BEFORE GAGA DID AMERICAN HORROR STORY — THESE OTHERS DID IT FIRST!

If you’re a genius like me, you knew that Lady Gaga would join the cast of American Horror Story, and you knew season 5 would center around a hotel theme. Our own Natalie Rivera covered the news about Gaga and the theme of the season, and there seems to be no signs of the show slowing down on adding an eclectic group of actors and actresses.

In honor of the news, I take a look at some of the more interesting characters featured on American Horror Story (Seasons Streaming on Netflix).

KATHY BATES

SEASON 3: MADAME DELPHINE LALAURIE

It was nice to see Bates join the cast in season 3, but I think her character as the bearded woman, Ethel Darling, was her best work on the series. She was compassionate and caring, but she wasn’t afraid to take down anyone who meant her or her family of freaks harm. Fans are still left in the dark if Bates will actually return for American Horror StoryHotel.

ANGELA BASSETT

SEASON 3: MARIE LAVEAU

While the three-breasted woman was interesting in season 4, I think Bassett’s best character was as Marie Laveau in American Horror Story: Coven. From making deals for eternal life to placing curses on anyone who crosses her, Bassett is a badass in season 3. The interactions between Bassett and Jessica Lange are priceless, and their new alliance provides for some interesting moments.

STEVIE NICKS

SEASON 3: HERSELF

Last but not least, we have Stevie Nicks as who else but herself. One of the young witches feels a special connection to Nicks, and we find out that the famed singer is actually an important part of the coven. With a few trippy moments and a song, Nicks fits right into American Horror Story: Coven.

 

ADAM LEVINE

SEASON 2: LEO MORRISON

Gaga won’t be the first musician to have made an appearance on AHS. Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach (don’t forget ProActiv cult member) Adam Levine has been attempting to break into acting since The Voice made him a bigger success than the voices they’re coaching. So appearing as a tatted hunk on his super weird honeymoon visit to a deserted asylum on AHS was a no brainer for him. Hey, his character screams in terror most of the time, but if you listen closely, you can translate the yells to: “TAKE ME SRIOUSLY!”

 

 

KATE MARA

SEASON 1: HAYDEN MCCLAINE

Before Mara played a desperate reporter that’ll bang (yes, bang) Kevin Spacey for the latest D.C scoop, she was, unsurprisingly, a homewrecker on Asylum. Sleeping with her married professor, Mara fans might find a pattern here, associate her dating life with a strict diet of older men. Mara’s character on Asylum did wound up haunting more than the marriage she almost destroyed, adding more sass to Kate Mara’s best homewrecker title.

 

 

MENA SUVARI

SEASON 1: ELIZABETH SHORT

Speaking of Spacey, Mena Suvari, or as the world knows her, “The girl with the rose pedals,” is still acting! Surprise, surprise-Her career didn’t end with Sugar and Spice and American Beauty. Suvari’s time on Murder House was short-lived though, but can you expect much from a character named Elizabeth Short?

 

 

CHLOË SEVIGNY

SEASON 2: SHELLEY

Sevigny’s career has been on a standstill in recent years. Her role as “one of the wives” on HBO’s Big Love had Sevigny devotees craving more TV Chloë time. Thankfully, they received Shelley, a sex-craved mental patient whose horniness is too much for the doctors and nuns to handle. Her time on AHS was a relief for many who’ve followed her career (Why would you, honestly?), signing in relief, exclaiming, “See, she’s still doing stuff!”

 

 

JENNA DEWAN TATUM

SEASON 2: TERESA MORRISON

Yes, Jenna Dewan was on AHS. Sorry…Mrs. Chaning Tatum was on AHS. Did your light bulb light up already? Acting alongside Adam Levine as his new wifey, Tatum’s role in AHS was to look hot and crave “freaky” sex in a “freaky” house with her “freaky” husband. They’re so cool! Of course, her marriage to Tatum outshined her role in AHS, which has pretty much done the same to any role she’s ever had, which consist of a Lifetime series you probably forgot about and her time well spent on the The Playboy Club as one of them bunnies.

 

 

 

PATTI LUPONE

SEASON 3:

LuPone has turned into everyone’s favorite cameo. Making an adorable and unexpected appearance on Girls, LuPone’s talent was better showcased in Coven, where her character was anything but adorable, but very unexpected. Who ever thought LuPone could play such an exceptional Jesus freak who forces bleach down her son’s throat? Can we please have an award for “Best TV Jesus Freak” already?