Scary Monsters and Super Freaks: The All-Stars of 'American Horror Story'

As the fourth season of the popular TV horror anthology premieres, it's time to bone up on the show's returning players and MVPs

Jessica Lange
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Jessica Lange as Fiona. Michele K. Short/FX13/13

Jessica Lange

Season 4: Elsa Mars
Season 3: Fiona Goode
Season 2: Sister Jude Martin
Season 1: Constance Langdon

Emmy winner, Oscar winner, King Kong's object of affection and the only woman who could tame Tootsie: Jessica Lange needs no introduction. Her recurring roles on American Horror Story — failed actress Constance Langdon on "Murder House," the take-no-guff Sister Jude Martin on "Asylum," and head-witch-in-charge Fiona Goode on "Coven" — have scored her awards and accolades, and Lange’s Season Four role promises more grande-dame freakouts: She's a German expatriate and sideshow ringmistress, struggling to keep her freakshow afloat.