The 11 Scariest Lady Villains: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Sopranos,' more
Are these the witchiest women in television history?
6. Rosalind Shays, "L.A. Law"
Best worst moment: Her most famous one (watch the video) doesn't involve her being bad at all (except at basic observational skills), so I'll go with manipulating McKenzie-Brackman senior partner Leland McKenzie into wearing his hearing aid so he would seem older and more infirm.
Why they were so bad it was good: Rosalind was one of the very first TV characters created by David E. Kelley, and she was a memorale one: a shark brought in to save the financially-ailing firm, but who decided she'd prefer to run it. She subtly manipulated partner against partner, and eventually succeeded Leland as senior partner when he briefly retired; after our heroes got wise to her scheming and pushed her out, she successfully sued them for sex discrimination, and on top of that seduced former nemesis Leland into her bed. Becoming girlfriend to the show's wisest and most decent character led to an inevitable softening of Rosalind herself. Kelley quickly decided that a nicer Rosalind was of no use to anyone, and gave her one of the most memorable — and divisive — exits in television history, in which she... oh, I'm not gonna spoil it if you're too young to know. Just watch the clip. Not a dignified goodbye, but a quick one.