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{{Wizard individual infobox
|hair=Bottle Blonde, roots brown
|born=c.1950 or earlier<ref>As the Marauders' generation was in their mid-30s while Harry was at school, this would imply that Rosmerta was, at the very least, in her 40s, if not older.</ref>
|patronus=Non-corporeal<ref>''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''</ref>
|job=Owner of [[Three Broomsticks Inn|The Three Broomsticks]]
|loyalty=*[[Three Broomsticks Inn]]
*[[Draco Malfoy]] (while under the [[Imperius]] curse)
'''Madam Rosmerta''' was the landlady of [[Three Broomsticks Inn|the Three Broomsticks]] pub in the village of [[Hogsmeade]]. Rosmerta was put under the [[Imperius Curse]], cast by [[Draco Malfoy]] in [[1997]], and helped him against her will to smuggle cursed items into [[Hogwarts Castle]]. It is likely she later redeemed herself by fighting in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
===Early life===
Nothing is known about Madam Rosmerta's origins, or of her life before [[Harry Potter]] went to Hogwarts. She is a popular figure among the [[Wizarding world|wizarding community]] of [[Hogsmeade]] and an acquaintance of many of the Hogwarts teaching staff, including [[Albus Dumbledore]].
===Career as a bartender at The Three Broomsticks===
[[File:Madam Rosmerta - 1993.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Rosmerta outside her pub in the [[Water|snow]] in [[1993]].]]
{{Quote|Naturally. Never saw one without the other, did you? The number of times I had them in here -- ooh, they used to make me laugh. Quite the double act, Sirius Black and James Potter!|Rosmerta mentions that she was barmaid when James and Sirius visited the pub.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
She is older than the generation of [[James Potter I|James Potter]], [[Sirius Black]], [[Remus Lupin]], [[Severus Snape]], and [[Lily Evans]], as she mentioned being the barmaid even when they were all still at school. Rosmerta lived and was the barmaid of the Three Broomstick's during the [[First Wizarding War]]; she was a listener of gossip and believed the rumours that [[Sirius Black]] had turned his friends, the [[Potter family]], over to Lord Voldemort to be true when news broke out they had been murdered and that the war was over.
====[[1993–1994 school year|1993-1994]]====
[[File:004HPA Julie Christie 001.jpg|thumb|230px|Rosmerta, [[Cornelius Fudge]], and [[Minerva McGonagall]] meeting outside her pub to discuss [[Sirius Black]]]]In [[1993]], Madam Rosmerta was angered when [[Dementor]]s were in Hogsmeade to catch Sirius Black because their presence was scaring away many of her customers. She hosted an informal meeting between [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Cornelius Fudge]], [[Filius Flitwick]] and [[Rubeus Hagrid]] discussing Sirius Black and his friends.
====[[1996–1997 school year|1996-1997]]====
[[File:3_Broomsticks_HBP_1.jpg|thumb|400px|right|The [[Three Broomsticks]], Rosmerta's inn.]]
In 1997, however, it emerged that Rosmerta had become an unwilling agent of the [[Death Eaters]]. In order to fulfil his mission to assassinate Albus Dumbledore, [[Draco Malfoy]] had managed to place Rosmerta under the Imperius Curse. He used her to pass on a cursed opal necklace to Hogwarts student [[Katie Bell]], who accidentally touched the necklace and was herself subjected to the very harmful curse intended for the Headmaster. Rosmerta also poisoned [[mead]] that was intended to be given to Dumbledore through [[Horace Slughorn]] in the guise as a Christmas present, but it was unintentionally drunk by [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], who was saved by Harry Potter's quick thinking; Harry had shoved a [[Bezoar]] down Ron's throat to save his life. Malfoy communicated with Rosmerta through fake [[Wizarding currency|galleons]] like the ones [[Hermione Granger]] used for [[Dumbledore's Army]].
After Harry and Dumbledore had been to the cave to retrieve a [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|locket]] they believed to be one of [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s [[Horcrux]]es, they [[Apparition|apparated]] to Hogsmeade, where Madam Rosmerta alerted them to the presence of the [[Dark Mark]] above the school and gave them [[Broomstick|brooms]] on which they could travel rapidly back to Hogwarts, where Draco's plan could be brought to completion. Harry Potter eventually cleared her name as he felt that that investigation on Albus Dumbledore's death may link to her.
[[File:Hogwarts_Post-Battle.jpg|thumb|400px|[[Hogwarts Castle]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]]]
It is likely Madam Rosmerta was part of the [[Hogsmeade]] reinforcements that arrived at [[Hogwarts Castle]] during the second part of the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. It is unknown how she participated in the war. This battle resulted in the end of the [[Second Wizarding War]].
Rosmerta was the Romano-Celtic goddess of fertility and abundance, known as the "Great Provider". In Latin, it means "good purveyor" or "great provider".
==Physical description==
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Hermione Granger|Ron, what are you looking at?|Ron Weasley|Nothing|I expect 'nothing's' in the back getting more [[firewhiskey]]|[[Hermione Granger]] catches [[Ron Weasley]] trying to catch Madam Rosmerta's eye|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
Rosmerta is an attractive woman, described as "a curvy sort of woman with a pretty face". On one occasion, she was seen wearing glittery high-heels. Several Hogwarts pupils, including [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], have fancied her.
==Behind the scenes==
*Madam Rosmerta was portrayed by [[Great Britain|British]] actress [[Julie Christie]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''. She only appears twice in the film; once at the Three Broomsticks and again, on close observation, when Harry and Hermione go back in time. Her role was reduced to this film alone as she did not appear in any of the subsequent film adaptations of the novels.
{{Imagecat|Images of Madam Rosmerta}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' {{Comment|Flashback on Disc 2}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
==Notes and references==
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