Hell hath No Fury like a Woman scorned. Well we all have heard this adage numerous times in real life but in reel too, we have had exceedingly vicious and remarkable women essaying some of the most menacing villains of all time!
Fans across the globe, including India are gearing up in excitement to see Marvel’s First Female Villain Hela in Thor Ragnarok releasing on 3rd November, played by none other than the Oscar winner Cate Blanchett!
Speaking of marvel’s first female villain Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth has publicly said, “Cate’s Blanchett is just brilliant as Hela. She is one of the greatest actors that has ever been. I had ideas of what she might do but I was completely blindsided by the outcome. She just has this insane off-kilter attitude or look or kind of movement to her character.”
Releasing on 3rd November, “Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
While we wait in bated breath for Hela to unleash her villainy on Thor, Loki and The Hulk, heres recapturing some of the best female villains in cinema of all time in Hollywood and Bollywood!
Cate Blanchett – Thor: Ragnarok
Blanchett took on the role of the fearsome Hela in which she becomes Marvel’s first on-screen female villain, and will also see her destroying Thor’s famous hammer, Mjölnir. Co-star Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk, has said that Blanchett “plays the worst of the worst. [Hela is] so evil.” Looks like its chills on 3rd November!
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Pike was an icy-cool Amy Dunne in David Fincher’s 2014 adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller.
Tilda Swinton – The Chronicles of Narnia
Swinton has played the cold-hearted White Witch in a trilogy of Narnia films – and terrified generations of children in the process as the icy villainess.
Cruella De Vil- 101 Dalmations
101 Dalmatians was based on a novel by the British writer Dodie Smith in which villainous Cruella de Vil (voiced in the film by Betty Lou Gerson) plans to skin puppies for a new fur coat. Cruella De Vil played by Glenn Close was portrayed to be a proper monster with an unhealthy pallor, emaciated body draped in an oversized fur coat and a thin face.
After appearing in unsuccessful movies, Sharon Stone got her big break by uncrossing her legs during the scene of police investigation. Thanks to her evil performance in this sex thriller, Basic Instinct made millions at the box office.
Bellatrix Umbridge and Dolores Umbridge- Harry Potter Franchise
Along with the scary Voldemort, it’s the evil of the female witches of the Harry Potter franchise such as Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) and Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton), who in their power hungry avatars terrorize and strike horror amongst the students of Hogwarts and the wizarding world.
Konkona Sen Sharma
The actual ‘daayan’ of the movie was Konkona Sen Sharma – she sent right shivers up the audience’s spine as a witch disguised in a khadi sari-clad mysterious woman with kohl-lined eyes.
Priyanka Chopra plays a powerful, successful boss-lady who seduces her office junior with who she has a history – and tries all sorts of tricks to get him back, in ‘Aitraaz’. And she fits the bill perfectly as the sultry seductress. Her villainous performance had won her a number of awards and much praise from critics as well as audiences.
The sizzling Bipasha Basu got her first nomination for a negative role for the cult hit 2003 movie ‘Jism’ and established Bipasha even more firmly in her Bollywood career.
The very first woman to make the Filmfare list of actors commended for their negative role was Kajol for her role as a psychopathic killer in ‘Gupt’ – one of the best films of 1997.
Her acting in ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’ was nothing short of brilliant – an obsessed, jealous mistress who turns a stalker, with the tables turned on a man this time!