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Amber Von Tussle is the secondary antagonist of Hairspray. She is the spoiled daughter of Velma Von Tussle (and, in the original film, Franklin Von Tussle) and the girlfriend of Link Larkin (the source of her rivalry with the

protagonist, Tracy Turnblad). In both films, she is played by Colleen Fitzpatrick (later known as Vitamin C) and Brittany Snow, respectively. In the 2016 NBC live musical telecast, she was played by Dove Cameron (who also played Mal (Descendants) from Disney Channel original movie Descendants).

At the end of the 2007 film adaption, she happens to accept her loss to dark horse candidate Inez Stubbs and, in the extended deleted ending, leaves her mother to her fate of being arrested. In either version of the ending, she is last seen watching everyone dance. In the original musical version and the 2016 NBC live musical telecast, however, both she and her mother are redeemed.


Okay, fatso! Let's see how you can dance!
~ Amber to Tracy in the dance competition (Hairspray 1988)
~ Amber insulting Tracy while slowdancing with Link (Hairspray 1988)
The girl's a trashcan!
~ Amber insulting Tracy before she's suspended from the show by Corny (1988 Hairspray)
I happen to have a blemish!!
~ Amber childishly whining to Link her reason why she postponed making out with him
Just pop it! Pop it!
~ Amber whining to her mother about her facial acne
That girl's got roaches in her hair!
~ Amber lying to the crowd in attempt to humiliate Tracy at the Tilted Acres amusement park
I'm not kidding! I just saw one!!
~ Amber attempting to make her lies about Tracy having "roaches in her hair" as the truth
She wouldn't dare!
~ Amber's reaction to Tracy stealing her boyfriend Link on the Corny Collins show
I'm taking out the fat retard!
~ Amber yelling at Tracy before knocking her out with a dodgeball in gym class
Hey, Thunder Thighs! This one's for you!!
~ Amber verbally abusing Tracy in gym class during a game of dodgeball
Tracy Turnblad is a human roach nest!!
~ Amber framing Tracy on live television for the race riot at Tilted Acres