Friday, November 06, 2009

Scariest Females in Film

iVillage has a list of the 13 scariest women (though some in their list are girls) in film:

1. Norman Bates' Mother in Psycho
2. Regan in The Exorcist
3. Carrie in Carrie
4. Annie in Misery
5. Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest
6. Alex in Fatal Attraction
7. Baby Jane in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
8. Jennifer in Jennifer's Body
9. Nancy from The Craft
10. Esther from Orphan
11. the Grand High Witch from The Witches
12. Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
13. the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz

I haven't seen all of these, so I don't know how scary they are, but I'm surprised the Queen from Disney's Snow White didn't make the cut. And the original Cruella de Vil. And the character Angela Lansbury plays in the original Manchurian Candidate. Now that is a scary woman!


  1. Anonymous9:33 AM

    Ditto Snow White Queen. Also, I don't want to see anyone any scarier that the Peyton Flanders character in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle." A mean, spiteful, straight razor-totin' woman; Lord have mercy.

    a Pal

  2. I found Carrie to be more of a sympathetic character than someone to fear.

    From the list, I'd say Annie from Misery.