Sheri Moon Zombie

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Sheri Moon Zombie
Born Sheri Lyn Skurkis
(1970-09-26) September 26, 1970 (age 46)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Other names Kitty Moon
Occupation Actress, fashion designer, model, dancer
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Rob Zombie (2002–present)

Sheri Moon Zombie (born Sheri Lyn Skurkis; September 26, 1970) is an American actress, model, dancer and fashion designer. She legally changed her name to Sheri Moon and later Sheri Moon Zombie after she married her longtime boyfriend Rob Zombie. She has been described as a "scream queen" for her various roles in Zombie's horror films.[1]

Early life[edit]

Moon was born in California, but was raised in Connecticut. She graduated from Plainville High School in Plainville, Connecticut. She has one brother.[2] After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, California; however she soon found herself moving between homes in both states to attend school and seek work.[3]


Moon had aspirations to do cartoon voice-overs and took classes.[4] She briefly attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting to become an MTV VJ,[5] but Moon found herself preoccupied going on tour with Rob Zombie. When Rob Zombie's band White Zombie disbanded and he went solo, he took Moon on as a dancer where she also choreographed routines and created costumes for the tour.

Moon has appeared in eleven of Zombie's solo music videos and an additional four previous to that when he fronted White Zombie. She most famously starred in the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari-themed music video "Living Dead Girl". Moon has graced the cover of the single for "Living Dead Girl" (1998), Zombie's remix album American Made Music to Strip By (1999), and the cover of the single for "Demon Speeding". Aside from Zombie's work, she also appeared in Black Label Society's video for "Stillborn" and Prong's video for "Rude Awakening". In 2003, Moon co-starred in her husband's first feature film, House of 1000 Corpses, as Vera-Ellen "Baby" Firefly, but previous to that, she claims that she had never had aspirations of becoming an actress.[4] As Moon explains her character in that film, "Baby is the angelic-looking bait to get the victims."[4] Moon starred alongside genre actors Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Karen Black. In 2004, she had a brief appearance in the Tobe Hooper film Toolbox Murders starring Angela Bettis, the only film she has been in not directed by Zombie.

Moon reprised her role as Baby Firefly in the 2005 sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, titled The Devil's Rejects. The Devil's Rejects was financially successful, recouping its roughly $7 million budget during its opening weekend, going on to earn over $16 million[6] and better received by critics than its predecessor. Critic Roger Ebert gave the film three out of a possible four stars. Ebert wrote, "If you are a hardened horror-movie fan capable of appreciating skill and wit in the service of the deliberately disgusting, 'The Devil's Rejects' may exercise a certain strange charm."[7] Moon was awarded Spike TV's Scream Awards award for "Most Vile Villain" alongside co-stars Haig, Moseley and Leslie Easterbrook for their portrayal of the Firefly family. Following that, she was awarded a Fuse/Fangoria Chainsaw Award for best duo with her co-star Moseley.

Moon designed a clothing line, Total Skull,[8] which debuted at the end of May 2006. She explains, "The phrase 'total skull' to me means awesome, rad, the best of the best."[5]

In 2007, Moon starred as Eva Krupp in a short faux trailer segment for the film Grindhouse, directed by Zombie and titled Werewolf Women of the SS. She also appeared in her husband's remake of the 1978 classic Halloween, portraying Deborah Myers, the mother of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. It currently stands as the highest grossing overall film in the Halloween franchise.[9] Moon reprised her character in the sequel Halloween II, which was released on August 28, 2009. Moon provides the voice for the character of Suzi-X in the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, written and produced by her husband, Zombie. In 2010, she guest-starred on the series CSI: Miami in the episode "L.A.", which was directed by her husband.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On October 31, 2002 she married heavy metal musician and film director Rob Zombie after almost 9 years of dating.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Rob Zombie: Living Dead Girl Living Dead Girl Short
2003 House of 1000 Corpses Baby Firefly as Sheri Moon
2004 Toolbox Murders Daisy Rain as Sheri Moon
2005 The Devil's Rejects Baby Firefly
2007 Grindhouse: Werewolf Women of the SS Eva Krupp
Halloween Deborah Myers
2009 Halloween II
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Suzi-X Voice
2012 The Lords of Salem Heidi La Rock / Adelaide Hawthorne
2013 The Scissoring Part 2 Evil Queen
2016 31 Charly
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Californication Nurse Episode: Slip of the Tongue
2010 CSI: Miami Olivia Burch Episode: L.A.


  1. ^ Arnold, Thomas K. (2007-04-27). "Three Screams for these stars". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  2. ^ Moon, Sheri. The Howard Stern Show. August 20, 2009. Accessed February 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sheri Not So Scary". Girls and Corpses Magazine. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  4. ^ a b c "Zombie's Girl". Archived from the original on 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  5. ^ a b "Interview with Sheri Moon Zombie". Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  6. ^ "The Devil's Rejects". International Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  7. ^ "The Devil's Rejects". Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  8. ^ Total Skull
  9. ^ "Box Office History for Halloween Movies". Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  10. ^ Rob Zombie talks about directing 'darker, spookier, scarier' episode of CBS' 'CSI: Miami'

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