Fiona Goode and Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange) – American Horror Story
I know they’re two different characters in two different seasons of the show, but they are both played by the same actress. Constance appears in season 1 Murder House as the cruel neighbour from hell. When the Harmons move into a haunted house that her dead son and serial killer haunts as well as more murderous ghosts – Constance fails to mention the (un)likelihood of survival. She also abuses her daughter with Downing Syndrome and killed her husband and mistress. Oh, and she raised the Antichrist. Constance appears like a lovely, caring woman – but behind her charm and wit – lies one of the nastiest women ever.
Best line: “They say when a child loses a parent they feel mortal. But when a parent loses a child – it’s immortality the parent loses.”
Villainous moment: Shooting her maid in the eye then taunting her spirit about how good a shot she is.
Fiona is far worse though. In season 3 Coven – Fiona is Supreme (leader) of the Coven. She believes a witch inside the coven is unwittingly draining her power as they become next Supreme – so she prevents that by dabbling in murder. Fiona is probably one of the most powerful and can kill someone in one breath. However, her wit and sarcastic comments make her entertaining to watch.
Best line: Several. These are just a handful.
Hank: You think you’re so clever.
Fiona: I do. I do think I’m clever.
“The only thing in this whole wide world to be afraid of is me.”
“You can all just die.”
“I’m sorry. I’m either really confused or bored.”
“This coven doesn’t need a new Supreme. It needs a new rug.”
Most villainous moment: Facing off against the witch hunters and decapitating their leader.
Ojo-Ren Ichii (Lucy Liu) – Kill Bill
Ojo-Ren is a cunning assassin, skilled warrior and mob boss. She kills anyone who poses a threat or even insults her. She almost kills our heroine twice and chops a racists head off. She is the toughest villain in the Kill Bill films and doesn’t take rubbish from anyone.
Best line: “Pretty little Caucasian girl likes to play with Samurai swords.”
Most villainous moment: Chopping a head off of someone who is racist towards her.
Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) – Misery
Sometimes, villains aren’t people who scheme up great plans to end the world. Sometimes, they’re much more low-key. Annie’s a retired nurse who used to murder her patients. She saves her favourite author Paul Sheldon from a car crash during a blizzard and nurses him back to health. However, Annie finds out a character in one of her favourite books is being killed off and flips out. She holds him hostage making him write a new book. When he tries to escape, Annie subjects him to brutal methods of torture.
Best line: “I’m your number 1 fan.”
Villainous moment: 2 words – ankle hobbling.
Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) – Fatal Attraction
Happily married Dan makes the biggest mistake of his life – when his wife and daughter are away for the weekend – he has a one-night stand with Alex. Dan stops seeing Alex but she becomes obsessed with him and will try anything to get him back in her life. She stalks him and blackmails him. Dan eventually comes clean to his wife – which infuriates Alex. She becomes increasingly unhinged and acts violently to Dan and his family.
Best line: “Well what am I supposed to do? You ignore my calls, you change your number. I mean, I’m not going to be ignored Dan!”
Villainous moment: Her vicious act of animal cruelty that invented the name bunny-boiler.
Hedra Carson (Jennifer Jason Leigh) – Single White Female
Allie breaks up with her cheating fiancee Sam and is lonely – so she decides to get a roommate. She picks the kind and sympathetic Hedra. They immediately bond a friendship and Hedra even gets Allie a puppy. But Hedra becomes slightly devious when Sam starts to get back into the picture and will do anything to break them up – even if it means murder.
Best line: (about someone’s murder) “Now it was an accident but he deserved it.”
Most villainous moment: Another moment of animal cruelty that involves a balcony and a puppy :(.
The Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) – Wizard of Oz
The Wicked Witch of the West is a nasty, cruel woman who will do anything to get her hands on ruby shoes – even if it means killing poor Dorothy.
Best line: “I’ll get you pretty and your little dog too.”
Villainous moment: Every time she cackles.