Betsy Palmer

Betsy Palmer

2006 Best Actress Winner: Terror Film Festival for Penny Dreadful (2005).

Betsy was once a professional secretary.

Daughter, Missy, who was born in the autumn of 1962. Betsy's husband was a practicing pediatrician.

Lived with James Dean for eight months.

She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

She was nominated for a 1974 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for her performance in William Inge's play, "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs", at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Stated that she never would have played the role of Mrs. Pamela Voorhees in Friday the 13th (1980/I) if it weren't for the fact that she was in desperate need of a new car. In fact after she read the script she called the film, "A piece of shit!"

The first name of her daughter, Missy, was Melissa.

Was asked to reprise her role of "Mrs. Pamela Voorhees" in Freddy vs. Jason (2003) but turned it down because she felt the part was too small of a role for her. The role went to Paula Shaw.

Was once a chauffeur for the actress Mady Christians.