Amy Benson is a Muggle in the Harry Potter Series
Amy Benson is an orphan seen in the orphanage with Tom Riddle. She was terrorized by Tom in the Seaside Cave.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Amy Benson was a resident in the orphanage that Tom Riddle (later Lord Voldemort) resided in as a child. Tom took her along with Dennis Bishop to a cave near the spot where the orphanage kids were taken on vacation. After the trip inside the cave, she and Dennis did not act the same and seemed strange. Tom seemed to have done something so terrible inside the cave that the two orphans were frightened into silence.
 Behind the scenes
- In a deleted scene from the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Albus Dumbledore states that the two children who were taken to the cave were Tom Riddle's "fellow students". This could imply that they were also students at Hogwarts, but it is more likely that Tom attended another muggle school with them for their early education.
The name "Amy" is the English form of the Old French name Amée meaning "beloved" (modern French aimée), a vernacular form of the Latin Amata.