Lady Tremaine is the evil stepmother in the Disney movie series Cinderella.
Shortly after marrying, Cinderella’s father dies and leaves his fortune in the care of Lady Tremaine to take care of her daughter and take care of Drizella and Anastasia.
The moment Lady Tremaine gains possession of her fortune, she begins to mistreat and humiliate Cinderella, enslaving her to take over all household chores.
Her fortune is only used for the well-being and comfort of her and her daughters.
As the story unfolds, this character’s treatment and wickedness are increasingly cruel and cunning.
Disney’s Lady Tremaine does not have any magical or special powers, nor does she exert any physical force, unlike most Disney villains. She only gains magic power when she manages to steal the fairy godmother’s wand.
She has the belief that it is best to maintain self-control and composure, and it is what she teaches her daughters.
In her house, she is a tyrant who forces Cinderella to work as a slave. She sometimes also abuses her daughters Anastasia and Drizella.
Lady Tremaine is envious of Cinderella because of the incredible beauty and charm Cinderella possesses. For this reason, she always mistreats her, and she uses subtle methods to make her suffer.
Cinderella’s stepmom never hits her but she doesn’t stop her daughters who do, she doesn’t mess up her house either, but she allows her cat Lucifer to do it.
The vast majority of her actions, except when she is mistreating her stepdaughter Cinderella, are with a selfish power goal.
She aims to make her two daughters, Drizella and Anastasia, obedient and able to have good marriages, raising her social status and help her estate thrive.
She is a selfish, spiteful, cruel, greedy, cunning, evil, and intelligent woman.
Lady Tremaine’s Appearance
A tall, serious, and elegant woman with grey-grey hair that she always wears up, and has green eyes.
She usually wears a purple dress and wears jewelry, such as two sizeable green pearl earrings, a gold brooch with a green gem on her chest, and a large ring on her ring finger.
She always wears makeup that highlights her striking facial features.
Lady Tremaine Disney Movie Appearances
In this movie, she makes her first appearance, marrying Cinderella’s father, thus becoming Cinderella’s step mother. Lady Tremaine becomes the Disney Cinderella villain.
Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True
This movie takes place sometime after the events. It is when her daughter Anastasia falls in love with a baker.
In this film, she seeks to demonstrate the importance of her social status, reputation, and appearance, forbidding Anastasia to see the baker she fell in love with because he is of a lower class.
However, Anastasia manages to see him again with the help of Cinderella. When Lady Tremaine tries to separate them, she defends her love and attends Cinderella’s ball with him.
After this, Anastasia and the baker marry, causing great displeasure to her mother, Lady Tremaine, and her sister, Drizella.
Cinderella 3: A Twist In Time
Lady Tremaine Disney has a leading and prominent role as a villain again.
In this movie, she manages to steal the fairy godmother’s magic wand. She casts a spell to go back in time and make her daughter Anastasia the one who stays with the prince.
She also bewitches the prince by corrupting his dance’s memories and thus believes that it was Anastasia who danced with him instead of Cinderella. And thus prevent Cinderella and the prince from having a happy ending.
Cinderella (Live-Action 2015)
In this live-action remake, she is once again the cold, cruel, and abusive stepmother who enslaves Cinderella to do housework.
In this film, her character is played by actress Barbara Auer.
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