Who Is TV's Ultimate Mean Girl? Let the Nominating Process Begin!

There’s a name for you, ladies. But it isn’t used in high society…outside of a kennel.” We all know and love that zinger from the 1939 classic The Women — or at least we should! — and it will certainly apply to the participants of TVLine’s next great bracket tournament.

Yes folks, get ready for TV’s Ultimate Mean Girl, a single-elimination tourney that will celebrate the small screen’s all-time greatest she-devils, harpies, vixens, harridans, and “rhymes with the English-language equivalent of brujas.” The tournament obviously would be invalid without the likes of Revenge‘s Victoria Grayson, Melrose Place‘s Amanda Woodward, and Ugly Betty‘s Wilhelmina Slater, but we need a total of 64 delectable ladies to channel our inner Tim Gunns and make it work. And that’s where you come in.

Head on down to the comments section and nominate your favorite TV mean girls — we welcome characters from classic TV series all the way through to current hits — and give us a few reasons why these battle axes shouldn’t be left out of our tournament. We’ll then scour your list of nominees and your well-reasoned arguments to select our full roster of 64.

So start your nominating below, and for up-to-the-minute alerts on when TV’s Ultimate Mean Girls will begin, sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. RUCookie says:

    Cordy (BtVS); Karen Walker (W&G); Carla (Cheers); Shanon (Lost); Christina (Grey’s); Victoria Greyson (Revenge); Sue Suelvester (Glee – season 1); Dr Weaver (ER)

    Just off the top of my head

  2. Mimi says:

    I don’t know if daytime TV counts. If it does, Heather Webber is the meanest mean girl EVER on TV.

  3. ursa says:

    Morgana from Merlin

  4. Nikos says:

    First ever post on this site, but heres my nominations

    Katherine – Vampire Diaries
    Madison Sinclair – Veronica Mars
    June – Dont Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23
    A bit of a stretch on the mean, Christina Yang – Greys Anatomy
    Max Black – 2 Broke Girls
    Sadie – Awkward
    Jessica Pearson – Suits

  5. Nikos says:

    And some long shots

    Angelica – Rugrats. I mean come on, shes the littlest bitch!

  6. Nikos says:

    And also, any number of characters from desperate housewives, gabrielle soulis?

  7. anakl says:

    want a mean girl??… what about laura palmer from twin peaks… she was really mean to people… and a b*tch & all of that lured her to her death/murder

  8. Cordy, Faith, Darla and Druscilla for sure, Karen Walker, Cersei, Santana, and Jessica Lange’s Poison Belle Constance and Regina on OUAT

  9. Katie says:

    SADIE SAXTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Rae says:

    Katherine Pierce. Cordelia for sure. “A”/Mona from PLL, or Ali from PLL. Siobhan from Ringer. LOL I’m goin trough every tv show I can think of that’s new.

  11. Frank Swason says:

    Siobahn Martin (Ringer)!

  12. Rebecca says:

    My picks:
    Sutton – the lying game
    Santana – glee
    Sue Sylvester – glee
    Pam – true blood
    Tara – true blood
    Allison – pretty little liars
    Jenny – the L word
    Paige – degrassi, the new generation
    Alex – degrassi, the new generation
    Rebekah – tvd
    Faye – secret circle
    Faith – btvs
    Cordelia – btvs
    Jane – happy endings
    Haley – modern family
    Lucille – arrested development
    Ruby – supernatural
    Anna – v
    Erica Kane – all my children
    Dorian – one life to live
    Regina – once upon a time
    The morrigan – lost girl
    Sadie – awkward
    Kate – bedlam
    Morgana – Camelot
    Rebecca – Greek
    Frannie – Greek
    Ivy – smash

  13. Tara says:

    Katherine Pierce from Vampire Diaries!

  14. BtG says:

    Some ladies to think about:

    Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    Faith Lehane (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    Glory (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    Lilah Morgan (Angel)
    Adelle DeWitt (Dollhouse)
    Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
    Patty Hewes (Damages)
    Roxy Harvey (Dead Like Me)
    Daisy Adair (Dead Like Me)
    Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
    Dee Reynolds (It’s Always Sunny)
    Ava Crowder (Justified)
    Tammy 1 (Parks and Recreation)
    Tammy 2 (Parks and Recreation)
    April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation)
    Joan Harris (Mad Men)
    Santana Lopez (Glee)
    Katherine Pierce (Vampire Diaries)
    Caroline Forbes (Vampire Diaries)
    Callisto (Xena)
    Xena (Xena)
    Chloe McGruff (Don’t the Trust the B)
    Allison DiLaurentis (Pretty Little Liars)
    Dowager Countess (Downton Abbey)
    Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey)
    Maria LaGuerta (Dexter)
    Debra Morgan (Dexter)
    Pam De Beaufort (True Blood)
    Jessica Hamby (True Blood)
    Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife)
    Kalinda Sharma (The Good Wife)
    Constance Langdon (American Horror Story)
    Christina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy)
    Addison Montgomery-Shepherd (Grey’s Anatomy)
    Veronica Mars (…Veronica Mars)
    – Everyone’s probably gonna be mad about the Veronica Mars mention, but let’s face it she could be a huuuuuuge bitca sometimes, mostly to people that deserved it though. Also half of these people became really nice / good people or are mostly good people but have mean streaks. Either way, excited, I love mean girls on my television.

  15. Pavanne says:

    How about Endora from Bewitched?

  16. christina says:

    Katherine Pierce or Rebekah Mikaelson from The Vampire Diaries, for sure!

    • Susan says:

      I second that! Katherine chopped off Jon’s fingers then stabbed him. Then Rebekah who’s just as enertaining is your typical teenage mean girl.

  17. Julzy says:

    Blair Waldorf, Karen Walker, Brooke Davis

  18. momo says:

    Katherine Pierce, The Vampire Diaries
    Rebekah Mikaelson, The Vampire Diaries

  19. Haley Reinhart's Album is amazeballs. says:

    Cersei lannister from game of thrones :)

  20. vuqogiselle says:

    – O’Brien (Siobhan Finnernan), “Downton Abbey”
    – Vera Bates (Maria Doyle Kennedy), “Downton Abbey”
    – The Dowager Countess Grantham (Maggie Smith), “Downton Abbey”
    – Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski), “30 Rock”
    – Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin), “The Office”
    – Sue Sylester (Jane Lynch), “Glee”
    – Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), “Gossip Girls”

    – Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty), “The Golden Girls”
    – Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen), “Murphy Brown”
    – Marie Barone (Doris Roberts), “Everybody Loves Raymond”
    – Karen Walker (Megan Mullally), “Will and Grace”
    – Veronica Palmer (Portia di Rossi), “Better Off Ted”

  21. Ketlenn says:

    Katherine Pierce from “The Vampire Diaries” (:

  22. Isak says:

    Abby Morgan!

  23. Mallory says:

    Edie Britt (DH), Santana Lopez (Glee), Carla (Burn Notice), Bella (Supernatural),

    Oh, and I definitely agree with the OPs who said Nellie from Little House on the Prairie and Endora from Bewitched!!

    must think of more….

  24. Kate says:

    Pam – TrueBlood
    Sue Sylvester – Glee
    Valerie – BH 90210
    Irina Derevko – Alias
    Faith – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Lemon Breeland – Hart of Dixie
    Katherine – Vampire Diaries
    Ruby – Supernatural
    Regina – Once Upon a Time
    India – Jane By Design
    Karen Walker – Will & Grace

    I wish I could nominate Shannen Doherty as herself…but alas, cannot.

  25. Minna says:

    1. Georgina Sparks, from Gossip Girl. Because she’s just SO mean and genius!
    2. Blair Waldorf, from Gossip Girl. She definitely applies to this!
    3. Katherine Pierce, from The Vampire Diaries. One of the most meanest vampires alive!

  26. Minna says:

    – Sadie Saxton. (Awkward)
    – Jade West. (Victorious)
    – Lemon Breeland. (Hart of Dixie)
    – Captain Victoria Gates. (Castle)
    – Paris Geller. (Gilmore Girls)

  27. Minna says:

    Rebekah Mikaelson, from The Vampire Diaries.

  28. matthew c says:

    The Fashion Club on “Daria”, they were MEAN MEAN MEAN!

    and how about a lifetime achievement award for Morgan Fairchild I mean basically every character she’s played since the 80’s has been a mean girl.

    Now to represent the daytime soaps:

    we gotta acknowledge:

    Alexandra Spaulding on Guiding Light as played by Marj Dusay

    Tracey Quatermaine on General Hospital (she once refused to give her father his heart medication as he had a heart attack… he was faking and she got kicked out of the family)

    Erica Kane on All My Children— She is soaps ultimate bad girl—selfish, vain and thinks only of her self. She is impatient and acts on impulse.

    Barbara Ryan Munson Montgomery on As The World Turns… She was a bad girl who somewhat mellowed out over the years.

    Kendall Hart on All My Children— Sarah Michelle Gellar originated the role of Erica Kane’s long lost (unwanted) daughter who was the product of a rape. She came to town for revenge after learning she had been adopted and who her mother was. She went so far as to become Erica’s personal assistant, seduce Erica’s husband and accuse him of rape (which resulted in Erica stabbing him). Later they made peace but Kendall still had a bad side.

    Carly Benson Roberts Corinthos Jax on General Hospital— She also returned to town to get revenge on the mother that gave her up for adoption; except this time she stole her mothers husband and got pregnant which resulted in one of the most drawn out paternity storylines in soap history.

    Arlene vaungh on All My Children: Among her sickest acts; driving her daughter Haylee to alcoholism and sleeping with Alec, who was married at the time to her daughter.

  29. matthew c says:

    Janet “From Another Planet” Marlowe Green Dilion on “All My Children” She was played by two very incredible actresses; Kate Collins and Robin Mattson. But she is known for being a psychotic character who famously threw her twin sister down a well and took over her life. She has also killed her own husband, Trevor and got involved in custody battles. She has blown up buildings in town and is a true soap opera mean girl.

  30. Kayla says:


  31. Catherine says:

    Madison Sinclair – Veronica Mars
    Ima – Sons of Anarchy
    Dalia Royce – Suburgatory
    Rebecca Logan – Greek
    Jeannie Van Der Hooven – Shameless

  32. Pavanne says:

    Don’t know if this has already been suggested, but Ling Woo (Lucy Liu) from Ally McBeal.

  33. Deb says:

    Irena Derevko (Sydney’s mom) from Alias
    Six from Battlestar Galactica
    Brenda Walsh from Beverly Hills 90210

  34. Brian says:

    Lillith from Cheers and Fraiser

  35. Erin Caprice says:

    I definitely vote Cersei. She knew Jon Arryn had her…so she killed him. She knew Bran caught her, so Jaime pushed her. And she knew Ned had her, and would tell the king that Joffrey wasn’t his…so she got rid of the king and then Joffrey got rid of Ned. That’s pretty evil.

  36. Tower says:

    Lots of repeats, but I’d go with:
    Santana Lopez
    Queen Regina
    Whilemina Slater
    Diana from the Orig V
    Karen Walker
    Chloe from Don’t Trust
    Audrey Horne from Twin Peaks
    Ling Woo from Ally McBeal
    Patty Hewes (Damages)
    Queen Sophie-Anne (True Blood)
    Kelly Bundy (Married w/Children)
    Denna from Legend of the Seeker

  37. fitz says:

    Definately Madeline from La Femme Nikita — my husband used to say his testicles shriveled a little bit every time she came on the screen.

  38. Kim says:

    Ruby from Supernatural!!

  39. Wesley says:

    Jordan Sullivan aka Dr. Cox’s wife in Scrubs!!!

  40. shann says:

    Lily Kane .. vmars // Katherine tvd <333

  41. Deb says:

    Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth from The Apprentice

  42. Stephen Evans says:

    The biggest b*tch in television history is Siobahn Martin from Ringer.

  43. Lindsay Mollin says:


  44. Sadia Ahmad says:

    katherine pierce – The Vampire Diaries
    rebekah – The Vampire Diaries
    regina/the evil queen – Once Upon A Time
    alison dilaurentis – Pretty Little Liars

  45. Tower says:

    OMG, how could I have forgotten anything Christa Miller has been in!

    Jordan Sullivan in Scrubs
    Ellie Torres in Cougar Town

  46. nick1372 says:

    I hope I’m not too late but I forgot the Newsroom’s Leona Lansing. She’s perfect!

  47. Kavitha says:

    Shannon (Lost) and a little older… Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)

  48. Siobhan Martin from Ringer!!! She had so many plots to get revenge and she played SO many people!

  49. Elizabeth says:

    Wow I definitely agree with Jordan on Scrubs. She gloried in her meanness. Rebecca from Greek. What about Emily Gilmore from Gilmore Girls. and Sasha from Bunheads, India – Jane by Design, Simone – Switched at Birth, Ursula Buffay – Friends, Vala – SG1,

  50. Mira says:

    India Jourdain from Jane By Design!