Eileen Prince
Biographical information
Blood status

Pure-blood or half-blood

Marital status


Physical information






Family information

Eileen Prince was a witch, the wife of Tobias Snape and the mother of Professor Severus Snape[1]. She attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in her youth, and owned a copy of Advanced Potion Making, which she later passed on to her son[1].


Married yearsEdit

Sometime throughout her life, Eileen married a Muggle man named Tobias Snape, with whom she had a child, Severus; the Daily Prophet ran a small announcement about the marriage and birth[1].

However, the marriage went sour, with Tobias shouting one day at Eileen as she cowered in fear, while their son wept in a quiet corner; this seemingly was a frequent occurence[3].

When her son went to Hogwarts for his first year, Eileen accompanied him to Platform Nine and Three Quarters, looking grave and serious the way her son would go on to appear in adulthood[2].

Physical appearanceEdit

Eileen was described, in her later life, as a thin, sallow-faced and sour-looking woman[2]. She was said to have greatly resembled her son, perhaps referring to his black hair and eyes[2].


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Chapter Thirty - The White Tomb)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Thirty-Three - The Prince's Tale)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Chapter Twenty-Six - Seen and Unforeseen)