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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 Jane Edgware and Lady Edgware, is the main antagonist of Agatha Christie's 1933 detective novel 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).png Villains

Alfred Inglethorp | Alistair Ravenscroft | Ann Shapland | Anne Meredith | Bella Tanios | Claude Darrell | David Hunter | Dorothea Jarrow | 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 | Marthe Daubreuil | Martin Alistair Blunt | Michael Garfield | Miss Chadwick | Miss Gilchrist | Nick Buckley | Nigel Chapman | Norman Gale | Patrick Redfern | Rowena Drake | Simon Doyle | Sir Charles Cartwright | Stephen Norton | Superintendent Sugden
Short Stories
Marrascaud | Nurse Harris | Roger Havering | Zoe Havering

Villainous Victims
Abandoned Accomplices
Anne Morisot | Carlotta Adams | Eileen Corrigan | Leslie Ferrier
Lady Boynton | Lord Edgware | Simeon Lee
Angèle Blanche | Charles Trenton | Henry Reedburn | Leopold Reynolds | Louise Bourget | Madame Giselle
Lanfranco Cassetti | Mrs. Lorrimer | Paul Déroulard | Stephen Norton
John Christow | Linnet Doyle | Mrs. Clapperton | Paul Renauld | Sir Reuben Astwell

Accomplices & Others
Alice Cunningham | Anne Morisot | Big Four | Carlotta Adams | Christine Redfern | Countess Vera Rosakoff | The Crofts | Eileen Corrigan | Frances Cloade | Freddie Rice's husband | George Challenger | Henrietta Savernake | Leslie Ferrier | Madame Daubreuil | Miss Van Schuyler | Rowley Cloade

Sophie Hannah's Continuations
The Monogram Murders (2014): Jennie Hobbs | Nancy Ducane | Samuel Kidd

Adaptational, Homage & Non-Canonical
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Grace Springer | Harrington Pace | Marie McDermott | Sister Agnieszka |

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