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Cruella De Vil And 10 Interesting Fun Facts You May Never Heard Of

The legendary animation “101 Dalmatians” has been embedded in the consciousness of many people, including myself. Aside from brave, smart dogs overcoming obstacles to reunite, Cruella was the supporting character and female villain who most impressed me.

Cruella de Vil has long been regarded as one of Disney’s evilest creatures. She ranks ahead of Freddy Krueger and the Joker on the American Film Institute’s ranking of the 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains. “Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil, if she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will.”- a famous line in her own anthem, which is featured in the animated version of 101 “Dalmatians”. Her defining feature is that she is so obsessed with dalmatian fur that she is prepared to abduct a litter of pups in the hopes of skinning them. She’s characterized as having one half of her hair white and the other black, a strong dislike for pepper, and a penchant for elevated temperatures.

However, there are many hidden stories about this famous villain. On the occasion of Disney’s release of the film for the character Cruella, it’s great to discover some interesting details about this character.

#1 Cruella was animated by the legendary Marc Davis.

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#2 Initially, Cruella was intended to be the villain in The Rescuers, but she eventually becomes a brand-new villain.

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#3 Actress Mary Wickes was said to partially inspire the live-action version of Cruella de Vil.

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#4 In Dodie Smith’s original book, Cruella loved both fur and diamonds.

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#5 Cruella de Vil is worth $875 million, according to The Forbes Fictional Fifteen, and is ranked 13th on the list due to her extensive collection of fur coats!

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#6 The red on the inside of Cruella’s huge mink coat is indicating her demonic nature

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#7 Cruella de Vil is a combination of the terms “cruel” and “devil,” as well as a reference to Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula.”

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#8 In Smith’s novel, Cruella de Vil is married to a furrier and she has preserved her last name.

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#9 Actress Tallulah Bankhead was said to be Dodie Smith’s inspiration for the character in her novel “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” (1956).

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#10 Cruella was inspired to create Dr. Facilier for “The Princess and the Frog”

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