Was Jamie Lee Curtis in the Buckaroo Banzai film?

No. And Yes.

Jamie Lee Curtis was not in the released version of the film but she did shoot scenes for a prologue sequence that was cut from the film. She played the mother of a young Buckaroo Banzai in the prologue.

From the excised prologue

The prologue consisted of narration by Rawhide with Banzai as a boy (played by Greg Mires) and his Father (James Saito) and Mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) being killed when the prototype jetcar explodes.

Publicity shot #1

You can now see the prologue on the official Buckaroo Banzai Special Edition DVD and read about the prologue in the Buckaroo Banzai : The Resurrection of an American Hero article By Sean R. Murphy.

Publicity shot #2

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