Jafar- The villain in the 1993 animated film Aladdin, described by the director as a "treacherous vizier who seeks the power of the enchanted lamp to claim the throne for his own greedy purposes" was inspired by Nancy Reagan. The Sultan, a doddering, kindly leader was inspired by Nancy's husband
The Emperor- In early drafts of the Star Wars scripts, George Lucas portrayed the emperor as "an elected official who is corrupted by power and subverts the democratic process" Lucas modeled him after Richard Nixon
The Statue of Liberty- the face of Miss Liberty, sculpted by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, was inspired by his mother. Ironically, although the statue has welcomed immigrants to New York City since 1886, Madame Bartholdi was "a domineering bigot"
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