Will Bella Thorne's turn as high-school queen bee Madison Carter in "The Duff" join the ranks of cinema's greatest "mean girls"? Have a look at the film's first trailer above to get a taste, then see below for our appreciative list of some of her most iconic predecessors.

The "teen queen" archetype is a staple in high school-set films, but only a few of these portrayals have managed to rise above the crop. Because I kept the list to ten, there are a few worthy picks who just missed the cut - from Rose McGowan's pale acid-spitter Courtney Alice Shayne in "Jawbreaker" to the emotionally-stunted Christy Masters in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion." Nevertheless, the final list represents a relatively diverse group of teenage (and teenage-at-heart) hellraisers who rank as some of the most ruthless bullies in movie history.

Who did I miss? Sound off in the comments.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.