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Occupation: Barmaid
Gender: Female
Comic Appearances: That Yellow Bastard
A Dame To Kill For
Blue Eyes
The Hard Goodbye
The Big Fat Kill
Film Appearances: Sin City
Affiliation(s): Dwight McCarthy
Jack Rafferty
Portrayed by: Brittany Murphy -
Sin City (2005)
Shut up and keep your hands to yourself, or I'll cut your little pecker off.
— Shellie

Shellie, a barmaid at Kadie's and Dwight McCarthy's occasional girlfriend.

That Yellow Bastard

Dwight was drunk still whining about Ava; she tried to comfort him. Finally she takes him to her home and sleep together.

A Dame to Kill For

By the time Dwight visited Kadie's to look for Marv, he hadn't phoned Shellie for six months, and she scolded him.

Blue Eyes

Gail visits her and tells her that Dwight alive hiding in Old Town and to watch out when then police come to ask about him.

She later complains to Josie about the cowboys who become restless waiting for the beers they ordered. Josie replied that the kegs are being changed.

A Dame to Kill For (continued)


In A Dame To Kill For.

Mort and Bob interrogate her about Dwight's whereabouts. She tells them about their affair.

The Hard Goodbye

Right after the cops leave, Shellie takes Marv's orders.

The Big Fat Kill

Shellie angry

In The Big Fat Kill.

In the meantime when Dwight had left her, Shellie had a brief affair with Jack Rafferty who not only was married, but also was abusive. Once he hit her so hard that he gave her a large scar on her face; customers didn't flirt with her and she had no tips.

Then she reunited with Dwight and while he was in her home, Jackie-Boy invited himself and his buds in her apartment to have a party with her girlfriends. Dwight insisted that she opens the door but Shellie replied that he doesn't want to see Jackie's bad side. Eventually she opened the door when Jackie threatened to break it.

Once in the bathroom, Dwight attacked and humiliated Jackie who then took his buds and left. Dwight told Shellie that he would follow them to prevent any more troubles; as he jumped out of the window, Shellie shouted to him that he is a "cop".

Sin City (film)

Portrayed by Brittany Murphy.

She is the only character to appear in all three of the main stories ("That Yellow Bastard", "The Hard Goodbye", and "The Big Fat Kill").


  • Although she played a supporting role in the "A Dame to Kill For" comic book, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez retired the character of Shellie from the film version instead of recasting her out of respect to the late Brittany Murphy.


Sin City (film)

Sin City
Films Sin City - Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Main Characters Miho - Dwight McCarthy - Gail - Marv - Ava Lord - Wendy - Goldie - Johnny - John Hartigan - Nancy Callahan - Bob - Mort - Marcie - Sally - Joey Canelli - Becky - The Colonel - Customer - Lucille - Manute - Shellie - Senator Roark - Wallenquist - Dallas - Delia - Wallace
Groups Girls of Old Town - Basin City Police Department - Roark family - Irish mercenaries - Magliozzi Family - The Bikers - Wallenquist Organization
Locations Basin City - Old Town - Sacred Oaks - The Projects - The Pits - Kadie's - The Docks - Mimi's - Farm
Music Sin City (soundtrack) - Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For (soundtrack)
Comics The Hard Goodbye - A Dame To Kill For - The Babe Wore Red and Other Stories - The Big Fat Kill - Silent Night - That Yellow Bastard - Daddy's Little Girl - Lost, Lonely & Lethal - Sex & Violence - Just Another Saturday Night - Family Values - Booze, Broads, & Bullets - Hell And Back
Short Stories And Behind Door Number Three? - The Customer is Always Right - The Babe Wore Red - Fat Man and Little Boy - Blue Eyes - Rats - Wrong Turn - Wrong Track
Original Yarns The Long Bad Night - Nancy's Last Dance
Important Articles Chronology - Fan Art - Sin City - Sin City Comics to Film Differences - The Truce - Yarns