Born 1958 in Santa Monica, California, to actor Tony Curtis and actress Janet Leigh, American actress, author, and activist Jamie Lee Curtis made her film debut in 1978 in John Carpenter’s horror film Halloween. The film established her as a “scream queen”, and she went on to appear in a string of horror movies throughout the early 1980s.
Curtis won a Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award and a Saturn Award for playing the role of Helen Tasker in James Cameron’s True Lies (1994).She also received a Golden Globe and a People’s Choice Award for her portrayal of Hannah Miller on the ABC sitcom, Anything But Love (1989–1992). She earned an Emmy Award nomination for her work in the television film Nicholas’ Gift (1998). She also starred as Cathy Munsch on the Fox horror comedy series Scream Queens (2015–2016), for which she earned her seventh Golden Globe nomination.
Curtis has written numerous acclaimed children’s books, with her 1998 release Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day making The New York Times‘ best-seller list. She is also a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post.
Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.
Here below is a beautiful photo collection of Jamie Lee Curtis together with her mother Janet Leigh in the late 1970s.