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Maleficent first graced theaters in 1959 with Disney's Sleeping Beauty. Seen as an evil witch who cursed the young princess after not being invited to the Christening, Maleficent was a villain among villains. Not much of her back story was known, however, until 2014 when the live-action movie Maleficent hit theaters. A fairy who befriended a human boy, she was betrayed by the one she thought she loved, her wings taken in exchange for the kingdom. This boy grew into Aurora's father, who drew Maleficent's spite to his whole family, resulting in the curse placed upon the babe.