Movie: A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

The majority of women on this list would rightly hang their heads in shame over the movies in question here. Patricia Arquette, on the other hand, should be damn proud. Kicking her acting career off in the severely underrated sequel A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (Freddy Krueger’s finest hour after his debut one), the blonde bombshell turned in a strong performance that elevated one of the best horror movie sequels of all time. In this blast of a slasher flick, which was co-written by former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont, Arquette plays one member of a group of young psych ward patients all connected by their having survived Freddy’s wrath—for the time being, that is (Spoiler Alert! Arquette’s character does make it into 1988’s A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master with her pulse still active.) Arquette, however, did not return; the role was recast, with actress Tuesday Knight stepping in for the save. Considering that Knight’s biggest look post-Dream Master has been a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance in Sex And The City 2, something tells us that Arquette made the right move back in 1988.