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Margaret White
Margaret White
Margaret White
Aliases: Margaret Brigham [1]
Franchise: Carrie
Notability: Supporting character
Type: Domineering mother
Gender: Female
Location: Chamberlain, Maine
Known relatives: Carrie White [2]
Status: Deceased
Died: 1979 [3]
Actor: Piper Laurie
Patricia Clarkson
Julianne Moore

Margaret White is a fictional loony-toons and a supporting character in the 1974 novel Carrie by famed horror author Stephen King. The character has appeared in all adaptations of the novel, beginning with the 1976 feature film Carrie where she was played by actress Piper Laurie. In the 2002 television miniseries, Carrie, she was portrayed by Patricia Clarkson. In the 2013 theatrical remake of Carrie, the role of Margaret White was played by Julianne Moore.

Overview Edit

Margaret White née Brigham was a mentally unbalanced woman who was married to a man named Ralph White. During their marriage, Ralph raped and impregnated Margaret, ultimately giving birth to a daughter named Carrie. Margaret developed strong fundamentalist Christian values which led to a lifetime of abuse visited upon her daughter. Of course, a lot of this behavior was accentuated by the fact that Carrie had freakin' telekinesis.

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The character of Margaret White was created by writer Stephen King.
  • Never felt it might be prudent to teach her daughter about menstruation.
  • Margaret White really detested the notion of women's breasts, and referred to them as "dirty pillows".

Appearances Edit

  1. Carrie (novel)
  2. Carrie (1976)
  3. The Rage: Carrie 2
  4. Carrie (2002)
  5. Carrie (2013)

See also Edit

Stephen King film adaptations

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. Carrie (novel); 1974, King, Stephen. Maiden name.
  2. Daughter, deceased.
  3. Per the publishing date of the original novel.


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