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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Poison Ivy with sound clips and images.


Created by Pokejedservo on Wed Nov 3 2010, 47 Comments, Add Comment
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Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Poison Ivy / Pamela IsleyDiane Pershing
Diane Pershing
The Batman (2004)
Poison Ivy / Pamela IsleyPiera Coppola
Piera Coppola
Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)
Poison Ivy / Pamela IsleyTasia Valenza
Tasia Valenza
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Poison Ivy / Pamela IsleyJennifer Hale
Jennifer Hale
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Poison Ivy / Pamela IsleyVanessa Marshall
Vanessa Marshall
DC Universe Online (2011)
Poison Ivy / Pamela IsleyCyndi Williams
Cyndi Williams
Young Justice (2010)
Poison Ivy / Pamela IsleyAlyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)
Poison Ivy / Pamela IsleyLaura Bailey
Laura Bailey

EDITOR'S OPINION

Alright folks here is another VC for the Batman franchise and this time its for this Seductive Villainess of the Plant World namely POISON IVY! Unlike other known Batman characters Poison Ivy's VA debut was in the DCAU namely the highly renowned Batman the Animated series (among various other shows) were she was voiced by Diane Pershing. And let me say this right now on how Poison Ivy's VA history definitely had a nice start as Diane was quite fitting for Ivy's seductive persona. Granted Ivy's role in the show is a bit more than just a pretty face (among other things) and Diane was able to handle Ivy's more dramatic and serious-minded moments just fine as well. Basically its another fine example over how exceptional the voice acting in the DCAU can be.

In the not-as-successful (but has its fair share of fans) The Batman Ivy was voiced by Piera Coppola and I am aware that this is not exactly a really renowned take on Poison Ivy as viewers have complained on how this lacks the sultry appeal that Poison Ivy is normally known for. While I admit I do agree that this does not have as much appeal as Ivy is normally known for and is kind of cute at best but when viewed on its own merits its not that bad though. Why do I say this you ask? Simple its a bit more due to Piera's overall performance as Ivy here as while like I said it lacks the sultry charm that the other ladies whom have voiced Ivy but I do like on how Piera's performance does have a nice playful tone which does work with what the show was trying to go for. While I do admit that Piera's work is probably the weakest of the Poison Ivy performances here its still by no means a bad one though.

In the fairly renowned 2009 Video game Batman Arkham Asylum while some of the DCAU voice cast were able to reprise their roles in the game Poison Ivy was not one of them as Tasia Valenza took over the role. However the good news is that Tasia is quite a natural alternative as she was able to give a nice sultry tone for Poison Ivy just fine in this game. But to be fair this is no surprise as Tasia has a pretty good history of doing lower sultry voices for lovely ladies in video games and she is known for doing them well and this is by no means an exception. Tasia's overall performance is a nice mixture of sultry and insanely sinister and is another fine example of the game's rather stellar voice acting.

In Batman Brave and the Bold over the course of 2010 there were a couple of episodes that Ivy appeared in and was voiced by different ladies in both episodes. Ivy's initial appearance in "Chill of the Night" in which she was voiced by Jennifer Hale in which this sounds like a very good casting idea as her voice definitely works for the role the only problem is that Ivy had a rather small role in that episode in which she only had a few lines but the performance is very good nevertheless. In "The Mask of Matches Malone" Ivy was voiced by Vanessa Marshall and while you can kind of tell the difference in voices one can easily tell that Vanessa was trying to do her performance in spirit with Jennifer Hale's and for the most part she succeeded. Vanessa's overall voice and performance also by all means worked with the role as well (and fortunately Ivy had a somewhat bigger role in this episode in which fortunately Vanessa had more to work with and she did well with it.) Overall I am not entirely sure whom to pick as most of these ladies did very well with this role.

(Note: Cyndi Williams voiced Poison Ivy in DC Universe Online and while her voice for Ivy is not bad but it was perhaps a little too raspy. However to be fair Cyndi's performance definitely suited on how the game was more trying to go for Ivy's insanely motherly love for her plants. Not quite the best performance of Poison Ivy here but Cyndi's work on the role is definitely not the worst.)


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Ross123
said at 10:21 AM on Tue May 6 2014
Whoa, tough choice here. Very tough indeed as most of these voices are making me fall in love with Ivy. I'm serious, she sounds so sexy.

My favourite has to be Vanessa with Diane 2nd & Tasia 3rd.

Piera and Cyndi do well.

Laura should voice Ivy again sometime as I thought she could've been slightly better.

Wasn't a fan of Jennifer or Alyssa.
Bookman230
said at 2:11 PM on Sun May 4 2014
I always thought Gina Torres would rock this role.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:44 PM on Sun May 4 2014
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Tasia Valenza
2. Diane Pershing
3. Vanessa Marshall
4. Alyssa Milano
5. Jennifer Hale
Fairfieldfencer
said at 2:51 PM on Thu May 1 2014
For another sexy/intelligent take on Poison Ivy, I think Janyse Jaud would be a natural and perfect fit.

But I find the idea of a creepier and more threatening Ivy intreaguing. To make a nice balance between sexy and evil, Nika Futterman would probably be my choice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:49 PM on Sat Mar 15 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Here's hoping to Kari Walgren as Poison Ivy!
TYE
said at 8:43 PM on Sat Mar 15 2014
My top 3 favorites from best to least are Cyndi Williams as my first favorite Diane Pershing as my second favorite and Piera Coppola as my third
30Rockefeller
said at 12:13 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
What do you dogs think of Venus Terzo as Ivy?
spencermalley935
said at 2:49 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
I'll go with Dianne Persching out of Nostalgia
chaosincarnate
said at 10:01 AM on Thu Nov 28 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1-: Diane Pershing: She was intelligent, could be humorous, sultry, and evil with more layers to Ivy's personality than you would think.
2-: Tasia Valenza: I like it, but she only focuses on Ivy's sexy side, which works for the less humanistic version. She also sounds a bit forced in Arkham City IMHO.
3-Cyndi Williams-: She really nailed Ivy's creepy side. I love it, one of the best DCUO performances.
4-Vanessa Marshall: Pretty good, sounds a bit more posh than the other VA's here.
5-: Jennifer Hale: Another good voice, but it's a little generic. I would like to see Jen reprise the role and see if she can make the voice sound more unique.
6-: Alyssa Milano: I don't mind it, she's a bit forced at points but the voice itself fits the character fine.
7-: Piera Coppola: I never liked this version of the character, and she's over acting here.
8-: Laura Bailey: Unfortunately has no material to work with, and the voice is completely generic that doesn't fit Ivy at all.
llawliet159
said at 8:07 PM on Sun Nov 3 2013
Going with Tasia Velenza and Diane Pershing
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 4:09 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1. Diana Pershing - Sounds sexy, smart, evil, and fun. Everything you could want in a bad girl!
2. Taiza Valensia - The most seductive voice for the character.
3. Piera Coppola - Really underrated. She does very well as a teenage Ivy.
4. Venessa Marshall - An evil version of her Mary Jane Watson voice, which is very sexy.
5. Laura Bailey - For what she had, she sounded great!
6. Jennifer Hale - A pretty generic voice for a bit part.
7. Cyndi Williams - SCARY! Make it go away!
8. Alyssa Milano - Sorry, but Alyssa's not cut out to be a voice actress.
Spider-Fox
said at 8:46 PM on Wed Aug 21 2013
1) LAURA BAILEY (Finally one of my castings for a character happens in real life. And let me tell you it doesn't disappoint! IMO)
2) Tasia Valenza (Once again the Arkhamverse brings a great voice to the table.)
3) Jennifer Hale (Jenny at some of her fine, fine work)
4) Diane Pershing (Oldie, but a very goodie!)
5) Vanessa Marshall (Tough call but I'm going with Marshall)
VctrBnsn
said at 1:09 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
I liked what The Batman did to a lot of it's villains, particularly Riddler and Killer Croc. But Poison Ivy was a real disappointment. Naturally, I think Piera is the weakest. I don't really care for Cyndi's or Laura's performance either.
VctrBnsn
said at 6:32 PM on Tue May 14 2013
@VctrBnsn I haven't said who I do like yet. Well, Pershing was the first, and still sounds great. Jennifer and Vanessa are equally good, but I guess I'll go on the Arkham game bandwagon and say Tasia is my fav. Alyssia was OK, but not great.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 4:05 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@VctrBnsn Disagree. I think Ivy was one of the most interesting villains the show had.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:38 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
Tasia Valenza.
coolgeek176
said at 3:25 PM on Sun Dec 2 2012
I'm gonna go with Tasia Valenza. Everyone else here was good and the voice from Batman Dark Tomorrow was alright.
TrippedB
said at 6:26 AM on Fri Sep 28 2012
I liked them all equally except Alyssa and Piera who I thought their voice was too high for Ivy's seducing demeanor.
D.A.V.E.
said at 1:49 AM on Mon Oct 29 2012
@TrippedB Piera's is not meant to be seductive, though.
akbar264
said at 2:59 PM on Sun Jul 29 2012
I'm going to go out on a limb and vote for Cyndi Williams, her Ivy sounds more motherly, which is what I think of her since she loves her plants so much..
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:23 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Tasia Valenza- I thought she was the only one that was really captured the seductive side the best. I will admit at times she can go over the top with it but I still enjoy her. Plus she captures the "motherly" side of Ivy as well.

2. Vanessa Marhsal- It does have a sultry side to it and you can hear a caring side too. I think it's somewhat underrated.

3. Jen Hale- she was kinda typecasted here but if it ain't broke, don't fix it. If she was given more material I might move her to first.

4. Piera Coppola- Poeple say because it's younger it doesn't have the sultry feel but when I was younger (which I was younger then the character in the show) I thought it did, though now I seee the complaints but she had a good playful side which can sometimes make up for a sexy side. Either way it's still a good voice and I can see her become the Ivy we all know.

5. Diane Pershing- Meh, sounds flat at times but does have a seductive side. I think she got better in New Adventures but haven't see that show in a while.

6. Cyndi Williams- I actually like the raspy voice, still not as seductive as some of the others but not bad. I do like how it's creepy yet motherly, it's something others didn't do and I actually like it.

7. Laura Bailey- I'm a little underwhelmed, I wished she used more of her Lust voice since this take is a little generic. I know Laura can do better and she has done better sultry voices. Though maybe her getting two lines is also holds her back. Though I still do like it though.

8. She's trying too hard to sound scary and she doesn't sound scary...or sultry...or caring...in fact she's more generic then anything else. Young Justice isn't really flattering to Batman villains is it?
Torak
said at 11:19 AM on Sun Jul 22 2012
@Music Meister Yeah, Tasia ftw. :)
PurpleWarrior13
said at 6:25 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
Pershing. Though the others are good too. I don't think Ivy's ever had a bad voice.
EmpireGrotesk
said at 12:03 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
Diane Persching for me. Seductive but distinctive. The rest are too generic. Tasia Valenza wasn't too bad but she goes a bit overboard.
MatthewC17
said at 5:36 PM on Wed Mar 28 2012
Jennifer Hale just re-used Sedusa's voice
Aussieroth
said at 9:12 AM on Thu Mar 15 2012
Tasia.... Diane.... It's just not FAAAIIIIRRR

Also Madam Hale and Marshall were good too :)
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:01 AM on Mon Jan 2 2012
Tasia!!!
Scorcher56
said at 8:11 PM on Sat Dec 3 2011
Tasia's voice is so Sexy!!
Celeste
said at 12:07 AM on Mon Nov 28 2011
Funny. I don't like any of these voices. Not even Alyssa Millano's voice. :(
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:24 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
Tasia Valenza for Ivy. She sounds perfect for a femme fatale like Ivy.
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:11 AM on Tue Apr 17 2012
@Anicomicgeek Still sticking with Tasia Valenza, though I do adimt that Jennifer Hale, Vanessa Marshall, and Alyssa Milano were good, too.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:58 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
@Anicomicgeek
Well, I must admit, despite Lego Batman being a lgihter game and the awful green pun, Laura Bailey was good as Ivy. Then again, we was also Lust in FMA and Lust was a femme fatale, too.XD Sticking with Valenza, though.
Anicomicgeek
said at 8:29 AM on Sat Aug 18 2012
@Anicomicgeek

I meant to say, "Then again, she was also Lust in FMA and Lust was a femme fatale, too."
Sarge Ray
said at 9:03 PM on Wed Jun 1 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I'm going to give it to Tasia Valenza. She makes her sound seductive and yet, dangerous, malicious even.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:42 PM on Mon May 16 2011
Poke said the name of the episode in his opinion, my bad
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:16 PM on Sat May 7 2011
I like all of them except Willians, too witchy. Also can someone tell me which episode has Vanessa Marshall's Poison Ivy?
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 8:07 PM on Sat Mar 19 2011
Most "The Batman" fans actually like the show's Ivy. She doesn't have the adult sex appeal, sure, but her character is interesting, and Coppola does a great job voicing her.
harleyquinn300 (Guest)
said at 8:57 AM on Mon Dec 20 2010
Diane Pershing is the Ivy I heard on the Batman TV show I watched growing up, so I kind of have her voice implanted in my mind as Poison Ivy. She just is. I will admit, Tasia Valenza did an AWESOME job as Poison Ivy. I thought she was Diane Pershing when I first heard her voice (I didn't have a comparison like I do here)
So, it's a tie for me :P
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 1:18 PM on Sat Nov 6 2010
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Tasia Valenza. Her Poison Ivy was very dark while being super hot at the same time.
arkhaminmate24 (Guest)
said at 10:55 PM on Fri Nov 5 2010
Pershing and Valenza have the same voice but I have to give it to Tasia (That's what she said) because the T Rating of Arkham Asylum gave her a chance to be much more seductive. It's not Pershing's fault,though
jrcarter (Guest)
said at 9:55 PM on Thu Nov 4 2010
@vincent: "Almost Got 'Im"
vincent (Guest)
said at 11:05 AM on Thu Nov 4 2010
What episode is Pershing's clip from?
tomi (Guest)
said at 5:49 AM on Thu Nov 4 2010
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I go with Tasia: being fan of her ever since Sniper Wolf, and her voice has that alluring yet seducing quality, which makes Ivy so memorable villain.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:26 AM on Thu Nov 4 2010
Marshall's clip is the correct one now
modok (Guest)
said at 12:15 AM on Thu Nov 4 2010
That's the wrong clip for Vanessa Marshall's. That's the Huntress clip.
docock2099 (Guest)
said at 12:01 AM on Thu Nov 4 2010
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
So, this is the third sexy redhead Vanessa Marshall has voice, huh.
ryano2099
said at 10:45 PM on Wed Nov 3 2010
As much as I wanna go with Diane Pershing out of love for the animated series....I got to go with Tasia Valenza here. She has the perfect sound of sultry and sexy that define Ivy perfectly.


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Diane Pershing
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