Lady Macbeth is the titular deuteragonist/secondary antagonist of Shakespeare's play Macbeth. She is the wife of Lord Macbeth, and it is she who gives him the idea of killing the King.

Because of her part in the crimes, Lady Macbeth is so remorseful that she walks in her sleep and hangs herself to death.


Lady Macbeth portrayed by Marion Cotillard

In the opera, she is a soprano.

She was played by famous French actress Marion Cotillard in the 2015 adaptation of the play directed by Justin Kurzel.


  • Lady Macbeth is considered by some to be the main villain. However, Macbeth is the main villain as the play is about him and his ambition. Additionally, he becomes more vile as the play goes on and kills more people than Lady Macbeth.