[WARNING: This article contains spoilers about the third season of “American Horror Story,” which aired on FX from October of 2013 to January of 2014.]
Supreme actress Jessica Lange spent her third season on "American Horror Story" (Coven) portraying the Supreme witch of her time, Fiona Goode. Spoiled and self-centered, as a teen she hastened her rise to the title by killing her predecessor and enlisting her henchman Spalding (Denis O'Hare) to clean up her mess.
An exceptionally powerful witch, a strong leader (when she wants to be), and impeccably stylish, Fiona admits she’s been a terrible Supreme, abandoning her coven - and her daughter - to pursue her own desires. She’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer and she’ll do anything to win back health, youth and immortality. When asked by Papa Legba (Lance Reddick), the show’s Vodou personification of the devil, if she’d cripple her own daughter, she says quickly yes, whatever it takes. But he’s unable to make a deal when he discovers she’s not only heartless, but also soulless (literally).
One of Hollywood’s most lauded actresses, Lange earned six Academy Award nominations and two wins - for “Tootsie” and “Blue Sky.” She lost out on her greatest performance in “Frances” to THE most nominated actress, Meryl Streep, who won that year for her equally incredible achievement in “Sophie’s Choice.”
“AHS” creator Ryan Murphy handpicked Lange for the pivotal role of Constance Langdon, mother of Tate (Evan Peters), grandmother of the AntiChrist, and neighbor to the Harmons in the show’s first season Murder House. After winning the Prime Time Emmy for Best Supporting Actress that season, she took on a primary role in the show’s second season Asylum. As Sister Jude, she went from running the institution – with an iron hand - to being a patient there herself and finally dying peacefully in the home of her once-enemy, later friend Kit.
Lange has said next season’s Freak Show will be her last on “AHS.” Fans hope she'll change her mind. Set in the 1950s in Jupiter, Florida, she’ll be playing the German expatriate leader of the group of “freaks” in one of the last shows of its kind. While waiting for the Freak Show premiere in October, enjoy these delicious quotes from the wicked tongue of the unexampled Fiona Goode, accompanied by some spectacular fan art paying homage to The Supreme.
TOP 20 FIONA GOODE QUOTES: