Behind The Scenes: The Actress For Mrs. Voorhees' Head In Friday The 13th Part 2
The scene was edited out of the movie by the filmmakers as they felt it was too cheesy and would not resonate with audiences. The smiling Mrs. Voorhees was meant to signify that Paul was indeed dead. Decades of speculation was created, partly due to that one edit and today's Behind The Scenes image shows actress Connie Hogan in full Mrs. Voorhees makeup while preparing to film that thrown out scene.
To create the original ending, Ms. Hogan fit her head through a hole in the shrine table, giving the effect of just the head itself laying on top of the table. Since footage of the scene may never be found, at least now we can get a glimpse of what that scene may have looked like, but there's always the hope that the edited scene will appear some day!