Felissa Rose’s most notable horror role was that of Angela in 1983’s Sleepaway Camp. At the age of 13, she made her film debut in what is still considered one of the most shocking reveals in horror history.
Although there were two initial Sleepaway Camp sequels, Pamela Springsteen played Angela in both of those. Felissa Rose returned as her iconic character in 2008’s Return to Sleepaway Camp, and over the years, has continued to embrace the role she originated.
She is beloved at horror conventions, where she is more than willing to pose with fans, usually with that Angela image that is burned in our brains: Eyes wild and looking to the side, mouth open wide in a terrifying grin.
Even though Angela is the role for which she will always be remembered, she has continued to act, with her focus nearly always on horror roles. Most recently she appeared in Terrifier 2 and A Nun’s Curse, but she also made appearances in Death House and Victor Crowley.
Her death at the hands of Victor Crowley (played by Kane Hodder) was an especially gruesome scene in the latter film. And if you can’t get enough of Felissa Rose onscreen, she also has a podcast with fellow horror actors Kane Hodder and Tiffany Shepis. It’s a fun podcast for horror fans, as the three seasoned actors dish about their on-set stories, conventions and the like.