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A Look Back At The Times Hollywood Villainized Older Women

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When it comes to villains, Hollywood really loves to turn to older women to play the roll. Even in Disney movies, every queen or witch is old, as if being an older woman makes you ideal for villainous roles, as opposed to roles that — gasp! — might be a bit a sexier. It's as if, once you're no longer young enough to play the lead, you're prime age for playing the bad guy (er, woman) with motives based on fictional tropes of jealousy and instability.

Here are 20 times Hollywood made an older woman the villain of their story.