Scarlett Johansson, the 27-year- old screen diva, will be taking on the role of Janet Leigh in the upcoming Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.  The Lost in Translation actress is set to star in one of the most iconic movie clips in American cinema:  the memorable shower slaying scene.

Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic, based on Stephen Rebello's novel by the same name, earned four Academy Award nominations. Johansson will be playing the actress that portrayed the character Marion Crane in the original film. 

Scary flicks are known for resurfacing years after their initial release, with many modern titles based on earlier works. With all the hype surrounding Johansson's role in the upcoming Hitchcock-based film, here's a look at the some of the hottest female leads in previous horror remakes.