PLAYED BY: Julie Walters
MARITAL STATUS/OCCUPATION: Married/housewife
MATERNAL QUALITY WE ADMIRE: Warmth. Mother of seven kids — eight, if you include Harry Potter, whom she practically adopts — Molly Weasley is first presented as the harried but highly efficient manager of a large household. As more details are revealed we understand that she, in fact, is a witch of exceptional strength. Author J.K. Rowling says that Molly’s to-the-death battle with the evil Bellatrix Lestrange in the final book and film represents the triumph of maternal love over obsessive love.
TO BELLATRIX, AS THE DEATH EATER IS ABOUT TO STRIKE GINNY WITH A KILLING CURSE: “Not my daughter, you bitch!”