgina Spelvin was born on March 1, 1936 in Houston, Texas, USA as Shelley Bob Graham. She is an actress, known for Police Academy (1984) and Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986). She has been married to John Welsh since January 16, 2000. She was previously married to Richard Michael Abel ...

**WINNER- 1973- Lead- "The Devil In Miss Jones"**

70. Donald Sutherland

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others.

Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint ...

1973 Nominee- Lead- "Don't Look Now"

71. Linda Blair

Actress | The Exorcist

From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist (1973). Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed...

**WINNER- 1973- Supporting- "The Exorcist"** (10 Nominees In Supporting This Year)

72. Julie Christie

Actress | Doctor Zhivago

Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses," was born in Chabua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1940, the daughter of Rosemary (Ramsden), a painter, and Francis St. John "Frank" Christie, a tea planter. The young Christie grew up on her father's ...

1973 Nominee- Supporting- "Don't Look Now"

73. Marlene Clark

Actress | Enter the Dragon

Lovely, sultry and charismatic Marlene Clark was born December 19, 1949, in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a bus driver and her mother worked in a factory. Marlene grew up in New York City's Harlem area, and went to junior college in Tennessee. She was a speech major at the City College of...

1973 Nominee- Supporting- "Ganga And Hess"

74. Britt Ekland

Actress | The Man with the Golden Gun

Britt Ekland was born in Sweden and grew up to be the poster girl for beautiful, big-eyed Scandinavian blondes. She attended a drama school and then joined a traveling theater group. With her looks as her passport, Britt entered films and became a star in Italy. When Peter Sellers met her in a ...

1973 Nominee- Supporting- "The Wicker Man"

75. Kate Jackson

Actress | Scarecrow and Mrs. King

Lucy Kate Jackson was born in Birmingham, AL on October 29.1948. She attended the University of Mississippi but left during her sophomore year to begin studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She was a supporting cast member on Dark Shadows (1966) (Daphne, 1970-1971) and on The Rookies (...

1973 Nominee- Supporting- "Satan's School For Girls"

76. Christopher Lee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

1973 Nominee- Supporting- "The Wicker Man"

77. Hilary Mason

Actress | Don't Look Now

Although a prolific television character actress for almost half a century, Hilary Mason will be best remembered on screen as the blind, psychic Heather in the macabre supernatural thriller "Don't Look Now". The 1973 film starred Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland as John and Laura Baxter, a ...

1973 Nominee- Supporting- "Don't Look Now"

78. Jason Miller

Actor | The Exorcist

Character actor and playwright Jason Miller had a variety of jobs before he started a writing career and wrote his own play, "That Championship Season", for which he received the Pulitzer Prize Award. Miller gave up his professional writing career in the early seventies to start acting. In 1973, he...

1973 Nominee- Supporting- "The Exorcist"

79. David Mooney

Actor | Chaplin

David Mooney was born on August 26, 1941 in Center, Texas, USA as David Lamar Mooney. He was an actor and producer, known for Chaplin (1992), Esoteric (2004) and Limited Edition (2003). He died on April 1, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.

1973 Nominee- Supporting- "The Baby"

80. Max von Sydow

Actor | Flash Gordon

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

1973 Nominee- Supporting- "The Exorcist"

81. Judy Geeson

Actress | 10 Rillington Place

Born in Arundel, Sussex, in 1948, Judy's father moved the family to London when she was 10 years old and enrolled her and sister Sally Geeson into the Corona Academy, Chiswick. Judy initially wanted to be a ballet dancer but had to change course when she suffered from terrible headaches as a result...

1972 Nominee- Lead- "Fear In The Night"

82. Uta Hagen

Actress | The Other

Noted stage actress who has also done limited work in TV and film. Born in Germany and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her Broadway debut was in "The Seagull" in 1938. She won her first Tony (and other awards) in 1950 for Clifford Odets "...

1972 Nominee- Lead- "The Other"

83. Darren McGavin

Actor | A Christmas Story

A remarkably seasoned actor of stage, screen and television, Darren McGavin has notched in excess of 200 performances; however, he is most fondly remembered by cult TV fans as heroic newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak in the classic but short-lived horror TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974). ...

1972 Nominee- Lead- "The Night Stalker"

84. Jon Voight

Actor | Midnight Cowboy

Jon Voight was born on December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Jonathan Vincent Voight. He is an actor, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Anaconda (1997) and Deliverance (1972). He was previously married to Marcheline Bertrand and Lauri Peters.

**WINNER- 1972- Lead- "Deliverance"**

85. Susannah York

Actress | Superman

The lovely Susannah York, a gamin, blue-eyed, cropped blonde British actress, displayed a certain crossover star quality when she dared upon the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s. A purposefully intriguing, enigmatic and noticeably uninhibited talent, she was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher on ...

1972 Nominee- Lead- "Images"

86. Ned Beatty

Actor | Network

Stocky, genial-looking supporting actor Ned Beatty was once hailed by Daily Variety as the "busiest actor in Hollywood".

Ned Thomas Beatty was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Margaret (Fortney) and Charles William Beatty. He grew up fishing and working on farms. His hometown of St. Matthews, ...

1972 Nominee- Supporting- "Deliverance"

87. Florinda Bolkan

Actress | Cari genitori

A sensuous, versatile legend of arthouse and grindhouse Italian cinema, Florinda Bolkan was born Florinda Soares Bulcão in Uruburetama, Ceará, Brazil, as the youngest of three children from a Brazilian father and an Indios mother. Her father, diplomat José Pedro Soares Bulcão, died when she was 14,...

1972 Nominee- Supporting- "Don't Torture A Duckling"

88. Lucy Grantham

Actress | The Last House on the Left

Lucy Grantham was born on October 13, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Last House on the Left (1972) and Loops (1973).

1972 Nominee- Supporting- "The Last House On The Left"

89. David Hess

Actor | The Last House on the Left

David Alexander Hess was born in New York City in 1936. He began his professional career as a songwriter for Shalimar Music, in 1957, under the pseudonym of David Hill. His first recording was a quick hit, which was later performed by and credited to Elvis Presley, "All Shook Up."

David went on to ...

**WINNER- 1972- Supporting- "The Last House On The Left"**

90. Jeramie Rain

Actress | The Last House on the Left

Jeramie Rain was born on August 23, 1948 in Charleston, West Virginia. After appearing on episodes of General Hospital (1963) and The Doctors (1963), she gained international recognition in 1972 for her convincing portrayal of the sadistic Sadie in Wes Craven's controversial debut film The Last ...

1972 Nominee- Supporting- "The Last House On The Left"

91. Zohra Lampert

Actress | Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Solemn, Middle Eastern-looking Zohra Lampert had a touching, understated quality to her talent that should have gone further in the film business than it did. Somehow she never got the bigger breaks necessary for top-flight stardom. Still and all, this comely actress with soft, vulnerable features ...

1971 Nominee- Lead- "Let's Scare Jessica To Death"

92. Katsuo Nakamura

Actor | Shirikurae Magoichi

Katsuo Nakamura was born on April 23, 1938 in Tokyo, Japan as Katsuo Ogawa. He is an actor, known for Shirikurae Magoichi (1969), Kagero-za (1981) and Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969).

1971 Nominee- Lead- "Demons"

93. Debbie Reynolds

Actress | Singin' in the Rain

Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a ...

**WINNER- 1971- Lead- "What's The Matter With Helen?"**

94. Vanessa Redgrave

Actress | Atonement

On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, ...

1971 Nominee- Lead- "The Devils"

95. Jessica Walter

Actress | Arrested Development

A graduate of New York's High School of the Performing Arts and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Walter's extensive theater credits include productions both on- and off-Broadway. On Broadway, she has appeared in Peter Ustinov's "Photo Finish" (which earned her the Clarence Derwent ...

1971 Nominee- Lead- "Play Misty For Me"

96. Graham Armitage

Actor | The Devils

Graham Armitage was born on April 24, 1936 in Manchester, England. He was an actor, known for The Devils (1971), Jane and the Lost City (1987) and The Avengers (1961). He died on March 6, 1999 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

1971 Nominee- Supporting- "The Devils"

97. Gretchen Corbett

Actress | The Rockford Files

Gretchen Corbett was born on August 13, 1945 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Gretchen Hoyt Corbett. She is an actress, known for The Rockford Files (1974), Magnum, P.I. (1980) and Otherworld (1985).

1971 Nominee- Supporting- "Let's Scare Jessica To Death"

98. Peter Cushing

Actor | Star Wars

Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was ...

1971 Nominee- Supporting- "Twins Of Evil"

99. Donald Pleasence

Actor | Halloween

Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the ...

1971 Nominee- Supporting- "Wake In Fright"

100. Delphine Seyrig

Actress | The Day of the Jackal

Delphine was born in Beirut on the 10th April 1932 into an intellectual Protestant family. Her Alsatian father, Henri Seyrig, was the director of the Archaeological Institute and later France's cultural attaché in New York during World War Two. Her Swiss mother, Hermine De Saussure, was an adept of...

**WINNER- 1971- Supporting- "Daughters Of Darkness"**



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