"People weren't prepared to see baboons with machine guns."
Heather Langenkamp, the beloved scream queen who played final girl Nancy Thompson in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, could never get past the horror genre, so she made a documentary about life as a "final girl."
Denise Crosby, the 'Star Trek' actor who made Tasha Yar legendary, continues to appear in films and on television as heroines in all sorts of universes. I met her recently at a Star Trek convention and, surprisingly, we hit it off. A month later I...