TV Witches Best Worst

Top TV Witches From Charmed, Buffy, Sabrina, TVD, East End and More

Happy Halloween, bitches witches!

TVLine’s monthlong salute to small-screen spookies comes to an end with the top TV witches of all time — and we think we’ve saved the best for last.

From Charmed‘s Halliwell sisters to Witches of East End‘s Beauchamp clan to American Horror Story‘s fan-favorite Coven, we left no cauldron unturned in our search for TV’s most spectacular spell-casters.

And before you head straight to the comments section complaining about major omissions, here are a few things to keep in mind: In order to make our list, the character must be a witch (not a warlock, wizard, etc.) and must have been a series regular at some point.

(Also, if you missed any of our previous polls, here are the results: Buffy‘s Spike won favorite vampire, Teen Wolf‘s Derek won favorite werewolf, American Horror Story‘s Tate won favorite ghost and Supernatural‘s Crowley won favorite devil.)

OK, time to browse our gallery of top TV witches, vote for your favorite(s) and drop a comment with your rationale.


Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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86 Comments
  1. Dominique says:

    piper halliwell will always be the best witch ever. original HWIC.
    tho i also voted for willow and prue ^^

  2. Scott21 says:

    They should make a Charmed movie with all four sister or a 6 episodes revival!!!!!

  3. Dennis says:

    Andy I literally LOLed at that opening line “bitches” hahah

    You rock!

    And Prue all the way!!!!!!

  4. Winter says:

    How is it Bonnie Bennett is in the picture up top but not on this poll?

  5. Tucker’s Witch… :P

  6. Ginger Snap says:

    Call me old fashioned, but it will always be Samantha. Then Piper Halliwell.

  7. GraceM says:

    I voted for Piper Halliwell.

  8. steven says:

    What about Hilda and Zelda? If you include Sabrina, you’ll have to include her aunts too.

  9. Riley James says:

    Where is Bonnie Bennett in this poll?

  10. Jess says:

    i voted for Willow and Phoebe

  11. matty says:

    Prue Halliwell all the way! I like Prue because she was never afraid to just be herself, she was totally self-confident and knew how to kick some butt!

    Although you omitted three very important witches from this list: Madam Razz and Shadow Weaver from She-Ra: Princess of Power and Evil Lynn from He-Man: Masters of the Universe. The two best cartoons of the 1980’s.

  12. Easy, Piper and Prue from Charmed!

  13. Olivia says:

    Willow Rosenberg, forever and ever, amen.

  14. Kevin H. says:

    This was an impossible poll, Andy.

  15. What about the men? The Magician? Blacke’s Magic?

  16. Rebecca says:

    Regina Mills, Bonnie Bennett, and Vanessa Ives

  17. Radha says:

    Bonnie Bennett is missing from the poll TVLIne.

  18. Where is Bonnie Bennett from the Vampire Diaries?

  19. witch hazel was voiced by June Foray not Mel Blanc…

  20. CindyC says:

    Angelique from Dark Shadows – huge miss from your list! And she met all of your criteria!

  21. Katie says:

    Oh gosh I’m so happy that Piper did so well in this pole. Sometimes I think I’m the only person that thinks about Charmed anymore. (it is weird that Bonnie from TVD isn’t in the list tho)

  22. Jude says:

    Would have liked to have seen ROWENA (Supernatural) listed. She is not only a WITCH but a total BITCH as well…..

  23. I would have voted for Rowena from Supernatural and Madame Razz from She-Ra but they were both omitted from this poll.

  24. Kristina says:

    Willow, Endora, Samantha, Regina and Sabrina. <3

  25. Lerbert says:

    Can the witch be a temporary one? How about Lucy from The Great Pumpkin? Her line about how a costume should be in direct contrast to a person’s personality as she pulls on her witch mask is a classic.

  26. Katie says:

    As much as I love The Originals, my all-time favorite witch is Willow. She went from a shy, awkward girl into a full fledged, angry, and at times, vindictive, witch! I loved watching that transformation take place and Alyson Hannigan just crushed it! I voted for her and I hope she wins it. The Halliwell sisters weren’t too shabby themselves, so I don’t mind if one them wins.

    • Olivia says:

      Willow should be the go-to character in “character development 101” classes that a lot of writers should be taking these days. Seriously.

  27. Alice says:

    Why is Bonnie Bennet in the pictures but not in the poll?

  28. Maryann says:

    You showdd a picture of The Vampire Diaries’ Bonnie but didn’t put her in the list to vote for?!

  29. Can I write in Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

  30. Mc says:

    PIPER HALLIWELL will always be the best. Her kindness, sarcastic ways, and her down to earth style puts her at the top. Not to mention she has the best powers ever!

  31. Amy says:

    You said not to do this, but Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy) from AHS Coven rocked!

  32. Sharon says:

    Can’t believe Witchiepoo is behind Katrina Crane!

  33. piebokou says:

    I like this order, just That I would reverse it By putting Piper first then Willow, then Prue and Phoebe.

  34. Really? Katrina Crane is on this list? She was barely a character on the show.

    And where the heck is that cute af Bonnie Bennett? She’s a witch, isn’t she?

  35. Ralph says:

    I’m sorry, and I love Willow and the Halliwells as much as anyone, but I refuse to believe in any world where Samantha Stevens is not the #1 witch of all time. Great character, greater actress and show.

  36. Magali says:

    I can’t vite bd cause Bonnie is not an option.

  37. Andy Swift says:

    FYI, the Bonnie Bennett poll issue has been fixed. Vote away!

  38. Thea says:

    Loving the Top 10 at the moment, even if I do wish Tara were higher up the list. My favorite witch by far! Also voted for Prue. ;)

  39. jake says:

    TVD sucks..Same ol story over and over and the show has become more than predictable..

  40. Dane says:

    Piper and Prue Halliwell for the win definitely!!

  41. Mace Caesar says:

    WILLOW for literary reasons; all of the other urban fantasy witches on the list, good or evil, the Charmed sisters, are somehow based on her template.

  42. Mace Caesar says:

    Sabrina is above Samantha Stephens? Sabrina is BASED on Samantha Stephens. She’s Samantha Stephens for kids. You are all a bunch of millenial philistines.

  43. Mace Caesar says:

    ALSO, what about Katie McGrath as Morgana in the BBC Merlin? Which Willow fans might know because it has Giles as Uther Pendragon.

    • Buddy says:

      I am glad SOMEONE remembered her. She’ll always be my favourite witch because she was wicked and evil–as witch’s should be–but strangely sympathetic thanks to McGrath and the first two seasons!

  44. BETTE MIDLER SARA JESSICA PARKER KATHY NAJIMY HOCUS POCUS, PIPER,PHOEBE,PRUE,PAIGE,HALLIWELLS AND REGINA ABSOLUTLY LOVE THEM SABRINATHE TEENAGE WITCH ORIGINAL SABRINA PUMKIN TOWN MOVIE THE OLD WITCH CHARMED NEEDS TO COME BACK AS A SERIES THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

  45. Tomas says:

    I’m Sorry. WHY Paige Halliwell is not on the list?

  46. Cristian says:

    Where is Glinda from once upon a time?

  47. Elyse says:

    Bonnie was there. I voted for her

  48. diana says:

    prue,piper

  49. diana says:

    im love charm ..prue

  50. Jay Keaveny says:

    No Dark Shadows characters? Again? What a shame!