Was it actually Anthony Perkins or a stand-in who stabbed Janet Leigh in Psycho (1960)? July 12, 2020February 17, 2012 by Pamela Landy It was a stand-in who stabbed Janet Leigh in Psycho (1960), a young woman wearing a wig, not Anthony Perkins. Related Answers What is the name of the female character killed by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) in Psycho (1960)? Who played the psychiatrist who tries to explain away Norman Bates’s actions at the end of Psycho (1960)? Did women’s rights leader Susan B. Anthony ever vote in an election? In The Apartment (1960), what does the “C. C.” in C. C. Baxter stand for? Who supplied the voice of Laurence Olivier in the restored bath scene in Spartacus (1960, restored 1991)? Is an airplane’s black box actually black?