So you think you know everything about Harley Quinn? You probably know that she’s the breakout character from the DC Extended Universe, that she’s a slightly deranged psychiatrist and criminal, and her redhead persona is a take on her secret identity. But do you know how old she is? Or how much her costume costs to make? Or what her favorite foods are? If you’re ready to test your knowledge of the Clown Princess of Crime, read on!

She’s the original Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn is the original Harley, who was introduced in Batman: The Animated Series. Her character evolved into what we know today, and she’s been a prominent member of the DC Extended Universe ever since.

She was inspired by a Barbie Doll

Harley Quinn is known to be one of the most original and memorable characters in the DC universe. Her red hair, penchant for colorful clothes, and psychotic tendencies have made her a fan-favorite since she first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series on airwaves in 1992. And it all started with a Barbie Doll—specifically, Barbie’s white-blonde hair style.
In a 2015 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harley creator Paul Dini revealed that he was inspired by a little girl who brought him a Barbie doll from Japan in the late 1980s. He said he was trying to think of an idea for a cartoon, when he saw that doll and thought about red-haired people like his mother and grandmother. The idea for Harley Quinn came from his aforementioned mixed heritage of German and Irish descent. And so began the origins of our favorite villainess!

She’s an expert when it comes to weapons

Harley Quinn is an expert in weaponry, which is probably why she carries a machine gun and knife with her at all times. And, who knows, maybe she’ll finally get to use her batarang on the Joker himself.

She’s one of the most popular DC characters in history

Harley Quinn is one of the most popular DC characters in history. Her popularity was cemented by her role as the lead character in “Batman: The Animated Series” and as a member of Batman’s team of crime-fighting sidekicks in “The New Batman Adventures.”
Her popularity has continued to grow since she became a main character in the DC Extended Universe, starring in 2016’s critically acclaimed film “Suicide Squad.” In fact, Harley Quinn is so popular that she even has her own motion picture universe! In 2015, Warner Bros. released its first full-length animated feature film featuring Harley Quinn, titled “Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay.” You might be surprised to find out just how much time it takes to produce her costume!
According to one report, it takes 10 hours for one person to design Harley’s outfit and three hours for a single piece of clothing. This means that it takes more than 20 hours for someone to create just one piece of Harley’s signature red & black look!

Harley Quinn is an alcoholic

Harley Quinn is an alcoholic, and she doesn’t hide it very well. Despite this, she still manages to keep her job at Arkham Asylum. In the comics, Harley has had a number of run-ins with the law because of her alcoholism. However, her addiction hasn’t been portrayed on screen in any movies or TV shows yet. It’s important to note that Harley Quinn is not alone in dealing with a drinking problem; both Batman and Joker are also known for their alcohol consumption.

The writers have changed her ethnicity a few times

The writers have changed her ethnicity a few times, but most recently she’s been described as of Chilean and Peruvian descent.

She’s not Jewish, despite what is written in the comics

In the comics, Harley Quinn is written as a Jewish girl. Her father is a Rabbi and her mother is actually named Sarah. However, in the DCEU, she’s not Jewish. This might just be because there are no Jews in Gotham City, but it’s more likely that there was some cultural misunderstanding which has since been fixed.
Her favorite foods are donuts and pizza
Harley Quinn doesn’t eat much. But she does have a preference for donuts and pizza. In fact, the only other food she will eat is cake. She’s also got a weakness for apple pie. But her favorite drink is tequila and her most prized possession is an old penny. As you can see, there’s quite a bit more to learn about the Joker’s sidekick than you might think!

Did you know that Harley Quinn has her own comic?

Harley Quinn is a character that’s loved by many. She started her life as the sidekick of the Joker, but eventually attained her own comic book series in 2008—and she’s even been in an animated movie! You may not know this, but Harley Quinn is one of the few characters to make it into two separate animated TV shows—both from Batman: The Animated Series.
That’s pretty impressive for just one character. Did you know that Harley Quinn is canonically married to the Joker? Sure, they might not be together most of the time in their comic books and on television or film, but they are still married! It was revealed in Harley Quinn #1 when Harley woke up next to a sick Joker who was feeling very sorry for himself.


Harley Quinn is a very popular character in the DC Universe, and she’s not going anywhere anytime soon. She’s been around since Batman: The Animated Series and has since gone on to be one of the most popular characters in the DC Universe. As a result, she’s been depicted as everything from an old-fashioned pixie to a Native American to a black woman and much more.