Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Both, in the case of some actresses!
In the late 1930s, on-screen witches made their mark on popular culture when Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Y The Wizard of Oz premiered in 1937 and 1939, respectively. Which led to tons of iconic celebrity costumes (remember Ellen Degeneres Y drew Barrymore‘s Glinda the Good Witch Halloween looks?) also sparked a craze that hasn’t slowed down yet: witches on screen, 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, Delighted Y Practical Magic), the 2000s have shown us that modern fans are willing to play a little magic. In recent years, movies and shows that include American Horror Story Coven, Wanda Vision Y The witches they have put mesmerizing stars front and center.
In 2018, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiered on Netflix. Protagonist Kiernan Shipkathe show offered a darker look at the character. Melissa Joan Hart made famous Existing in the same universe as Riverdalethe series also proved that any fan can go crazy over a bit of witchcraft.
“The whole concept of witches was that women spoke for themselves and fought for their rights,” Madchen Amickwho plays Alice Cooper in Riverdale, once said. “The whole concept of witchcraft came into play to keep women and their empowerment at bay.”
Even if they don’t play them on screen, many celebrities are into all things witchy.
“It wouldn’t be a surprise to anyone if I don’t miss ghosts or spirits. I’m basically a witch. lorde saying The daily telegraph in June 2017. stevie nickswho played a version of herself in American Horror Story Covenhe has also shared his familiarity with the concept of magic.
“I totally believe in magic. Because my life, I think, has been very magical, and magical things have come true for me time after time,” she once said.
Scroll on for a list of actresses who have played witches in movies and on television over the years: