The actress and scream-queen Barbara Crampton was born on December 27th, 1958 on Long Island, New York. She grew up in the American Northeast, traveling with her father who was a carny with traveling fairs.
Crampton studied theater in college, and then moved to Los Angeles. She started appearing in various films in the early 1980s. Among these were a series of B-movies that solidified her position as a cult film star, including Re-Animator, Chopping Mall, and Puppet Master.
Crampton still acts, appearing in mostly horror films. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children.
When I was in high school I would actually sign up for junk mail. It didn’t matter what it was: newspapers, magazines, anything. I’d get at least three free newspapers every day that I would never read. I’d just collect them and store them in boxes. I loved getting junk mail. It made me feel…important.
And then a couple of years later I discovered aromatherapy and things got better for me.