Christa Campbell

A mainstay in the direct-to-video market for nearly two decades, actress Christa Campbell avoided the path to obscurity laid out for most "scream queens" by establishing her own production company, which generated a hit with "Texas Chainsaw 3D" (2013). The movie's success was sizable enough to dethrone Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012) from the top of the box office charts. Campbell, whose acting career was largely comprised of bit and supporting roles in horror and science fiction efforts that hinged on her physical appeal, was minted as an overnight force in independent genre films, a title which she appeared ready to cement with a slew up of future projects, including a de rigueur sequel to "Chainsaw."