Actress / Director, "Halloween","Dementia","Don't Kill It","Mortal Combat"
Actor and director, Kristina Klebe was born in New York City and raised between NY, Germany, France and Italy. Her father is an Emmy award nominated documentary producer. She was accepted early and graduated from Dartmouth College cum laude with a major in Politics and a minor in Theater/Film. She continued her theater studies at the Eugene O’Neill National Theater Institute and recently attended the Grad Film Program at NYU Tisch to get her masters in directing.
Although Kristina’s acting career started with her first and still greatest love, the theater (she performed on numerous Off-Broadway stages in NYC, including the prestigious Public Theater, Soho Rep and MTC), she is most known for her performance as the sassy, foul-mouthed Lynda in Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake of Halloween, which has cemented her as an icon in the horror genre and garnered her a large fan base. In December 2015, The New York Times chose her film Dementia, which she also cast, as New York Times Critics Pic of the Week and her performance in the lead role of Michelle was likened to Kathy Bates in Misery.
Kristina has managed to work as both a character actor and leading lady in over 50 productions of film and television in both the US and Europe. She has appeared across genres and platforms in horror movies, thrillers, musicals, comedies and numerous procedural dramas, working with the likes of Spike Lee, Kevin Hart, Neil Marshall, Tom DiCillo, Griffin Dunne and Darren Lynn Bousman. She often works with the same directors twice (Milan Todorovic, Mike Mendez, Rob Zombie, Adam Green and Marcos Siega) and has graced the cover of MAXIM (caveat: in Serbia).
Kristina’s most recent trend is playing kick-ass detectives. Neil Marshall (Constantine, Game of Thrones, Doomsday) first cast her as Detective McNally in his episode of Tales of Halloween (2015 Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) “Bad Seed.” She then played Detective Pierce across from 80s action star Dolph Lundgren in the Mike Mendez helmed Don’t Kill It (to be released 2016/2017), and just wrapped the lead detective role, Detective Martin, in Kevin Shulman’s Marvista Studios produced amnesia thriller.
You can currently see Kristina on the interwebs as the sardonic Doctor in Mortal Kombat’s new Beyond Mortal series.
Kristina’s directorial debut short film “As Human As Animal” starring Diamond Dallas Page played in competition at Sitges and was bought by FEARnet. She produced and directed an ad campaign for the vape company Henley and most recently directed a female MMA fight on the phantom camera – part of which was shot as VR and showcased at Sundance 2016 as the first ever 1000fps VR piece.
ScareLA is proud to bring this showcase of the ferocious feminine power of horror. Meet six powerhouses of on-screen scares and hear them share their journeys into the dark as they talk about what inspires and frightens them on the path to success. Join us to celebrate talent and originality at it’s best this August!