brief profile on the five key actresses who have each performed Harley
Quinn to date!
was not just the first woman to perform Harley - she was the original inspiration
for the character! Without Arleen - there would be no Harley! So it was
only natural that she should provide the voice for the character and has
performed Harley morre extensively than any other actress.
14th October, 1956, Arleen has long been an actress based out of Los Angeles.
Her performance as Calliope Bradford-Jones on Days of Our Lives
was very popular with fans of that show and the character's comedic and
eccentric personality was also quite inspirational to the character of
also appeared in the television series, Duet, hosted America's
Funniest People and had many small film and television parts, including
& Comic Book.
she has also turned her hand at script-writing, such as the movie Picture
Perfect, series Tiny Toons and All Fired Up.
Quinn, she has performed in Batman: The Animated Series, The New
Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, World's Finest,
Static Shock, Justice League, Gotham Girls & games Batman: Vengeance,
Batman: Arkham Asylum, & DC Universe Online.
person to perform Harley, Mia has the honour of being the first ever live-action
Mia was born
19th June, 1967 and had the thrill of Sean Connery as her father-in-law
as well as studying acting with Roy London. Her debut film role was in
the Ridley Scott fantastic dream-like fantasy adventure, Legend,
as Princess Lili. A cult-classic, it saw her star alongside a very young
Tom Cruise and an unrecognisable (but very sexy) Tim Curry (of Rocky
Horror Picture Show fame).
she has worked steadily but largely under the radar in television series
Harley in the short-lived, campy and fun Birds of Prey television
series, taking the role over from Twin Peaks actress Sherilyn Fenn.
was the third person to perform Harley Quinn, for a new and different take
Born on the
1st February, 1971, she has enjoyed such distinctions as graduating summa
cum laude from UCLA and winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding
Broadway debut of an actress.
With an extensive
resume behind her, she has also performed in many other television shows
as both a live-actress and voice-actress, including many popular cartoons.
She also performed alongside Arleen Sorkin playing Harley in an episode
of Justice League, as a young girl the Joker had manipulated into
doing his bidding.
Harley in the re-imagining of the Bat-Mythos, The Batman.
is known about Meghan Strange's personal life, but she has been an established
voice actress for a number of years, working in shows such as The Land
Before Time, Stitch!, Special Agent Oso and even had a small
role in the hilarious film, Bullets Over Broadway (in which the
divine Jennifer Tilly starred - an actress who, in her younger days, could've
turned a wonderful performance as Harley!).
has performed Harley only once, in one episode of Batman: The Brave
and the Bold. It remains to be seen if Harls will appear again in that
is the latest actress to play Harley - an unexpected choice that has surprised
February, 1973, Tara has an incredibly extensive and prestigious resume
behind her, having performed innumerably as a voice actress but also as
a live-action actress in many shows, movies and video games. Interestingly,
she often provides voices for young male characters, and is also a kosher
vegetarian in accordance with her Jewish upbringing.
long-list of credits are shows such as The Penguins of Madagascar, Drawn
Together, Ben Ten, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, Transformers and various
shows - as Batgirl! Indeed, her list of credits as Batgirl are almost as
long as Arleen's for Harley's!
revealed in a recent podcast that the prodcuers of Arkham City wanted
to go in a different direction to Arleen Sorkin and Tara was subsequently
chosen. Arleen gave the actress her blessing and said she did a great job.
Fan reaction reaction has been mixed, from those who cannot tell the difference
between Tara and Arleen to those who wish Arleen had remained.
Tara managed to capture Harley's vibrant spirit, mischief, malice and cuteness
and was an excellent addition to the game!
Poppy Tierney is the lucky
actress who successfully landed the role of Harley Quinn for the stage
show extravaganza, Batman Live!
A spectacular and high
budget production, the highly anticipated show debuted July 2011 in England,
to highest accolades.
In particular, Poppy garnered
huge praise from longtime Batman fans to theatre afficiondos alike.
Poppy is a higly experienced
stage actress who has performed in an array of productions showcasing her
versatility as actress and singer.
This British-born performer
has not only excellently embodied the spirit of Harley Quinn but has also
managed to capture an uncanny mimicry of Arleen Sorkin's voice in her vocal
performance of the character.
Even the fans most cautious
of the production due to Harley's dramatic costume redesign have embraced
Poppy's performance in the role.