One of my favourite all time villains would have to be Maleficent. Eleanor Zellman plays the original voice of Maleficent in 1959 Sleeping Beauty. Her voice, her crow, the horns, red lips and green skin no “evil witch” villain compares. (I’ve even won a Disney fancy dress competition dressed as her.) But nothing beats her melodramatic voice, something I can tell Angelina Jolie captures perfectly.
The untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman with stunning black wings, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army of humans threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the king of the humans and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
Lana Del Rey’s version of “Once Upon a Dream” is very unique with a sinister feel. Her deep melodic voice corresponds perfectly with Angelina’s theatrical voice. I cannot wait to see this film when it comes out in May.