The ten best movie witches
Hollywood's most notable hocus pocus hags
Tue Feb 12 2013
Queen Grimhilde (voice of Lucille La Verne)
‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ (1937)
The fairest of them all. And she’s going to keep it that way, come hell or high water.
This being pre-botox, her drastic measures to stay youthful and more beautiful than Snow White involve a huntsman, an axe and a shiny red apple.
8/10. The scene where she transmogrifies into a scabby crone – with the aid of a magic potion and some wild proto-psychedelic animated effects – is one of the most wonderfully witchy scenes in cinema.
‘One bite, and all your dreams will come true.’