Barbara Crampton (born on December 27, 1958) is an American actress.
She is considered a scream queen.
Crampton was born in Levittown, Long Island, New York. She was raised in Vermont and spent summers while growing up traveling the country with the carnival as her father was a carnie. She started acting in school plays when she was in seventh grade and went on to study acting in high school. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from Castleton State College in Vermont. After graduation, Barbara made a brief stop in New York, where she appeared as Cordelia in King Lear for the American Theater of Actors.
She was a Theater Arts Major at Castleton State College from 1976 to 1981.
From New York, Crampton moved to Los Angeles where she went on to star in the cult horror features Re-Animator, From Beyond and Castle Freak. She also has feature roles in the films Puppet Master and Fraternity Vacation.
She made her television debut on the daytime drama Days of our Lives, where she played Trista Evans Bradford. She went on to play Leanna Love on The Young and the Restless from 1987–1993, which earned her a Soap Opera Digest Award. She returned to the role from 1998–2002 and