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Other portrayals of the character include actress Finola Hughes in the 1996 film Generation X.From her initial appearance as the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, Frost appeared as an X-Men villain over the years.
The reduced presence of X-Men founder and former headmaster Charles Xavier in recent years has intensified her importance as one of Marvel's foremost telepaths.
In a flashback story told by Frost in Generation X #24, Frost details a time she spent in a mental institution after being sent there by her parents.
However, the short-lived Emma Frost series depicted Frost's early years differently, having her leave home and attend college.
This series showcased Frost as the main villain as she attempted to turn Angelica Jones into her own personal weapon.
After recovering from a coma and aiming to redeem herself upon the knowledge that her Hellions had been slaughtered, Frost played a pivotal role in the Phalanx Covenant, which saw her team up with Banshee, Jubilee, and Sabretooth in an attempt to save the next generation of mutants.
It expanded on the role of her father Winston and her brother Christian, also exploring the early days of her two sisters.