|First Appearance:||I, Darrin, Take This Witch, Samantha|
|Last Appearance:||The Truth, Nothing but the Truth, So Help Me Sam|
|Nickname:||Sam (by Darrin and Larry)|
Sammy (by Uncle Arthur)
Samovar, Iolathe, Samara, Santana, Sampan, Samsara, Stan (disrespectfully by Sheila Sommers)
Queen of the Witches (1967-1968)
|Children:||Tabitha Stephens (daughter) |
Adam Stephens (son)
|Family:||Endora (mother) |
|Relatives:||Aunt Clara (aunt) |
Uncle Arthur (maternal uncle)
Serena (paternal cousin)
Aunt Hagatha (aunt)
Aunt Enchantra (aunt)
Aunt Grimalda (aunt)
Cousin Henry (maternal cousin)
Edgar, Mario, and Panda (cousins)
Aunt Agnes (mentioned)
|Residence:||1164 Morning Glory Circle|
In 1964, she married a mortal named Darrin Stephens, who wanted her to live a normal mortal life, so she and Darrin made an agreement that she would not use witchcraft unless it was absolutely necessary. This was much to the dismay of her parents, Endora and Maurice, who do not like the fact that their daughter is "rejecting" her heritage.
However, witchcraft always will be a part of the Stephens family as Samantha's family is always playing tricks on Darrin. Through the years, Darrin would accept that magic always will be a part of Samantha.
Samantha and Darrin have a loving relationship, but they are always battling against people who want to break up their marriage. They have each learned to be a part of the other's world.
In 1965, Samantha gave birth to a daughter named Tabitha who inherited Samantha's magic powers, including twitching her nose. Samantha had to be extra firm with Tabitha because of her headstrong personality, especially when teaching her when and when not to use witchcraft, even when Endora encouraged her to do so.
In 1970, Samantha gave birth to a boy named Adam who, like his sister, inherited their mother's magic powers. Like his sister, he was encouraged to use witchcraft by Endora, but Adam acted more like a mortal.
She has large green eyes, silky and sleek blonde hair that is nearly shoulder-length. She is slender but tall for a woman.
Samantha is loyal, compassionate, intelligent and a very endearing person, generally winning over those she meets effortlessly.
Samantha likes being a housewife and doing things the mortal way. Despite trying not to use witchcraft, she will usually solve the problems her family faces with magic, but only as a last resort after all non-magical efforts have failed. She is not vindictive or cruel towards mortals like other witches can be.
Samantha has a great deal of intelligence, is able to cope well in bad situations, and can solve a predicament entirely by herself.
Samantha possesses a spirited and compassionate nature. She has proven to be beautiful and competent. She is very fiery in nature and stands up for her choices and beliefs.
She is not afraid to be different from other witches and strongly believes in the just and valid nature of her marriage to Darrin. She always stands up for what she believes is right.
As a mother, Samantha is warm and kind-natured. She is very adoring and nurturing. She calls them "beautiful" and is a excellent mother. She is especially firm with Tabitha because of her headstrong personality.
Unlike many witches, she does not loathe mortals. Although she is challenged or chastised for this, usually by her mother, she never budges. She has a high set of principles which she will not breach for any reason.
She is not always serious. She possesses a great sense of humor. She will try to lighten the mood of a dire situation with humor although Darrin will rarely reciprocate. She is brave and possesses a passionate and fiery spirit. She is more grounded than most witches and has her own style, preferring to stay at home with her family rather than party without a care - the normal behavior of her cousin, Serena.
Queen of the Witches
In the Season Four opener "Long Live the Queen", Samantha becomes "Queen of the Witches" after the former queen abdicates. Her royal title and duties are only shown in a couple of episodes as she still lives as an "average mortal housewife".
- Samantha is the only character to appear in every episode of the series.
- In the first season, Samantha states her birthday is June 6, making her zodiac sign Gemini (the Twins). As a result, she was willing and able to live both as a mortal and a witch.