Aug 23 2011
Just the other day we did a feature on males who do creepy well. Today we’re focusing on females. You might also remember us doing an article on weird looking actresses as well. One might think that the actresses here would be the same but surprisingly there wasn’t much overlap.
It takes a lot of skill to play a psycho or a “creepy” person. And as a female I think a woman has to be exceptional. Why? Because the bar is way higher and unfortunately women are judged on looks way too much in Hollywood.
So here are six actresses who kick ass at creepy. By the way, Meryl Streep isn’t on this list but I’m sure she would outshine anyone in a creepy role if she wanted to….
OK she’s just weird looking so yeah, Swinton doesn’t need much more other than those looks. But you have to admit she’s an extremely talented actress. She was sort of creepy in The Beach and clearly freaky in Chronicles of Narnia. I’m waiting for her to play a psycho killer though.
I think this obviously begins and ends with Carrie. Honestly do we need any other proof here? No way. Not even close. And yeah, Spacek is another one whose got the look of a psycho. Hell she was pretty weird in In the Bedroom.
Can you say Fatal Attraction? That movie is another one where we need nothing else to prove that Close belongs on this list. But let’s not count out the movie 101 Dalmations. Seriously, I’m 32 and she scared the hell out of me in that.
She might be one of the scariest looking people I’ve ever seen. Good God she was freaky looking in The Shining. I was more scared of her than Jack Nicholson. Hell she weirded me out in Popeye for Christ’s sake.
Helena Bonham Carter
If you’re married to Tim Burton you get a free pass to be on this list. I happen to think Carter is very attractive and also a great actress. But she happens to be born to play the freaky role. I loved her in Fight Club but take any Burton movie as well and you’re golden.
In the last 10 years Kidman qualifies in the looks department. I don’t know what the hell happened to her face. But let’s not forget about her role in To Die For. She was as psychotic as they come in that movie. She was even a little scary in Dead Calm too.
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