Harley Quinn has been seen in comic books, on television shows and in films for years and years; originally, she was simply The Joker's sidekick, but thanks to theatrical releases such as Suicide Squad from the year 2016, as well as the upcoming flick Birds of Prey, this character is widely known... and she is known for being played by actress Margot Robbie.
Harley Quinn is a unique and intriguing antihero/supervillain. She is flirty. She is bubbly. She can be a bit hysterical and violent, but she is also actually quite intelligent, with psychiatrist training and the ability to manipulate people.
So we wonder… Who else could portray her? What other actresses can be imagined in this role? And which people may be able to play Harley Quinn better than even Margot Robbie can?
Chloë Grace Moretz has been acting since she was very young, and she has shown her skills in comedies, dramas, thrillers, romances and beyond. That being said, the world knows that she can be sweet and sassy, that she can handle bad guys (she was in Kick-Ass, after all) and that she can play an out-of-control character (like in Carrie).
Angelina Jolie is one of the most famous stars in the industry, and it is easy to picture her as Harley Quinn: She has an exotic look that lures people in, and she has a wit that would then allow her to trick people into getting whatever she wanted. Plus, many of her roles show her as a tough female lead, meaning she could handle battles and baddies.
Evanna Lynch’s most well-known role was playing Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films. While Luna's soft and sweet nature may cause her to come off as introverted and weak to some, but she is actually a gifted witch who displayed true bravery. For that, Lynch has made this list, as it would be great to see her playing another sort of kooky leading lady.
Awkwafina is an actress and a rapper who has recently been in flicks such as Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians. She is a no-nonsense kind-of-gal who can be serious, sassy and sarcastic… which are all varying traits that Harley Quinn has shown, one after the other. Plus, it would be awesome to see her in this outfit/uniform.
Christina Ricci is a seasoned actress, and some of her past work has landed her on this list… She showed viewers a romantic blonde in Sleepy Hollow. She showed viewers a sarcastic edge in The Addams Family. She showed viewers that she has no limits in Lizzie Borden Took an Ax. And she showed viewers that she can do neurotic in Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story.
Emma Roberts is another young, blonde actress who has been around for years, and some of her most notable work has been in scary things like Scream 4, Scream Queens and American Horror Story. That experience, combined with her girl-next-door look, make her a contender for this part.
Tati Gabrielle recently came on everyone’s radar, as she is Prudence Blackwood on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. This is a character that manipulates people and uses her looks and wit for witchy power, so it would be amazing to see Gabrielle do more of this as Harley Quinn.
Nicola Peltz’s looks could also be turned into a very convincing Harley Quinn… Plus, she has starred in shows like Bates Motel and movies like Transformers: Age of Extinction, so everyone knows that she can handle conflicts and action… and still come off as flirty and fabulous while doing so.
Amanda Seyfried is known for films such as Mamma Mia, Dear John and Mean Girls… and in Mean Girls, specifically, she was not the brightest bulb; Harley Quinn can come off that way, too, but she is not a ditzy blonde. Therefore, seeing Seyfried as this blonde bombshell who is actually a master manipulator would be very cool.
Leighton Meester will go down in history for portraying Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, and this character actually shares some traits with Harley Quinn: They are both attractive, they can be bossy, they are intelligent, and they do whatever it takes to get what they want. Meester could certainly pull this off, perhaps even while trading out Harley’s choker for Blair’s headband.
Naya Rivera’s biggest role was as Santana on Glee. Imagine her as a supervillain, though… She certainly has looks that would turn heads. She can definitely give off bad girl vibes. And she would look great in battle scenes and alongside The Joker in action shots.
Dakota Fanning started out in things like Uptown Girls, The Cat in the Hat and Charlotte's Web. Now, though, she is all grown up, and through the Twilight movies, Ocean's 8 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, she has proven that she can be dramatic and deep. Combined with her looks, that makes for another possible person to play Harley Quinn.
Keke Palmer is an actress. She is a singer. She has an edge. She has appeared in dramatic, thrilling and action-packed works like Scream Queens. So she is another person who should and could be considered for this role. Plus, she clearly looks great in a choker, which definitely helps.
Christina Hendricks is known for her flirty looks and roles, so it is easy to picture her as a teasing and alluring character like this. She is also someone who plays women who are fierce, smart and bold, which adds to the fact that Hendricks could be a great Harley Quinn.
Lindsay Lohan was a child actress, and she is back and ready for more. She can appeal to people and draw in an audience (like in Mean Girls). She can be poised and pretty (like in Liz and Dick). She can do dark and dramatic (like in Among the Shadows). And she would be very entertaining as this iconic character.