Paula Shaw (born July 17, 1941) is an American actress. A life member of the Actors Studio, Shaw has portrayed characters in numerous films and on television (including a role as prostitute on Barney Miller, season three, "Quarantine", and season four, "Bugs"). She is perhaps most well known for portraying the character of Mrs. Pamela Voorhees in the Freddy vs. Jason movie. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Paula Shaw was born on July 17, 1941 in The Bronx, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Reindeer Games (2000) and Insomnia (2002).
Best-known for the movie Freddy vs. Jason (2003), playing Jason's mother, "Mrs. Pamela Voorhees". The original actress, Betsy Palmer, turned down the offer to perform her best-known character again, so she was replaced with Paula Shaw.
She was born in The Bronx, New York, USA. She now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Was good friends with Shelley Winters.