There's nothing that inspires a betch more than a heroine she can look up to. While nicegirls look up to lame characters they've watched or read about like Marie Curie or like, Scout Finch, betches have a few key characters in mind when looking for thinspiration or a way to justify being mean to people. Enter: the following famous betches and their betchy quotes throughout cinematic history.
10. Legally Blonde
“Because I'm not a Vanderbilt, suddenly I'm white trash? I grew up in Bel Air, Warner. Across the street from Aaron Spelling. I think most people would agree that's a lot better than some stinky old Vanderbilt.” – Elle Woods
9. Knocked up
“I'm not gonna go to the end of the fucking line, who the fuck are you? I have just as much of a right to be here as any of these little skanky girls. What, am I not skanky enough for you, you want me to hike up my fucking skirt? What the fuck is your problem? I'm not going anywhere, you're just some roided out freak with a fucking clipboard. And your stupid little fucking rope! You know what, you may have power now but you are not god. You're a doorman, okay. You're a doorman, doorman, doorman, doorman, doorman, so… Fuck You! You fucking fag with your fucking little faggy gloves.” – Leslie Mann's character
“This is where Dionne lives. She's my friend because we both know what it's like for people to be jealous of us.” – Cher Horowitz
7. Ten Things I hate About You
“You're asking me out? That's so cute! What's your name again?” – Bianca
6. The Devil Wears Prada
“Details of your incompetence do not interest me. Tell Simone I'm not going to approve that girl that she sent me for the Brazilian layout. I asked for clean, athletic, smiling. She sent me dirty, tired and paunchy. And R.S.V.P. Yes to Michael Kors' party, I want the driver to drop me off at 9:30 and pick me up at 9:45 sharp. Call Natalie at Glorious Foods and tell her no for the 40th time. No! I don't want dacquoise. I want tortes filled with warm rhubarb compote. Then call my ex-husband and remind him that the parent-teacher conference is at Dalton tonight. Then call my husband, ask him to meet me for dinner at that place I went to with Massimo. Tell Richard I saw the pictures that he sent for that feature on the female paratroopers and they're all so deeply unattractive. Is it impossible to find a lovely, slender, female paratrooper? Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really. Also, I need to see all the things that Nigel has pulled for Gwyneth's second cover try. I wonder if she's lost any of that weight yet.” – Miranda Priestly
5. American Beauty
“If people I don't even know look at me and want to fuck me, it means I really have a shot at being a model.” – Angela Hayes
4. Mean Girls
“I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me… but I can't help it that I'm so popular.” – Gretchen Wieners
Courtney: We just killed our best friend! Do you realize what this means?
Marcie: You're a shoo-in for prom queen?
2. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
“I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me now.” – Veruca Salt
Veronica Sawyer: I'm on my way to a party at Remington University… No, my life's not perfect. I don't really like my friends.
J.D.: I… I don't really like your friends either.
Veronica Sawyer: Well, it's just like – they're people I work with, and our job is being popular and shit.