Thursday, July 22, 2010

An American Dream

Janet Leigh is best known for her role as Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Though Leigh is only in the movie for less than half of it, everyone remembers her iconic shower scene vividly. The implied nudity, brutality, and convincing scream from Leigh made more than a few people frightened to shower without the doors securely locked.

Many also associate Leigh with her former husband, Tony Curtis, and her famous Scream Queen daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis. Few know that Leigh received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California on May 14, 2004. She was also named as one of the 100 sexiest stars in film history by Empire magazine in 1995.

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