We first saw Maleficent onscreen in Disney's 1959 adaptation of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale.
4. The flame-like detailing of Maleficent's robes were based off of a medieval Czech illustration legendary Disney illustrator Marc Davis came across in his household collection of art.
6. And unsurprisingly, her horns were based right off the devil "so she would frighten everybody half to death."
But with a live-action version of Sleeping Beauty told from Maleficent's perspective set to be released, we haven't seen the last of the Mistress of All Evil...
8. Angelina Jolie had a HUGE role in developing Maleficent's on-screen look for the live-action movie. Her horns were made by artisans who specialize in fetishware.
9. Jolie wore several different versions of the horns throughout the movie because she could have broken her neck with the heaviest version of the horns.
12. And the contacts she wore while filming were based off of goat eyes, which have horizontal pupils.
14. Jolie's daughter Vivienne plays a younger version of Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) in the movie because she was not afraid of her mother's scary look in costume.
Consider yourselves educated, you fools!
In the most evil of mistakes, an earlier version of this post had the release of "Sleeping Beauty" listed as 1957. The movie was released in 1959.