Michelle is the main female protagonist of Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. College student Michelle, while en route to California with her male companion Ryan to return a car to her father in Florida, encounters Leatherface and his deranged family. With help from Benny, Michelle escapes from the family's swamp home, but not before she is tortured by the Sawyer clan, who murders her friend Ryan.[7] She is portrayed by Kate Hodge.