You Can Call Me Crazy: 7 Women Who Acted a Fool On-Screen…And We Loved It

March 29, 2012 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines


I think we’ve all learned from watching television that the last thing you want to do is call a crazy person, crazy.  Juice anyone? Everyone’s definition of “crazy” is different for one, and plus, calling someone that isn’t nice, even if men like to say that about women on the regular. But the women on this list from some very influential, good and bad movies played crazy so well and almost so real that it was scary. These are just a few of many, so feel free to add more in the comment’s section. So, crazy? I GOT YOUR CRAZY! Just keep a’clicking…

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  • yall forgot the white lady from that movie serial mom

  • oh so thats where madea got that wire hanger line from on mad black women the movie lol

  • Ifuaskme2

    Excuse me………….. Who is crazier than Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct? Hellooooooooo

  • guest

    Oohh I think I might do a movie night with my girlfriends with a few of these movies. Thanks MN 🙂

  • JE

    You forgot Thandie Newton in “Beloved” with Oprah Winfrey and Halle Berry in “Gothika.” They both gave award worthy performances.

  • guest

    That broad from ‘Play Misty for Me’ with Clint Eastwood was nuts.

  • Jasminetr8

    What about that lady in “the hand that rocked the cradle??” She was the epitome of crazy!!!

    • Slward1971

      @a08317690b41816da2f1d4c1bcf524b5:disqus that was Rebecca de Mornay (sp).


    Tasha Smith’s character was crazy all right, irritating crazy that is. Seems like all she ever did was scream at the top of her lungs. Very irritating indeed.

  • Oh yeah these were some crazies, I totally agree.
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  • IllyPhilly

    At least 4 of those were justified.

  • autumn_breeze

    You forgot one of the BEST crazy chicks on film…Betty Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane…if anyone has never seen the film, rent it!!!! classic crazy!!!

    • MNEditor2

      That’s true! She was crazy as hell. Good one!

    • Guest

      Ooohhh!  Good one!  I also liked Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.  Another classic crazy.  

  • Lisa

    how about Meridith Baxter in the Lifetime Movie ‘A Woman Scorned’ ‘The Betty Broderick Story’, she gave me chills, she is my favourite lifetime movie actress, her emotions are so raw and real

    • F3ral Anarchy

       betty broderick should be the poster child for “crazy”