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List Rules Vote up the most memorable queens from theater, literature, film, and television

These famous fictional queens come from literature, film, television, and theater, but they all have one thing in common: They’re the female rulers fans can’t get enough of. Some of the queens on this list are known for their evil deeds, while others are benevolent and kind rulers, but they’re all memorable; for that, they’ve each earned a spot here, on the list of the greatest fictional queens.

Evil fictional queens might be best represented by one of the most villainous queens from literature and, later, film - remember the Evil Queen from Snow White? Her worst qualities made her a terrible ruler, but they’re the qualities that most evil queens seem to have: vanity, jealousy, and a supreme lack of conscience. The greatest evil queens aren’t bothered by committing awful, terrible acts, whether it's lying, stealing, or murdering those who stand in their way.

The greatest good queens, however, embody the opposite of these characteristics. They’re kind, friendly, and put the needs of others before their own. Padmé Amidala, for example, fights bravely for her people, making her not only a great queen but also, thanks to her crazy costumes, one of the most memorable queens in all of the fictional world.

On this list you’ll find queens young and old, cruel and caring, who reigned for short time periods and long. Many have been realized in multiple mediums, moving from book to television, screen to stage. They’re all queens that fans love, but which fictional queens do you think are the greatest? Cast your royal votes below.

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90 77
Margaery Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Margaery Tyrell Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire

The Greatest Female Villains The Best Mystery Novels

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176 179
Elsa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens

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26 5
Queen Elizabeth I is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Scott Gower added Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I, The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth R

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21 4
Anne Boleyn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
anneforever added Anne Boleyn Henry VIII, The Tudors, Henry VIII

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49 72
Lady Macbeth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Lady Macbeth Macbeth

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181 137
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

7
160 129
Regina Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Regina Once Upon a Time

8
180 126
Padmé Amidala is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Padmé Amidala Star Wars Universe

9
134 128
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Arwen The Lord of the Rings Universe

10
103 95
Queen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
The Evil Queen Snow White

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117 118
White Witch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
White Witch Narnia Universe

12
82 75
Queen Clarisse Renaldi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Queen Clarisse Renaldi The Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

13
99 100
Elizabeth Swann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Elizabeth Swann Pirates of the Caribbean Universe

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75 99
Guinevere is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Guinevere King Arthur Universe

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86 88
Glinda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Glinda The Wizard of Oz Universe

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76 106
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Cersei Baratheon A Song of Ice and Fire

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20 44
Queen Lurline is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Queen Lurline The Wizard of Oz Universe

18
74 87
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Galadriel The Lord of the Rings Universe

19
64 78
Ella of Frell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Ella of Frell Ella Enchanted

20
71 95
Queen of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Queen of Hearts Alice in Wonderland

21
45 64
Titania is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Titania A Midsummer Night’s Dream

22
44 74
Morgan le Fay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Morgan le Fay King Arthur Universe

23
66 68
White Queen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
White Queen Alice in Wonderland

24
65 71
Gabrielle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Gabrielle Xena: Warrior Princess

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9 36
Queen of Spades is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Riot18 added Queen of Spades Queen of Spades (1834)

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36 62
Varda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Varda Elentari Lord of the Rings Universe

27
42 73
Marceline the Vampire Queen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens

28
19 41
Queen Berúthiel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Queen Beruthiel Lord of the Rings Universe

29
26 55
Talisa Stark is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Talisa Stark Game of Thrones

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9 17
Childlike Empress is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
AG 0731 added Childlike Empress The NeverEnding Story, The NeverEnding Story III, The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter

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5 40
Aelita is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Riot18 added Aelita, Queen of Mars Aelita: Queen of Mars (1927)

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6 42
Bramimonde is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Bramimonde The Song of Roland

33
7 47
Tess Harding is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Tess Harding Roswell

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6 44
Hyathis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Hyathis DC Comics Universe

35
6 45
Queen Zixi of Ix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Queen Zixi of Ix The Story of the Magic Cloack

36
4 44
Queen Desira is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Queen Desira DC Comics Universe

37
4 45
Calafia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Queen Calafia The Adventures of Esplandian

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3 45
Heggra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Heggra DC Comics Universe

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3 49
Hive Queen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fictional Queens
Hive Queen Enderverse