Mrs Goldstein was a witch who lived during the early 20th century.[2] She was the mother of Porpentina and Queenie Goldstein.[2]

She and her husband died from Dragon Pox when their daughters were young.[2] This left the girls to "raise each other," which lead them to forge a life-long bond.[2][4][5]

After being sentenced to death in 1926, Tina Goldstein had her happy memories extracted from her head by Bernadette, who then cast them into the execution potion in the Death Cell.[6] To keep Tina sedated, the potion replayed the memories for her, including one of her mother calling her "pumpkin" and asking if she was ready for bed.[6]

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Notes and references

  1. Presumably she was (at least) seventeen when Tina was born and Dragon Pox is said to be more fatal for the "young" and the "elderly" implying she was one or the other at the time. Given how she appears in Tina's memories, it is implied to be the former.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 44
  3. Since Rolf Scamander kept Newt's family name, it can be presumed that he is the son of a son of Newt's (if he were the son of a daughter of Newt's, he would bear whichever his father's surname was, and not Scamander, unless he were illegitimate).
  4. "‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: 43 Things to Know about the New Wizarding World Story" from Collider
  5. Behind-the-scenes video from the official Pottermore account on Twitter
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 67
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Fanny Carbonnel Cast As Mrs Goldstein" at
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