|Ellen Lutter (far right) at the New York Women in Film & TV Awards|
A semi-recent photo of Ellen Lutter (far right) who was the only women who has portrayed Jason Voorhees in Friday The 13th: Part II. Of course us fans are all aware that she did the scene where Jason was walking up to Alice's home in the opening scene. This is Lutter at a 2006 Designers event. Lutter is better known nowadays as a costume designer for Hollywood and has done most of Adam Sandler's movies.
|Taso Stavrakis and a fan from www.wickedmasks.com|
But did you know that a male portrayed Mrs. Voorhees in the end of Friday The 13th; it's true. Taso Stavrakis played Pamela Voorhees in the decapitation scene (seen below) and the hands on screen were those of Stavrakis. He was also the killer in the scene where Annie (Robbi Morgan) was killed. Stavrakis was a side-kick of Tom Savini for many years, often credited in the SFX team and as an actor in many movies that Savini did-- as well as many others.
Stavrakis was asked to come back for Friday the 13th: Part II to portray Jason and he declined (probably with urge from Savini, who hated the idea of Part II). Stavrakis said it was one of his many bad decisions. I think he would have made a good Jason and would have been the first to have played Mrs. Voorhees as well as Jason Voorhees. Try and beat that "4 time Jason" Kane Hodder!
|Taso Stavrakis (Mrs. Voorhees' hands) kills Robbi Morgan (Annie)|
|Taso Stavrakis as Mrs. Voorhees in her decapitation scene|
|Bill Randolph, unknown, Stu Charno, Lauren-Marie Taylor and Ellen Lutter|
Betcha didn't know that the woman (far right) in this behind the scenes photo (above) from Friday the 13th: Part II was the Mrs. Jason Voorhees herself as well as the wardrobe and costume designer.