PERFORMER Anjelica Huston
DEBUT 1990
DESIGN Steve Norrington prosthetic make-up designer

The Grand High Witch, appearing in The Witches, is the head of all of the witches in the world. When interacting with normal people, she appears as the attractive if aloof Miss Eva Ernst, head of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Beneath her skin mask and aristocratic air, however, she is a bald, warty, dictatorial crone, with an elongated nose, loose hanging skin, and the traditional long fingernails and stumpy feet of all witches.

She hates children and launches the scheme to turn every child into a mice, making extermination easy.