Wow, she's beautiful.
~ Liana talking about Emma's mother

Liana Woods
Full Name

Liana Woods


Sweater Destroyer (by Maddie)
Ms.Woods (by Emma)



Resides In

Midwest (formerly)
Sydney, Australia (formerly)
Hollywood, Florida (formerly)
Miami, Florida (formerly)
Magic Realm (formerly)
Limbo (currently)




Unnamed witch school (formerly)


Jax Novoa (Son)
Jessie Novoa (Daughter)


Jake Novoa (Husband)


Emma Alonso (Former Friend/Enemy)
Ursula Van Pelt ( Best Friend)
Principal Torres (Enemy)
Evil Emma (Friend/Former Assistant)

Eye Color


Hair Color



2 (mentioned), 4

First Seen

Monkey Face Emoji

Last Seen

A Girl's Sacrifice

Portrayed By

Betty Monroe

Liana Woods  was the hidden main antagonist of Season 4. is the wife of Jake Novoa and mother of Jax and Jessie Novoa. The hidden true Main Antagonist of Season 4, she was thought to be dead for most of Jax's life and was mentioned a few times in Season 2. In Season 4, it is revealed that she is actually alive and is living with Jax's long lost younger sister, Jessie. Through mysterious and unknown events, she had left when Jax was younger and had taken Jessie with her, it's later revealed that she has been secretly hiding from her husband, Jake Novoa. She really missed Jax but her true intent was to use them both to take over realm by making Emma put all her power in the orb by putting the spell in the Conjurepedia to take her down stealing all the powers she took and taking over the realm she believed the real power lies with the witches. She is portrayed by Betty Monroe.

Physical Appearance

She has brown eyes and dark brown hair, and both her children resemble her that way.  She also has curly hair. She wears a lot of colorful blouses and pants with sandals.

Powers and Abilities



  • Ursula Van Pelt is her friend, who has been secretly watching over Jax.
  • She was originally thought to be a Human.
  • She wants to make Emma powerless.
  • She wants Jessie and Jax to be nice to each other.
  • She is revealed to be alive.
  • She was hiding from Jake Novoa.
  • She was living with Jessie.
  • She wanted to take Jax and Jessie with her but Jake took Jax.
  • She left Jax and Jake when Jax was seven years-old
  • She was staying with the Van Pelt family
  • It is revealed in Stop Emma that she is a witch.
  • Her magic is green light, same as Ursula and Maddie. 
  • She is a bad witch. 
  • She is the first witch to have two signature hand moves.
  • She is one of the most powerful witches in the realm.
  • She was sent to Limbo in A Girl's Sacrifice.

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