Jamie Lee Curtis pays tribute to her mom on 'Scream Queens'

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Acting ran in the family for Jamie Lee Curtis, whose parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh were both silver screen icons. Now, the Scream Queens star is getting a chance to pay tribute to her mom, who was best known for her role in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Psycho.

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"Just recreated, with help from the amazing crew, a shot by shot of my mother's famous shower scene from Hitchcock's PSYCHO for @screamqueensfox," Curtis revealed in a spot-on Instagram pic on Tuesday. "Ryan Murphy and co. wrote it into a special episode and it felt right! Honoring the Royal legend that is/was/will always be, Janet Leigh. Thought all fans of the genre would love it!"

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Curtis plays Dean Cathy Munsch in the horror-comedy series, which follows a string of murders at a college sorority and was created by American Horror Story and Glee boss Ryan Murphy. She told ET that her character "loathes the Greek system and every bad thing that it represents."

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Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh are shown with their daughters Kelly, 2 1/2, and newborn Jamie Lee in Hollywood, Ca., in this Jan. 16, 1959 file photo. Curtis died Wednesday Sept. 29, 2010 at his Las Vegas area home of a cardiac arrest at 85 according to the Clark County, Nev. coroner. (AP Photo, File)
American actor Tony Curtis (1925 - 2010) with his wife, actress Janet Leigh (1927 - 2004) and their daughters Kelly Curtis and baby Jamie Lee Curtis, 1958. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Daughter Jamie, 3, gets a kiss from her father Tony Curtis as her mother, Janet Leigh, looks on in the backlands of Argentina, March 13, 1962. Curtis is on location for the film "Taras Bulpa." (AP Photo)
Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis during LA Tennis Tournament in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 1978: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and mother Janet Leigh pose for a portrait in December 1978 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Actor Tony Curtis and actress Jamie Lee Curtis attend Tony Curtis' Art Exhibition Dinner Party on April 22, 1989 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh during Look Magazine Party - February 14, 1979 at Jimmy's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
American actress Jamie Lee Curtis and her mother, actress Janet Leigh (1927 - 2004), attend the Photoplay Awards at the TAV Celebrity Theatre in Hollywood, California, 29th September 1979. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Actor Tony Curtis and actress Jamie Lee Curtis attend the American Women in Radio & Television - Southern California Chapter's 36th Annual Genii Awards on May 30, 1991 at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1980s: Jamie Lee Curtis and her mom Janet Leigh circa 1980s in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/IMAGES/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 10: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and mother actress Janet Leigh attend the Young Musicians Foundation's Second Annual Celebrity Mother/Daughter Fashion Show on March 10, 1983 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Tony Curtis, his former wife Janet Leigh, and their daughter Jamie Lee Curtis (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 3: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, husband actor/writer Christopher Guest, daughter Annie Guest and mother actress Janet Leigh attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony to Honor Jamie Lee Curtis on September 3, 1998 at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
US actress Jamie Lee Curtis (R) reacts as she is honored with a star on the 'Walk of Fame', as her mother, veteran actress Janet Leigh, watches during a ceremony 03 September in Hollywood, CA. Curtis joins her famous mother and her father, actor Tony Curtis, who also have stars on the legendary Hollywood Boulevard. AFP PHOTO Vince BUCCI (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 14: (U.S TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (L) poses with her step-father Bob Brandt, her mother actress Janet Leigh and her sister Kelly at the party after the premiere of 'A Mighty Wind' at the Directors Guild on April 14, 2003 in los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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"I've seen already three very different ways that [my character] works people to her goal and it's been fun," the 56-year-old actress teased. "It's been really fun. Maybe I'm evil beyond measure."

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