The masked slasher Michael Myers may be the face of the Halloween franchise, but its beating heart has always been original "final girl" Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis. The first film was her big break, her first feature film credit, and propelled her into a position as a "scream queen" for several years. She returned to the role of Laurie Strode a few times over the years, but the original is what she is most remembered for - and Curtis seems to be okay with that.
Listening to her talk about the making of the movie with a fondness and affection, it's impossible not to see the strength and determination of Laurie Strode in Curtis - even if the real-life Curtis may be a little more sarcastic and foul-mouthed than her onscreen counterpart ever would have been.
She Got The Part Because Of Her Mother's Role In 'Psycho'
She Shopped For Laurie's Clothes At JCPenney
She Thought She Was Going To Get Fired After Her First Day
She Called The Michael Myers Mask 'Horsesh*t'
She Had To Get Rid Of Her Perm For The Role
She Made Up The Song Laurie Sings On The Spot