Means Queens! 12 Female Villains We Can’t Help Falling In Love With
Listen to it for the baddies on the screen!
As terrifying as they can be, there’s also something admirable about their evil deeds and lust for evil and corruption. While we can’t condone dogs skinning, killing your cousin, or placing a sleep curse on a child, you can’t help but root for these gorgeously nuanced females. .
From Miranda Priestly to Maleficent, the elaborate psychopaths and sea witches who inspired the drag queen, here are 12 well-meaning anti-heroes we just can’t help but love.
Bellatrix Lestrange – Harry Potter
One of the most feared and unpredictable characters in the Potterverse (and Voldemort’s most loyal winged woman) Bellatrix Lestrange is a witch we don’t want to encounter. Unrepentant and morally bankrupt, she is responsible for some of the most horrific acts in Harry Potter. Do we need to remind you of Dobby’s death?
She may have murdered her own cousin and tortured wizards and muggles alike but something about Helen Bonham Carter’s crazy and mocking baby voice made Bella a monster. Beautiful creatures with crazy Dark Arts skills. As for traditional gender roles? Her Avada Kedavras on all of them.
Miranda Priestly – Devil Wears Prada
Where would we be without flowers for spring, the beginning? The notorious Editor-in-Chief played by Queen Meryl may be barbaric, sarcastic, and unappealing, but she doesn’t make it to the top by being laid-back and likable. She is barbaric, decisive and ruling Runway office with an iron fist, and she happens to be a woman’s boss. If she were a man, all those traits would be unnoticeable.
Maleficent – Sleeping beauty
Sure, she could be a cold and heartless Mistress of Evil but what made her that way? Of course why, King Stefan, when he stole her wings to take the throne. In the live action movie starring Angelina Jolie, we can see that perhaps every story has two sides and that Maleficent is not a horned villain without a heart but instead a tragic hero.
Cruella de Vil -Cruella
Easily one of Disney’s worst villains (clue in the name), Cruella has terrified kids and adults for over 60 years. Like Maleficent, her character gets a live-action origin story treatment Cruella, starring Emma Stone as the infamous dog shepherd. Set in 1970s London in the midst of the punk rock revolution, the prequel sees protagonist known then as Estella, working as a fashion designer for fashion maven Baroness Von Hellman. In this coming-of-age movie, she’s not cast as the evil puppy killer 101 Dalmatians that made her come true, but as a rebellious orphan driven by grief. grief over her mother’s death and being forced to live a crime. We’re not saying we’ll forgive her, for there are a number of crimes from which there is no redemption and the skinning of fictional dogs for flecked coats is one of them. However, Emma Stone’s Cruella is far more human. She’s ugly (butt) but she’s not evil.
Regina George – Mean Girls
As the last North Shore High Queen Bee and leader of The Plastics, Regina George is the obvious choice for a social media villain but is she the ugliest bitch we all know? we met? That seems a bit excessive. So what if her hair is insured for $10.00 and she tells Jason to shave his back – she’s not the only wolf dressed in pink. What about Cady and Janis plotting to make her “fat”? The woman who thinks butter is a carb to cry out loud, she is fair game.
Even though her character isn’t a saint, Regina-Stop-Try-To-Make-Fetch-Happen-George certainly provided us with an entire Burn Book of iconic pop culture material. to cite for years to come. She is a flawed and fallible human being like the rest of us and to those who disagree we say: boo, whore. As Aaron Samuels astutely observed, “there is good and bad in every person, Regina just needs to be more specific about that.”
Ursula – Mermaid
Embrace her fatness, her purplish and gray skin? My darling, that’s what I do. That’s what she life because the. The Half-Octopus Girl is a shape-shifting sea witch with a full face of makeup that she molded from an unsuspecting shellfish. Poor unhappy soul. And so she could end up being one of the best villains Disney has ever made. Her voice echoes throughout TikTok, proving that 32 years after she first appeared on our screens, she’s still a lousy whore. We’re asking for a live-action prequel.
Villanelle – Killing Eve
From her impeccable high-fashion outfits to her unique style, Villanelle is a dangerously exciting assassin that no one wants to pass up. She kills for a living and takes pleasure in inflicting cruelty on others. Remember when she threw that kid’s ice cream on her lap in the first episode? None of the sisters showed up. Her penchant for evil combined with her fanciful personality is enthralling to watch and is the main reason we follow, season after season.
Catwoman – Batman Returns
“I am a female singer. Hear me roar.” With lines like that, you can’t help but root for this leather antihero.As Batman’s longest-reigning villain, his greatest enemy, anti-heroic partner Crime and critical love, Selina Kyle aka Catwoman has pretty much enjoyed an evolution from the shy secretary she used to be.She’s one of the most progressive female characters in the comic book world. male-dominated picture where women are often marginalized to look beautiful.She defies social conventions, doesn’t succumb to patriarchy and doesn’t take anyone’s bullshit We’d rather be rescued by her any day of the week.
O-Ren Ishii – Kill Bill: Vol 1
Expertly played by Lucy Lui, O-Ren Ishii aka Cottonmouth is a former member of the Deadly Viper Assassin Squad (DeVAS) and queen of the Tokyo Yakuza underworld. She’s also one of Tarantino’s best villains ever. Case in point: she claims her place in a male-dominated industry and beheads the sole boss who resists letting her be the leader of the Yakuza. All while wearing kimono. The final scene sees her swing her katana around like a badass in a snowy duel to the tune of Santa Esmerelda’s Don’t Let Me Be Misunda, and it’s pure cinematic magic . You know the worst will come down the minute she takes off her sandals…
Anna Delvey – Invented Anna
Ozark actress, Julia Garner, is simply iconic in her role as real-life con artist Anna Delvey – a German-Russian spoof who masquerades as a wealthy heiress to trick New York social media sites with large amounts of money. Since the nine-part series landed on Netflix, we’ve been captivated by Shonda Rhimes’ dramatic staging of the real Soho hunter. There’s something about a con artist! Just don’t ask us to speak her accent…
Red – we
In an astonishing dual performance, Lupita Nyong’o plays both hero and villain in Jordan Peele’s pure-blooded thriller. We. That’s her talent!
The film opens in 1986 with a young girl named Adelaide who is visiting the Santa Cruz boardwalk with her family. She wanders the beach and comes across a creepy mirror house where she appears to face her twin. Years later, Adelaide returns to the beach in California for a family vacation and total chaos ensues when a group of doppelgängers known as ‘The Tethering’ begin to terrorize them, one of whom has followed suit. Adelaide since she was a child. It’s no coincidence that they look like the Wilson family – they’re clones of the humans who inhabited the earth while they were forced to live in the darkness below…
Nyong’o is the star of the movie incarnated as the fearsome and terrifying robot Red, whose raspy voice resembles nightmares. We recommend viewing multiple views to help you understand that zigzag *end*.
Winifred Sanderson – Hocus Pocus
It’s hard to believe A trick failed at the box office when it premiered in 1993. Audacity. What exactly were they watching?
Luckily, millennials everywhere love it for its ’90s nostalgia – Madonna’s cone-shaped breasts, anyone? Since it’s cemented itself as a Halloween classic, the effect is indefinite on Black Flame candle sales.
The star of the movie is definitely Winifred “Winnie” Anderson (herself and Thackery Binx, of course, who we later decide to like when he wears a baggy white shirt and is no longer a another cat. The plot is quite difficult).
Sure, she terrorizes the town, sucking out the lives of the Salem children before sunrise in order to survive but questionable morality aside, there’s something appealing about Bette’s villainous personality. Midler. Maybe it’s her way of saying ‘booOook’ or her hatred of mornings (possibly related), regardless of the nature of her on-screen magic, Halloween simply isn’t Halloween. without the forced Winifred or the ten swings with her signature red and lippy wig.
A spooky sequel is officially in the works and is slated to premiere fall 22, with all three actresses reprising their roles as Sarah, Mary, and Winifred, so hold on. your broom sisters, it’s been 300 years but the old roles are finally back to running amok. Amok! Amok!