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With only one telenovela in which she played a villainess, (Teresa, Hayek left her mark and it's impossible not to remember her as the worst of witches and perhaps the most popular in real life, one who has used her beauty to seduce the whole world and make her rich.
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Though she had already tried out her wickedness as a "female assassin," it wasn't until she played evil aunt Carlota in En nombre del amor (In the Name of Love) (Univisión) that the green-eye woman unleashed the inner monster she had tamed for decades.
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We're not saying Bozzo is a witch. But when she is on the panel and is possessed by Miss Laura, who wouldn't be in panic of being called a "creep" or hearing her suddenly rule to "take him to a psychiatric hospital or put him in jail."
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As the character of Maura Durán in Tormenta en el paraíso (A Storm in Paradise) (Univisión), Seoane literally stopped being the "good girl" to become every man's nightmare: a "wicked girl."
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Uff! How scary it is to be part of La academia (The Academy) (Azteca América). The talented and tiny Cortés has made many a contestant go exploring live (remember Jolette?) and, even scarier, her own colleagues, including Ilse (ex Flans) and music critic Arturo López Gavito.
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In real life, she is a really sweet woman. But when she transforms into her unforgettable villainesses –from Aunt Evangelina to Aunt Bertha and Gabriela Elizondo– Bracho turns into the worst nightmare of any helpless heroine: bitter, cruel, frustrated and ... a murderer!
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Not all the witches have to be mature. As her character Romina in En nombre del amor (In the Name of Love) (Univisión), Jarabo is capable of inventing pregnancies, betraying her best friend, treating her mother as a disposable object, all to retain a man she doesn't even love!
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When she is on the panel, Dr. Nancy, of ¿Quién tiene la razón? (Who Is Right?) (Univisión), can destroy her guests with only one look or one comment. At the end of the day, she is the one who is right, period.
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ANA PATRICIA ROJO
Whether in the movies, a TV series or telenovelas, this actress' presence can break the toughest of men.
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Dulcina, Malvina, Fátima, Maximiliana and Onelia. The names of her villainesses would be more than enough to give anyone the shivers. If you add the neurosis, the raised eyebrow, the yelling and her classic insult of "shabby," it is not surprising that the audience believes she is the villainess in the Sodi-Miranda clan.
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Since she started her career in Dulce desafío (Sweet Challenge), later made Thalía's life miserable in Marimar and then played two different villainesses in the same story (Acapulco, cuerpo y alma and Sortilegio), Andere has crowned herself as one of the indispensable witches of Televisa... and her nose surely helps her.
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ANA MARÍA POLO
Sure, her show is fun to watch and she is always smiling, but in a nanosecond she can destroy the self-esteem of the person suing or being sued with her acid humor, penetrating looks and stinging comments.
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We suppose that the river she cried in Cadenas de amargura (Bitter Chains) was more than enough to, nearly 20 years later, turn her into a feared villainess in Pasión (Passion) and Mi pecado (My Sin). Her solemn voice seemingly coming from beyond the grave can give you the creeps.
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With only her withering look and the insane gestures of her evil characters, would anyone dare to get close to the actress if they run into her in the street? And the irony is that she is super cool.
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In all her telenovelas this svelte actress has played the typical capricious, ill-humored teenager, and she has done such a good job of it that, without actually knowing her, people can't stand her.
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Whether playing a villainess or simply the lead character, Spanic is one of the few actresses whose wild presence and attitude can make her male counterpart behave like the feminine role of the story. Let's just say that if María Félix were doing telenovelas, she would be doing exactly what this Venezuelan is doing... and we say that as a compliment.
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Hysteria took a new meaning in the tiny body of this actress. Since her role as Soraya Montenegro in María la del barrio, Cantoral plays women who need to wear a straightjacket rather than a dress.
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Her feline eyes are a clear signal that this villainess is smarter than a lynx. A seductress in need of love, and always bordering the line between sanity and crazed, Klitbo is one of the more memorable villainesses on TV.
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You cannot speak of witches on TV and not mention the mother of them all: Mrs. Rubio, who will never escape the collective memory as the psychopath Catalina Creel. Yet beyond Cuna de lobos (Cradle of Wolves), this actress has made us tremble for decades, since Rina, Imperio de cristal (Glass Empire) and more recently in Querida enemiga (Dear Enemy).
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Before Diana Bracho was crowned as the mature villainess par excellence on TV, Muriel was the one playing the loveless, bitter assassins in life in telenovelas such as Al rojo vivo (On Hot Fire) and El extraño retorno de Diana Salazar (The Strange Return of Diana Salazar).
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