Julia Cotton

Portrayed by

Clare Higgins




Larry Cotton (husband, deceased)
Kirsty Cotton (step-daughter)
Frank Cotton (brother-in-law, deceased)

First Appearance


Latest Appearance

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Julia Cotton is the step-mother of Kirsty Cotton, the protagonist of the first two Hellraiser movies. She was married to Larry Cotton, but had an affair with her brother-in-law, Frank Cotton. She was portrayed by Clare Higgins

Character History[edit | edit source]

Hellraiser[edit | edit source]

After relocating to England, Larry and his wife Julia Cotton move into the abandoned home of Larry's deceased brother, Frank. Unbeknownst to the Cotton family, Frank was tortured, murdered and sentenced to an eternity of torment in hell after opening the lament configuration inside the home. While moving a mattress upstairs Larry cuts his hand deeply and begins to drip blood throughout the house until he reaches the room where Frank died and Julia tends to his lacerated hand. His blood provides the nourishment which enables Frank to escape hell and take a skinless form.

Years earlier, before marrying Larry, Julia promised Frank that she would do anything for him, so she brings home unfortunate, horny men and feeds them to Frank so he can become whole. Then Kirsty, the main character, brings the Cenobites back to the house and they tear apart Frank, but not before he stabs Julia accidentally and leaves her for the Cenobites. Julia's body was later seen on a mattress with the puzzle box.

Hellbound: Hellraiser II[edit | edit source]

In Hellbound, Julia returns when a poor crazy man bleeds out on the same mattress that she died on. When she comes back, Dr. Phillip Channard feeds her some of his insane patients until she only needs one more soul. Later, she tricks Dr. Kyle by seducing him, and by drinking his blood, she was made whole again. Julia and Channard get Tiffany to open the Labyrinth, she betrays Channard and he becomes a Cenobite. While pursuing Kirsty and Tiffany, she finds and kills Frank by ripping his heart out. Julia finally catches up to them, but is then sucked back into hell as she tries to attack them.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"Nothing personal babe." - Hellraiser II

"But this is what you wanted! This is what you wanted to know!" - Hellraiser II

"It wanted souls and I brought you!" - Hellraiser II

"I wanted everything." - Hellraiser II

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Julia needed much more souls to regain her body than Frank did in the original Hellraiser. This could, of course, be attributed to the fact that Julia wanted to re-grow her own skin, and Frank elected to take his brother's.

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