Her castle is described as beautiful instead of being the sinister fortress shown in the movie. In all versions, she is seriously aquaphobic.
This article is part of the Characters in Costume Blogfest: The makeup and costume for the legendary villain played by Margaret Hamilton has become the defining pop culture image for the witch, but Oz producers tried out several variations of the character before settling on the famous black wardrobe and green makeup.
LeRoy directed the wildly successful costume drama, Anthony Adversewhich won actress Gale Sondergaard the first-ever best supporting actress Academy Award for her portrayal of a glamorous social climber.
They wanted a more traditional witch -- they felt the character would have more kid appeal at the box office -- so LeRoy uglied up Sondergaard for a series of wardrobe tests that caused the actress to immediately resign from the production.
LeRoy next turned to reliable character actress Margaret Hamilton.
The Ohio native was making a decent living appearing in small parts in movies like Nothing Sacred and Saratogabut LeRoy thought her distinctive looks and voice would make her perfect for the role of both the Witch and her Kansas counterpart Almira Gulch.
Hamilton, who was never sensitive about her appearance -- she always liked to say "my face has given me lots of work" -- jumped at the chance to play a role from her favorite childhood book.
Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West. Ironically, green skin would become the character trait most associated with the Witch, and it is has launched thousands of pop culture references from the book and Broadway musical Wicked to the movie Oz the Great and Powerful.
One reviewer, who is quoted in The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman, warned parents to think carefully before taking their children to see the movie, and Mrs.
Winter of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America stated that "the Wicked Witch is a bit scary for ultra-nervous children. For her own part, Hamilton had a great time playing the Witch.Elphaba Thropp / ˈ ɛ l f ə b ə ˈ θ r ɒ p / is a fictional character in Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, as well as in the Broadway and West End adaptations, Wicked.
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The Wicked Witch of the West One of the most notorious and stereotypical witches in all literature.
She had green skin, a big wart- covered nose, and a wide-brimmed black hat. The Wicked Witch of the West is the main antagonist in The Wizard of Oz, the first novel of the famous Oz series, and its classic film adaptation.
She is Dorothy's arch-nemesis.
The house lands in Munchkinland in the Land of Oz. Glinda the Good Witch of the North and the Munchkins welcome her as a heroine, as the falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East; only the witch's legs and the ruby slippers on her feet are visible. Her sister, the Wicked Witch of the West, arrives to claim the slippers, but Glinda transports them onto Dorothy's feet first. “Which road leads to the Wicked Witch of the West?” asked Dorothy. “There is no road,” answered the Guardian of the Gates. “No one ever wishes to go that way.” “How, then, are . The Wicked Witch of the West wasn't always all that wicked, believe it or not. In the film Oz the Great and Powerful, her backstory is explored, and it is explained that she was quite beautiful and friendly until the Wizard broke her heart.
Although the Wicked Witch only appears in the first book, and that the Nome King is the primary antagonist of the Origin: The Wizard of Oz (). The Wicked Witch of the West (or simply The Wicked Witch) was the ruler of the Winkie Country in the Land of Oz.
She had only one eye, but it was as powerful as a telescope, and could see everywhere.