Mrs. Claus with her husband in a 1919 Christmas greeting card.

Every loyal wife gives support to her husband, and Santa's wife is his one true supporter. The following is a list of the actresses who have played Mrs. Claus.



Picture Performer Feature Year Notes
Doris Rich Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964 First known representation of Santa's wife in film.
Rita Tuckett One Magic Christmas 1985 Mrs. Claus plays a minor part, and can be seen breifly answering the door for Abbie and helping her husband put a sweater on.
Judy Cornwell Santa Claus: The Movie 1985 The story of Anya Claus is told as she takes a role in such workshop endeavors as approving of the construction of Santa's suit.
Jeanne Cairns Barney: Waiting for Santa 1990 Barney and the Backyard Gang greet Mrs. Claus. She shows Derek his new address on Santa's computer, called "123 Hickory Street".
Barbara Logan We Wish You a Merry Christmas 1992 The Kidsongs Kids and Ms. Morganstern visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the North Pole.
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Angela Lansbury Mrs. Santa Claus 1996 Feeling neglected, Mrs. Claus goes to New York City in 1910 for women's rights and against child labor in toy making.
Elizabeth Mitchell The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause 2002 Mild-mannered principal Carol Newman marries Scott Calvin and becomes Santa's wife. She reappears in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause in 2006.
Miranda Richardson Fred Claus 2007 The British actress plays the wife of Paul Giamatti's Santa. She is named Annette in this movie.
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Patrika Darbo The Search for Santa Paws 2009
Mrs Claus in Night Before the Night Before Christmas
Marcia Bennett The Night Before the Night Before Christmas 2010
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Tedde Moore Mistletoe Over Manhattan 2011 After sensing her husband is losing his Christmas spirit, Rebecca Claus travels to a place where she knows the spirit of Christmas still exists: New York City.
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Shelley Long Merry-In-Laws 2012 Shelley Long appears alongside George Wendt (whom she previously starred with on Cheers) as Santa.


Picture Performer Feature Year Notes
Peg Dixon Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964 Married to a skinny Santa, Mrs. Claus is charged with fattening her husband up for the big ride on Christmas Eve.
Jessica Claus
Robie Lester Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 1970
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Jessica, Somber Town's school teacher, marries Kris Kringle (then considered an outlaw by the Burgermeister Meisterburger) in the forest because no church would marry them on Christmas Eve.

Shirley Booth The Year Without a Santa Claus 1974 Mrs. Claus orchestrates a plan to get Santa back into the spirit of Christmas by enlisting the help of a couple of elves and the elements of nature. This version of Mrs. Claus can also be seen in the opening shot from Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey.
Mrs Claus in A Flintstone Christmas
Virginia Gregg A Flintstone Christmas 1977
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Darlene Conley Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July 1979 This version of Mrs. Claus is meant to be the same version from Santa Claus is Comin' to Town.
June Foray A Chipmunk Christmas 1981 After Alvin gives his prized golden harmonica away to a sick child, she buys a new one for him as a gift.
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 Mrs. Claus makes a cameo appearance.
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Betty White The Story of Santa Claus 1996 In this special, her first name is Gretchen.
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Tress MacNeille Olive, the Other Reindeer 1998
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Debbie Reynolds 1998
Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire Jean Alexander (original British version)
Grey DeLisle (US redub)
1999 In this animated short she is known as Mrs. Santa and has a beard.
The Fairly OddParents: "Christmas Every Day!" Grey DeLisle 2001 Unlike most depictions, this version is a thin and attractive woman who acts as a secretary to her husband's toy factory in the North Pole.
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Kathleen Barr In Search of Santa 2004
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Carol Kane Billy & Mandy Save Christmas 2005
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Tress MacNeille Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: "Mickey Saves Santa" 2006
Edie McClurg Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen 2006 Mrs. Claus hosts a cooking show where Rusty attempts to help.
Shirley Jones Christmas is Here Again 2007 In this movie, her name is Victoria.
Grey DeLisle The Fairly OddParents: "Merry Wishmas" 2008 In a stark contrast to the previous Fairly OddParents Christmas special, Mrs. Claus is now depicted in her traditional design. DeLisle reprises her role from the previous special.
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Catherine Disher A Miser Brothers' Christmas 2008 As this special is a sequel to The Year Without a Santa Claus, this version of Mrs. Claus is meant to be the same as the above-mentioned version from that special (albeit with a slightly different design).
Betty White "Operation: Secret Santa" 2010 In this Prep & Landing short, the wife of the the Big Red One, with the help of Magee, enlists Wayne and Lanny to retrieve a special gift hidden inside Santa's office. Like her husband, her face is never shown onscreen. She also makes a cameo at the end of Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.
Imelda Staunton Arthur Christmas 2011 In this film, Mrs. Claus's first name is Margaret and has two sons with Santa (who's real named is Malcom): Steve and Arthur.
N/A Teen Titans Go! "The Teen Titans Go Easter Holiday Classic" 2015

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