Ok – so, inspired by Angela Lansbury’s powerhouse performance of a power-hungry manipulative Mum in The Manchurian Candidate, which I blogged about yesterday, I got to thinking of my favourite on-screen bad mothers. I was struck by how few I could recall. Certainly there have been multitudes of Mums portrayed on-screen, but how many really BAD mothers can you think of?
Here’s my list, in no particular order:
1. Anthony Perkins – Psycho
2. Angela Lansbury – The Manchurian Candidate
3. Faye Dunaway – Mommie Dearest
4. Piper Laurie – Carrie
5. Angelica Huston – The Grifters
6. Mo’Nique – Precious (I haven’t seen this movie, but I’ve seen the trailer a few times – that’s close enough!)
Who have I missed?