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I just wanted to get the forgiveness part out. It's part of me that I... I never want to lose.
~ Elena Gilbert

I wanted to be human from the day I became a vampire.
~ Elena to Caroline.

Elena Salvatore (née Gilbert) is the main protagonist of the book series The Vampire Diaries, and the TV series of the same name. She is a 17-year-old girl who recently lost her parents in an accident. One day, Elena fatefully meets a mysterious new student named Stefan Salvatore and feels an instant and undeniable connection with him. After a period of time, Elena starts to realize that Stefan is in fact a vampire and he and his older brother Damon Salvatore have a strong connection with her hometown Mystic Falls, which has a very mysterious history.

She is Jenna Sommers' niece, Jeremy Gilbert's cousin and adoptive older sister, Damon's wife, and Stefan, Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Matt Donovan, Vicki Donovan, Tyler Lockwood, and Alaric Saltzman's best friend.

Elena is portrayed by Nina Dobrev, who also portrayed Josie in Let's be Cops.


  • Father: John Gilbert
  • Mother: Isobel Flemming
  • Husband: Damon Salvatore
  • Brother-in-law: Stefan Salvatore
  • Sister-in-law: Caroline Forbes-Salvatore
  • Uncle/Adoptive Father: Grayson Gilbert
  • Aunt/Adoptive Mother: Miranda Gilbert
  • Adoptive Aunt: Jenna Sommers
  • Cousin/Adoptive Younger Brother: Jeremy Gilbert
  • Stepfather: Alaric Saltzman
  • Maternal Ancestor: Amara
  • Maternal Ancestor: Tatia
  • Maternal Ancestor: Katherine Pierce/Katerina Petrova
  • Maternal Ancestor: Nadia Petrova
  • Paternal Ancestor: Jonathan Gilbert
  • Paternal Ancestor: Samantha Gilbert

External Links

Elena Gilbert at the Villains Wiki


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The Vampire Diaries
Elena Gilbert | Stefan Salvatore | Damon Salvatore | Bonnie Bennett | Caroline Forbes | Jeremy Gilbert | Matt Donovan | Tyler Lockwood | Alaric Saltzman | Lorenzo | Josie Saltzman | Lizzie Saltzman

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