The 11 Scariest Lady Villains: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Sopranos,' more
Are these the witchiest women in television history?
7. Amanda Woodward, "Melrose Place"
Best worst moment: Her efforts to become the head of D&D Advertising result in her boss killing himself -- allowing Amanda to take his job. Score!
Why she was so bad it was good: As played by Heather Locklear, Amanda is a brittle, nasty piece of work. Her take-no-prisoners attitude is what she needs to get ahead in business, but it makes her a sucky boss to have and an even more heinous landlord. The upside? It also makes her a villain viewers loved to hate. Though Amanda began as a recurring character on the show, Locklear ended up becoming a series regular for the rest of the show's run and was worth every penny she was paid. Amanda livened things up by starting a fire, battling an abusive ex-husband, landing in jail and dating the show's resident bad boy Jake (Grant Show). Amanda wasn't just bad -- she was busy.
-Liane Bonin Starr