Janet Leigh was a popular actress in the 1950s and 60s, best known for her role in 'Psycho'. She was married to actor Tony Curtis and had two daughters, including Jamie Lee Curtis, who also became a successful actress.
Jamie Lee Curtis' mother is actress Janet Leigh, famous for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho. Janet Leigh was married to Jamie Lee Curtis' father, actor Tony Curtis, from 1951 to 1962.
Janet Leigh was a successful actress during the 1950s and 60s, appearing in many Hollywood films like 'Scandal in the Sun', 'I'm an FBI Agent' and 'The Great Knife'. But she became famous mostly for her part of her in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 picture "Psycho," which she played. In this movie, Janet Leigh plays Marion Crane, a woman who is killed in the famous "shower" scene.
Her performance in 'Psycho' earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She continued to work in film and television for many years, garnering other honors and awards. Janet Leigh was also one of the first women to advertise body care products, appearing in a commercial for the perfume brand 'Chanel No. 5'.
Janet Leigh married Tony Curtis in 1951 and the two had two daughters, Kelly and Jamie Lee. The couple was one of Hollywood's most famous during the 1950s and 1960s. However, their marriage was turbulent and they separated in 1962, divorcing the following year.
Jamie Lee Curtis followed in the footsteps of her parents becoming a successful actress herself, appearing in many films such as 'Halloween', 'A fish called Wanda' and 'True Lies'. She has also won several awards for her career, including two Golden Globes and a BAFTA.