Sara Sheffield Is a secondary character in The Nanny. She is deceased first wife of Maxwell Sheffield, making her the mother of Maggie, Brighton, and Gracie Sheffield.
She was a beautiful, slim woman of medium height. Her hair was blonde, short, and well combed. In Sheffield's home video, she was wearing a white woolen sweater shirt. In her last conversation with Maxwell, she wore sandals with a long beige dress with floral embroidery, on which she had a thin coat of the same color, in addition to which her hair grew a little.
Not much is known about her personality, but according to the episodes in which she appeared and the memories of her family, she was a very motherly and cheerful woman, although somewhat frightening. Her love for her family led her to let her spirit send Fran to fill the void she left behind when she died. She liked to sing although she did it out of tune and according to Niles, she spent a lot of time at the Country Club.
Sara married Maxwell and had three children with him, Maggie, Brighton and Grace. They lived a typical family life, until her sudden death, of which no details were given. Her death changed the lives of the Sheffield family. Grace created an imaginary friend, Imogenes, in order to cope with the loss of her mother, and ended up needing psychotherapy. Brighton acted out to get attention, Maggie became more withdrawn, C.C. would try to get Max to fall in love with her, and the latter would try to prevent his children from thinking about Sara so that they would not suffer. All of this behavior ruined the families relationship. Everything changed after Fran's arrival at the Sheffield house.