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Barbara Maitland is the deuteragonist of the 1988 film, Beetlejuice. She is Adam's wife.

She was portrayed by Geena Davis, who also played Eleanor Little in Stuart Little.

History

She and Adam were newlyweds when the film began, trying to adjust. It was stated she tried to start a family and failed when she was alive, which explains why, even as a ghost, she has a liking for children... especially with a motherly bond with Lydia.

When her cousin and realtor Jane suggests that she sell the house as it "ought to be for someone with a family", she appears pained by the comment, perhaps because she has so far been unsuccessful at trying for a family of her own, but has no plans to leave her home.

Personality

A woman of simple pleasures, she prefers to spend her vacation at home, decorating her Victorian home in a quaint decor in favor of spending it in Jamaica. She partially regrets her unintended death wish when she and her husband return home as ghosts, as she not only gets cabin fever from being unable to leave the house (except for the Afterlife or to land on Saturn). She is irritated that she can no longer clean her home properly, as her vacuum is in the garage and she can't leave the house.

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           Tim Burton Heroes

Beetlejuice
Adam Maitland | Barbara Maitland | Lydia Deetz

Sleepy Hollow
Ichabod Crane

Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands | Kim Boggs

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington | Sally | Zero | Santa Claus | Mayor of Halloween Town | Dr. Finkelstein | Wolfman | Vampires

James and the Giant Peach
James Henry Trotter | Miss Spider | Mr. Centipede | Mr. Grasshopper | Mrs. Ladybug | Earthworm | Glowworm

Mars Attacks!
James Dale | Art Land | Marsha Dale | Donald Kessler | Byron Williams | Barbara Land | Nathalie Lake | Jason Stone | Taffy Dale | Billy-Glenn Norris | Richie Norris | Florence Norris

Corpse Bride
Victor Van Dort | Emily | Victoria Everglot | Scraps

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie Bucket | Willy Wonka | Grandpa Joe | Wilbur Wonka

Dark Shadows
Barnabas Collins

Frankenweenie
Victor Frankenstein | Sparky | Elsa Van Helsing | Persephone

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