i-D Magazine

i-d.co is best viewed using a newer browser

We recommend you choose one of the following for the best experience possible. Click to download:

I don't mind. Take me to i-D.co anyway

top 5 snow queens of all time

It's not snowing, but if it was... From the wife of Gotham’s subzero villain, Mr Freeze, to Victoria’s Secret’s ridiculously saucy snow angel, we give you the Top 5 Snow Queens of all time.

Related topics

Text Tish Weinstock

  • 5. i-CE queen (Kristen McMenamy)

    I said….brrr! It’s cold in here. There must be some Toros in the atmosphere. That or Kristen McMenamy slipped into the room unnoticed. With her piercing blue eyes, icy-grey hair and skin as white and cold as snow, Kristen McMenamy is the ultimate i-CE Queen. She can turn boys in to stone and freeze frames with a wink of her right eye. 

    Kristen McMenamy, Photography Josh Olins, The Hedonist Issue, No. 313, Summer 2011

  • 4. The Frost Punk Fairy (Fantasia, 1940)

    The Frost Punk Fairy lives deep in the woodlands with all her riot grrrl friends. Dormant for most of the year, every winter they descend from their palace to bring us all snow and show the boys at Somerset House just how it's done. 

    Fantasia (1940)

  • 3. The Snow Angel

    The Victoria Secret’s Snow Angel lives in a wintery wonderland, far, far away. When she’s not prancing around on the catwalk with her dreamy Angel babes, she flutters through the moonlit sky with wings made out of snowflakes. A little cold, yes, but still smokin’ hot.

    Lindsey Ellingson, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

  • 2. Mrs Freeze

    Married to a man who wears fluffy polar bear slippers by day and his evil villain diamond-powered subzero suit by night, Nora Fries is one ice, ice, baby. Despite being frozen in a machine while old Arnie finds a cure for her mysterious illness, dolled up in her shiny silver number, Nora’s never looked better.

    Batman and Robin (1997)

  • 1. The White Witch

    Her Imperial Majesty Jadis, Chatelaine of Cair Paravel, Empress of the Lone Islands, and Governess of all Wardrobes, sits on a throne made out of ice and rules over all of Narnia. When she’s not going for joyrides in her wolf-driven sleigh, gobbling up Turkish Delights, or turning treasonous fauns to stone, the White Witch spends her days chilling, obviously.

    Tilda Swinton, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)