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16 Actresses Who Would Be Perfect As Zatanna

Updated June 14, 2019 7.0k votes 908 voters 15.1k views16 items

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Zatanna Zatara has a rich history in the DC Universe, dating back to her introduction in Hawkman #4 in 1964. She debuted as the daughter of famed Golden Age magical hero Giovanni Zatara. Since then, Zatanna has been at the forefront of many mystical storylines that involve characters across the brand, ranging from Batman to our favorite Hellblazer, John Constantine. She's even appeared in Young Justice and made her live-action debut in a little show called Smallville.

Zatanna was a major character in the 2017 animated film Justice League Dark and, in 2016, Wonder Woman's sword and shield introduced magic to the DCEU in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With the incredibly odd choice of Enchantress as a big bad in Suicide Squad, it seems like the perfect time for Zatanna to make her live-action debut on the silver screen. Check out the best actresses who should play Zatanna!

  • Serinda Swan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 16 Actresses Who Would Be Perfect As Zatanna
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    No Zatanna casting list could exist without mentioning Serinda Swan, who has the honor of being the first ever live-action Zatanna, debuting in the Smallville episode "Hex." Swan captures Zatanna's look, personality, and camp onscreen and should be at the top of any casting director's list for the role.

    • Age: 36
    • Credits: Smallville
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  • Eliza Dushku is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 16 Actresses Who Would Be Perfect As Zatanna
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    Best known as Echo in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse and Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, Eliza Dushku oozes the onscreen charisma and nerve needed to accurately portray characters rooted in that comic book hero mentality, like Zatanna.

    • Age: 39
    • Credits: Bring It On, Tru Calling, Dollhouse, Buffy The Vampire Slayer
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  • Lacey Chabert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 16 Actresses Who Would Be Perfect As Zatanna
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    Known to most as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls, Lacey Chabert is no stranger to the character. Chabert gave her voice to Zatanna in the shows Young Justice and Justice League Action as well as the video games Injustice: Gods Among Us, Young Justice: Legacy, and Infinite Crisis.

    • Age: 37
    • Credits: Mean Girls, Not Another Teen Movie, The Wild Thornberrys, Family Guy
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  • Alona Tal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 16 Actresses Who Would Be Perfect As Zatanna
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    Alona Tal's name has been floating around since early 2016 as a potential actress for Black Canary in upcoming DCEU projects, but considering there's been no actual confirmation, why not speculate about other roles she'd be great in? Tal's previous roles include Jo Harvelle in The CW's Supernatural, Jocelyn Harris in Amazon's Hand of God, and Meg Manning in Veronica Mars.

    • Age: 36
    • Credits: Supernatural
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