Zira is an African lioness who serves as the main antagonist from Disney's 1998 direct-to-video sequel to The Lion King, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

Zira was voiced by late American actress, Suzanne Pleshette.

She is inspired by the William Shakespeare character, Lady Montague from "Romeo and Juliet" as well as Belladonna from Osamu Tezuka's anime, Kimba the White Lion. 

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