In Shrek 1, Fiona said, “When I was a little girl, a witch cast a spell on me.”

Some people think she was on about the “witch” aka fortune teller, Dama Fortuna from the deleted scene “Fiona’s Prologue.”

Is that true or not?

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    @closevoters how is this unclear? – Stormblessed Jun 7 '19 at 17:39
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    Because there is no person named “Dama Fortuna” anywhere in the published Shrek canon so the question is meaningless? – James McLeod Jun 7 '19 at 18:23
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    "Some people think" ...like who? – F1Krazy Jun 7 '19 at 18:41
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    @F1Krazy a fortune-teller was named that in some deleted scene thing that’s completely non-canon. – Stormblessed Jun 7 '19 at 18:45
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    Historically, deleted scenes have not automatically been considered non-canon; certainly the creators "wrote" (animated, whatever) them for a reason. Particularly if the deleted scene doesn't conflict with anything published, it's a valid source of information. – KutuluMike Jun 8 '19 at 11:52

This is a deleted alternate opening from "Shrek" in which you can see a plot outline that differs radically from the final one used.

In this alternate opening, Fiona, who at this point in story development was born a full ogress to her parents [...]

Source: Description to the YouTube video Shrek Deleted Scene-Fiona's Prolouge

If you watch that video, you'll learn that Dama Fortuna provides a magic potion to Fiona which doesn't seem to work, but OTOH doesn't make matters worse (at first glance).

So the answer is no. In that different storyline Dama Fortuna didn't cast the spell, but more probably provided a help to lift it. In the final cinematic version she doesn't appear at all, so she can't be the witch in question.

  • “Dama Fortuna didn’t cast the spell, but more probably provided a help to lift it? What’s Fiona’s curse in your eyes? Being born an ogre or the spell the potion gave her? – Alex Downs Jun 9 '19 at 16:26

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