From Cersei to Mama Pope Our Favorite Female TV Villains

March 25, 2015  |  
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With all of the zombies, witches and royal intrigue on TV, there are plenty of excitingly evil characters on TV. These female TV villains are some of our favorites. What are yours?

Cersei Lannister

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”

No one takes “ball ’till you fall” as seriously as Cersei Lannister. She may have left a trail of bodies in her wake, but she is technically the ruler of The Seven Kingdoms; and arguably it’s most frightening woman (and she doesn’t even have dragons).

Marie Laveau

When it comes to protecting her own, no one in American Horror Story: Coven can old a candle to Marie Laveau. While the witches spent their season waiting on the next supreme, Marie Laveau has been weilding ultimate power for at least 200 years. And she’s not afraid to use it to avenge the ones she loves.

Lila West

Lila West may be the only cast-member to out-crazy Dexter himself. Spoiler alert: Dexter kills her in he end. And even though she had it coming, we were still sad to see her go.

Number Six

Nobody is as good at using their feminine wiles to get what they want. All of the other cylons had their part to play in Battlestar Gallactica. But the sixes will always be a fan favorite. After all, the nearly brought about the end of the human race — just by flirting with one man.

Cat Woman

Eartha Kitt brought the fun (and the purr) to being a comic book villain in front of the cameras while helping to break color barriers behind them.


When you start from the bottom, sometimes you have to Joseline your way to the top. Love her or hate her, Joseline knows how to keep Love & Hip Hop audiences watching. Does anyone else smell a spin-off show?

Felicia “Snoop” Pearson

She was the only girl in Marlo Stanfield’s crew, fearless and frankly frightening. Stephen King once called her “perhaps the most terrifying female villain to ever appear in a television series.”


Sure Carol threatened a few children… and there was the time she had to leave the group for getting a little carried away with murder. But when it boils down to it, she’s the mother bear of The Walking Dead group — and they need her around if they’re going to stay alive.

Gemma Teller

Speaking of fearless mothers that you should never cross, it’s hard for any of the villains on this list to hold a candle to Gemma Morrow. Come guns, gang members or high water, Gemma will handle it while putting fear in the hearts of The Sons of Anarchy‘s enemies.

Omarosa Manigault

They don’t give out a Career Reality TV Villain award, but if they did it would go to Omarosa. Her bad-girl reality TV career is a decade long, she’s the model other TV bad girls follow and the conflict that keeps shows like The Apprentice on the air. It’s hard to be mad at that.

New York

If Omarosa is the queen of reality TV bad girls, then Tiffany “New York” Pollard is the reality TV bad girl princess. From Flavor of Love to I Love New York, Tiffany has definitely worked her 15 minutes longer than anyone thought she would.

Maya Pope

Can’t find a terrorist evil enough to buy Olivia Pope back? Call Maya Lewis. She’s Scandal-lands deadliest villain and possibly the only one sharp enough to outsmart Olivia. And since the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Mama Pope makes us extra glad that Olivia’s on our side.

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