9. The Disney Villainesses
Long before Disney decided to turn the evil fairy Maleficent into a sympathetic, misunderstood heroine, she was one of the best baddies in the entire Disney catalog. And she’s in great company. Wicked step-mothers, a sea witch, and a power crazed sorceress provide a lot of laughs, but also some thrills and scares along the way. Each of these evil ladies had dreams of power, willing to do anything it took to achieve it. I know there’s a Women in Cinema column in there somewhere, but, for now, we’ll just celebrate the fact that these women all got the chance to be delightfully evil. No matter how much their studio now tries to convince us they just had rough childhoods.