Belladonna (Took) Baggins was the mother of Bilbo Baggins and was from a very large and wealthy family, having many siblings.


Belladonna Took was the "remarkable" ninth child of Gerontius "The Old" Took and Adamanta Chubb. Belladonna had eight older siblings: Isengrim III, Hildigard, Isumbras IV, Hildigrim, Isembold, Hildifons, Isembard, and Hildibrand; and three younger siblings: Donnamira, Mirabella, and Isengar. Though she was technically the second daughter of Gerontius and Adamanta, she was the eldest of the three that survived to adulthood.

Belladonna Took married Bungo Baggins, becoming "Mrs. Bungo Baggins," and together they financed the construction of the Shire's most luxurious and comfortable Hobbit-hole, Bag End. In TA 2890, Belladonna became the loving mother of Bilbo Baggins, her only son and child. She was also well known to the wizard Gandalf. She died in TA 2934, eight years after her husband, leaving Bilbo the master of Bag End.[1][2][3]

Portrayals in adaptations

Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring

Her portrait on the wall of Bag End in Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring was based on Fran Walsh's appearance.


A portrait of Belladonna in Bag End.

She was mentioned in the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but although the character appeared in the book The Art of The Lord of the Rings about the film, and later in the extended version, the scenes with her in them were cut from the 2001 theatrical release.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

In the extended edition, Belladonna appears in a short flashback scene, showing the first meeting between Gandalf and the young Bilbo. The scene was based on Tolkien's appendices to The Hobbit, which were not published until after his death. Belladonna is played by actress Sonia Forbes-Adam, who is married to James Nesbitt who plays Bofur the dwarf.

Translations around the World

Foreign Language Translated name
Portuguese (Brazil) Beladona (Tûk) Bolseiro
Portuguese (Portugal) Belladona (Took) Baggins
Spanish (Spain and Latin America) Belladonna (Tuk) Bolsón
Italian Belladonna (Tuc) Baggins
French Belladonne (Touque) Sacquet
German Belladonna (Tuk) Beutlin
Norwegian Belladonna (Toker) Sekker
Belladonna (Tók) Lommelun



  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Family Trees, Took of Great Smials
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Family Trees, Baggins of Hobbiton
  3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party

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