Pamela Voorhees

fictional character in the Friday the 13th series

Pamela Voorhees is a character from the Friday the 13th movie series. She first appeared in Sean S. Cunningham's original movie.[1][2]

Voorhees is the vengeful mother of Jason Voorhees, simply known as Mrs. Voorhees. The character was created by Victor Miller, and was played by Betsy Palmer in the original movie as well as briefly in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).

She was portrayed by Paula Shaw in Freddy vs. Jason (2003). Nana Visitor played Pamela Voorhees in the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th.


  1. Sean S. Cunningham (Director) (1980). Friday the 13th (DVD). United States: Paramount Pictures.
  2. Steve Miner (Director) (1981). Friday the 13th Part 2 (DVD). United States: Paramount Pictures.