Emily Brown, commonly known as Auntie Em, is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She is portrayed by Gina Stockdale.



When her niece Dorothy returns from Oz, Emily is the only member of her family who doesn't shun her nor does she wish Dorothy to be admitted to an asylum. Instead, she gives Dorothy a dog named Toto, although eventually Emily dies.

Season 5

In the Underworld, Emily runs Auntie's Chicken and Waffles, creating competition for the Blind Witch's Diner. She is visited by Ruby Lucas, as well as Emma, Regina and Snow White, who require true love's kiss to awaken Dorothy from a Sleeping Curse. However, before Emily can help, she vanishes, leaving behind nothing but a puddle. Hades states that she has been condemned to the River of Lost Souls. When Hades departs, Emily's fate is unclear, as the rules change and souls begin to escape the River of Lost Souls.


Status: Deceased



  • S5, E18: "Ruby Slippers"