Rena Sofer, Ginnifer Goodwin Rena Sofer, Ginnifer Goodwin

Snow White's (real) mother is coming to Once Upon a Time!

Former General Hospital star Rena Sofer has been cast as Queen Eva, the mother of Ginnifer Goodwin's Snow whom we'll see in flashbacks, has learned exclusively.

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Sofer, whose other credits include Bones and NCIS, is slated to appear in at least one episode set for early March, which will also feature Bailee Madison as young Snow White. As previously reported, Eva has a surprising connection to someone we already know.

We may know Queen Eva's fate is ultimately grim, since Regina (Lana Parrilla) came to marry Snow's father King Leopold (Richard Schiff), but the journey to her death should be very interesting.

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.