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!

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942 Comments
  1. JoannePistonFan says:

    Cordelia Chase (Buffy), Pam De Beaufort (True Blood), Valerie Malone (BH 90210), Rachel Gatina (OTH), Nina Meyers (24), and from daytime, Carly (GH), Sami (Days)

  2. Jason Saint says:

    Bella from Supernatural
    Meg from supernatural
    Regina from Once Upon a Time

  3. Joel says:

    Georgina or Blair- Gossip Girl
    Cordelia- Buffy
    Paris- Gilmore Girls
    Hannah- Girls
    Julia Louis Dreyfus- Really anything she has been in- Veep
    Regina- OUAT

  4. Nayanns says:

    Santana Lopez. She’s from Lima Heights Adjacent and she has orgullo! and do ‘cosas malas’ ;) I mean c’mon she keeps it real and she’s hilarious!

  5. Dizzle says:

    Irina Derevko (Alias),
    Nina Myers (24),
    Officer Claire Howell (Oz),
    Nicole Julian (Popular),
    Gretchen Morgan (Prison Break)

    • Jessica says:

      Definitely SpyMommy (Irina Derevko). That woman’s motivations and way she played Sydney were definitely bad girl quality.

    • Tamara says:

      I fully support Irina Derevko! Also adding:
      Evil Francie clone (Alias)
      Sutton (Lying Game)
      Anna Espinosa (Alias)
      Libby (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
      Edie Britt (Desperate Housewives)
      Addison (beginning of Grey’s Anatomy)
      Charlotte (beginning of Private Practice)
      Patti Nyholm (Good Wife)

  6. Johnny says:

    Celia Hodes from Weeds.

  7. TV Fan says:

    Endora – Bewitched
    Diana – the original V
    Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan – Dynasty

  8. Jane says:

    Oh you have missed the NUMBER ONE MEAN GIRL OF ALL TIME. Better than all of these. The one the only JOAN COLLINS as Alexis Carrington Colby.

  9. Beth Ann says:

    Pam (True Blood) played by Kristin Bauer van Straten
    Nicole Julian (Popular) played by Tammy Lynn Michaels
    Alison Di Laurentis (Pretty Little Liars) played by Sasha Pieterse
    Jenna Marshall (Pretty Little Liars) played by Tammin Sursok
    Karen Walker (Will & Grace) played by Megan Mullally
    Angela Channing (Falcon Crest) played by Jane Wyman
    Grace Musso (Parker Lewis Can’t Lose) played by Melanie Chartoff
    Amanda Woodward (Melrose Place) played by Heather Locklear

    • Beth Ann says:

      Additions:
      Nellie Olesen (Little House On The Prairie) played by Alison Arngrim
      Chloe (Don’t Trust The B—-) played by Krysten Ritter
      Ellie Torres (Cougar Town) played by Christa Miller
      Karen Darling (Dirty Sexy Money) played by Natalie Zea
      Gina Russo (Nip/Tuck) played by Jessalyn Gilsig
      Alexis Carrington (Dynasty) played by Joan Collins

  10. Talia says:

    Atia of the Julii – Rome
    Lucretia – Spartacus
    Ilithyia – Spartacus
    Cersei Lannister – Game of Thrones
    Julie Cooper – The OC
    Cordelia Chase – Buffy The Vampire Slayer
    Pam DeBeaufort – True Blood
    Sherri Palmer – 24
    Kimber Henry – Nip / Tuck
    Celia Hodes – Weeds
    Anne Boleyn – The Tudors
    Victoria Grayson – Revenge

  11. soarin829 says:

    Ana Lucia from Lost. Or Shannon for that matter.
    Dalia from Suburgatory (though she’s more comically mean).
    Tyra Collette (even though she came around) from FNL.
    Madison Sinclair or Kendall Casablancas from VM.
    Rebekah or Katherine from TVD.
    Julie Cooper from The OC

  12. Britt says:

    Angela from The Office

  13. Lucas Grady says:

    Naomi from 90210, Pam from True Blood,Danneel Harris/Ackles from One Tree Hill, Georgina from Gossip Girl,

  14. NoChance says:

    Ziva David. Along with her words – wishing her teammate had died and calling him worthless – she also uses her fists and pulls her gun on him. If that’s not mean I don’t know what is.

  15. Richard says:

    Regina – “Once Upon a Time”
    India – “Jane by Design”
    Victoria Argent (Allison’s mom) – “Teen Wolf”
    Sadie – “Awkward.”
    Georgina – “Gossip Girl”
    Nicole – “Popular”
    Maryann – “True Blood”
    Constance – “American Horror Story”
    “A” – “Pretty Little Liars”
    Alexis – “Dynasty”
    Karen – “Will & Grace”
    Roseanne – “Roseanne”

    • We don’t know that “A” is a girl, so I’m not sure that would work. Sadie is a good one!

    • Richard says:

      A few more:

      Marie – “Everybody Loves Raymond”
      Evelyn – “Two and a Half Men”
      Emma – “The Five Mrs. Buchanans”
      CeCe – “The Nanny”
      Elka – “Hot in Cleveland”
      Marly – “The New Adventures of Old Christine”
      Dee – “What’s Happening”
      Suzanne – “Designing Women”
      Toni – “Girlfriends”
      Carlene – “GCB”

    • MaryAnn says:

      Seconding Allison’s mom from “Teen Wolf.” (Victoria Argent) She was just plain *heartless*!

  16. Brian says:

    Tess Mercer from Smallville

  17. SD says:

    Nellie Oleson for sure – the ultimate mean girl from my growing up years
    Paris from Gilmore Girls
    Fiona Glenann from Burn Notice is more of a bad girl than a mean girl, but maybe that counts?
    Tiffani Theissan’s character from 90210
    Tess from Smallville
    Anna Sheridan from Babylon 5 (though not a regular and I may be one of the few who remembers;-)
    I believe Cordelia and Amanda, that others have mentioned are both great choices!

  18. Nathan says:

    1. Katherine from The Vampire Diaries.
    2. Kate from Teen Wolf.
    3. Blair and Juliet from Gossip Girl.
    4. Edie from Desperate Housewives.
    5. Meg from Supernatural (circa season one)

  19. Mik says:

    Gretchen from Prison Break, played by Jodi Lynn O’Keefe
    Livia Soprano from The Sopranos, played by Nancy Marchand
    Jenny Schecter from The L Word, played by Mia Kirshner

    With that said, this nomination ceremony is adjourned ;)

  20. Stells says:

    The B—- from Apt. 23, Number 3 from Battlestar Galactica, Faith from Buffy, Darla from Buffy, Lilah Morgan from Angel, Georgina from Gossip Girl, Nina from Fringe, Katherine from Vampire Diaries, Betty from Mad Men, Elaine from Seinfeld, Jane from Breaking Bad, Malory Archer from Archer, the Dowager Countess of Grantham from Downton Abbey, Tess Mercer from Smallville, Kimber from Nip/Tuck, Britta from Community, and Dee from It’s Always Sunny

    That’s all I can come up with at the moment – I’ll think about it some more over dinner

  21. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Betty Draper. Mags Bennett. Celia Hodes.

    • MaryAnn says:

      Wow! Someone mentioned Mags! Fantastic! I thought I was going to be the only one. And just as a comment here, we should not limit ourselves to “girls.” Full grown women should definitely count — even the not very attractive ones.
      To me, her role in “Justified” is one of the most purely evil female roles I have *ever* seen on tv.

  22. lil says:

    Blair Waldorf

    She sent someone to Reform School.

  23. Nathan says:

    6. Alison from Pretty Little Liars.
    7. Kimber from NipTuck
    8. Rebekah from The Vampire Diaries
    9. Paris from Gilmore Girls
    9. Mrs. Argent from Teen Wolf

  24. Kevin says:

    Sadie from awkward.

  25. Amit says:

    Patty Hewes from Damages. Edie Britt from Desperate Housewifes.

  26. Joshua says:

    Madeline- played by Alberta Watson in the original La Femme Nikita.
    Cordelia- Played by Madeline Stowe on Revenge
    Nicole Wallace- Played by Olivia d’Abo on L&O CI
    Katherine Pierce – Played by Nina Dobrev on Vampire Diaries

  27. Jenny Marcus says:

    Jade West -Victorious

  28. Amanda says:

    Lauren Reed (played by Melissa George) – Alias

  29. KAS says:

    Paris from Gilmore Girls.
    Cordelia and Harmony from Buffy/Angel.
    Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones.
    Livia from The Sopranos.
    Ellie from Cougar Town.
    Sadie from Awkward.

  30. Marie says:

    Lydia from Teen Wolf!

    • Pati D says:

      Um, no. Lydia is not a bad girl. I will go with her mom and maybe her aunt who died in season 1.

      • JC says:

        You’re thinking about Allison, not Lydia. I don’t think we’ve even seen Lydia’s mom on the show, much less her aunt.

        • Pati D says:

          Oops! my bad! For some reason I always get Allison and Lydia mixed up. But Allison’s mom and aunt should be considered.

  31. mary says:

    Blair Waldorf…I mean come on, she’s called Queen B for a reason!

  32. A lot of these have been said, but my list would be (excuse the spelling!):
    Victoria Grayson (Revenge)
    Sadie (Awkward)
    Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
    Jackie Florrick (Good Wife)
    Rachel Gatina (One Tree Hill)
    Franny (Greek)
    Angelica Pickles (Rugrats)!!!
    Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
    Jenna Marshall (Pretty Little Liars)
    Ivy (Smash)
    Dani Davis (Wildfire)
    Siobhan Martin (Ringer)
    there are so many!

  33. t says:

    A few of my picks:
    mean and funny – Blair Waldorf and Cordelia Chase (the Buffy years).
    mean drunk – Cersei Lannister, Victoria Grayson
    mean and british (and funny and drunk) – Patsy Stone
    mean and a little nasty – Kerry Weaver and Kara DioGuardy

  34. Kelly says:

    Dalia on Suburgtory. That’s why I love her.

  35. Alyssa says:

    Cordelia Chase and Faith from BtVS.

    Paris Gellar from Gilmore Girls.

    Can Number Six from Battlestar Galactica count?

  36. Car says:

    Ana Lucia from Lost. Cersei Lannister. O’Brian from Downton. Nina Myers from 24. Faux-Livia (season 2) from Fringe. Wilehmina Slater. Regina from Once Upon a Time. Pam from True Blood. Santana or Sue from Glee. Hmmm.

  37. Gilda says:

    Regina/Evil Queen, OUAT
    Fauxlivia, Fringe
    Claudia Donovan (ok not mean, but certainly bad***, sassy, and completely against following rules or instructions. Plus, she kidnapped arty that time. So Id say it counts), Warehouse 13
    Jenna, Pretty Little Liars. Girl gives me that creeps.
    Sue and Santana, Glee

  38. Jake says:

    OMG yes..Patsy Stone (Absolutely Fabulous) …Great Choice…love her.

  39. Maggie says:

    Jenna Maroney from 30 Rock and Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development and Quinn Fabray from Glee.

  40. Hope says:

    Jenna from pretty little lairs. Everything she does is awful and mean.
    Adrian from secret life of the American teenager

  41. LilAngel says:

    Ella Simms, Melrose Place 2.0
    Regina, Once upon a Time
    Victoria Grayson, Revenge
    Teddy Reed, Sisters
    Amanda Woodward, Melrose Place
    Valerie Malone, Beverly Hills 90210
    Megan, Melrose Place
    Nelly, Baywatch,
    Ivy, Smash
    Juliet Sharp, Gossip Girl
    Allison, Pretty Little Liars
    Emily Thorne, Revenge
    Naomi, 90210

  42. Ellie says:

    Saide Saxton off Awkward

  43. Talia says:

    Janice Soprano Baccalieri – The Sopranos
    Gretchen Morgan – Prison Break
    Christina Scofield – Prison Break
    Lauren Reed – Alias
    Patty Hewes – Damages
    Amanda – Nikita
    Number Six – Battlestar Galactica
    Brenda Chenoith – Six Feet Under

  44. Gilda says:

    I second Angelica from Rugrats!

  45. Summer says:

    Cordelia Chase
    Amanda Woodward
    Julie Cooper
    Alexis Carrington
    Victoria Grayson
    Tess Mercer

  46. Kiki says:

    Sadie Saxton from Awkward!

  47. Eve says:

    Glory from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    One of the series’ best villains by a long shot, not only was she a badass hell god, but she had a wicked tongue and embodied all the classic tells of a true mean girl. Also, she looked killer in a red dress.

    • MaryAnn says:

      I had forgotten about Glory. She definitely needs to be on this list! She is almost the epitome of what a “mean girl” is all about!

  48. TigerNightmare says:

    This is the most extensive list I could come up with in 20 minutes or so. I’m certain I’m leaving a big one or two out, but to me, all of these women have screen presence, memorable performances and inspire in me affection or even love for them, despite their often cruel or inhumane attitudes and actions. I intentionally left out characters I just detested.

    Cordelia Chase, Buffy
    Faith Lehane, Buffy
    Darla, Buffy
    Drusilla, Buffy
    Glory, Buffy
    Illyria, Angel
    Lilah Morgan, Angel
    Saffron, Firefly
    Adelle DeWitt, Dollhouse
    Jaye Tyler, Wonderfalls
    Janet Gavin, Rescue Me
    Sheila Keefe, Rescue Me
    Kimber Henry, Nip/Tuck
    Santana Lopez, Glee (NOT Sue Sylvester)
    Ellie Torres, Cougar Town
    Jordan Sullivan, Scrubs
    Regina Mills / The Evil Queen, Once Upon A Time
    Nina Myers, 24
    Turanga Leela, Futurama
    Lucille Bluth, Arrested Development
    Chloe McGruff, Don’t Trust The B—- in Apt. 23
    Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel / Harley Quinn, Batman The Animated Series
    Sadie Saxton, Awkward

  49. Holly says:

    Gillian Darmody on Boardwalk Empire

  50. Lemon Breeland from Hart of Dixie or Parker from Leverage.

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