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Pamela Sue Voorhees
Background information
Feature films Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (corpse, hallucinations and flashbacks)
Friday the 13th Part III (hallucinations)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (flashback and tombstone)
Freddy vs. Jason (hallucinations)
Friday the 13th (2009) (corpse and flashbacks)
Television programs
Video games Friday the 13th (NES)
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by Betsy Palmer
Marilyn Poucher
Paula Shaw
Nana Visitor
Voice Kathleen Garret
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Pamela Sue Voorhees
Other names Mrs. Voorhees, Pam, The Killer
Personality Vengeful, psychopathic, sociopathic
Appearance A woman with brown hair
Occupation Cook at Camp Crystal Lake (formerly), Serial Killer
Affiliations Evil
Goal Avenge her son, Jason, by killing campers and preventing Camp Crystal Lake from reopening
Home Crystal Lake, Wessex Country, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Relatives Elias Voorhees (husband; presumed deceased)
Jason Voorhees (son)
Free Jefferson (grandson)
Allies Jason Voorhees
Enemies Alice Hardy, Barry, Claudette, Annie Phillips, Ned Rubenstein, Jack Burrel (also known as Jack Marand), Marcie Stanler, Steve Christy, Bill, Brenda Jones
Powers and abilities
Weapons serial Killing and intelligence
Fate Gets decapitated by Alice Hardy

Kill her mommy, kill her! Don't let her get away mommy, kill her. She can't hide no place to hide. Get her mommy, get her!
~ Mrs. Pamela Voorhees as her son.

Pamela Sue Voorhees (born. 1930 - died. June 13 1979) was a female serial killer and the (hidden) main antagonist of the original Friday the 13th from 1980 by well known director Sean S. Cunningham. During the original film she was known as simply Mrs. Voorhees. She is the mother of Jason Voorhees, whose drowning death as a child drove her to murder those who se deemed responsible.

She was portrayed by the late Betsy Palmer, who reprised her role briefly in the 1981 sequel Friday the 13th Part 2.

Original Timeline

Friday the 13th



  1. Elias Voorhees - Axed to death by Mrs. Voorhees.
  2. Barry - Knifed in the stomach by Mrs. Voorhees.
  3. Claudette - Knifed offscreen by Mrs. Voorhees.
  4. Annie Phillips - Throat slit by Mrs. Voorhees.
  5. Ned Rubenstein - Throat slit offscreen by Mrs. Voorhees.
  6. Jack Burrell - Stabbed through the throat from under the bed by Mrs. Voorhees.
  7. Marcie Stanler - Hit in the face by Mrs. Voorhees with an axe.
  8. Brenda Jones - Killed offscreen by Mrs. Voorhees.
  9. Steve Christy - Stabbed in the stomach by Mrs. Voorhees.
  10. Bill Foreman - Shot by Mrs. Voorhees offscreen with arrows, pinning him to the door.

Remake Timeline