Female Cenobite
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First Appearence


Latest Appearence

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Portrayed by

Grace Kirby (Hellraiser)
Barbie Wilde (Hellraiser II)

Female Cenobite is a character from the Hellraiser series. She was a follower of Pinhead.


Early LifeEdit

Sister Nikoletta was a nun who was very interested in sin. Soon it was all she desired, to the point of obsession. One day, a man looking for a place to stay gave her the Lament Configuration after sensing her desires. It has been said that once she opened the box, the Grillard cenobite came and began her transformation. As per Barbie Wilde's story in "Hellbound Hearts", he "used" each of her holes, and finally took her to Hell.

Physical AppearenceEdit

Sister Nikoletta appears clad in a leather outfit, similar in design to that of other Cenobites. She is shaved bald, with a nail piercing horizontally through her nose. A wire juts out symmetrically from both cheeks, arcing downward before it branches into three smaller segments on each side. These smaller wire segments pull back the edges of a deep incision on her throat, revealing a hideous gash.

In the Novella, she is the only Cenobite whose gender is discernible. Here, her mutilations are further described:

"It was the fourth Cenobite, the one that had never spoken, nor shown its face. Not a he now saw: but she. The hood it had worn had been discarded, as had the robes. The woman beneath was gray yet gleaming, her lips bloody, her legs parted so that the elaborate scarification of her pubis was displayed. She sat on a pile of rotting human heads, and smiled in welcome."

The FilmsEdit


The Female Cenobite made her debut in the first Hellraiser film, where she arrived with Pinhead and Chatterer after Kirsty solved the puzzle box. She was sent back to hell when Kirsty solved the box again.

Hellbound: Hellraiser IIEdit

The Female Cenobite returned in Hellraiser II, appearing (with other Cenobites) when Kirsty and Julia entered hell through the puzzle box.. Before "experiencing her flesh", they allowed Kirsty to wander around for a while. When Kirsty encounters them again, she shows Pinhead a picture of his human form, reminding him and the others that they have not always been Cenobites. The Female Cenobite and the others are later sealed in the Pillar of Souls by Dr. Channard.


Human Female Cenobite