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.
Barbara Crampton Filmography
Body Double (1984)
Fraternity Vacation (1985)
Chopping Mall (1986)
Puppet Master (1989) as Woman at Carnival
Trancers II (1991)
Robot Wars (1993)
Castle Freak (1995)
Space Truckers (1996)
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.