Memorable Nails in Film and Television


There are so many ways a movie or film character can stick out in our minds long after we’ve seen them on the screen. Whether they’re remembered for their outfits, their funny one-liners, or their amazing screen presence, everything involved in bringing that character to life is a product of careful planning, writing, and design. So it’s no wonder that sometimes a costume element, such as a character’s nails, is often quintessential to that role. For better or worse, here are some of the most memorable nails in movies and television.


Winifred Sanderson in Hocus Pocus


The head witch from Hocus Pocus is Bette Midler’s favourite role for a reason. Why wouldn’t it be? She can sing, she dance, she can cast spells, and she can charm an entire town with her flaming red locks and perfect heart-shaped lips. But if you get too close to her, beware of her long claws! Winnie’s long nails a reminiscent of cat claws, especially when she uses them to cut her way into screen doors and intimidate her foes.


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Emily in The Devil Wears Prada


Not all movie characters have to have scary nails to be memorable. Emily Blunt plays the ambitious assistant in The Devil Wears Prada, and as you can imagine, her nails are always flawless. Polished with dark, muted tones, her nails are part of every ensemble without drawing too much attention away from the rest of her outfit.


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Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction


Mia Wallace’s outfit has been a Halloween costume favourite since the movie’s release. While there’s nothing Halloweeny about her perfect black pop, crisp white button-down shirt, and black trousers, the outfit immediately conjures up memories of her understated beauty and intensity. She’s the opposite of flashy, and yet, there’s something about her that completely draws us in. Maybe that’s why her nails are so mesmerizing. Dark and moody, propping up her cigarettes, her nails stick out against the milky lustre of Mia’s skin.


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Donna Meagle in Parks and Recreation


Where would our society be if Donna Meagle didn’t teach us that it’s okay to “Treat yo’ self?” She’s not afraid to pamper herself every once and while. And when she wants to treat herself, she goes all out with her nails. Donna’s nails change every episode, from classic French manicures to funky neon colours.


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The Ladies from Claws


This list would not be complete without mentioning the cast of Claws. You can bet that a show set in a Florida nail salon is going to be full of fierce nail art. These women aren’t afraid to go that extra mile to show off not only their skills, but also that they can do anything they want to their nails and still look fantastic. There is no question that these ladies draw power from their claws.


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