15 Worst Villainesses of 2015

January 10, 2016

2015 was a good year for female power. We've had Hillary Clinton running for President, Bruce Jenner proudly proclaiming he's Caitlyn, a female Jedi top-billing Star Wars, Ronda Rousey drawing record ratings, and villainesses crowding screens, big and small (and small-small).

We took it upon ourselves to count down the biggest, baddest of the latter:

15. Kommissar 

Her name sure sounds like a comic book supervillainess, but Kommissar is just the mean girl who makes aca-mazing Europop in "Pitch Perfect." Those sure are pipes of gold...if gold were rotting, that is.

14. Scarlet Overkill

Sign us up for that villain conference and we'd be screaming ourselves hoarse too, front row, for this despicably mod meanie.

13. Arsyn

Taylor Swift took "1989" to even more stratospheric success by releasing this diss song against Katy Perry. Selena Gomez's Arsyn, Perry's obvious stand-in in the cinematic music video, is guilty by association.

How to dress as her here.

12. Rayna Boyanov

Rose Byrne made Kristen Wiig's character's life hell in "Bridesmaids." Now it's Melissa McCarthy's turn. As Rayna's name suggests, she truly is a kween.

11. Gazelle

This "Kingsman" baddie is like the Nick Vujicic of the villain world.

10. Dottie Underwood

Don't be conned by that New Look veneer. Dottie will not be your wartime housewife and would sooner handle a sniper rifle than a frying pan.

9. Erica Kravid

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This one here is HBIC. As head honcho of Renautus, Erica Kravid is literally something to die for, to the martyrs in "Heroes Reborn."

8. Lucille Sharpe

We don't want to give anything away, except that there's some real whaddafuckery going on in Guillermo del Toro's gothic masterpiece "Crimson Peak."

7. Alma Coin

And you thought Coriolanus Snow was a bad prez?

6. Astra

We're tempted to put Calista Flockhart's inveterate harridan on this spot, but this one is the real deal. It's the aunt from outer space hell!

5. Jeanine Matthews

Easy to dismiss "Divergent" as another "Hunger Games" copycat, except that its big baddie, Jeanine Matthews, is President Coin and President Snow all rolled into one.

Madame Kali

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For the second season of "Penny Dreadful," Helen McRory gets to play a wickeder witch than the one she left in "Harry Potter." As the evil Evelyn Poole, a.k.a. Madame Kali, she puts down cattle like a pro and can handle whips better than Christian Grey. And when she opens her mouth to speak the Devil's tongue? Rappers better run for their money.

3. The Witch Queen

Even Vin Diesel had his work cut out for him in the face of this sorceress, so powerful that she takes credit for the Black Death (death toll: 200 million). Maybe she and Poison Ivy can hit it up sometime.

2. Lady Tremaine

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MOM. Lady Tremaine is more than just a character; she's a model of cruelty so timeless that it predates the fairytale of "Cinderella." Cate Blanchett giving this archetype the anachronistic Joan Crawford camp is just a sweet bonus.

How to dress as her here.

1. Indominus rex

She's not evil. She just happens to be sitting pretty atop the food chain, and she's inhuman in more ways than one. So you can have your archetypal Evil Stepmothers, you can have a million Alma Coins stacked from Peru to Cebu, but this force of nature gets our boss bitch award of 2015. Eat it.

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