TV’s Top 10 Scream Queens

When we think of Scream Queens we usually picture the ladies of our favorite horror films getting slashed and shot at. Series such as Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween have given us actresses who have dominated the horror genre and earned themselves the royal title. Horror is big on TV too and never more than right now. This blog will countdown 10 of the best and most active scream queens to grace the television screen.


Honorable Mentions: Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Anna Paquin (True Blood)


  1. Laurie Holden

Most people will recognize Holden as the spitfire Andrea from The Walking Dead but years ago she also appeared as Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files.


  1. Katie Cassidy

Cassidy will be recognized by Supernatural fans as Ruby but she also starred in CBS’s one-season mystery horror Harper’s Island.


  1. Phoebe Tonkin

Phoebe Tonkin got her start in TV horror in the CW’s The Secret Circle. She then moved on to the network’s immensely popular show The Vampire Diaries and the spinoff, The Originals.


  1. Katie McGrath

Irish actress McGrath made her American television debut in the short-lived Dracula. She later went on to star in the first season of Chiller’s original series Slasher.


  1. Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson is one of the biggest stars of the hit show American Horror Story, having appeared in all five seasons as six different characters. Paulson was also on the show American Gothic in the mid-1990’s.


  1. Lauren Cohan

Cohan is one of the most popular actors of the hit show The Walking Dead as zombie-killing Maggie. She’s also made appearances on The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.


  1. Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts has been in two different seasons American Horror Story and starred in the surprisingly fun show Scream Queens.


  1. Madchen Amick

This veteran actress got her start on the soon-to-be brought back to life Twin Peaks. Since then she’s also shown up on American Horror Story and starred in Witches of East End.


  1. Sarah Michelle Gellar

She may only have been in one horror-themed television show but when that show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it means she’s come out on top as one of the most iconic characters of all time.


  1. Gillian Anderson

She became famous for her role as the fantastic Agent Scully on the long-running The X-Files, which has recently been rebooted. Anderson has also cemented her spot as a TV Scream Queen with the horror show Hannibal.