Some of my favorite villains in film.
Malkina (played by Cameron Diaz)
"Truth has no temperature."
Baby Jane Hudson (played by Bette Davis)
"I didn't bring your breakfast because you didn't eat your din-din!"
Catherine Tramell (played by Sharon Stone)
"Killing isn't like smoking. You can stop."
Annie Wilkes (played by Kathy Bates)
"I'm your number one fan"
O-Ren Ishii (played by Lucy Liu)
"As your leader, I encourage you from time to time, and always in a respectful manner, to question my logic. If you're unconvinced that a particular plan of action I've decided is the wisest, tell me so, but allow me to convince you and I promise you right here now, no subject will ever be taboo. Except, of course, the subject that was just under discussion. The price you pay for bringing up either my Chinese or American heritage as a negative is...I collect your fucking head. Just like this fucker here. Now if any of you sons of bitches got anything else to say. NOW'S THE FUCKING TIME!"
Amy Elliot Dunne (played by Rosamund Pike)
"You think you'd be happy with a nice Midwestern girl? No way, baby. I'm it!"
Asami (played by Eihi Shiina) Audition
"Kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri."
The Wicked Witch of the West (played by Margaret Hamilton)
"Just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!"
Nurse Mildred Ratched (played by Louise Fletcher)
"Your hand is staining my window."
Favorite female villain in literature: Cathy Ames in East of Eden
She is cunning. Manipulative. Evil incarnate. From her early years as a child right on through her adulthood, Cathy Ames manages to truly send a chill down my spine whenever I ready Steinbeck's book.
Jo Van Fleet played the part in the 1955 adaptation. Jane Seymour took a turn in 1981. I still think there is an actress who can truly knock it out of the park with this character.