|Associations:||Order of the Gash|
|1st appearance:||Hellraiser (1987)|
|Final:||Hellraiser II: Hellbound (1988)|
The Female Cenobite is a fictional demon and a recurring minor antagonist featured in the Hellraiser film series. The character first appeared in the novella The Hellbound Heart by author Clive Barker. She was initially played by actress Grace Kirby in the 1987 horror film Hellraiser. For the movie's sequel, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, the role of the Female Cenobite was played by Barbie Wilde.
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The original human name of the being who would become known as the Female Cenobite is unknown. After being transmogrified into a Cenobite by the Engineer, she became a member of the Order of the Gash, which was led by a high priest that has colloquially become known as "Pinhead".
The Female Cenobite was present when the Order of the Gash laid claim to the soul of a human named Frank Cotton. When Frank miraculously escaped from Hell, the Female Cenobite and her brethren were eager to reclaim him. She was also present when Frank's niece, Kirsty Cotton, solved the riddle of the Lemarchand puzzle box, which summoned the Cenobites. Kirsty proved resourceful enough to use the box to send the Female Cenobite and the others back to Hell. 
The Female Cenobite encountered Kirsty Cotton a second time, only this time, Kirsty had traveled inside the dimensional pocket realm within the box. A new Cenobite, formerly a physician known as Philip Channard, turned against the others and imprisoned them inside the Pillar of Souls. 
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- The character of Female Cenobite was created by writer and director Clive Barker.
- The Female Cenobite is the first Cenobite seen on-screen in Hellraiser.
- Non-canon information supplied by the various Hellraiser comic books posits that the Female Cenobite was once a nun named Sister Nikoletta.
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