Maleficent, Ursula, The White Witch: Who's the Wickedest of Them All?

  | May 30, 2014 10:15 IST (New Delhi)
Chronicles Of Narnia

Stills of Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Jadis from The Chronicles of Narnia

Some look evil, some don't - but all 10 of these famous screen witches are rotten to the core.

Some look evil, some don't - but all 10 of these famous screen witches are rotten to the core. (Also read: Movie Review: Maleficent)
Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty
The horned Mistress Of All Evil curses Princess Aurora into a long and deep sleep after being excluded from her christening. She has lightning bolts in her arsenal, a raven familiar and goblin minions. She's just cruel.

Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz

Green-skinned and hook-nosed, the Wicked Witch of the West zooms around Oz on her broomstick, turning woodcutters into Tin Men and sending forth her army of flying monkeys to terrorise Munchkins and Winkies alike. Dorothy inadvertently melts her with water.

Ursula from The Little Mermaid

Monstrous sea sorceress Ursula is part-octopus and all spite. She transforms Ariel into a human in exchange for her voice and, just when it looks like Ariel is going to get her Prince, shows up as shape-shifter Vanessa to sabotage the romance and marry Eric herself.

Mother Gothel from Tangled
Desperate to keep her youth and beauty, Gothel kidnaps Princess Rapunzel, whose magic hair she needs, and locks her up in a tower for 18 years. Selfish.

The White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia
Jadis, the witch who freezes Narnia in the Hundred Years Winter, is partially human and white as ice. She rules Narnia with a beastly retinue of wolves, dwarves, werewolves, hags and other monsters. She turns her prisoners into statues and is the sworn enemy of all "sons and daughters of Adam" and the great lion Aslan.

Evil Queen from Snow White

Vain and jealous, this evil usurper cannot bear not to be the fairest in the land. Armed with a magic mirror and a poisoned apple, the stepmother-from-hell attempts to murder Snow White multiple times, finally falling to her own death from a cliff.

Grand High Witch from The Witches
The leader of all Earhtly witches, the Grand High Witch hates children, turning them into slugs. Underneath her human mask, she is a terrifying bald hunchback with claws and a long pointed nose. She is feared by all the witches and even her personal secretary who she mistreats. She's just plain diabolical.

Fairy Godmother from Shrek
Don't be fooled by the wand and the wings, this scheming sorceress conjures up happily-ever-afters at a price. She wants to see her son, the equally despicable Prince Charming on the throne, and is not above blackmail and attempted murder to put him there.

Evanora from Oz The Great and Powerful
The Wicked Witch of the East in Disney's alternate version of The Wizard of Oz is the beautiful protectress of the Emerald City, a position she has gained by murdering the rightful king and framing hs daughter, Glinda the Good Witch. She's actually hideous, controls an army of murderous flying monkeys and sends her sister Theodora around the bend by manipulating her into thinking she was betrayed by Oscar Diggs (the 'wizard of Oz').

Theodora from Oz The Great and Powerful
Unlike her sister, Theodora starts out as a genuinely beautiful, naive and good witch who thinks Glinda, the real good witch, is evil. By the time she realizes her sister Evanora is the evil one, she's already transformed by heartbreak and tears that burn into her skin leaving deep disfiguring furrows. Evanora's magic apple changes Theodora completely into the green-skinned, black-hatted, broomstick-riding Wicked Witch of the West.