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

Created by CatsTuxedo on Sun Aug 29 2010, 26 Comments, Add Comment
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 4:34 PM on Tue Oct 21 2014
I'm going with Susanne, because she's still alive.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:56 PM on Tue Oct 21 2014
I know you've been told this before but it seems pretty disrespectful to completely ignore a performance because the actor is no longer with us.
If their good performances then why does it matter if their alive or not?
said at 3:12 PM on Sat Oct 25 2014
@Music Meister
Just so you know, he voted for Bartlett for Mewtwo.

Think of that however you wish to.
said at 9:55 AM on Tue Oct 28 2014
@rosebr10 That doesn't change the fact that he was being disrespectful to a deceased actor. I do hope you're not intending to be rude too :3
said at 8:20 PM on Mon Nov 17 2014
@Music Meister is this an exception where I can lash out
said at 9:17 PM on Sun Dec 21 2014
@rosebr10 He also voted for Dick Shawn for Snow Miser
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
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.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
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
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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 2:01 PM on Sat Sep 28 2013
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.
lionheart (Guest)
said at 12:20 PM on Wed Dec 8 2010
Susanne Blakeslee really gets into the role of Maleficent. She's the best one so far.
martinez (Guest)
said at 12:17 AM on Wed Nov 24 2010
I give credit to all three for being the very wicked Maleficent. But the regining champion is Eleanor Audley now and forever her voice is so creepy and so natural in my opinion. In this comparison it seems that Eleanor's is more evil thant the other 2. The House of Mouse sounds seductive. And the Kingdom Hearts a bit full of it. But their all great.
cdaoey (Guest)
said at 4:40 AM on Thu Sep 2 2010
As Susanne Blakeslee, for that woman, she played a whole lot of roles! I give my best gratitude to her. My regardds to her. *smiles* May she forever remain.
lacrymosa967 (Guest)
said at 4:10 AM on Thu Sep 2 2010
Eleanor did a great job - she defined the role for Maleficent as a very evil, daunting character who was one to be feared. I do wish to go with Suzanne Blakeslee on this one, however because she took the role so much further. As I played through Kingdom Hearts, I really heard the emotion and power in her voice and she captured Maleficent even better.
xattm (Guest)
said at 6:09 PM on Wed Sep 1 2010
Eleanor Audley will always be the best! But I would give second to Susan Blakeslee as I think she does an awesome job in the Kingdom Hearts series.
marvelfan93 (Guest)
said at 12:59 PM on Wed Sep 1 2010
Eleanor audley is definitely the best, but between Nettleton and Blakeslee i'm gonna have to go with Blakeslee. True Nettleton did a better impression of Audley, but Blakeslee did a better job of bringing out Maleficent's character and personality! :)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:39 AM on Mon Aug 30 2010
PurpleWarrior I agree with that assessment on all three accounts! Well said my friend!
purplewarrior (Guest)
said at 6:19 PM on Sun Aug 29 2010
Eleanor Audley FTW. She put the right amount of wickedness and power into her voice. Her acting was spot on as well.

Lois Nettleton was a great imitation of Audley, however her performance was too flat overall.

Susanne Blakeslee sounded too sweet to be Maleficent.

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Who do you think has been the best from these Maleficent voice actors?
Eleanor Audley
Lois Nettleton
Susanne Blakeslee