Emma Grace Frost is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men.
The character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 (January 1980), and was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne.
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.
Claremont was inspired to create the Hellfire Club after seeing the episode "A Touch of Brimstone" from the television show The Avengers, where spy duo John Steed and Emma Peel infiltrate a criminal, hedonistic, underground society.
Emma Frost was specifically inspired by Emma Peel, played by actress Diana Rigg, who famously dons a provocative corset, collar, and boots and becomes the "Queen of Sin".
In August 2003, writer Karl Bollers penned an ongoing series showcasing her origins titled Emma Frost.
The series, which lasted for 18 issues, began during her days as a private school student and ended before her days as a Hellfire Club member.
The task proves harder than first anticipated and Xavier is met with great resistance from Frost.
The event is then mentally erased from everyone's minds by Xavier.She also frequently made guest appearances in other Marvel titles, New X-Men in particular.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 X-Men: Deadly Genesis, Frost is shown after the events of Generation X #-1 working as a stripper at the Hellfire Club before rising to the rank of White Queen.Frost is approached by Professor X and Moira Mac Taggert to join a new team of X-Men along with other characters introduced in the series.Emma Frost first appeared in the famous storyline "The Dark Phoenix Saga", in Uncanny X-Men #129.