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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Maleficent with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Sleeping Beauty

Created by CatsTuxedo on Aug 29 2010
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
MaleficentEleanor Audley
Eleanor Audley
Disney's House of Mouse (2001)
MaleficentLois Nettleton
Lois Nettleton
Kingdom Hearts (2002)
MaleficentSusanne Blakeslee
Susanne Blakeslee


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said at 12:32 PM on Fri Mar 16 2018
Susan Blakeslee does a fantastic impression of Eleanor Audley, but with that said, it's still an impression. So my choice for the best Maleficent voice has got to be Eleanor Audley.
said at 9:23 PM on Tue Mar 6 2018
Elanor wins with no trouble at all. She was absolutely aces in the role of the one of the best (possibly THE best) Disney villain ever. The other two are both passable, but Susanne's voice is a bit too high-pitched, and as others have pointed out, Lois makes her rather inappropriately flirtatious.
said at 3:25 AM on Wed Sep 6 2017
Ah Maleficent. The first Disney villain to scare the crap out of me!

All thanks to Eleanor Audley's top notch performance so my vote goes to her again. She's just so sinister, so wicked and just pure evil as Maleficent which is what made her one of Disney's most memorable villains of all time!

That being said this was definitely Susanne Blakeslee's best stand-in, next to Cruella De Vil. She did her own thing and it worked really well. Kingdom Hearts was definitely her best performance.

Lois Nettleton is alright but it's far too femme fatale like which doesn't really suit Maleficent all that well.
EPA Deane
said at 2:57 AM on Sat Dec 31 2016
Eleanor Audley is the best, though Susanne Blakeslee is probably one of the best voice replacements Disney has ever cast.

I actually think Blakeslee's best performance as Malificent was in the Diamond Edition Blu-Ray Trailer for Sleeping Beauty ( where she dubbed over Eleanor Audley). She sounded perfect in that.
said at 10:15 AM on Sat Sep 3 2016
Audley for me.
said at 11:17 PM on Mon Aug 22 2016
1. Eleanor Audley: Audley originated this role, and her evil cackle in the scene where Maleficent gets ready to punish her goons is wonderful. Audley edges out Maleficent's spiteful, vindictive and evil nature.
2. Susanne Blakeslee: Blakeslee is very admirable in this role, much like Tremaine she does a remarkable impression.
3. Lois Nettleton: Nettleton's take is rather sexy and seductive, I'm not sure it works for Maleficent at all.
said at 2:49 PM on Sun Jul 6 2014
1 Susanne
2 Eleanor
3 Lois
said at 3:10 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
I wonder if Marina Sirtis would make a good Maleficent?
said at 5:02 PM on Mon May 12 2014
@Finister2 I have thought she would make a good grown up Snow White.
said at 11:13 PM on Tue Jan 21 2014
Eleanor is the original Maleficent. As for the other two ladies, Lois captures the fierce spirit of Eleanor's performance, whilst Susanne's performance is evil-ish yet charming.
said at 3:47 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
It's difficult not to vote for Eleanor Audley because, in all fairness, Maleficent was actually modeled off of her, in voice, style, and presence. So far, all the voice acting I've heard from Kingdom Hearts has been spot on, and Susanne is undoubtedly no exception.

1) Eleanor Audley
2) Susanne Blakeslee
3) Lois Nettleson
said at 9:39 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
Eleanor Audley is the best, no debate about it. But Susanne Blakeslee is a superb impersonation and worthy successor. Lois did a good imitation too, but the voice was a bit too deep and her delivery was really forced.
said at 11:23 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Agreed
said at 6:41 PM on Mon Jan 19 2015
@Aussieroth Listening to the clips more, I actually think Lois' voice sounds closer to Eleanor than Susanne's. The problem is the delivery and acting - it goes back and fourth between being evil and being inappropriately sexual and flirtatious. I get that it was because it was a romance spoof between her and Hades, but it's seriously forced and distracting.
said at 2:01 PM on Sat Sep 28 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Eleanor was the original which makes her brilliant though i'm going 4 Susanne as I really enjoy playing KH.

Lois was ok though not as great as the other 2.
Blue Paratroopa
said at 1:40 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
Elanor MADE Maleficent. Susanne is pretty awesome, though.
said at 5:17 PM on Fri Aug 5 2011
Here is my ranking
1. Elanor Audley
2. Susanne Blakeslee
3. Lois Nettleton
said at 8:49 PM on Tue Jun 28 2011
Both Eleanor and susan nailed it, but look at maleficent! she really does scare me.
said at 10:45 PM on Sat Mar 19 2011
Eleanor Audley is the best, obviously, but Susan Blakeslee NAILED it, too.
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said at 1:39 AM on Mon Aug 30 2010
PurpleWarrior I agree with that assessment on all three accounts! Well said my friend!
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