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Velma Von Tussel is the main antagonist of the 1988 film Hairspray, as well as its 2002 musical adaptation, and its 2007 musicalized remake. In the original film, Velma is portrayed by Debbie Harry. In the musical adaptation, the role of Velma was originated by Linda Hart. In the 2007 remake, Velma is portrayed by actress Michelle Pfeiffer.