Felissa Rose Esposito, known simply as Felissa Rose (born May 23, 1969), is an American actress, known for her role as Angela Baker in the 1983 cult classic slasher film, Sleepaway Camp, which she reprised in the film Return to Sleepaway Camp which was written and directed by Sleepaway Camp creator Robert Hiltzik. Rose has been given the title “Scream Queen” because of her involvement and success within the “Horror” film genre. She has over 75 film credits in total over the span of her film career. A few major credits in her film career would include The Perfect House 2012, Silent Night, Zombie Night 2009, Camp Dread 2014, Zombie Killers 2015, and now Death House and Garlic and Gunpowder 2017. In 2016, she produced the music videos for the metal band Slayer.
After appearing in Sleepaway Camp, she quit acting to attend school at New York University (NYU) in the Tisch School of the Arts. In 1999, she was tracked down by Jeff Hayes who runs The Official Sleepaway Camp Website: http://www.sleepawaycampmovies.com through a letter he sent her in the mail asking her to do an interview for the website and gauge her interest in doing a new Sleepaway Camp sequel. Shortly thereafter, Hayes met with Rose in New York and the duo began her resurrection through the website and followed things up with Return To Sleepaway Camp. She has since returned to cinema and has appeared in such films as Chris Watson’s Zombiegeddon (2003), Andreas Schnaas‘ Nikos (2003), and Steve Taylor’s Sludge (2005). She has also appeared in two films by New Jersey filmmaker Dante Tomaselli: Horror (2002) and Satan’s Playground (2005). In addition Felissa co-hosted the 2005 Village Halloween Parade in New York City with fellow scream queens Debbie Rochon and Raine Brown. She also had a cameo role in the sequel to the original Sleepaway Camp titled Return to Sleepaway Camp. In the sequel, she reprises the role of Angela Baker. The movie had a straight to DVD release on November 4, 2008. She also appears in Hotdog Casserole,written and directed by Chris Raab, as the mother in a dysfunctional family. Rose starred in a role as Mother in the segment “Dinner Guest” in the anthology horror film, The Perfect House. She also portrayed forensic pathologist Amy Short in the Francis Xavier thriller Poe. In 2016, Felissa will star in the new paranormal horror film, “Family Possessions”, written and directed by Tommy Faircloth. The film also stars Mark Patton, of “Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge”. Most recently she helped produce and acted in the anticipated horror, Death House.
Rose lives in California with her husband, CKY singer/ guitarist Deron Miller, and their two daughters, Bianca Rose (born June 8, 2005) and Lola Marue (born March 4, 2007) and son, Thomas Carver (born August 29, 2009). Rose and Miller were co-stars in Dave Campfield’s 2008 horror comedy Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre.
|1983||Sleepaway Camp||Angela Baker|
|Corpses Are Forever||Gina Matthews|
|Nikos the Impaler||Sandra Kane|
|2005||Cerebral Print: The Secret Files||Carolyn The M.I.L.F. / Tiffany|
|Dead Serious||Susan Rosario|
|NYC Halloween Parade||Host||Telemovie|
|2006||Evil Ever After||Neighbor||Direct-to-video|
|Satan’s Playground||Donna Bruno|
|Under Surveillance||Heidi Broonen|
|Trite This Way||Narrator|
|2008||Return to Sleepaway Camp||Angela Baker / Sheriff Jerry|
|Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard||Lia|
|2009||Silent Night, Zombie Night||Elsa Lansing|
|2 Jennifer||Jennifer Smith|
|2017||Death House||Dr. Angela Freeman|