Top 10 Female Villains We Love to Hate


There are some on-screen villains that you just love to hate. Check out Howdini's list of Top 10 female villains from movies and television, including a sadistic ex-queen, a crazed fan and a prison inmate, to name a few.

Transcript Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones) You thought Joffrey was bad – but that evil apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. His mother Cersei Lannister is just as twisted… and she’s in love with her brother. Regina George (Mean Girls) Leader of the Plastics, Regina George rules the school with an iron fist and writes cruel things about everyone in her Burn Book. So let this be a lesson to you. If you’re mean… you’ll get hit by a bus. Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz) “I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too.” Need we say more? Alex Forrest (Fatal Attraction) In this classic film, Alex Forrest has a one-night stand with Dan Gallagher and proceeds to wreak havoc on his life. It was the movie that scared people away from cheating… for a little while, at least. Ursula (The Little Mermaid) Ursula the sea witch takes envy to a new level when she gives mermaid Ariel legs in exchange for her voice. Her plot to steal Prince Eric’s heart doesn’t work, but you’d think she would’ve used that beautiful voice for something more exciting… like American Idol auditions. Annie Wilkes (Misery) Annie Wilkes gives true meaning to the word “fanatic,” by finding and rescuing a wounded Paul Sheldon, her favorite writer, and then imprisoning him in her home. Sounds like the kind of situation Justin Bieber fans dream about. Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Dogget (Orange is the New Black) Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Dogget is convinced Piper Chapman and her other prison-mates are the devil spawn, despite the fact that she's no angel. Audiences would love to see her get what she deserves… but they love to hate her more. Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians) This villainess hates dogs and wants to turn them into a coat. Nuff said. White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) The White Witch from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has been frightening readers for decades, and this on-screen adaptation is no exception. She uses her evil magic to keep Narnia in perpetual winter, which is enough of a crime on its own. Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada) Miranda Priestly is the world’s scariest boss. She’s part fiction, part reality, and completely terrifying. Who knew we would thank her for making that summer internship grabbing lattes look so good? These 10 ferocious females had better hold on to their sceptors, swords and sledgehammers... there's a new bad girl on the block! Disney's live action retelling of the story of Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie as the spine-tingling, evil fairy... and proves that there's more to our favorite villains than meets the eye. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel for more, and tell us which villainess YOU love to hate in the comments below. Thanks for watching! Which villainess do you love to hate?
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