"The pirate. He cut me with the athame."
—Brenda to the sisters.[src]

Brenda Castillo was a low-level witch. She was in a committed relationship with her girlfriend Carly, who was aware of her magical secret.


In 2004, Brenda was abducted by a group of immortal pirates who sought to take the Fountain of Youth. She was stabbed with a cursed blade by Captain Black Jack Cutting, causing her to rapidly age. This was all part of a plan to lure the Charmed Ones into their lair, as the pirates needed them to reclaim a Golden Chalice and activate the fountain. Ultimately, Paige located her in the pirate lair but was unable to save her, and by the time Piper and Phoebe Halliwell went back, Brenda had already aged to the point of death.

Powers and Abilities[]

Basic Powers
  • Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
  • Potion Brewing: The ability to brew potions.
  • Scrying: The ability to locate objects and individuals with a map, a scrying crystal, and sometimes other tools.
  • Mediumship: The ability to see and commune with spirits of the dead.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Brenda was one of three confirmed LGBT characters to appear on the show.



Brenda appeared in a total of 1 episode throughout the course of the series.