Heather Miller



Appears In:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D


Loretta Sawyer (mother)
Leatherface (uncle/cousin)
Verna Carson (grandmother/great-aunt)
Ryan (boyfriend)
Nikki (friend)
Drayton Sawyer (grandfather/great-uncle)
Grandpa Sawyer
Boss Sawyer (great uncle)
Gavin Miller (adoptive father)
Arlene Miller (adoptive mother)

Portrayed By:

Alexandra Daddario

Heather Miller (born Edith Rose Sawyer) is the main protagonist from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. She is the daughter of Loretta Sawyer and Leatherface's long-lost cousin who arrives to collect the inheritance from her grandmother Verna Carson.

Texas Chainsaw 3DEdit

Following the events of the first movie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In 1973, the Sawyer family is hiding inside their house when Sheriff Hooper pulls up in front of the house. He demands that Drayton Sawyer come outside and brings his son, Jed (Leatherface). When the family won't come out, a bunch of townies led by Burt Hartman pulls up and start to shoot at the house and eventually burn it down. Heather's mother Loretta managed to escape but was killed by a townie named Gavin Miller who picked up Heather. The townie then showed Heather to his wife Arlene, who noticed that Heather had a burn of an "S" on her chest from her mothers necklace. Heather was then adopted on to the couple. 

Years later, Heather has grown up and in 2012 she finds out that she inherited a house in Newt, Texas. Travelling with her boyfriend Ryan and her friends Nikki and Kenny to Texas to collect her inheritance. On the way, they pick up a hitchhiker named Darryl who travels with them. In Newt, Heather is met by a real estate agent and lawyer named Farnsworth who informs her that the house is now hers and that she cannot sell it. In addition to this, Farnsworth hands her a letter from her grandmother Verna Carson. Heather and her friends now go to investigate the house. While the rest of the gang travels back to town, the hitchhiker Darryl stays back at the house and starts to clean out anything valuable inside. While looking for goods, he finds a door in the kitchen and goes down to the basement. Here he finds a large metal door and as he attempts to open it, Leatherface, now known as "Jed", busts out and kills him instantly. When Heather and the gang are in town they meet Sheriff Hooper who offers to buy the house from her. Heather declines and they return to the house where they find out that Darryl has ripped them off.

The gang decides to shake it off and while Heather's friend Nikki smokes a joint, Kenny cooks dinner for them all. When Kenny notices the door in the kitchen he goes to investigate and is killed by Leatherface. While the rest of the gang seem to not notice, Nikki goes up to Ryan and alerts him that there is something he has to see and the two of them go to the barn to investigate. Here, Nikki undresses and we learn that they are having an affair behind Heather's back. While Heather is now alone in the house, she suddenly sees Leatherface in the kitchen, cutting off fingers from a hand he collected. As she screamingly runs outside, Leatherface follows her while yielding his chainsaw. Heather attempts to hide inside a coffin in the Sawyers graveyard but Leatherface finds her and tries to cut her while inside the coffin. As Ryan and Nikki hear the chainsaw they run out of the barn, both half-naked. They see Leatherface in the distance and yell at him, only to panic when they see him running towards them with his chainsaw. The two of them run into the barn and as Ryan tries to lock the door, Nikki finds a shotgun. She shoots at the door but is not sure that she hit Leatherface. Suddenly they see two headlights coming at the door and the van bursts inside with Heather in the front seat. She demands that they get in. They drive out of the barn and down to the metal gate which requires a security code in order to open. Ryan attempts to drive into the gate to get it to open, but fails and the car dies. Nikki, who is now in the backseat, sees Leatherface running up to the car and he almost gets them, but they drive through the gate. Just on the other side of the gate, the car dies again and Leatherface slashes the front tire. When Ryan tries to drive away, the car crashes. 

While waking up from the crash, Nikki and Heather see that Ryan is dead. Leatherface comes up to the car and tries to kill them and cuts Nikki. Heather manages to get out of the car and lures Leatherface through the woods and into a carnival. A policeman sees Leatherface chasing Heather and holds him at gunpoint just as Leatherface throws his chainsaw at him and disappears into the woods. Heather is then taken downtown to the police station where she is informed about the Sawyer family. When she learns that several townspeople wiped out her entire family she writes "MURDERERS" on a picture of the group of townspeople who did it and leaves the station. 

Back at the Sawyer residence a policeman is investigating the crash of the car while on the phone with Sheriff Hooper. The Sheriff orders the policeman to stand down but the policeman investigates the house while sending live footage via his cellphone. The policeman notices several blood trails and just as he is about to leave he hears a noise coming from the freezer. He opens the freezer and Nikki busts out screaming, in one quick movement the startled officer accidentally shoots and kills Nikki before he realizes that she was inside. Back at the station, the Sheriff is accompanied by Burt Hartman, now the town mayor and the man who was the instigator and was ultimately responsible for the Sawyer family's death. They both attempt to calm down the policeman at the Sawyer residence but he is killed by Leatherface at the house. When the Sheriff and Burt realize that Heather is gone, Burt sets out to find her, wanting to kill her in order to protect himself and to keep the truth a secret. 

After Heather leaves the police station, she meets up with Farnsworth at a bar. He explains to her that he met with Verna and Jed 4 months ago and that Jed had a mindset like an 8-year-old. When Burt Hartman comes into the bar Heather runs away and Burt attacks Farnsworth. Heather runs into the street and is hit by a car. She runs away and stops a police car. Upon learning that the policeman Deputy Carl is the son of Burt Hartman, Heather is locked inside the car and is taken to the meat factory where her biological family worked. Back at the police station, the Sheriff tracks the police car over a GPS system and sees that it is heading towards the meat factory. He also realizes that Leatherface is still alive after having survived the fire. He then rushes outside leaving the station.

When Deputy Carl arrives with Heather at the meat factory, Burt Hartman and his friend Ollie are already there. They take her inside and tie her arms with rope onto two metal bars. When Leatherface arrives, he notices the scar on Heather's breast and realizes she is his cousin. He frees her from the ropes by severing the ties. Leatherface is then captured by Ollie and Burt and they tie a chain around his neck. The chain slowly pulls Leatherface towards a meat grinder. While Heather is now free, she picks up a metal rake and stabs Ollie to death. She then throws the chainsaw over to Leatherface and says "Do your thing, cuz," meaning that Heather wants him to kill Burt. While this is happening, Sheriff Hooper shows up and holds up his gun. Heather pleads for him not to shoot and he looks away. Leatherface then removes the chain and he and Burt battle. The Sheriff takes off in order for Burt to pay for his crimes. When Burt falls into the grinder, he is barely holding on. Leatherface then cuts off his wrists and Burt fall into the grinder. 

Heather and Leatherface travel back to the house where Heather cleans him up. She tries to take off his mask but he refuses to let her. She then reads the letter from her grandmother which says that "it is now your turn". The movie ends with Heather putting on her Grandmother's necklace and caring for Leatherface as she did. She lures her adopted family to the mansion so Leatherface can kill them, as pay back for killing her biological family.


  • After revealing to Leatherface that she is his cousin, Heather realizes that he was the only family she has left and decided to stay and care for him the same way her grandmother had done before.
  • Leatherface was unaware that Heather was his cousin when he first encountered her. Though at the end he saw the scar on her left breast and realized that she was his cousin Edith after he removed her gag and she frantically revealed her identity to him.