Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)

Last Updated on: September 12th, 2023

Who is Maleficent?

Maleficent is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the 1959 Disney animated feature film Sleeping Beauty and the 2014 live-action film Maleficent. She is a powerful fairy who is known for her beauty, but also for her evil nature. In the original animated film, she curses the newborn Princess Aurora to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, as revenge for not being invited to her christening.

In the live-action film, her backstory is explored and it’s revealed that she was once a kind and peaceful fairy, but after being betrayed by the human king, Stefan, she becomes a vengeful and powerful fairy. She is known for her iconic horns, her black wings, and her ability to cast powerful spells and curses.

She was voiced by actress Eleanor Audley (who also played Lady Tremaine in Cinderella and Madame Leota in The Haunted Mansion attractions) and animated by Marc Davis.

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The Collection:

Here is the Internet’s largest collection of Maleficent related movies, TV shows, toys and other products. As always, new pieces are added to this collection regularly.

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Song Appearances

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In the News

  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is now available to stream on Disney Plus UK, June 8, 2020
  • Box Office Report: Maleficent 2 Is Disney’s Worst Opening Of 2019, October 21, 2019
  • Sneak peek of ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ coming to Disney Parks, September 17, 2019
  • Maleficent Returns to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World Resort, January 26, 2019
  • Bringing Maleficent To Life for Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade,
  • Maleficent steampunk-inspired dragon set to return soon to the Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy parade, November 11, 2018

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