Fennell named her top ten villainesses for the Guardian, including:
Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK RowlingRead about the other villainesses on the list.
One of Hogwarts' many ill-chosen Defence Against the Dark Arts teachers, Dolores Umbridge is a kitten-loving sadist who thinks nothing of using cruel and unusual punishments to get results. This tiny tyrant is possibly my favourite character in the whole HP universe: there is nothing more terrifying than a torturer in a pink, fluffy cardigan.
Dolores Umbridge is one of Derek Landy's top 10 villains in children's books.