Rowling has introduced a Harry Potter character whom, according to the author, has always existed but never actually appeared in the book series. Celestina Warbeck “has been part of the Potter world ever since its inception, making an early appearance in the short-lived ‘Daily Prophet’ series I produced for members of the equally short-lived fan club run by my British publisher, Bloomsbury,” Rowling writes in a Today.com article. “Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style. I stole her first name from a friend with whom I worked, years ago, at Amnesty International’s Headquarters in London; ‘Celestina’ was simply begging to be scooped up and attached to a glamorous witch.”
The story of Celestina Warbeck was released on Pottermore and, as many fans will know, if you want to see the content, you have to be a member. Thankfully, Today.com has published the entire entry, complete with biographical details on Warbeck, including her wand composition and measurements, her special abilities, and more.
Watch a live performance of Celestina Warbeck and her backing group “The Banshees” as they perform “You Stole My Cauldron but You Can’t Have My Heart”:
Make sure to read the entire entry thoroughly, because there are some very exciting details that any die-hard Harry Potter fan will absolutely want to soak up.