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Margot Robbie As Harley Quinn (Harleen Frances Quinzel)

margot robbie as harley quinn
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Warner Brothers/DC

Margot Robbie starred as Harleen Frances Quinzel, or Harley Quinn, in Suicide Squad and is reprising the role in the upcoming Birds of Prey. Harleen, a psychologist, is assigned to treat and subsequently falls in love with the Joker and aims to help his cause, despite his frequent insults toward her. Her villain name is a play on “Harlequin” from a character in commedia dell’arte.

Harley Quinn acts psychotic and murderous during her battles, possibly due to her dysfunctional upbringing. She does, however, become good friends with Poison Ivy, later dating her in a more a recent comic book.