Simonetta Sforza-Lecter
Status Deceased
Relatives Hannibal Lecter (son)
Count Lecter (husband; deceased)
Mischa Lecter (daughter; deceased)
Robert Lecter (brother-in-law; deceased)
Murasaki (sister-in-law)
Other info
First appearance Hannibal Rising
Hannibal Rising (film)
Last appearance Hannibal Rising
Hannibal Rising (film)
Portrayed by Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Simonetta Sforza-Lecter gallery

Simonetta Sforza-Lecter, or simply Simonetta Sforza, also referred to as Mother Lecter,[1] is a character in Hannibal Rising. She is the wife of Count Lecter and the mother to Hannibal Lecter and his younger sister Mischa Lecter. Simonetta was a caring, compassionate mother that loved her children deeply...and was unfortunately taken from them due to a tragic incident.

Simonetta, along with her husband, died during a German attack on a Russian tank outside their lodge. Her daughter was later cannibalized by Vladis Grutas and several others, with her son growing up to be an infamous serial killer.


  1. Credited as such in Hannibal Rising

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