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Valerie Da Vinci
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Full name Valerie Da Vinci
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde

Head of the Anti-Villain League (formerly)


Silas Ramsbottom
Felonius Gru
Lucy Wilde
Balthazar Bratt


Despicable Me 3

Voiced by

Jenny Slate

Valerie Da Vinci is the overarching antagonist of Despicable Me 3. She is the former director of the Anti-Villain League and successor of Silas Ramsbottom. In the film, she fires Gru and Lucy Wilde for failing the mission to catch Balthazar Bratt. She is voiced by Jenny Slate.


Valerie is a very skinny woman with long blonde hair, blue eyes, and a big, pointed nose. She wears a purple pencil dress with a blazer and high heels of the same color. She appears to be a bit harsh and rude.


She is loud, abrasive, bossy, and rude.


Despicable Me 3[]

As Silas Ramsbottom announces that he is going to retire from the Anti-Villain League, he introduces Valerie Da Vinci as the new director. Valerie, losing her patience, interrupts him and pushes Silas under the podium. After he is gone, Valerie then furiously asks for agent Gru, and starts blaming him for letting Balthazar Bratt loose. Gru tries to justify himself by saying he was close to capture him, though Valerie does not believe this and fires him, as well Lucy, who attempts to defend her husband.

When Gru is in his way to Bratt's Lair for the diamond with Dru, he fantasizes that after stealing the diamond back, Da Vinci would apologize for her arrogance and later passes out with the diamond on the ground, while Gru lifts his wife up gloriously. However, the result was left ambiguous at the end of DM3.

Despicable Me 4[]

She's shown to be no longer the director of the Anti-Villain League as she was not seen or mentioned. Though it's possible she got fired for her actions when Silas became director again.



  • Her last name is same to Leonardo da Vinci, a famous artist
    • She might be a descendant of him; however, this wasn't confirmed yet.
    • Her voice actor Jenny Slate is also the voice of Gidget in the Secret Life of Pets franchise, as both of their voices almost sound the same.
  • It's unclear what happened to her after the third movie, as her predecessor Silas Ramsbottom has returned to his position as director of the AVL in Despicable Me 4.
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