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.
A telekinetic social misfit (Sissy Spacek) wreaks havoc at the prom. Read More
Satanists (John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon) want a pregnant woman (Mia Farrow) to bear the Antichrist. Read More
To Die For
A bartender's (Matt Dillon) wife (Nicole Kidman) is charged with his murder. Read More
A missing injured author (James Caan) has a twisted fan (Kathy Bates) for a nurse. Read More
An aspiring writer turns her 1960s Mississippi town on its ear by interviewing black women. Read More