Mr Salt's wife and Veruca's mother. Her name is Angina in the novel and Henrietta in the 1971 movie. She is the second to go down the rubbish chute in the book. Unlike her husband in the book, Mrs. Salt is more willing to talk her daughter out of her wishes, but her daughter doesn't care in the slightest. She, her husband, and their daughter leave the factory covered in trash.

The book states her to be a geography teacher. However, that role is moved to Mrs. Teavee in all the adaptations.

1971 film

  • Mrs. Salt is given the first name of Henrietta. She seems indifferent to Veruca's rants, doing needlepoint while her husband is pleading with Veruca that his employees are looking for the Golden Ticket.

2005 film

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Mrs. Salt in the 2005 film, as played by Francesca Hunt.

  • Mrs. Salt is not given a first name in the movie. She drinks martinis in place of reacting to her daughter's bratty and demanding behavior, which she makes her husband deal with. She is depicted as a wealthy socialite in her 40s.


  • In the book, Mrs. Salt is named "Angina." (Although her name is not mentioned in the 2005 film, it quite possibly is too.) Just like her daughter's disgusting name, Angina is actually a disease involving chest pains.
  • No livro, ela também é exibida como bastante gorda
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