Actor Spotlight: Juliette Cummins (Robin, A New Beginning)

Juliette really left her mark in the horror genre in the mid 1980’s appearing in cult favorites such as Slumber Party Massacre 2, Psycho 3 and Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Her work seemed to always involve nudity which she mentioned in Crystal Lake Memories as something that she feared saying no to. She explained that back then she was afraid to lose her job if she refused to do the extra nude scenes she was asked to do in A New Beginning. Juliette also stated that now people win Academy Awards for going nude. I tend to agree with where she is on her thinking.

One thing that some fans may not know is that Juliette was a U.S. Olympic Gymnast for 14 years. Skills which she used while filming the 1986 film Psycho 3. While filming her scene with Jeff Fahey, her character “Red” is thrown out of the Bates Motel. Anthony Perkins was to request that a stunt double be used for that scene, but Juliette insisted she perform the stunt. According to her interview with www.thepsychomovies.com, it took 2-3 takes and her knowlwedge of how to fall properly due to her gymnastic training aided in completing the scene.

Sadly, it seems as though a bad experience on the film Click: The Calendar Girl Killer, which included problems with unions and the Screen Actors Guild, soured Juliette on the low budget movie business and she began concentrating on commercials and teaching acting. Born and raised in South Beach, California she decided to stay close to home and at last we checked she is still acting in commercials and teaching acting in Los Angeles.

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8 Responses to “ Actor Spotlight: Juliette Cummins (Robin, A New Beginning) ”

  1. She’s great. I’ll never forget her line, “at least the vibrator gets me OFF”. I was 10 seeing Psycho 3 with my dad and was thinking, “what does THAT mean?”.

  2. My first memory of Juliette was when she and her Friday 5-boy friend were making out nearby the Hubbards place..I was watching the video rental with my mother and first thing my mom said was “she’s got beautiful breasts” I think she really ment that they at least were real and not implants….I agree with her….Nice to have a little knowlige about some of the Friday castmembers so many years later. Thanx

  3. ummmm Sybren van der Schoot
    wrong actress
    your thinking of Tina(Debisue Voorhees)

  4. Ha Ha indeed. At least you mentioned the other girl in the movie that showed her assets, Sybren! ;)

  5. Yeah I remember watching Psycho 3 when I was a kid. And when I saw Her I was thinking that She looked familiar. It wasnt until She was topless that it hit Me “Oh thats Robin from FT13th part 5″.

  6. It’s amazing how many movies that can be watched and you don’t even realize the same actors are in all of the movies within a certain era. I did not even realize it was Juliette in Psycho 3 until I bought the VHS from a store that was closing in 1995 and after watching it that night, I thought, hey I know her. ;)

  7. Juliette is great. I am friends with her on Facebook and she is very nice. They are re-releasing Slumber Party Massacre 2 as a special edition DVD sometime in the near future and she said that all of the cast filmed lots of great stuff for it. Sadly though, since the people responsible for the filming did not allow Juliette to see the footage, she refused to sign the release contract and so all of the footage featuring the beautiful red head will be deleted and not included in the release. They will also be deleting her commentary.

  8. hmm reading all the above sounds to me like she is a bit of a pain to work with.Union & SAG Problems -go thru all that work then not sign the consent.I mean she must know what they filmed of her.

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