Mrs Banks

Winifred Banks

Mrs. Winifred Banks is played by Glynis Johns in the Mary Poppins Disney film. Winifred Banks is wife to Mr. Banks and mother to Jane and Michael. She is very active in protesting for the Women's Votes suffragette movement and carries blue and white Women's Votes sashes with her which she hides from Mr. Banks as the cause infuriates him (it can be assumed that it makes him angry simply because that during the time period of the movie, women were thought as not as intelligent as men). At the beginning of the film she sings about Sister Suffragette to the Banks' staff. Mrs. Banks hires the original nanny, Katie Nanna, who decides to vacate the position after the children run away for the fourth time in one week.