Marvel: 8 fun facts about Madame Hydra and Valentina Allegra de Fontaine

Episode 59 (Season 7, Episode 1), debuts 3/31/19: Julia Colleen Hayes/HBO
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Madame Hydra, Valentina Allegra De Fontaine
(L-R): Valentina Allegra DeFontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss), Olivia Walker (Gabrielle Byndloss) and John Walker (Wyatt Russell) in Marvel Studios’ THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

Who is Madame Hydra in the pages of Marvel Comics? Here are some fun facts that will help you learn more about her and the woman who might be holding that mantle.

Valentina Allegra de Fontaine made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. This writer wondered if she was someone we’d see in the MCU. And, if so, who’d play her? Those questions were answered in the Disney Plus series. Valentina Allegra de Fontaine is here and she is portrayed by the award-winning Julia Louis-Dreyfus. And now fans are wondering if she’s also Madame Hydra.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus fit right into the role. She doesn’t seem like the Valentina that we’ve seen in the comics, but that’s okay. The sarcasm and charm works for the MCU. If Valentina is Madame Hydra, this is even better. The antagonists in the MCU aren’t always doom and gloom. Most of the time they’re fun – sometimes to the chagrin of viewers. If the little bit we saw of her is an indication of what’s coming, she will have the balance we want from the character.

The assumption that Valentina is Madame Hydra as well makes sense. She was Madame Hydra in the comics. However, we’ve guessed wrong before. Everyone was certain we would see Reed Richards, Blue Marvel, or Mephisto in WandaVision and none of those characters turned up in the series. Nonetheless, since both Valentina and Madame Hydra are popular topics, let’s discuss who both characters are in the comics and learn a little bit more about Madame Hydra and some of the women who hold that title.