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The 13 Best Jenna Ortega Movie Moments, Ranked
By BEE SCOTT
13. Yes Day
A concert is no fun with a parent around, but in "Yes Day," it sets up a monologue delivered with gusto by Jenna Ortega’s Katie Torres. Her performance only scratched the surface of who she is as a performer, but her magnetic presence and word delivery certainly made viewers turn their heads.
12. X
Ortega’s Lorraine Day in "X" goes from questioning the morality of pornography to actually wanting to do a scene. In this moment of liberation, Ortega exhibits a brilliant serpent's tongue performance, slithering from line to line with an inescapable sting and delivering them with gravitas.
11. Studio 666
In "Studio 666," Ortega plays Skye Willow, a rock musician who gets murdered by an unknown assailant. The actress gets less than five minutes of screen time in this movie, but her presence leaves an indelible mark, as she emotes a specific tone of muffled crying before her demise.
10. Scream
Jenna Ortega's Tara Carpenter gets attacked not once, not twice, but three times in 2022's "Scream." However, she saves her best moment for her iconic line, "I still prefer The Babadook," which she delivers with a lip quiver that allows just enough emotion to slide out.
9. The Babysitter
"The Babysitter: Killer Queen" never reaches the campy heights of the first film, but Ortega’s Phoebe Atwell is a shining light for the sequel. Phoebe’s too-cool-for-school vibe is played to perfection by Ortega, and she even shows off her dance moves to The Sugarhill Gang's version of "Apache (Jump on It)."