In 'The Help,' Southern society girl Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard) is as polished and polite as possible, but that pretty smile hides a mean, racist streak as wide as the Mississippi. It just proves, as Hamlet once said, "One may smile and smile and be a villain." Here's our collection of female characters who tried to put a pleasant face on evil as they schemed, bullied and even committed murder to get what they wanted.
In Theaters on November 3rd, 1976

A telekinetic social misfit (Sissy Spacek) wreaks havoc at the prom. Read More

A Little Princess
Based on 19 critics

Schoolgirl (Liesel Matthews) irks headmistress (Eleanor Bron) in 1914 New York. Read More

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
In Theaters on October 18th, 2002

Unhinged woman (Rebecca De Mornay) becomes a Seattle couple's (Annabella Sciorra, Matt McCoy) nanny. Read More

Kill Bill Vol. 1
Based on 43 critics

An assassin (Uma Thurman) seeks vengeance against her attackers (Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox). Read More

Mommie Dearest
In Theaters on March 31st, 2003

Movie queen Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) pampers, punishes her children. Read More

Mean Girls
Based on 39 critics

A teen (Lindsay Lohan) becomes friends with three cruel schoolmates. Read More

Rosemary's Baby
In Theaters on June 12th, 1968

Satanists (John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon) want a pregnant woman (Mia Farrow) to bear the Antichrist. Read More

To Die For
Based on 23 critics

A bartender's (Matt Dillon) wife (Nicole Kidman) is charged with his murder. Read More

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Based on 37 critics

Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) teaches a group of students to defend Hogwarts from Voldemort's minions. Read More

All About Eve
Not Yet Rated1950
In Theaters on October 13th, 1950

A Broadway star (Bette Davis) helps an aspiring actress (Anne Baxter). Read More

In Theaters on October 31st, 1990

A missing injured author (James Caan) has a twisted fan (Kathy Bates) for a nurse. Read More

The Help
Based on 41 critics

An aspiring writer turns her 1960s Mississippi town on its ear by interviewing black women. Read More

Cruel Intentions
Based on 24 critics

Two manipulative adolescents (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe) scheme to ruin others. Read More

The Manchurian Candidate
Based on 14 critics

Korean War hero's (Laurence Harvey) commander (Frank Sinatra) learns platoon was brainwashed. Read More

Singin' in the Rain
In Theaters on April 11th, 1952

A silent-film star (Gene Kelly) loves a chorus girl (Debbie Reynolds). Read More