The ten best movie witches
Hollywood's most notable hocus pocus hags
Tue Feb 12 2013
Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter)
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ (2007)
Pin-up for goth girls. Leather-clad medieval barmaid, as dressed by Vivienne Westwood.
She’s got a sadistic streak, this one. Not only did she torture Hermione and murder her own cousin, Sirius Black, she bumped off poor little Dobby. But what else do you expect from a Slytherin?
6/10. She’s one mean Death Eater, but Helena Bonham Carter is having too much fun to be truly diabolical. Sometimes she comes over more like a rampaging toddler having a hissy fit.
‘Potter, you cannot win against me! I am the Dark Lord’s most loyal servant. I learned the dark arts from him, and I know spells of such power that you, pathetic little boy, can never hope to compete!’