These Evil Women Are The Greatest Female Villains In Cinematic History

Joan Crawford

Photo Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Photo Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Joan Crawford may have played the innocent one in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? But in real life, she was apparently the evil foster mom we’re all glad we wish we didn’t have. In 1981’s Mommie Dearest, we got an idea of how evil she may have been.

Crawford’s adopted daughter Christina wrote a 1978 memoir of the same name that detailed salacious accounts of how terrorizing Crawford was to her children. Though the movie may not have been 100% true, actress Faye Dunaway brought a menacing instability to the role that made our jaws drop.