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. Leigh says:

    A long shot I know… SOAP: Inga Svenson!

  2. ari says:

    Bridget-8 Simple Rules
    Helga-Hey Arnold
    Summer-The OC
    Paris-Gilmore Girls
    Sylvia Fine-The Nanny
    Blair- Gossip Girl
    Angelica- Rugrats
    Valerie-Beverly Hills 90210
    Christina-Grey’s Anatomy
    Edie-Desperate Housewives
    Rebecca Logan-Greek
    Haley-Modern Family
    Rachel-One Tree Hill

    • Helga (Hey Arnold), Bridget (8 Simple Rules) and Rebecca Logan (Greek) for sure, but I totally disagree with Summer (The OC) and Paris (Gilmore Girls), Summer was mean for like half a season out of the four, and it wasn’t who she really was, and Paris was mean, but also changed too much to be a “mean girl.” Also, Paris was just insecure, not truthfully mean for mean’s sake.

    • ari says:

      The character from the Nanny was supposed to be Cece Babcock

  3. bailey says:

    Santana Lopez from Glee!

  4. Atalanta says:

    Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
    Cordelia Chase (Buffy)
    Harmony Kendall (Buffy)
    Lauren Reed (Alias)
    Lemon Breeland (Hart of Dixie)
    Libby Chessler (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
    Karen Walker (Will & Grace)

    • megalion says:

      Yes to Karen walker and Cordy Chase (Buffy not Angel)

      • megalion says:

        Both of whom were consistent in the referred to series as mean-spirited. Karen knew how to be thoughtful and considerate but she’d rather be mean or thoughtless.

        Ditto for Cordelia Chase til poverty changed her (the transition from Buffy & Angel)

    • JC says:

      I love Karen Walker she was a funny B*tch but a B*tch nonetheless Tv line better put her through!!!

  5. Soso says:

    Agent Stahl (Ally Walker) on Sons of Anarchy !! She was evil but so good !!!

  6. ChrisC says:

    Ellie from Cougar Town and Jordan from Scrubs!!!

  7. Leila says:

    Brooke Davis (One Tree Hill – Season 1)
    Blair Waldorf (GG)
    Katherine Pierce (VD)
    Rachel Gatina (One Tree Hill)
    Georgina Sparks (GG)
    Naomi Clark (90210)
    Rebecca (Greek)
    Chloe (Don’t Trust the B- in Apart 23)
    Jenny Humphrey
    Rebekah (VD)
    Faye (Secret Circle)

  8. Alan says:

    jordan sullivan, scrubs
    tess mercer, smallville
    amanda, nikita
    lilah morgan, angel
    darla, buffy and angel

  9. JC says:

    Victoria Argent (Teen Wolf)
    Kate Argent (Teen Wolf)
    Cordelia Chase (BtVS)
    Regina (OUaT)

  10. DeeKayTee says:

    Sue sylvester glee

  11. Russ says:

    Katherine Pierce and Rebekah on TVD. Cersei Lannister

  12. Julia says:

    Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
    Alison DiLaurentis (Pretty Little Liars)
    Amanda (Nikita)
    Gemma Teller (Sons of Anarchy)
    Sutton Mercer (The Lying Game)
    Sadie (Awkward)
    Lemon Breeland (Hart of Dixie)
    Shannon Rutherford (LOST) though she got nicer after a while… but all of these girls/women are badass mean girls!

  13. Amanda says:

    Adalind from Grimm, Victoria on Revenge, Sue Ellen on original Dallas, Katherine from Vampire Diaires, Pam from True Blood, Meg and Ruby from Supernatural, and Alison and Mona Pretty Little Liars. oh and Regina from OUAT

  14. JC says:

    How about Six from Battlestar Galactica?

  15. Danielle H says:

    Katherine from The Vampire Diaries! Super self serving bitch if there ever was one.

  16. AnnClau says:

    Ellie Torres from Cougar Town, Kaitlin Cooper and maybe Julie Cooper too from The O.C., Faith from Buffy/Angel, Alex from White Collar, Sophie from Leverage

  17. Kiki says:

    Alicia and Kalinda, both have been mean girls at some point, to someone in The Good Wife. Also, Lemon from Hart of Dixie.

    • megalion says:

      It should be CONSISTENT though.

      Nelle & Lucy of Ally McBeal as mentioned a few down from this are much better examples of mean girls. They were consistently nasty, and to the majority, not a few selected targets.

  18. Soso says:

    Holly Harper (Patricia Wetting) – Brothers & Sisters
    Nelle (Portia de Rossi) and Ling (Lucy Liu) – Ally McBeal
    Nikki (Chloe Sevigny) – Big Love
    Lucy Spiler (Courteney Cox) – Dirt
    Snoop (Felicia Pearson) – The Wire
    Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) – Spartacus
    Ilythia (Viva Bianca) – Spartacus
    Maryann (Michelle Forbes) – True Blood
    Dr Pen Verrity (Michelle Forbes) – Durham County
    Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson) – Luther
    T. (Toni Colette) – United States of Tara (but only T… don’t know if that count lol)
    Roxy Harvey (Jasmine Guy) – Dead Like Me
    Amanda (Melinda Clarke) – Nikita
    Julie Cooper (Melinda Clarke) – The OC

  19. Amanda says:

    angelica (rugrats). for serious, no one wants to mess with this girl on the playground.

  20. Ashley says:

    Cordelia (Buffy), Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development), Amanda (Melrose Place 1.0), Ella (Melrose Place 2.0), Regina (OUAT), Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)

  21. Leigh says:

    Bewitched: Endora!

  22. Jacob says:

    My nominees would be Wilhemina Slater (Ugly Betty), Regina Mills/Evil Queen (Once Upon a Time), CC Babcock (the Nanny) and Brenda (90210)

  23. Melmaridis says:

    Valerie Malone (Beverly Hills 90210)
    Julie Cooper (The O.C)
    Nina Van Horn (Just Shoot Me)

  24. PFitzDC says:

    If you are truly going “all-time” then you need to include Nellie Olson from Little House on the Prairie! :-)

  25. Hannah says:

    Santana Lopez. Hands down.

  26. Shane says:

    Katherine Patrova – Vampire Diaries
    Rebecca – Vampire Diaries
    Lois Lane – Smallville
    Leslie Winkle – The Big Bang Theory
    Sarah Walker – Chuck
    Sue Sylvester – Glee
    Paris – Gilmore Girls
    Nicole Julian – Popular

    • Joe says:

      Oh yea, forgot about Leslie winkle haha. Sarah walker is a mean girl in a way haha. Although idk if Lois could be considered as mean, so I would say tess mercer instead. But other then that, good list

  27. MJ says:

    Every female from Revenge. Emily, Victoria, Fauxmanda, Ashley, Charlotte.

  28. Richie says:

    Bela Talbot – Supernatural
    Gretchen Morgan – Prison Break
    Valerie Malone – Beverly Hills, 90210
    Amanda Woodward – Melrose Place
    Sydney Andrews – Melrose Place
    Tess Mercer – Smallville
    Carla Tortelli – Cheers
    Mimi Bobeck – The Drew Carey Show
    Rose – 2 and a half men

  29. FrenchKiss says:

    Santana Lopez (Glee)
    Cordelia Chase (Buffy – Angel)

  30. Liz says:

    Regina from OUAT
    Sue from Glee
    Cordelia from BTVS
    Sutton from The Lying Game
    Edie from Desperate Housewives
    Alison from Pretty Little Liars

  31. Gerald says:

    Alexis Carrington (Dynasty), Sammy Jo Carrington (Dynasty), Abby Fairgate Cunningham (Knots Landing), Angela Channing (Falcon Crest), Terry Hartford (Falcon Crest), Melissa Agretti (Falcon Crest), Kristin Shepard (Dallas), Katherine Wentworth (Dallas), Brooke Armstrong (Melrose Place)

    • darcywilson says:

      Let’s not forget Sydney Andrews!! (Melrose Place)

      • megalion says:

        Definitely the best mean girl of Melrose Place in consistency.

        I remember Jasmine Guy was brought in to be the MEAN GIRL to replace Heather Locklear’s defanged character but I can’t recall enough to be sure of the nomination.

        JG as Whitley on a different world was a definite mean girl but they defanged her too.

  32. Jessica says:

    Madison Sinclair (Veronica Mars) should definitely be on the list. She was cruel to everyone, and it is partly her fault Veronica got raped.

  33. Ice says:

    Gossip Girl: Blair Waldorf, Jenny Humphrey, Georgina Sparks
    The OC: Julie Cooper, Kaitlin Cooper
    Desperate Housewives: Edie Britt
    One Tree Hill: Rachel Gattina, Victoria Davis, Nannie Carrie
    Glee: Santana Lopez, Sue Sylvester, Quinn Fabray
    Pretty Little Liars: Alison DiLaurentis, Mona Vanderwall, Jenna Marshall
    Vampire Diaries: Katherine Pierce, Rebekah
    Gilmore Girls: Emily Gilmore
    90210: Jen Clark
    Ugly Betty: Wilhelmina Slater

  34. Mike says:

    Pam, True Blood
    Celia, Weeds
    Lucille Bluth, Arrested Development
    Cersei, Game of Thrones
    Carla, Cheers
    Santana, Glee
    Bailey, Grey’s
    Joan, Mad Men
    Betty, Mad Men
    Paris, Gilmore Girls
    Jackie, That 70s Show

  35. TJ says:

    Nancy Botwin or Celia Hodes in Weeds.

  36. Brian says:

    Santana Lopez from Glee, without a doubt!

  37. Dillon says:

    Gemma Teller for sure

  38. Laura says:

    Selena (The Client List), Whitley (A Different World), Anna (V), Selma and Patty (The Simpsons), Kelly Parker (Make it or Break it), Monica (House of Lies)

  39. Na says:

    Faye Chamberlain – The Secret Circle

  40. Monique says:

    Santana Lopez and Cordelia Chase!

  41. darcywilson says:

    Wilhelmina Slater (Ugly Betty)
    Amanda Woodward (Melrose Place)
    Sydney Andrews (Melrose Place)
    Valerie Malone (Beverly Hills 90210)

  42. Voter123 says:

    Brooke Davis in one tree hill
    Blair Waldorf in gossip girl
    Katherine pierce in the vanpire diaries

  43. Daisy says:

    Alias – Lauren
    OTH – Brooke
    Friday Night Lights – Tyra
    The OC – Julie
    Heroes – Elle
    Chuck – Katrina

  44. Regine Hunter, Living Single
    Maxine Shaw, Living Single
    Wilhelmina Slater, Ugly Betty

  45. Dillon says:

    Ava Crowder- Justified
    Kate Beckett- Castle
    Olivia Dunham- Fringe
    April Ludgate- Parks and Recreation
    Constance Langdon- American Horror Story
    Andrea- Walking Dead
    Pam and Tara- True Blood
    June Stahl- Sons of Anarchy
    Daenerys- Game of Thrones
    Fiona- Shameless
    Carrie Mathison- Homeland
    Irene Adler- Sherlock
    Any of the females from Sopranos

    • megalion says:

      Granted I’m a couple seasons behind but how on earth is Olivia Dunham MEAN?

      She’s bad ass for sure but mean? No

    • megalion says:

      I take it back, fauxlivia isn’t a nice person. I assume you meant her? Several other people named her too.

  46. Breck says:

    Nina Myers – 24……she killed Jack Bauer’s wife for crying out loud

  47. Rachel says:

    Katherine – The Vampire Diaries
    Sutton – The Lying Game
    Allison – Pretty Little Liars
    Summer – The OC

  48. Eric says:

    Amanda Woodward
    Alexis Carrington – Dynasty
    Faith – Buffy
    Karen Walker
    Katherine – Vampire Diaries
    Santana
    Brenda Walsh
    Gaby Solis
    Pam – True Blood

  49. megalion says:

    CALLISTO!!! (Xena: Warrior Princess), the epitome of mean

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