From the very beginning, cinemagoers knew she was going to be something special. Though not overwhelmingly beautiful, she was a pretty girl. In other words, it could be said that the camera Jamie Lee Curtis was very camera friendly. daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh odds were Jamie Lee Curtis would be going into the family business. However, though both of her parents were stars, Jamie Lee would outdo both of her parents in popularity.
Audiences took note of Jamie Lee from the beginning. As Laurie Strode in the 1978 horror film Halloween, Curtis found fame rig1ht away. It was her first film. However, unlike her mother, Jamie Lee would embrace the “Scream Queen” moniker without reservation. Being a sex symbol didn’t seem to phase Curtis either.
Janet Wore a Bra. Jamie Lee Didn’t
In addition to Halloween, Ms. Curtis would appear in several more horror films to start her career. Whether or not she worried about being typecast, Jamie Lee Curtis would erase all doubt.
The year was 1983 and the film that would sway public opinion Trading Places.
“(…)tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker (Aykroyd) and a poor street hustler (Murphy) whose lives cross when they are unwittingly made the subject of an elaborate bet to test how eTach man will perform when their life circumstances are swapped.”
The film would be Jamie Lee Curtis’s coming out party. As much as she would raise plaudits for her acting in the film, she opened eyes with her sexuality.
Jaime Lee would embrace sexuality as a tool she was willing to weld. As much as Psycho was a stretch for mother Janet, Jamie Lee Curtis used her sexuality to add dimension to her performances.
Films such as Love Letters, A Fish Called Wanda, the Tailor of Panama, and her sexy dance turn in True Lies, would turn up the heat on her fans. Jamie Lee Curtis would give her acting an added nuance. addition to her more sexual turns in the previously mentioned films, she even played a femme fatale in Mother’s Boy.
People couldn’t get enough of sexy Jamie Lee Curtis. In addition to playing sexy, she could throw a little goofy in as well.
Above all, in an era when long careers for actresses was rare, Jaime Lee Curtis has fashioned herself a lengthy career.