- n an ugly evil-looking old woman
- n a woman of advanced age
- One corpulent beldam, a doomed weekend guest at Landru's Art Nouveau rookery near Paris, eats raspberries from Landru's hand and ends up with jam dribbling wretchedly down her .
- In the role of a warmhearted answering-service operator, she can quaver like a beldam or give a rumbling impersonation of Santa Claus.
- Grandma, a buxom old beldam, wears a flowing white burnoose.