5. Heather O’Rourke
Photo: Bogdan Migulski
It’s impossible to talk about Hollywood movies plagued with bad luck without bringing up the Poltergeist curse. The most famous of those afflicted by the alleged curse had to be 12 year old Heather O’Rourke, who played Carol Anne in the movie and its sequels. In February, 1988, the young actress died suddenly of cardiac arrest and septic shock caused by a misdiagnosed intestinal issue.