9. Maria von Trapp
A lot of movie stepmothers are pretty awful (look no further than Cinderella for proof of that), so it’s refreshing to look back on the kind hearted Maria von Trapp and have nothing negative to say. She may not have been able to make it as a nun, be Maria proved herself a mother superior to the clan of Brigitta, Friedrich, Kurt, Liesl, and Louisa in The Sound of Music, that’s for sure.
The events of the entire movie serve as almost an audition for motherhood, and there’s no doubt by the time the credits roll that the kids are very lucky to have this woman in their lives. And hey, who wouldn’t want a mum with a singing voice that good?