Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Both, in some actresses’ case!
In the late 1930s, onscreen witches made their mark on popular culture when Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and The Wizard of Oz premiered in 1937 and 1939, respectively. What led to tons of iconic celebrity costumes (remember Ellen DeGeneres and Drew Barrymore’s Glinda the Good Witch Halloween looks?) also sparked a craze that hasn’t slowed down yet — onscreen witches, from The Wicked Witch of the West to Wanda Maximoff.
While witch content had a big moment in the ‘90s (think Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Charmed and Practical Magic), the 2000s have shown us that modern fans are just as game for a little bit of magic. In recent years, movies and shows including American Horror Story: Coven, WandaVision and The Witches have put spellbinding stars front and center.
Scroll to see a list of actresses who have played witches in movies and TV through the years: