Who Played the Girl From the Ring in Scary Movie 3?

If you’re a fan of horror movies, you may recall the spine-chilling character from ‘The Ring’. This movie not only gave the audience goosebumps but also became a cult classic.

The character of Samara, with her long black hair and white dress, still haunts our nightmares. But do you know who played the girl from ‘The Ring’ in Scary Movie 3? Let’s find out!

The original movie

Before we get to Scary Movie 3, let’s talk a bit about the original movie. ‘The Ring’ is a 2002 horror film directed by Gore Verbinski. The movie is based on the Japanese horror film ‘Ringu’, and it follows a journalist named Rachel Keller, played by Naomi Watts, who investigates a cursed videotape that kills anyone who watches it in seven days.

Who played Samara in ‘The Ring’?

Now coming back to the main question – Who played Samara in ‘The Ring’? The character of Samara was portrayed by two actresses – Daveigh Chase and Bonnie Morgan.

Daveigh Chase

Daveigh Chase played Samara in most of the scenes where she is seen crawling out of the TV and terrorizing people. She was only 12 years old at the time when she auditioned for the role of Samara. Her performance as Samara was outstanding, and she became an overnight sensation.

Bonnie Morgan

Bonnie Morgan played Samara in some of the more physical scenes where she contorted her body in unnatural ways. Bonnie is a professional contortionist and has worked on many other horror movies such as ‘The Devil Inside’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’.

Scary Movie 3

Now let’s talk about Scary Movie 3. This movie is a parody of multiple horror movies, including ‘The Ring’. In Scary Movie 3, Samara is replaced by a character named Tabitha, who is played by another actress.

Who played Tabitha in Scary Movie 3?

Tabitha was played by actress and model, Edward Furlong. Yes, you read that right – a male actor played the role of Tabitha in Scary Movie 3. The filmmakers wanted to add a comedic twist to the character and decided to cast a male actor for the role.


So there you have it – Daveigh Chase and Bonnie Morgan both played Samara in ‘The Ring’, and Edward Furlong played Tabitha in Scary Movie 3. These actresses brought life to one of the most terrifying characters in cinematic history and made sure that we all had sleepless nights.