When screaming Marilyn Chambers was whisked absent in the again of a pickup truck even though Leatherface spun in the Lone Star sunlight at the conclude of “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” she became a final girl.

When Adrienne King arrived to in a medical center mattress as the sole survivor of the “Friday the 13th” massacre at Camp Crystal Lake, she awoke as a final girl.

And when resourceful Jamie Lee Curtis lived through a Halloween evening of deadly tips and knife assaults enacted by a gentleman-little one “boogeyman” named Michael Myers, she became the most well-known ultimate woman of all.

Coined by movie professor Carol J. Clover in her 1992 book “Men, Ladies, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Present day Horror Film,” the expression “last female” has in the latest yrs become prevalent parlance for horror fans, for movie buffs and — increasingly — for the standard public.