|Real name:||Alicia Hunt|
|Affiliation:|| Carl Grissom (lover)|
Jack Napier/The Joker (lover)
|Characteristics:|| Gender - Female|
Hair - Blonde
Eyes - Blue
|Portrayed by:||Jerry Hall|
- "If Grissom knew about us, he might hand you something."
- ―Alicia Hunt to Jack Napier[src]
Alicia cheated on Carl Grissom with his enforcer, Jack Napier. After Grissom learned that Jack had an affair with Alicia behind his back, he sent his right-hand man on a mission that had been set up to have him killed by Lt. Max Eckhardt. Napier survived, but fell into a vat of chemicals that drastically mutated his cell structure, and freed him to become as monstrous as he desired.
After Jack had reinvented himself as The Joker, he killed Grissom in retaliation and took over his empire. When Alicia returned and saw Jack's clown-like appearance, she fainted.
The Joker then scarred Alicia's face with sulfuric acid, and made her wear a porcelain mask. Days later, Joker presented the mask to photojournalist Vicki Vale, and informed her that Alicia had thrown herself out a window.
Alicia was an extremely vain young woman whose lavish apartment was adorned with several self-portraits, and she could often be spotted with several shopping bags from various high-class boutiques. Admittedly, Alicia's beautiful looks were fundamental to her successful career as a fashion model, and her face appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine. Despite her vanity, it was perhaps understandable that Alicia committed suicide because she was so traumatized by the scarring that was caused to one half of her face by the Joker.
Behind the Scenes Edit
- It's possible that Joker had thrown Alicia out the window, since he said: "You can't make an omelete without breaking some eggs" then smashed her mask, and laughed.
- It was not clear how the Joker made Alicia so subservient, and seemingly slow-witted, after her acid scarring. The acid may have caused partial brain damage, or she may have only feigned subservience for fear of more attacks from the Joker.
- Alicia could also been a very loose inspiration for the character of Harley Quinn from Batman: The Animated Series (both women were lovers of the Joker, stood by his side, and had blonde hair. Even Alicia's disfigurement and makeup resembled Harley's make-up).
- Patsy Kensit was at one stage scheduled to play that role, but it was thought that the age difference between her and Jack Nicholson was too great. Instead Warner Brothers casted her in Lethal Weapon 2. Jerry Hall was given the part of Alicia who was spotted by a Batman crew member at Pinewood Studios during one of her breaks from filming a chocolate commercial.
- Alicia was based on the character of Circe (the original Black Mask's ex-girlfriend and henchwoman). Black Mask also targeted Circe and forcibly disfigured her with the chemicals in order to force her to reunite with him. Circe ultimately killed herself, which lead Black Mask to replace her with a mannequin that he talked to as if it were a real person.
- Writer Sam Hamm based Alicia's mask after the one worn by the disfigured character Christiane from the horror movie Eyes Without a Face.
- In the MAD Magazine parody of the film, Alicia's name was not spoofed, unlike "Bats-Man" and "The Jerker". Alicia told "Jerker" that she was leaving him for disfiguring her, Joker retorted: "Who'd want you now?" and then had Alicia introduce her new boyfriend, the Phantom of the Opera.