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People go to school to get smarter so they can get a job. You already have a job. So it's like skipping a step.
~ Fiona's view on education and employment
There's something I've always wanted to tell you, and I think you're ready to hear it. You're not very pretty, and you're not very bright. Oh, I'm so glad we had that talk.
~ Fiona showing her true colors to her stepdaughter Sam

Fiona Montgomery is the main antagonist in A Cinderella Story. Fiona is based on Lady Tremaine in Disney's Cinderella (1950).

She was portrayed by Jennifer Coolidge who famously played Stifler's Mom in all the American Pie movies and the White Bitch of Gnarnia in Epic Movie.

Overview

Fiona runs a successful 50's diner called Fiona's, which used to be Hal's Diner when she married Hal, the man who runs the diner and became the legal guardian of her stepdaughter Samantha.

Hal's diner is where everyone is family and everybody is welcomed, Sam had everything she always wanted until Hal met Fiona and fell in love. They got married and Sam gained two step sisters.

Fiona didn't show her true colors until Hal died in an Earthquake and since his father never left a will. The entire estate belongs to Fiona, including the Diner and most importantly, Sam herself as well.

Fiona treats her like a slave and makes her sleep in the attic. While Sam grew up and was 16, Sam was treated like dirt and became Fiona's full-time slave without pay. Sam works really hard to graduate early and go to her dream college Princeton University like she and her father talked about before his death.

Fiona did whatever it took to make sure Sam doesn't go to Princeton by hiding her acceptance letter and keep her as a slave forever. She told Sam that she wasn't very pretty or bright before the door to a tanning bed closed onto her back. Sam however, against Fiona's will, attended PROM at her high school with a boy named Austin.

Surprisingly, the event went well, despite the fact a thunderstorm moved in near the end. When Sam's stepsisters found a letter from Princeton telling Sam she had been accepted, Fiona printed out and gave Sam a fake one, stating that she was rejected. Things changed when Sam finally stood up to Fiona, having had enough of her abuse and quit the Diner and Left with all the other employees, who also quit, having put up with years of abuse for Sam's sake. Sam eventually moved in with her friend Rhonda. While taking out all the things from her Father's house, Sam finds Hal's will hidden in her childhood fairy-tale book, stating that all of his money and possessions actually belong to her. Since this leaves her as the rightful and legal owner, Sam shows it to the District attorney then sells her stepfamily's fancy cars so that she can pay for college, and Fiona, who signed the will as a witness but claims to have never seen it before, is arrested for financial fraud and violating California's child labor laws for all the times she made Sam work long hours at the diner in spite of her being a minor. Fiona made a deal with the D.A. to work off the money she stole from Sam from the Diner as busting tables with her daughters. She got exactly what she deserved.

Quotes

All right. Well, I'm going off to get some more lipo. Come on, girls. Sam, we need you to clean the pool tonight.
~ Fiona demanding that Sam clean the pool again just before Sam finally stands up to her.
[shocked] Excuse me?
~ Fiona's reaction when her stepdaughter Sam finally refuses to do what she says.
Oh, and, um, where are you gonna live?
~ Fiona to Sam when told that Sam is quitting her job, quitting her servicing Fiona and working for the family.
You can't just walk out on me.
~ Fiona to Sam and Rhonda before they both walk away from her.
You take one more step and you're fired!
~ Fiona threatening to fire both Rhonda and Sam for standing up against her.
[freaks out] Oh, come on, no. Not my face. It's much newer than the girls. Go for the girls!
~ Fiona's cowardly reaction when Rhonda threatens to punch her.
Aaaah!
~ Fiona screaming after Rhonda jumps at her instead of punching her.
I am very, very, very, very upset about this.
~ Fiona to her daughters after their disastrous prom date with the Prince because of Sam.
Oh, it's the Botox. I can't show emotion for another hour and a half.
~ Fiona explaining to her daughters why she doesn't look angry even though she is angry.
I've NEVER seen that before!
~ Fiona to the district attorneys about her late husband's will in the end credits.
I've NEVER seen my husband's hidden will before.
~ Fiona lying about her signature on her late husband's will before being taken away by the police.
No honey, leave those on! The lawn's looking a little brown.
~ Fiona to Sam when her stepdaughter attempts to turn off the sprinklers just to help save water.
Droughts are for poor people, you think J-Lo has a brown lawn? People who use extra water have extra class.
~ Fiona's selfish demand for Sam, explaining why she prefers to 'waste water'
Hey! Hey! I can pay for those parking tickets.
~ Fiona to the LAPD when her cars are reposssessed
Now what gives you the idea you can sell our cars?
~ Fiona to Sam when told her cars are being sold for Sam's collage money.
Where are your skates? They're part of the uniform.
~ Fiona addressing Rhonda's uniform when she refuses to wear skates.
If you were part of my circus I'd have you wiping the elephant butts with a "wet one."
~ Fiona's threat to Rhonda when Rhonda talks back to her
San Diego.
~ Fiona telling Rhonda where she got her breasts before shoving her aside
Is this the Norwegian salmon I asked for? Because I need my omega-3s.
~ Fiona demanding her salmon
Mmm. I can tell. You know it costs a fortune to fly that stuff in from Norwegia.
~ Fiona to her stepdaughter Sam about the price of salmon
But Sam, you've got a letter from Princeton.
~ Fiona showing a fake letter from Princton University saying Sam was denied
Oh, no! Oh, and you studied so hard.
~ Fiona when told by Sam that she was rejected by her favored collage
Oh, Sam, I'm heartbroken. Life can be so unfair. Well, just look at the bright side: You have a job at the diner for the rest of your life. You want a cookie?
~ Fiona putting Sam down after faking her rejection from Princton
[bites into a cookie; mumbles] Mmm, they're so moist.
~ Fiona stuffing her face with Sam's cookies selfishly after lying to her
People go to school to get smarter, so that they can get a job. You already have a job, so it's like skipping a step.
~ Fiona teaching Sam the unimportance of school so she could work at a diner
Sam? Some little rat got into my salmon, and ate it all! I need more salmon! And pick up my dry cleaning. And wash the Jag!
~ Fiona's demands to Sam over the phone while Sam's in school

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