Mirana of Marmoreal, also known as The White Queen, is a fictional character from the novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. She is based upon the chess piece of the same name and appears in Tim Burton's 2010 movie Alice in Wonderland and its sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass She is also the younger sister of the Red Queen.
The White Queen appeared in the Tim Burton's 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. Her given name in the film is Mirana of Marmoreal. She is stated to be the rightful ruler of Underland, but her eldest sister Iracebeth, the Red Queen, usurped and claimed the crown as her own. The film makes no reference to a White King, and as such it is likely this version of the White Queen is unmarried and rules alone. It is interesting to note that she is able to complete the potion that allows Alice to shrink by spewing in her own "Wishful Thinking" for the final installment of the needed ingredient. When she moves, she does so gracefully, giving the illusion that she is perpetually dancing. In Tarrant's flashback, she was at Witzend village when the Jabberwocky burned it down. She was led out of the village, but lost her crown out of confusion. She is later seen when Bayard comes to tell her that Alice is at the Red Queen's castle at Salazen Grum. She forgives him as Alice will also find the Vorpal sword. When Alice goes to Marmoreal on the Bandersnatch, she hands over Mirana the Vorpal sword, which is now with the armor. Since Alice is too big, she makes Pishsalver with disgusting ingredients. After Alice drinks it, she becomes the right size. She is then at the chessboard-like battlefield with her army when she gives Iracebeth one more chance for peace, but she declines. Mirana then set forth her chosen champion Alice to battle the Jabberwocky. After Alice slays the Jabberwocky, she reclaims her crown and banishes Iracebeth and the Knave to the Outlands.
In this show, the White Queen is the good persona of the ex-Red Queen Anastasia.
- The White Queen in this film is almost different from the way the author Lewis Carroll originally envisioned her. Originally, she was pictured as "sweet, gentle, fat, and stupid" yet still endowed with a queenly dignity; in short almost like a slightly doddering fairy godmother.
- In the book she appears in, Through the Looking-Glass, there was no indication she was related to the Red Queen, although at least one of the pawns in her chess army was her youngest daughter, Lily (who did not appear in the Disney film).
- Her actress, Anne Hathaway, was offered the part of Alice, but she turned it down because it was too similar to previous roles she played.