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The Red Queen
The Red Queen
Background information
Feature films Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Short films
Television programs Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Video games Alice in Wonderland
Disney Universe
Park attractions
Portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter
Emma Rigby (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
Portrayed by
Performance model
Inspiration Miranda Richardson's queen from Blackadder, the original and new Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, the Duchess from Alice in Wonderland
The Queen of Hearts
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Iracebeth of Crims
Other names Bloody Big Head, Your Majesty
Personality Bad tempered, paranoid, cruel, abusive, loud, boisterous, antagonistic
Appearance Stout, gigantic bulbous head, red hair in the shape of a heart, pale face, blue queen eye shadow, red-black dress with large white collar, tan corset, red dress-skirt with gold-black hearts, black shoes with red hearts under the heels, white-black striped stockings with red hearts, pearl necklace, gold crown with rubies
Occupation Underland's ruler (formerly)
Alignment Bad
Affiliations Her empire
Goal To rule Underland and kill Alice
Home Red Queen's Castle at Salazen Grum
Relatives The White Queen (sister)
The Red King (husband; deceased)
Minions Bandersnatch (formerly), Armoured Cards (formerly), Jabberwocky, the Knave of Hearts
Enemies Alice Kingsleigh, Tarrant Hightopp, the White Queen, Underland citizens
Likes Executions, ruling, being feared
Dislikes Her sister the White Queen, opposition, treachery
Powers and abilities
Fate After her army is defeated, she is nearly killed by the Knave of Hearts, then gets expelled from Underland by the White Queen condemned to live in solitude
"Her name is Um, IDIOT!"

The Red Queen, (also known as Iracebeth of Crims), is a tyrannical queen and the main antagonist in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. She is based on the Queen of Hearts from the original book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and loosely on the Red Queen from its sequel "Through the Looking-Glass".

Role in the film

Ever since Alice Kingsleigh left Underland, the Red Queen had overthrown her sister, the White Queen, took control of Underland. Her right hand man is the Knave of Hearts. She has an army of Armoured Cards, Frog Servants, Monkey Servants and a very bad temper. The Red Queen was so paranoid, she even had her husband executed, believing he would leave her for the White Queen. She was often referred to as Bloody Big Head, possible because all her power, which she stole, literally went into her head.

Her rule was harsh for all of Underland. Those that apposed her rule were hunted down and executed. Even her most loyal advisers feared her so greatly that they would deform themselves with fake noses and ears just so she would not punish them for being more attractive than she. However, she does show affection for Knave of Hearts (this romance, however, is one-sided).

Helena Bonham Carter's portrayal of the Red Queen was nominated for Best Villain at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, which is chosen by fans.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Main article: Anastasia Tremaine#Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

In this show, the Red Queen is Anastasia, Cinderella's stepsister.

Donald In Mathmagic Land

While not named, the Red Queen appeared as a chess piece in Donald in Mathmagic Land. Here, she wonders whatever Donald Duck is an Alice, or a lost pawn. After her husband confirms it's a lost pawn, she orders the red chess pieces to stop Donald. Luckily, he got away before the Queen did something bad.

It was seen during the demonstration on the chess game, she was kicked by the White King.


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