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I know her, you see. She's terribly sweet on the surface. But she would kill as easily as drink her morning tea, believe me.
~ Bryan Martin describing Lady Edgware

Jane Wilkinson, also known as Lady Edgware, is the main antagonist of Agatha Christie's Lord Edgware Dies featuring Hercule Poirot as its protagonist. She is the wife of the novel's titular victim, Lord Edgware, and was fed up by her husband's abusive and condescending attitude. Thus, she invited Poirot, Hastings and Ms. Lemon into assisting her to divorce him. However, her true plan is to murder him and take over his fortune, and had forged her own alibi to escape.


  • In the 1943 film adaptation, she was portrayed by the late Jane Carr.
  • In the 1985 film adaptation renamed as Thirteen at Dinner, she was portrayed by Faye Dunaway, who also portrayed her imposter and second victim Carlotta Adams in the same film.
    • Outside the film, Dunaway also portrayed Milady de Winter in the 1973 film adaptation of The Three MusketeersJoan Crawford in Mommie DearestElena Dubrow in Dunston Checks InSelena in 1984 film version of Supergirl, and Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde.
  • In Agatha Christie's Poirot, which adapted the novel in 2000, she was portrayed by Helen Grace.
  • In the radio adaptation by BBC Radio 4, she was voiced by Nicola Pagett.




Agatha Christie's Poirot (title card) Villains

Alfred Inglethorp | Ann Shapland | Bella Tanios | Claude Darrell | Dr. Geoffrey Roberts | Dr. James Sheppard | Elsa Greer | Evelyn Howard | Franklin Clarke | Gerda Christow | Jacqueline de Bellefort | Jane Wilkinson | Jessie Hopkins | Lady Westholme | Lanfranco Cassetti | Marrascaud | Marthe Daubreuil | Martin Alistair Blunt | Michael Garfield | Miss Chadwick | Miss Gilchrist | Nick Buckley | Nigel Chapman | Norman Gale | Nurse Harris | Patrick Redfern | Roger Havering | Rowena Drake | Simon Doyle | Sir Charles Cartwright | Stephen Norton | Superintendent Sugden | Zoe Havering

Villainous Victims
Angèle Blanche | Anne Morisot | Carlotta Adams | Grace Springer | Harrington Pace | Henry Reedburn | Lady Boynton | Lanfranco Cassetti | Leopold Reynolds | Leslie Ferrier | Linnet Doyle | Lord Edgware | Louise Bourget | Madame Giselle | Mrs. Clapperton | Paul Déroulard | Paul Renauld | Simeon Lee | Sir Reuben Astwell | Stephen Norton

Anne Meredith | Alice Cunningham | Big Four | Countess Vera Rosakoff | The Crofts | David Hunter | Freddie Rice's husband | George Challenger | Miss Van Schuyler | Rohda Dawes

TV Series Exclusive
Sister Agnieszka | Marie McDermott

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