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First Appearance: And Then There Were Three
Last Appearance: Serena's Youth Pill
Portrayer: Elizabeth Montgomery (uncredited)

(credited as Pandora Spocks, seasons 6-8)

Episode Count: 24
Species: Witch
Gender: Female
Hair: Black/Blonde
Eyes: Green
Specialty: Witchcraft
Family: Maurice (uncle)

Serena is Samantha's lookalike cousin.

Looks and Personality

Serena is a witch who tends to be a bit more progressive towards mortals than the rest of her family and loves to use her magic any time she wants. Her progressive nature has led her to follow Samantha's lead, and she has dated some mortals.

She is a bit of a hippie witch and is always getting on Samantha's nerves. Serena has a mark on her cheek that is different in every episode she is in, from a heart when she decides to try dating mortals to a fish during the Loch Ness episode.

Despite her constant plotting with Endora, she is in favor of Samantha and Darrin being married. This support led to her and Uncle Arthur losing their powers, when the Witches Council threatened to depower Samantha for her mixed marriage. In reality, Serena approves of Darrin and Samantha, although she does think that they are a bit square.


Although her appearance is different, Serena is occasionally used as a stand in for her cousin. This was why actress Elizabeth Montgomery played the dual role of Serena and Samantha in each of the former's appearances. When playing Serena, Montgomery was credited under the pseudonym "Pandora Spocks" in many episodes.

According to "The Bewitched Book" (Herbie J. Pilato, 1992), Liz Montgomery used the personality of her cousin "Panda" as the basis for creating Serena.

In some scenes with both Samantha and Serena in the shot, with no special effects used, Serena (or Samantha) is played by Melody McCord (with Montgomery's voice used), usually when she is seen from the behind.


Although they call her "Auntie Serena", Serena is really Tabitha's and Adam's first cousin once removed, because she is Samantha's first cousin, not her sister.


Episode Airdate
And Then There Were Three January 13, 1966
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble September 28, 1967
That Was No Chick, That Was My Wife November 9, 1967
Hippie, Hippie, Hooray February 1, 1968
Samantha Goes South for a Spell October 3, 1968
It's So Nice to Have a Spouse Around the House October 24, 1968
Cousin Serena Strikes Again (Part 1) January 9, 1969
Cousin Serena Strikes Again (Part 2) January 16, 1969
Mrs. Stephens, Where Are You? February 13, 1969
Marriage, Witches' Style February 20, 1969
Samantha's Power Failure March 20, 1969
Serena Stops the Show February 19, 1970
The Generation Zap March 5, 1970
A Chance on Love March 19, 1970
Samantha's Hot Bedwarmer October 15, 1970
Darrin on a Pedestal October 22, 1970
The Corsican Cousins December 10, 1970
The Return of Darrin the Bold February 4, 1971
Samantha and the Troll February 18, 1971
Darrin Goes Ape March 11, 1971
Samantha's Psychic Pslip April 1, 1971
Samantha and the Loch Ness Monster September 29, 1971
Serena's Richcraft January 22, 1972
Serena's Youth Pill February 5, 1972

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