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25th May '17 12:29:46 PM StFan
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* Bianca Castafiore from the ''{{Tintin}}'' comics, though much nicer than most examples.

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* Bianca Castafiore from the ''{{Tintin}}'' ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' comics, though much nicer than most examples.examples. Still, if you don't serve her pasta "al dente", she'll upends them on the poor sap doing so, even if he's a prison guard.




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* Lina Lamont in ''Film/SinginInTheRain''.

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* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', where a technology Prima Donna is shown to be rude but indispensible.
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Lina Lamont in ''Film/SinginInTheRain''.



* Samantha James in ''Film/JustFriends''
* Margo Channing in ''Film/AllAboutEve''.
** Eve herself, by the end of the show.

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* %%* Samantha James in ''Film/JustFriends''
* %%* Margo Channing in ''Film/AllAboutEve''.
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''Film/AllAboutEve''. Eve herself, by the end of the show.




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* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', where a technology Prima Donna is shown to be rude but indispensible.

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* Sheridan Whiteside from ''Theatre/TheManWhoCameToDinner''.
* Frieda Hatzfeld from ''Music in the Air''.

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Sheridan Whiteside from ''Theatre/TheManWhoCameToDinner''.
* %%* Frieda Hatzfeld from ''Music in the Air''.



* ''{{Theatre/Applause}}'', being a musical version of ''Film/AllAboutEve'', has Margo and eventually Eve as this.

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* ''{{Theatre/Applause}}'', ''Theatre/{{Applause}}'', being a musical version of ''Film/AllAboutEve'', has Margo and eventually Eve as this.




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17th Apr '17 2:27:06 PM LightningPrincess
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* EdwardNorton in Film/Birdman played a borderline self parody of one.
7th Mar '17 4:07:53 AM DesertDragon
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The Primadonna is the AlphaBitch of show business. Her talent and beauty are matched only by her ego, and she is prone to making infuriating demands of her producers (like demanding an UnlimitedWardrobe), and God help the poor sap in a position of servitude to her. As a performer, she will not tolerate seeing someone else play ''her'' leading part, especially an inexperienced youngster, never considering she might be way out of her element (perhaps because she's [[WhiteDwarfStarlet too old for the part]]), or that her meddling could be actively destroying the show. Often she'll be [[NiceCharacterMeanActor considerably meaner backstage than any of her famous roles]]. Expect her to put on a sweet face for interviews and publicity appearances, but rumours of her real personality will always abound.

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The Primadonna is the AlphaBitch of show business. Her talent and beauty are matched only by her ego, and she is prone to making infuriating demands of her producers (like demanding an UnlimitedWardrobe), and God help the poor sap in a position of servitude to her. As a performer, she will not tolerate seeing someone else play ''her'' leading part, especially an inexperienced youngster, never considering she might be way out of her element (perhaps because she's [[WhiteDwarfStarlet too old for the part]]), or that her meddling nasty attitude could be actively destroying bringing down the show.morale of those around her. Often she'll be [[NiceCharacterMeanActor considerably meaner backstage than any of her famous roles]]. Expect her to put on a sweet face for interviews and publicity appearances, but rumours of her real personality will always abound.
28th Feb '17 3:04:22 AM CumbersomeTercel
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-->-- '''''{{Series/Angel}}''''', "Time Bomb"

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-->-- '''''{{Series/Angel}}''''', "Time Bomb"
"[[{{Recap/AngelS05E19TimeBomb}} Time Bomb]]"



* Eventually, Veda in ''Mildred Pierce''.

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* Eventually, Veda in ''Mildred Pierce''.''Literature/MildredPierce''.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' features one in the Helen Keller episode - in the form of a Broadway turkey named Alinicia. She enjoys being the center of attention and refuses to work with other turkeys, especially Gobbles.
* Dee in ''ProducingParker'' wants her wardrobe unlimited, drinks cold, and male assistants beefy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' features one in the "[[Recap/SouthParkS4E13HelenKellerTheMusical Helen Keller episode Keller: The Musical]]" - in the form of a Broadway turkey named Alinicia. She enjoys being the center of attention and refuses to work with other turkeys, especially Gobbles.
* Dee in ''ProducingParker'' ''WesternAnimation/ProducingParker'' wants her wardrobe unlimited, drinks cold, and male assistants beefy.
9th Oct '16 11:36:52 AM DesertDragon
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The Primadonna is etymologically and stereotypically female, but men are not exempt but being called one. This is because the word's meaning has become [[YouKeepUsingThatWord less specific through overuse]] in RealLife. It's Italian for "first lady" and originally simply meant the leading female singer in an opera company. Evidently enough of them embodied the traits in the preceding paragraph that it came to be used to refer to any individual who's talented in their field but insufferably egotistical. "Diva" has gained a similarly negative connotation over time, to the point that the two terms have become synonymous, though "diva" refers primarily to singers ("divalike" covering men and non-singing performers), while "primadonna" has grown to be more inclusive.

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The Primadonna is etymologically and stereotypically female, but men are not exempt but being called one. This is because the word's meaning has become [[YouKeepUsingThatWord less specific through overuse]] in RealLife. It's Italian for "first lady" and originally simply meant the leading female singer in an opera company. Evidently enough of them embodied the traits in the preceding paragraph that it came to be used to refer to any individual who's individual--male or female--who's talented in their field but insufferably egotistical. "Diva" The term "diva," which originally meant a seasoned and respected female singer, has gained a similarly negative connotation over time, connotations for all the same reasons to the point that the two terms have become synonymous, though are synonymous (though "diva" refers primarily is mostly limited to singers ("divalike" covering men and non-singing performers), while "primadonna" has grown to be more inclusive.
the entertainment industry).
14th Jul '16 12:33:15 AM PaulA
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* Rio thinks Jem from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is one of these but she's anything but. Jerrica is just bad at hiding her alter ego so she acts UnintentionallyUnsympathetic.

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* Rio thinks Jem from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is one of these but she's anything but. Jerrica is just bad at hiding her alter ego so she acts UnintentionallyUnsympathetic.
unintentionally unsympathetic.
14th Jul '16 12:31:28 AM PaulA
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* Rio thinks Jem from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is one of these but she's anything but. Jerrica is just bad at hiding her AlterEgo so she acts UnintentionallyUnsympathetic.

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* Rio thinks Jem from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is one of these but she's anything but. Jerrica is just bad at hiding her AlterEgo alter ego so she acts UnintentionallyUnsympathetic.
31st May '16 8:20:57 AM TonyG
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* Darla Dimple from ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'', combined with EnfantTerrible.
16th May '16 12:58:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[CuteButCacophonic Lena Marelli]] in ''BugsyMalone''.

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* [[CuteButCacophonic Lena Marelli]] in ''BugsyMalone''.''Film/BugsyMalone''.
8th May '16 3:49:54 PM eroock
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-->--'''''{{Series/Angel}}''''', "Time Bomb"

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