Top Ten Female Movie Villains

posted on 2/25/13

Treat & Retreat presents the most Evil, Sick, Twisted and Maniacal Female Movie Villians of All Time, so without further edging of your seat.. here they are…


…I want you to know something sweetheart, I’ve done something so bad, real bad…

#10 Marietta Fortune (Diane Ladd)

Lula’s Momma from Wild At Heart, Diane Ladd plays the role of the insane overprotective Southern Mother to a tee. A criminal and murderous past all of her own, she hires hitmen to follow her daughter and her lover to bring them back under her control.
Wild at Heart (Special Edition)


My dalmatian puppy coat. The coat of dreams. The ultimate fur coat, that was denied me by that canine cabal…

#9 Glenn Close (Cruella De Vil)

The sadistic villain of 102 Dalmatians, Cruella is a classic archetype of corruption. Willing to sacrifice the lives of adorable puppies for her own warped sense of fashion, she stalks children’s nightmares with that mess of two toned hair and ever present cigarette holder.
102 Dalmatians (Widescreen Edition)


…in this world, we can’t always do what we want to do…

#8 Kate ‘Ma’ Barker (Shelley Winters)

Shelly Winter’s portrayal of real life criminal mother Kate Ma’ Barker in Bloody Mama is one of the more complex female villains of the Silver Screen. Loving and devoted to her children, but completely willing to murder, break the law and organize her children’s criminal acts with professional efficiency and no moral regard.
Roger Corman Collection (Bloody Mama / A Bucket of Blood / The Trip / Premature Burial / The Young Racers / The Wild Angels / Gas-s-s / X)


I do. For all eternity. ‘Til you and I die, and die, and die again. ‘Til death do us part.

#7 Mallory Knox (Juliette Lewis)

The Fairer half of the murderous duo at the center of Natural Born Killers, Juliette Lewis’ performance as the psychopathic Mallory Knox is one of the most vicious women on film. Seducing and murdering random men, gallivanting across America murdering indiscriminately with her boyfriend Mickey, she is ready at a moment’s notice to die without surrender in a hail of police gunfire.
Natural Born Killers (Unrated Director’s Cut) [Blu-ray]


Your hand is staining my window.

#6 Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher)

The notoriously cruel nurse of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Controlling, condensing, and tyrannical, her power over the mental patients has corrupted her absolutely. Her primary drive is the humiliation and punishment to all behind who question her authority, Louise Fletcher’s role in this movie left such an impression, the phrase “Nurse Ratched” has become synonymous with petty tyranny within institutional bureaucracies.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


You can beg better than that!

#5 Gogo Yubari (Chiaki Kuriyama)

The schoolgirl assassin and bodyguard of O-Ren Ishii, Gogo quickly meets her quick brutal death in the Kill Bill series but not before inflicting massive amounts of sadistic violence using a chain whip, darts and meteor hammer on unsuspecting victims and foes alike.
Kill Bill: Volume One / Volume Two (Double Feature) [Blu-ray]


I’d rather you go bald to school than looking like a tramp.

#4 Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway)

The classic brutal mother, Faye Dunaway is unforgettable in Mommie Dearest as the rich spoiled matron who torments her adopted children; hacking off her daughter’s hair, berating them and belittling their efforts constantly.
Mommie Dearest


You think you’re really pretty?

#3 Regina George (Rachel McAdams)

The High School Queen of Mean from Tina Fey’s Mean Girls. Her shallow social climbing and toxic behavior leave an impression not easily shaken. She represented what was truly horrible about being a girl in high school, that pretty rich girl who delights in inflicting misery and debasement to her peers.
Mean Girls (Widescreen Edition)


You’re catnip to a girl like me. Handsome, dazed, and to die for.

#2 Catwoman (Michelle Piferrer)

The slinky female criminal in the ripped leather from Batman Returns. Often compared and debated against Halle Berry’s and Anne Hathaway’s portrayals of the Feline Temptress, Michelle still shines as the Original Article, her performance of Catwoman, both creepy and sexy has no comparison.
Batman Returns [Blu-ray]


Now the time has come. I put two bullets in my gun. One for me, and one for you. Oh darling, it will be so beautiful.

#1 Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates)

Kathy Bates’ Chilling (and sometimes hilarious) performance as the obsessive literature fan Annie Wilkes in Stephen King’s Misery has earned her a Top spot in our list of Female Movie Villains. The shocking blandness of her insanity and the cruelty she uses in her imprisonment of the protagonist will thrill audiences for generations to come.
Misery [Blu-ray]

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