Some people would not take a shower for months or even years afterwards. Some even to this day still lock the door.
“I’m not famous but I did something famous,” says Renfro, aged 79, who was paid just $500 for spending a week being stabbed in a shower.
“When Psycho came out my room-mate said: ‘Oh, let’s go see it,’ and I thought: ‘How boring.’
“Really, I would have done it for free – though I was glad I was paid.
"I saw a lot of it being filmed... the bathtub, the interior of the Bates house, the stairway, and I saw other scenes being filmed. "But we went to see it and it scared me half to death! I was really surprised.
“I was interviewed by Mr Hitchcock and I had to disrobe,” she says. “Then he took me into Janet Leigh’s trailer and I had to disrobe for her. "Our bodies were similar and I think that’s the reason I got hired.”
But she insists: “He was very professional and respected me on the set because I had very little on. "He couldn’t have made me feel more comfortable. "Everybody was dressed except for me. “When I hear people talk badly of him now that he’s passed away I have no respect for those people at all.”
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