Zelena in Once Upon a Time
Status Alive
Gender Female
Hair Colour N/A
Eye Color N/A
Species N/A
Family Cora Mills (mother)
Jonathan (father)
Unnamed adoptive mother
Unnamed adoptive father
Prince Henry (stepfather)
Regina Mills (half-sister)
Robin (daughter, with Robin Hood)
Henry Mills (adopted nephew)
Relationships Robin Hood (in alternate reality; as Marian)
Origin Oz
Abilities Magic
Aliases Wicked Witch
Maid Marian
Mother Superior
First Appearance New York City Serenade
Last Appearance N/A
Portrayer Rebecca Mader
Isabella Blake-Thomas (child)
Christie Laing (as Marian)
Centric Episodes Witch Hunt
It's Not Easy Being Green
Heart of Gold
Our Decay
Ruby Slippers
Where Bluebirds Fly
The Song in Your Heart
Zelena, also known as the Wicked Witch of the West, is a fictional character in ABC's television series Once Upon a Time. She is portrayed by Rebecca Mader and was first introduced in the second half of the third season, serving as the new main antagonist. After making recurring appearances in both the third and fourth seasons, Mader was promoted to series regular for the fifth.

The Wicked Witch of the West is based on the character of the same name from L. Frank Baum's Land of Oz book series.

View the Zelena Gallery.


In December 2013, Rebecca Mader was cast as the Wicked Witch of the West, to serve as the new antagonist for the second half of the third season of Once Upon a Time. She made multiple appearances during the second half of season four and was promoted to a series regular for the show's fifth season. The role of the Wicked Witch of the West was written specifically for Rebecca Mader. It was announced that the writers had chosen not to continue with Zelena's storyline and Mader would not be returning for the seventh season of the show.

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