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The shot where the Xenomorph's tail goes through Lambert's legs and up her back, was actually taken from the scene in which Brett was killed. The pants and boots don't fit what Lambert is wearing in the scene, where she encounters the Alien.
Originally, her character was to crawl away from the Alien, and essentially die from fright, hiding in a locker, but this was never shot. Another take on Lambert's death involved her getting sucked through a tiny hole into space in the airlock sequence. This would be used for the newborn's death in Alien: Resurrection (1997)
The scene where the Alien enters the room and approaches Lambert was trimmed down and re-shot. Originally, it was filmed in wide shots, showing the full Alien as it approached Lambert while walking on all fours. Ridley Scott felt it made the Xenomorph appear too human in configuration, so it was re-shot mainly with close-ups, and far less focus on the Alien
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