Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh

Highest Rated: 100% Harper (1966)

Lowest Rated: 8% Night of the Lepus (1972)

Birthday: Jul 06, 1927

Birthplace: Merced, California, USA

Actress Janet Leigh's early film career found her playing wholesome ingénues in everything from musicals and Westerns to comedies and thrillers, which made excellent use of her generous smile and unflaggingly positive nature. But in 1960, Leigh's name - and terrifying screams - became synonymous with cinematic legend as Alfred Hitchcock's doomed heroine in the infamous stabbing shower scene from "Psycho." Despite her later roles, which were eventually superseded by turns as a mother, humanitarian and best-selling author, audiences would still forever remember those fateful 45 seconds of the dying Leigh, glimpsed in silhouette, her hands tearing vainly at the shower curtain as her blood spirals down the drain. Like the film itself, Leigh became an enduring part of the fabric of movie history.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Making of Psycho Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet In My Sister's Shadow Kay Connor (Character) - 1999
52% 49% Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Norma Watson (Character) $55M 1998
74% 64% The Fog Kathy Williams (Character) $69.5K 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boardwalk Florence Cohen (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 25% Mirror, Mirror Millie Gorman (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at the World Series Karen Weese (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Telethon Elaine Cotten (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Forgotten Lady Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murdock's Gang Laura Talbot (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 33% One Is a Lonely Number Gert Meredith (Character) - 1972
8% 26% Night of the Lepus Gerry Bennett (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Killed a Ghost Glory Bates (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deadly Dream Laurel Hanley (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House on Greenapple Road Marian Ord (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeymoon With a Stranger Sandra Latham (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 57% Hello Down There Vivian Miller (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Monk Janice Barnes (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Deductible Virginia Ballard (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 74% Grand Slam Mary Ann (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spy in the Green Hat Miss Diketon (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 8% An American Dream Cherry McMahon (Character) - 1966
100% 74% Harper Susan Harper (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 64% Three on a Couch Dr. Elizabeth Acord (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kid Rodelo Nora (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wives and Lovers Bertie Austin (Character) - 1963
89% 66% Bye Bye Birdie Rosie DeLeon (Character) - 1963
97% 90% The Manchurian Candidate Eugenie Rose Chaney (Character) $1.9M 1962
No Score Yet 53% Pepe Herself (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 41% Who Was That Lady? Ann Wilson (Character) - 1960
96% 95% Psycho Marion Crane (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 36% The Perfect Furlough Lt. Vicki Loren (Character) - 1959
95% 92% Touch of Evil Susan "Susie" Vargas (Character) - 1958
76% 73% The Vikings Morgana (Character) - 1958
60% 39% Jet Pilot Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon/Olga Orlief (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Safari Linda Latham (Character) - 1956
80% 62% My Sister Eileen Eileen Sherwood (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 43% Pete Kelly's Blues Ivy Conrad (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 36% Rogue Cop Karen Stephanson (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 34% Prince Valiant Princess Aleta (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 54% Living It Up Wally Cook (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 43% The Black Shield of Falworth Lady Anne (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confidentially Connie Connie Bedloe (Character) - 1953
85% 59% Houdini Bess Houdini (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walking My Baby Back Home Chris Hall (Character) - 1953
100% 75% The Naked Spur Lina Patch (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 84% Scaramouche Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just This Once Lucille `'Lucy'` Duncan (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fearless Fagan Abby Ames (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strictly Dishonorable Isabelle Perry (Character) - 1951
83% 63% Angels in the Outfield Jennifer Paige (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 10% It's a Big Country Rosa Szabo Xenophon (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 38% Two Tickets to Broadway Nancy Peterson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 83% The Doctor and the Girl Evelyn "Taffy" Heldon (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 66% That Forsyte Woman June Forsyte (Character) - 1950
91% 76% Act of Violence Edith Enley (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 58% The Red Danube Olga Alexandrova/Maria Buhlen (Character) - 1949
71% 83% Little Women Meg (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 70% Holiday Affair Connie Ennis (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 60% Hills of Home Margit Mitchell (Character) - 1948
20% 63% Words and Music Dorothy Feiner Rodgers (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% If Winter Comes Effie Bright (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 33% The Romance of Rosy Ridge Lissy Anne MacBean (Character) - 1947

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Unknown (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Grace Wheeler Willis (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Movin' On Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Story Leonie (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1961 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1960-1961 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theater Unknown (Character) 1953

QUOTES FROM Janet Leigh CHARACTERS

Princess Morgana says: I will not lift one finger to resist you.

Kathy Williams says: Sandy, you're the only person I know who can make "Yes, Ma'am" sound like "screw you".

Kathy Williams says: Sandy, you're the only person I know who can make 'Yes, Ma'am' sound like 'screw you'.

Sandy Fadel says: Yes, Ma'am.

Norman Bates says: It's not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?

Marion Crane says: Yes. Sometimes just one time can be enough.

Marion Crane says: Do you have any vacancies?

Norman Bates says: Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies.

Norman Bates says: It's not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?

Marion Crane says: Yes. Sometimes just one time can be enough.

Norma Watson says: Oh. Miss Tate. I didn't mean to make you jump. It's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare.

Laurie Strode says: I've had my share.

Connie Ennis says: Oh, you're always so wrong about me. I have a wonderful memory of a husband and a marriage. You're trying to take it away from me.

Steve Mason says: Nobody wants to do that. I know. I'm sure Carl doesn't. All anybody wants is for you to live in the present and not be afraid of the future. You know, maybe it could happen again if you quit pretending that something that's dead is still alive.

Connie Ennis says: Oh, alright, if it will make you any happier, you're a fortune teller. You're absolutely right about me all the time. I want everything just the way it is - Mrs. Status Quo. Just me and Timmy - no changes.

Steve Mason says: And I want a girl that'll drop everything and run to me, no matter what the score is.

Norman Bates says: It's not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?

Marion Crane says: Yes. Sometimes just one time can be enough.

Norma Watson says: Oh. Miss Tate. I didn't mean to make you jump. It's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare.

Laurie Strode says: I've had my share.