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This article focuses on the second iteration of Lady Tremaine.
For her Seattle persona, see Victoria Belfrey.
For the first iteration, see Lady Tremaine (The Price of Gold).

Magic isn't power. Because magic can be taken. But fear... Fear lasts forever.
—Lady Tremaine to Drizella src

Lady Tremaine is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts in the first episode of the seventh season. She is portrayed by starring cast member Gabrielle Anwar, and is the original counterpart of Victoria Belfrey.

Lady Tremaine is based on the Stepmother from the fairytale, "Cinderella", and on the character of the same name from the Disney film, Cinderella.


After Fourth Curse

In the New Enchanted Forest, Lady Tremaine lives on a mansion with her daughter Drizella and her stepdaughter Cinderella, whom she treats as a maid in the household. On the night of a royal ball, Tremaine kidnaps Cinderella's Fairy Godmother and uses her to show Drizella what it means to have power. Drizella grows excitable when she sees her mother possess the fairy's wand and asks to use it, however, Tremaine warns her to never rely on magic as power since it can be taken from her. Instead, Tremaine asserts that fear is the true power because it lasts forever. She proves this by loftily testing out the wand on the fairy, who turns into a pile of dust. Tremaine then asks her daughter to remind Cinderella to clean up the mess if she returns. During the ball, she looks on as Drizella partakes in a waltz. At some point in the evening, Drizella is rejected by a prince as a potential consort, causing Tremaine to set her sights on pairing her daughter with the prince's brother, who likes Drizella. Tremaine, knowing Cinderella intends to kill the prince for murdering her father, believes this will aid in her plans for Drizella. When Cinderella finds herself incapable of finishing the job, Tremaine delivers a fatal stab to the prince before alerting the guards that her stepdaughter has murdered him. ("Hyperion Heights")

For events occurring after the casting of the fifth curse, see Victoria Belfrey.


Husband †
Lady Tremaine
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  • Solid lines denote blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • † denotes the deceased


Production Notes

  • At the San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Gabrielle Anwar described Lady Tremaine as "very unpleasant", stating that she had not "yet found much of her redeeming qualities to her". She added that she is "notoriously outrageous", and thought "she resents just about everything, everybody".[1]



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