PHOTOS:Downton Abbey's Sarah O'Brien And Other 'Baddies'

Huffington Post UK   Felicity Morse And Samuel Hunter   First Posted: 10/10/11 19:47   Updated: 10/10/11 19:53

Sarah O’Brien's sly manoeuvres in Downton Abbey have fast become the highlight of Sunday evenings, with the lady-maid’s bitter asides making her the character that audiences love to hate.

Acid snipes like “If she's got a boyfriend, I'm a giraffe,” together with her deft manipulation of other characters foibles, make her scrumptiously scheming role central to the hit ITV drama.

Operating from the sidelines with her co-conspirator Thomas, the footman, Sarah O’ Brien’s is described as a "watchful, vengeful, malign spinster" in her character profile.

So with viewers at home willing her to pop her proverbial spanner back into the works, Huffington Post UK celebrate some other deliciously malicious crones....

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Sarah O'Brien (played by Siobhan Finneran) has become notorious for her machiavellian exploits towards fellow servants in ITV's Edwardian period drama Downton Abbey.
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