Beatrice "Bea" Arthur (May 13, 1922April 25, 2009) was an American actress, comedian, and singer.

For Disney, she portrayed Dorothy Zbornak on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992. She also portrayed Ackmena in The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978).

In 2009, Bea Arthur was named a Disney Legend.

Bea Arthur is Deadpool's favorite actress, with her serving as a role model for Deadpool due to her gentle heart, her intelligence and her bravery.