The ten best movie witches
Hollywood's most notable hocus pocus hags
Tue Feb 12 2013
Mombi (Jean Marsh)
‘Return to Oz’ (1985)
Changeable. Mombi’s USP is her vast mirrored storeroom lined with human heads, which she removes from innocent passers-by and wears on special occasions.
Well, as if decapitating little girls wasn’t serious enough, she also buddies up with the sadistic Nome King to control the kingdom of Oz.
10/10. Jean Marsh is one of the most professionally unsettling actresses in screen history (she also played Queen Bavmorda in ‘Willow’), and Mombi is her most terrifying creation.
‘I believe I’ll lock you in the tower for a few years until your head is ready. And then I’ll take it!’