Ever After

Bad Mothers: The Roundup

Mommie Dearest

Check out all of the posts from our Bad Mothers Theme Week here.

‘Ever After’: A Wicked Stepmother with Some Fairy Godmother Tendencies

Ever After Cover

As an orphan of common origins, Drew Barrymore’s spunky protagonist, Danielle de Barbarac, is forced into a life of servitude to her father’s widow, the Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, and the Baroness’s two natural daughters, Jacqueline and Marguerite. As Baroness Rodmilla, Anjelica Houston is equal parts breathtaking as she is fearsome, as cruel as she is oddly sympathetic.

18 Lionhearted Heroines in Film and Television

Stephanie (Marion Cotillard) from Rust and Bone, directed by Jacques Audiard (2012)

These 18 Lionhearted Heroines in literature, television, and film echo Bullet’s spirit in their own unique ways–possessing faith, valuing friendship, and experiencing unrequited love or loving and expecting nothing in return–as portrayed by the “perfectly imperfect” actresses who embody them.
In the spirit of Bullet, the quintessential Lionhearted Girl, these 18 Lionhearted Heroines each embody the same steadfast strength and selflessness that Bullet possessed.