Paula Shaw (born July 17, 1941) is an American actress. A life member of the Actors Studio,[1] Shaw has portrayed characters in numerous films and on television (including a role as prostitute on Barney Miller, season three, "Quarantine", and season four, "Bugs"). She is perhaps most well known for portraying the character of Mrs. Pamela Voorhees in the Freddy vs. Jason movie. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Paula Shaw
Born (1941-07-17) July 17, 1941 (age 78)
Years active1969-present

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Role
1969 Freiheit für die Liebe
To Hex with Sex Lucibel
1973 The Roommates (Uncredited)
1974 The Centerfold Girls Mrs. Walker
1977 In the Glitter Palace Ruth
Chatterbox Policewoman
Herowork Woman in Convertible
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Wulla Jean
1984 Savage Streets Charlene
1986 Witchfire Nurse Hemmings
Say Yes Society Reporter
1989 Communion Woman from Apartment
1995 The X-Files Ward Nurse
1998 Merchants of Venus Dolores
2000 Reindeer Games Aunt Lisbeth
2001 Ignition Senator
2002 Insomnia Coroner
2003 Night Creep Dr. Wayborn
Freddy vs. Jason Pamela Voorhees
2005 Chupacabra Terror Mrs. Hartman
2011-2013 Mr. Young Mrs. Byrne
2013 Cedar Cove Charlotte Jeffers
2014 Some Assembly Required Edith
2017 Destination Wedding Grandma Goldie
2017 Coming Home for Christmas Pippa Marley
2019 Picture a Perfect Christmas Louise


  1. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 280. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.

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