19 most dramatic and over-the-top Disney villains

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Cruella De Vil — 101 Dalmatians

Cruella De Vil has an enviable sense of style. If only she could source it ethically.

With more malice in her silhouette than should be humanly possible, even for someone called Cruella De Vil, she sashays into the home of her dear friends Anita and Roger, takes one look at their puppies, and tries to buy them for coats.

Cruella is clearly a very particular sort of dog person and fails to pick up on any social cue that indicates perhaps these people actually don’t want their animals murdered to maintain her wardrobe.

Indeed, she does not take no for an answer. Despite proving she can source other dalmatians (namely the other 84 she somehow steals), she remains fixated on the 17 beloved pets of her supposed best friend.

She hires two useless henchmen (do any of these villains do due diligence when hiring help?) to steal them for her, and spirits them away to her family estate called…Hell Hall. Either she lacks any self-awareness at all, or Cruella has a real taste for the dramatic.

We sense it is the latter. If her penchant for outlandish fur coats weren’t enough, her hair would seal the deal. After all, you don’t sport a hair dye job like hers if you’re a shrinking violet.

With cheekbones that could cut glass and eyes flashing red in anger that likely is not good for her health, she chases those little dogs across London, and what for? One single coat.

She could save a lot of time, effort, and money if she just chose to go down the faux fur route. No one would be able to tell the difference really, and no puppies would have to die.

But this is a woman so evil, she has an in-universe diss track written about her. What did we expect?