Scream Queen of the Week: Amy Steel

Ginny takes a "stab" at Jason

Amy Steel is perhaps best known for her role as Ginny Field in the 1981 horror film “Friday the 13th Part 2”. Many horror fans of the series consider her to be the ultimate “Friday the 13th” final girl. Throughout the movie she proved to be tough, strong, and an overall worthy opponent for Jason. Rumor has it that in the original script, she was to be killed by Jason. Thankfully the producers came to their senses and let her character live. She was offered the chance to reprise the role for the third film in the long-running series, but was convinced to turn it down by her agent at the time. A decision that she has admitted in interviews to have some regret about. Amy Steel also starred in the 1986 underrated horror comedy “April Fool’s Day” which sadly was a bit of a box office flop but has gained in life on VHS and DVD among horror fans.

Her numerous television roles include a stint on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light as Trudy Wilson from 1980–1981, and as Peggy Warner on All My Children in 1980. Steel also starred in the short-lived television series The Powers of Matthew Star alongside Peter Barton, who went on to appear in “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter” and starred in the short-lived television series military drama For Love And Honor. Steel has made guest appearances on various TV series, including Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Family Ties, CHiPs, The A-Team, Chicago Hope, Quantum Leap, Millennium and JAG.