Paula Shaw (born July 17, 1941) is an American actress. A life member of The Actors Studio, Shaw has portrayed characters in numerous films and on television (including a role as prostitute on Barney Miller, Season 3, Episodes 2 & 3, "Quarantine", and Season 4, Episode 3, "Bugs").

She is perhaps most well known who for portraying the character of Mrs. Pamela Voorhees in Freddy vs. Jason. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


  • They originally wanted Betsy Palmer (who played Pamela in Friday the 13th) to reprise her role, but she refused the offer because she felt her role in Freddy vs. Jason was too small, so they used Paula Shaw as Pamela instead.

See also

Paula Shaw at the Friday the 13th wiki.

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