Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott
Fun fact: Campell wasn’t the first choice to play Sidney. Originally producers wanted either Reese Witherspoon, Alicia Witt, or Brittany Murphy for the role. The film’s writer, Kevin Williamson, wanted Molly Ringwald — who turned down the role because she was 27 at the time and thought she was too old to be playing a high schooler.
Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers
Fun fact: Even though Cox was already a big star at the time because of Friends, she had to convince the film’s director, Wes Craven, to cast her in the movie. He didn’t believe she could be “bitchy enough” to play Gale.