She’s wealthy, fiercely driven and a little bit nasty, and even though One Hundred and One Dalmatians was made in 1961, Cruella De Vil’s popularity endures. Why?
It’s because you know what you’re going to get. Unlike many nefarious characters who prefer to lull you into a false sense of security, this one wears her heart on her sleeve and quickly lets you know where you stand... usually under her spiked heels.
She’s impetuous, rash and – some say – is barely holding herself together, and she’s become a punk icon with her disheveled hair and funky clothing. She’s someone who really doesn’t care if you hate her. Just never, ever ignore her. .