Top 10 Greatest Female Movie Villains of All Time

Female Movie Villains:

A movie becomes ten times better with a good villain and women have proved that they can handle evil and unredeemable characters flawlessly. These characters have no morals and only serve their best interests. These complex villains were played beautifully by the actors and we will never forget them.

#10: Jadis the White Witch

Played By: Tilda Swinton

Movie Name: The Chronicles of Narnia

The White Witch ruled over Narnia with the help of her terrifying magic. Tilda Swinton’s performance was hauntingly amazing as whenever she was on screen, we feared something bad was going to happen. She is cold-hearted and purely acts in self-interest.

#9: Regina George

Female Movie Villains

Played By: Rachel McAdams

Movie Name: Mean Girls

Regina was the Queen Bee who ruled over her high school. The self-obsessed teenager considered herself to be better than everybody else and discarded anyone who dared to speak against her. Regina made Cady’s life hell and bullied her non-stop. Girls like Regina have made life harder for a lot of people.

#8: Elle Driver

Played By: Daryl Hannah

Movie Name: Kill Bill

This ruthless assassin and the member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad was the one to put the final bullet in the bride during her wedding day. Elle Driver was a complete badass, with her eyepatch and killer samurai sword. She was hell-bent on killing the bride, but too bad the bride was an even bigger badass.

#7: Dolores Umbridge

Female Movie Villains

Played By: Imelda Staunton

Movie Name: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Dolores is an evil, cruel, and unredeemable character that we will never stop loathing. She is without a doubt the most hated character in the entire Harry Potter franchise. Imelda Staunton’s performance was spot-on as she made our skin crawl whenever her character was on screen.

#6: Annie Wilkes

Played By: Kathy Bates

Movie Name: Misery

Kathy Bates won an Oscar for her stunning portrayal of Annie Wilkes. The devilishly smart woman always hid her true face behind a cheery smile. She’s a psychopath without any boundaries and her paranoia makes her deadly and unpredictable. She is a terrifying character and no one would like to meet such a person in real life.

#5: Mystique

Played By: Rebecca Romijn

Movie Name: X-Men

Mystique started as a villain in the X-Men universe and she was portrayed by Rebecca Romijn in the first three movies. Her shape-shifting abilities make her a perfect assassin. She never showed a shred of remorse after murdering countless people. She believed her path to be the right one in a war against human beings.

#4: Nurse Ratched

Played By: Louise Fletcher

Movie Name: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Nurse Ratched was a cruel and controlling head nurse working in the psychiatric ward. Everyone was terrified of her until the free-spirited Randle McMurphy came along. She did not miss a single opportunity to shame Randle and her ruthlessness was too much to handle.

#3: Wicked Witch of the West

Female Movie Villains

Played By: Margaret Hamilton

Movie Name: The Wizard of Oz

The Wicked Witch is part of the reason why The Wizard of Oz became so iconic. The evil and power-hungry witch was a master manipulator and an even powerful magic-user. This character made witches popular in pop culture and is an inspiration for every other witch that came after.

#2: Maleficent

Female Movie Villains

Played By: Eleanor Audley (Voice)

Movie Name: Sleeping Beauty

Maleficent is one of the most iconic villains of all time as she is the incarnation of evil. Maleficent turned evil after she was discarded by everyone she loved. She vowed to take revenge from the world and did everything in her power to torment Princess Aurora.

#1: Bellatrix Lestrange

Female Movie Villains

Played By: Helena Bonham Carter

Movie Name: Harry Potter Series

Bellatrix is the vilest and evilest female character of all time. Her favorite activity is torturing and killing others. She is the definition of evil and only enjoys it when others are suffering. She killed the beloved Sirius Black, and on top of that, she enjoyed it, making her the worst.

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