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Jamie Lee Curtis: ‘I never thought I’d be an actress. I could not look in the mirror and go, damn!’

The 62-year-old was just 19 when she first starred in Halloween. Eight movies and 43 years later, she talks about her emotional connection to Laurie Strode and one last hurrah planned for Ireland

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Jamie Lee Curtis never planned to follow in her parents' footsteps. Photo: Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis never planned to follow in her parents' footsteps. Photo: Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis in her first Halloween movie in 1978

Jamie Lee Curtis in her first Halloween movie in 1978

Jamie Lee Curtis with her husband Christopher Guest. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis with her husband Christopher Guest. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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Jamie Lee Curtis never planned to follow in her parents' footsteps. Photo: Getty Images

In Halloween Kills, Jamie Lee Curtis reprises one of the most iconic and resilient characters in movie history, the babysitter who took on a monster — Laurie Strode.

She’s played her in eight films over 43 years, and was just 19 the first time she did.


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