Have you ever been curious who is the real life person behind the voice your favorite Disney villain? Now you can find out who they are, what they look like and much more about the actors who played these characters below.
Disney villain – Ursula in The Little Mermaid is: Pat Carroll
Disney villain – Hopper in A Bug’s Life is: Kevin Spacey
Disney villain – Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty is: Eleanor Audley
Disney villain -Captain Hook in Peter Pan is: Hans Conried
Did you know? Conried actually had a dual role in the 1953 classic: Not only did he voice the part of Captain Hook, he also voiced the part of Mr. Darling.
Disney villain – Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians is: Betty Lou Gerson
Disney villain – Gaston in Beauty and the Beast is: Richard White
Disney villain – Jafar in Aladdin is: Jonathan Freeman
Scar in The Lion King is: Jeremy Irons
Did you know? Irons developed vocal problems while recording the song “Be Prepared,” forcing producers to bring in Jim Cummings, who also voiced the part of Ed the Hyena, to finish out the song.
Lady Tremaine in Cinderella is: Eleanor Audley
Did you know? While making the animated classic, Disney actually filmed a regally outfitted Eleanor Audley performing the role of Lady Tremaine as reference material for animators.
Claude Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame is: Tony Jay
Hades in Hercules is: James Woods
Queen Grimhilde in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is: Lucille La Verne
Did you know? La Verne voiced the part of both the Evil Queen and the witch who offers Snow White the poisoned apple. However, before recording the lines of the later, La Verne took out her false teeth to make the witch’s voice coarser.
Governor Ratcliffe in Pocahontas is: David Ogden Stiers
Shan-Yu in Mulan is: Miguel Ferrer
Yzma in The Emperor’s New Groove is: Eartha Kitt
Did you know? Kitt, whose career spanned more than six decades, recorded the popular Christmas song “Santa Baby” in 1953. Orson Welles once called her “the most exciting woman alive.”
The Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland is: Verna Felton
Did you know? Felton was a prolific Disney voice actor: She voiced the part of the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Aunt Sarah in Lady and the Tramp, and Flora in Sleeping Beauty.
Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog is: Keith David
Did you know? Animator Bruce Smith once described Dr. Facilier as “the love child of Captain Hook and Cruella De Vil.” See the resemblance?