|First appearance||Cluedo (1926)|
|Last appearance||Clue: The Classic Mystery Game (2012)|
|Portrayed by||1990 – Tracy Louise Ward, Christmas Special – Toyah Wilcox, 1991 – Koo Stark, 1992 – Lysette Anthony, 1993 – Jerry Hall, 2011- Ana Golja.|
|Date of birth||July 16|
|Nationality||Of European descent likely Italian and/or French|
Miss Josephine Scarlet is the stock character of a femme fatale. She is typically portrayed as young, cunning, and highly attractive. She rolls first in the game.
In the Board GameEdit
1949 UK: Miss Scarlett is portrayed as a blonde in her late 20's or early 30's. Head mounted on a red pawn.
1949 US: Identical to UK, except now given a body.
1963 US: Cartoon caricature of a young blonde wearing a red dress.
1972 US: Portrayed in photograph as an Asian woman wearing a black dress and smoking a cigarette through a cigarette holder. Spelling of her name changed to "Scarlet" in the US.
UK Super Challenge: Artistically updated version of the original Miss Scarlett; now given a body.
Master Detective: In the Americas, Miss Scarlet is still portrayed as an Asian woman. She is called The Mercenary of Macao and it is suggested that she will do anything for a profit.
1986 US: Similar to the 1972 Scarlet. She is wearing a red shawl along her black dress.
1992 US: Similar to Master Detective, but with close-cropped hair and an elegant red and gold dress. She is holding a Candlestick on the box.
1996 US: The American Miss Scarlet has now become a brunette Caucasian.
1996 UK: Similar to her American counterpart, Miss Scarlett is now a brunette and an actress famous for portraying femme fatales in various motion pictures.
2000 UK/Super Cluedo/Passport to Murder: Miss Scarlett is still a brunette with whom all the gentlemen are quite smitten.
2002 US: A more cubist rendition of 1996 US Scarlet, Josephine Scarlet is the daughter of Mrs. Patricia Peacock, though the two are not on speaking terms. She is an aspiring actress with more aspiration than talent. Now she has become a gold-digger and is taking a holiday at Tudor Mansion to get away from the London Tabloids. Spelling of her name was changed to "Scarlet" in the UK.
Discover the Secrets: Miss Scarlet is still a brunette, but has been reinvented as Kasandra Scarlet, a famous movie star with a shady past.
The Classic Mystery Game: "Scarlet" is now an alias for the youthful Natalia DeSouza, a brunette of unknown ancestry. She is described as a movie star who will do anything to stay in the spotlight.
In Film, Television, Books and Computer GamesEdit
Clue (film): "Miss Scarlet" is an alias for the otherwise unnamed character that was played by Lesley Ann Warren. Her portrayal is that of a snarky, sarcastic madam who runs a secret (but hardly that secret) escort service in Washington. She is given the Candlestick as a gift from Mr. Boddy.
Clue the VCR Game: Miss Scarlet, played by Janet Wong, is once again portrayed as an Asian, and now an international spy who specializes in freelance espionage. Under the pseudonym of the Crimson Lady, she’d be more successful if not for her accomplice, Colonel Mustard. She is Mr. Boddy’s knitting partner.
Cluedo TV Game Show: Vivienne Scarlett is the stepdaughter of Mrs. Peacock. She is usually having disastrous affairs with many men, including Col. Mustard. 1990 – Tracy Louise Ward, Christmas Special – Toyah Wilcox, 1991 – Koo Stark, 1992 – Lysette Anthony, 1993 – Jerry Hall.
SNES Game: The usual beautiful and charming Miss Scarlet. She is given a rather saucy music theme.
Book series: Miss Charlotte Scarlet is portrayed in the books as a flirtatious woman who is vain in appearance and often seeks the attention of the men by swooning into their arms.
Clue: Murder at Boddy Mansion/Fatal Illusion: Miss Scarlet takes on the role of a B-movie actress whose career is crumbling. In Fatal Illusion, she takes on a prominent role and hinted love-interest for the protagonist.
Clue(The Hub): In this show, Miss Scarlet is portayed as a young girl named Liz. An attractive young girl who loves the spotlight, Liz was adopted at birth and the only clue she has to the identity of her birth parents is a necklace with the symbol for the House of Scarlet.