10 Actresses Who Played or are Playing Psychopaths and Sociopaths On Film & TV

by lynskeyium | created - 4 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

The ten actresses who portrayed a psychopath or sociopath (fictional and real) in movies and on television during the course of their careers.

Note: not all the characters the actresses are portraying are out-and-out villains. A handful of them are heroic, but they also possess pyschotic, sociopathic tendencies, in order to fight fire with fire. Also, these are performances I have seen, so Ruth Wilson and Eliza Scanlen won't be included.

1. Kathy Bates

Actress | Misery

Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as...

Annie Wilkes (Misery)

2. Monica Dolan

Actress | Eye in the Sky

Monica was born in March 1969 into an Irish family and has a sister Gabrielle. She studied drama at the Guildhall School in London, graduating in 1991 and soon afterwards went into television. A supremely versatile character actress, she has tended to specialize in stunning portrayals of the darker...

Rosemary West (Appropriate Adult)

3. Olivia Cooke

Actress | Ready Player One

Olivia Cooke was born and raised in Oldham, a former textile manufacturing town in Greater Manchester, North West England. She comes from a family of non-actors; her father, John, is a retired police officer, and her mother is a sales representative. Cooke attended Royton and Crompton Secondary ...

Amanda (Thoroughbreds)

4. Jodie Comer

Actress | Killing Eve

Jodie Comer was born on March 11, 1993 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. She is an actress, known for Killing Eve (2018), Thirteen (2016) and Doctor Foster (2015).

Villanelle (Killing Eve)

5. Florence Pugh

Actress | The Falling

Florence Pugh is an English actress. She is best known for The Falling (2014), Lady Macbeth (2016), Outlaw King (2018) and Fighting with My Family (2019).

Pugh also appear in the ITV detective series Marcella and starred in the AMC Mini-Series The Little Drummer Girl.

In 2018 she was nominated for a ...

Katherine (Lady Macbeth)

6. Georgie Henley

Actress | The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Georgina Helen Henley was born July 9, 1995 in Ilkley, Yorkshire, England, the youngest of three daughters of Mike and Helen Henley. When she was young, she joined a local drama group called "Upstagers". It was there that she started her acting career, participating in stage performances such as "...

Beth Anderson (Perfect Sisters)

7. Margot Robbie

Actress | Suicide Squad

Margot Elise Robbie was born on July 2, 1990 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia to Scottish parents. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist, and her father, is Doug Robbie. She comes from a family of four children, having two brothers and one sister. She graduated from Somerset College in ...

Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad)

8. Rachel Hurd-Wood

Actress | Peter Pan

Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood is an English actress and model, best known for her roles as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan (2003), Corrie McKenzie in Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), and Sibyl Vane in Dorian Gray (2009). She was born on 17 August 1990 in the Streatham district of South London, England, as ...

Lily/Rachel Maddox (Clique)

9. Chloë Grace Moretz

Actress | Let Me In

Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English.

Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the ...

Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl (Kick-Ass)

10. Danielle Panabaker

Actress | The Flash

Danielle Nicole Panabaker was born in Augusta, Georgia. Her younger sister, actress Kay Panabaker, starred in the TV series, Summerland (2004)(WB, 2004-05). Panabaker started acting at a summer camp, before joining community theater productions when she was 10-years-old. Panabaker moved to ...

Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost (The Flash)



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