Barbara Crampton’s career as an iconic figure in the horror / thriller genres has spanned 4 decades and continues to gain momentum. Born in a suburb of New York City and raised in Vermont, Barbara started appearing in school plays when she was a young girl and went on to study acting in school. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from Castleton University, Barbara made a brief stop in New York where she appeared as Cordelia in King Lear for the American Theater of Actors, then moved to LA to commence her TV and film career. Barbara made her screen debut on the daytime drama DAYS OF OUR LIVES and her film debut in 1984’s BODY DOUBLE. She won a Soap Opera Digest award for her portrayal of the maniacal character Leanna Love, during her six years on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Cult classic RE-ANIMATOR, in which Barbara portrayed the leading role of Megan Halsey, continues to be a huge fan favorite. Other films Crampton starred in during her early career include: FROM BEYOND, the original PUPPET MASTER and the original CASTLE FREAK.
Barbara lives in California with her husband Bob and their two children, Luke and Olivia. (Photo Credit: horrorsociety.com)