Women In Horror: The Five Most Important “Final Girls” In Horror History

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5) Kirsty Cotton (Hellraiser and Hellraiser II: Hellbound)

Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) in Hellraiser (New World Pictures)

Puzzling our list at number five of the most important female protagonist in horror history is Kirsty Cotton from the Hellraiser series.

Brought to life by the stunning Ashley Laurence, Cotton is everything you want in protagonist. She’s strong, intelligent, and is ferociously fearless. Don’t think so? Just ask ole Pinhead.

First appearing in Clive Barker’s 1987 masterpiece, Hellraiser, Kirsty Cotton is as memorable as they get. With so much in stress in the family, it’s sad that she had to deal with the Cenobites as well. But then again, that’s what makes her so amazing.