The Woodsman's wife is a character featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She is portrayed by Maria Marlow.



When a tornado occurs in the land of Oz, a woodsman and his wife come across a baby while they are journeying to the Emerald City. They decide to adopt her and raise her as if she was their own child, and they call her Zelena. The wife eventually passes away from illness, so the woodsman looks after Zelena himself.


Status: Deceased


  • She is the adoptive mother of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
  • The woodsman's wife is the one who named Zelena.


  • S3, E16: "It's Not Easy Being Green" (flashback)

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