Barbara Crampton

Barbara Crampton

actress, producer, executive

Barbara Crampton was born on Dec 27, 1958 in USA. Barbara Crampton's big-screen debut came with Love Thy Neighbor directed by Tony Bill in 1984. Barbara Crampton is known for Re-Animator directed by Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs stars as Herbert West and Bruce Abbott as Dan Cain. Barbara Crampton has got 7 awards and 12 nominations so far. The most recent award Barbara Crampton achieved is FANtastic Horror Film Festival, San Diego. The upcoming new movie Barbara Crampton plays is Glorious which will be released on Aug 18, 2022.

Barbara Crampton was born on December 27, 1958 in Levittown, New York. Growing up in Vermont, she spent the majority of her childhood summers traveling the country with a roadside carnival that her father worked for. Crampton began acting in school plays in seventh grade and subsequently studied drama in high school. She earned a BA in Theater Arts from Castleton State College and, following graduation, portrayed "Cordelia" in an American Theater of Actors production of "King Lear" in New York.The young actress then moved to Los Angeles and, in 1983, made her TV debut with a recurring role on the popular daytime soap opera Des jours et des vies (1965). The following year she had a brief, but memorable role in Brian De Palma's Body Double (1984), which was followed by the 1985 comedy Fraternity Vacation (1985). Barbara achieved enduring cult popularity as college coed Megan Halsey in Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator (1985) and, after making a splash in the horror genre, successively starred in From Beyond: Aux portes de l'au-delà (1986), Shopping (1986), Puppet Master (1989), and Castle Freak (1995), among others.Outside of horror, Barbara had recurring roles on daytime television soap operas Haine et passion (1952); Amour, gloire et beauté (1987), and Les feux de l'amour (1973), for which won a Soap Opera Digest Award.Years after retiring from acting to raise a family, Crampton returned to film in 2011 with a role in Adam Wingard's You're Next (2011). She subsequently appeared in number of new films, the majority of which were horror. Highlights of her return include Lords of Salem (2012), We Are Still Here (2015), and Beyond the Gates (2016).Crampton's hobbies include skiing, yoga, horseback riding, running, working out with weights, and shopping for antiques at flea markets. She lives outside of San Francisco with her husband, Robert Bleckman, and their two children.

  • Birthday

    Dec 27, 1958
  • Place of Birth

    Levittown, Long Island, New York, USA
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7 wins & 12 nominations

FANtastic Horror Film Festival, San Diego
Best Actress in a Feature Film
Winner - FANtastic Award
Best Ensemble Cast
Winner - FANtastic Award
Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards
Best Column
Winner - Rondo Statuette
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