Adrienne Barbeau (1945 - )
Ex-Mrs. John Carpenter
Someone's Watching Me (High Rise) (1978) [Sophie]: I haven't seen this movie, but I recall reading a plot summary which said she was killed in it.

Escape from New York (1981) [Maggie]: Deliberately hit with a car by Isaac Hayes; her body is shown lying on the bridge immediately afterwards.

Creepshow (1982) [Wilma Northrup]: Mauled to death by a monster after Hal Holbrook lures her to its lair. (There are also two earlier daydream sequences in which Hal shoots her in the head and strangles her with a necktie.)

Swamp Thing (1982) [Alice Cable]: Stabbed in the chest with a sword by Louis Jourdan (in his monstrous form); she is later brought back by Dick Durock's healing powers. (It's arguable as to whether this constitutes an actual death scene or a "brink-of-death" scene, but since it's been suggested, I thought I'd go ahead and include it.) (Thanks to Redeemer)

Terror at London Bridge (Bridge Across Time; Arizona Ripper) (1985) [Lynn Chandler]: Slashed to death by Paul Rossilli; her body is shown floating in the river afterwards. (Thanks to PortsGuy)

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989) [Dr. Kurtz]: Commits suicide by plunging her face into piranha-filled waters. (Played for comic effect.) (Thanks to Jack and PortsGuy)

Two Evil Eyes (1990) [Jessica Valdemar]: Thrown over a second-story railing by her undead husband.

Bram Stoker's Burial of the Rats (1995) [The Queen]: Eaten by rats (and rapidly reduced to a skeleton) when she commits suicide by breaking the flute that let her control the rats. (Thanks to Deina & Richard)

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998; animated) [Simone]: Disintegrates when she fails to sacrifice the Scooby-Doo gang to sustain her immortality. (Thanks to PortsGuy)

The Convent (2000) [Adult Christine]: Killed in an explosion when she sacrifices herself by riding a dynamite-laden motorcycle into a room full of zombies. (Thanks to Cameron)

Carnivale: The Day That Was the Day (2003) [Ruthie]: Killed by a snake sent by Patrick Bauchau; she is brought back to life when Nick Stahl kills Patrick. (Thanks to Constantine)
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Adrienne Barbeau in 'Escape from New York'