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Malvina (Arlene Martel) is an evil witch from the 1971 episode "How Not To Lose Your Head to King Henry VIII" for the TV series "Bewitched".

While touring the Tower of London with a tourist group, Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery) sees a painting of Sir Herbert Wellingford (Victor Rogers) in which the horse riding man is waving at her. After the touring group went downstairs, she found that Sir Wellingford had been placed there by a hateful witch. She later found that he had once been in love with her, but she had become angry with him since he proposed to another witch. Therefore, Malvina cursed him by zapping him into the portrait, and said that the spell would last for 1000 years unless it was broken.

Samantha took him out of the picture. As a result, the "Hateful Witch" appeared and demanded the reason for Samantha to take him out of the picture. Samantha apologized and put Sir Wellingford back in the picture. However, this was not enough, and Malvina decided to teach Samantha a lesson. She zapped Samantha back into the picture and forced herself to live during the time of King Henry VIII's court in the 16th century.

We don't see Malvina again in the two-part episode other than the recap in part 2. However, after Endora (Agnes Moorhead) is able to restore Samantha, she takes Sir Herbert Wellingford out of the picture again and the two of them go off together. There is no second visit by Malvina.

Trivia Edit

  • Arlene Martel appeared as Nurse in Morgue in the 1961 episode "Twenty Two" for the TV series "The Twilight Zone".
  • Arlene Martel appeared as Russian cosmonaut Sonya Tiomkin in the 1965 episode "Russian Roulette" for the TV series "I Dream of Jeannie".
  • Arlene Martel appeared as communist spy Madame Natasha Olinsky in the 1966 episode "The Spy Who Came in From the Cool" in the TV series "The Monkees".
  • Arlene Martel appeared as Lorelei in the 1968 episode "Monstrous Monkee Mash" for the TV series "The Monkees".

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